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Gilat Telecom expands VSAT services across Africa
05-06-2020 | 13:57:08
Gilat Telecom has announced that its VSAT services are now available in every country in Africa offering significant advantages over other domestic and international connectivity providers.
EAC Partner States adopts EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System
04-06-2020 | 13:22:18
The East African Community (EAC) Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
[South Africa] Vodacom achieves Level 1 BBBEE status
03-06-2020 | 14:23:00
Vodacom Group announces that it has achieved the highest BBBEE contributor score of Level 1.
Dangote, MTN emerge most admired African brands
29-05-2020 | 07:21:00
For the third time in a row, Dangote has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers, paired with the telecommunication giant, MTN.
[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates what3words website to help save lives
28-05-2020 | 06:13:39
Vodacom has become the first telco globally to zero-rate the lifesaving addressing technology, what3words, for its more than 43 million subscribers across South Africa.
Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium deploys Infinera to double capacity on intercontinental cable system
26-05-2020 | 14:30:00
Infinera announced that Asia-Africa-Europe-1 Consortium (AAE-1) has completed a significant upgrade with Infinera to boost capacity on its subsea network connecting East Asia to Europe via Egypt.
[Kenya] Safaricom’s Sanda Ojiambo appointed United Nations Global Compact Executive Director
26-05-2020 | 10:29:00
Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom’s Head of Sustainable Business and Social Impact has been appointed as the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.
MTN is the most admired brand in Africa, survey
26-05-2020 | 08:09:00
MTN remains the ‘Most Admired African Brand’ based on spontaneous consumer responses in Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2020 survey.
AdaptiveMobile Security makes internet safer, supports MTN’s partnership with Internet Watch Foundation
25-05-2020 | 07:20:00
In its continued efforts to protect mobile networks and their subscribers from all global mobile security threats, AdaptiveMobile Security is supporting MTN with their latest Child Online Protection programme.
Vodacom Group creates Vodacom South Africa as standalone business
22-05-2020 | 10:31:00
Vodacom Group has simplified its structure following the recent expansion of its African portfolio and accelerated growth ambitions on the continent, including financial and digital services.
United Nations launches global initiative to combat misinformation
22-05-2020 | 09:50:29
The United Nations launched ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.
Digital transformation establishes UBA’s continental dominance
21-05-2020 | 10:04:00
Pan African Financial group, UBA, has invested in cutting edge technology in a bid to boost its overall service offering to customers a development that has shown its unalloyed commitment to establishing its dominance across Africa.
ABSA rolls out PowerCARD across Africa
20-05-2020 | 11:59:00
HPS, a leading multinational provider of payment solutions announces it has completed the modernisation of Absa’s African Operations outside of South Africa (ARO) acquiring payments infrastructure journey.
Cargill leverages technology to improve transparency in pursuit of a thriving cocoa sector
20-05-2020 | 08:41:00
The Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate 2018-2019 Sustainability Progress Report has highlighted how Cargill is using technology to connect every dot in the cocoa supply.
Ericsson launches digital learning program
19-05-2020 | 10:55:11
In response to how the global COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched Ericsson Educate.
[South Africa] Vodacom IoT solutions get people back to business safely
19-05-2020 | 07:28:15
As businesses across the country start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance; Vodacom has created specific digital solutions to support businesses as they navigate their return to work.
Telkom Kenya partners with Valentis Health to launch subsidized telemedicine services
19-05-2020 | 06:35:00
Telkom Kenya customers will now have convenient and subsidised access to medical consultations through its partnership with Valentis Health, a doctor-founded healthcare service providing telemedicine.
Subsea cable for future internet connectivity in Africa announced by global and African partners
15-05-2020 | 09:12:00
China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable.
Alphabet's Loon, Vodacom partner to increase rural internet access in Mozambique
14-05-2020 | 06:26:00
Alphabet’s Loon and Vodacom have signed a deal to use Loon’s balloon-powered internet solution to expand the Vodacom network in Mozambique.
Egypt’s growth to slow sharply in 2020 due to COVID-19, EBRD
13-05-2020 | 08:51:00
Egypt’s economy will slow sharply this year because of the impact of the coronavirus, but will avoid a recession, according to the latest forecast by the EBRD.
[South Africa] Bidorbuy, Huawei partner to make app accessible to Huawei mobile device users
11-05-2020 | 12:42:00
As part of the company’s future-forward strategy and goal of reducing the barrier to entry for all its customers bidorbuy has partnered with Huawei to migrate the bidorbuy app to the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) platform.
Airtel Africa picks Vubiquity as premium content supplier
09-05-2020 | 06:31:00
Vubiquity has announced that it will become a premium content supplier and exclusive content curator for Airtel Africa.
[South Africa] Vodacom Business, Accenture partner for Digital Smart Service Offering
08-05-2020 | 08:05:00
Vodacom Business has partnered with Accenture to broaden its Digital Transformation Smart Service Offering through Cloud, Security and Analytics capabilities.
Sudan’s telecom infrastructure bolstered by fibre optic connectivity, report
07-05-2020 | 13:50:00
Sudan’s national fibre optic backbone and international fibre connections have placed its telecommunication infrastructure among the regional frontrunners.
Vodacom welcomes launch of AWS data centres in South Africa
07-05-2020 | 06:50:00
Amazon Web Services (AWS) in partnership with Vodacom has launched its next wave of data centres in South Africa.
Fibre-connectivity provider DFA receives license to operate in Zimbabwe
07-05-2020 | 06:11:00
DFA has become the first telecommunications provider in 10 years to be granted an operating licence by the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe.
Temenos, Microsoft partner to offer fast access to AI-driven Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS Solution
05-05-2020 | 12:44:00
Temenos, announced a joint effort with Microsoft to enable access to its AI-powered, Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS solution to allow banks protect both their customers and organization from financial crime increase during the pandemic.
Liquid Telecom installs free Wifi at COVID-19 quarantine centres in Zambia
05-05-2020 | 12:04:00
Liquid Telecom Zambia is supporting the Ministry of Health with free internet connectivity at COVID-19 quarantine centres.
[kenya] Liquid Telecom boosts remote learning at Kibabii virtual school amidst COVID-19
05-05-2020 | 11:41:00
Liquid Telecom has connected Kibabii virtual school in Bungoma County to its high capacity fibre network with the latest digital and collaboration tools to enhance remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Film, television production houses to resume operations in South Africa
04-05-2020 | 15:48:00
Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister has signed and gazetted directions allowing electronic communication services and network services, advertising agencies, film and television production companies to resume operations.
[Kenya] Safaricom to provide communication support to front-line health care workers, MOH
04-05-2020 | 15:37:00
Safaricom will provide communication resources equivalent to 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs to critical Government healthcare workers for the next three months.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches Africa’s first live 5G network, supports both mobile and fixed wireless services
04-05-2020 | 15:12:00
Vodacom has switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, with further rollouts planned to other parts of the country.
Worldwide smartphone market suffers its largest YOY decline in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19, IDC
01-05-2020 | 11:51:00
Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 11.7% year over year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2020, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
Huawei Marine Networks kicks off Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express Cable
30-04-2020 | 12:52:00
Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) announced the kick-off of Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) Cable, the first high-capacity direct link from the African continent to the offshore islands of Cape Verde.
Oxfam, partners raise alarm over Somali remittance lifeline
30-04-2020 | 09:17:00
Oxfam International, together with over 100 NGOs, activists, and academics, raised an alarm regarding the plummeting Somali remittances amid the COVID-19 crisis.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches Fast Forward Series on Video Play
29-04-2020 | 11:28:23
In a move to reach more businesses digitally, Vodacom has launched Fast Forward Series on Video Play, a Video streaming service available via the web browser or downloadable app.
Manufacturing, logistical supply chain constraints inhibit vendors' capacity to address high demand for mobile PC devices in EMEA, IDC
28-04-2020 | 13:55:00
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market declined YoY in 20202Q1 and totaled 16.4 million units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
1.5 million South African workers set to return to work in May
28-04-2020 | 07:22:00
About 1.5 million more South Africans will from 1 May return to work as government begins to lift a fraction of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
Government, private sector, NGOs partner to curb fake news in South Africa amid COVID-19
23-04-2020 | 15:01:00
A hi-tech monitoring and evaluation process has been put in place to assess complaints and reports from the media, the public and other sectors of society, with the ability to take down fake news items on a range of platforms.
Tigo Tanzania launches mobile money transaction service across East Africa
22-04-2020 | 05:48:00
Tigo Tanzania, has launched a service that allows all Tigo Pesa customers to send and receive cash on their mobile money wallets from M-PESA in Kenya, MTN in Uganda and MTN and Airtel in Rwanda.
Brand Finance names MTN Africa's top telecom company
17-04-2020 | 15:38:00
MTN has been awarded the most valuable telecom brand in Africa in a recent annual report by Brand Finance, an independent brand valuation consultancy.
[South Africa] Standard Bank launches COVID-19 chatbot
17-04-2020 | 06:31:00
The Standard Bank South Africa has launched a chatbot on WhatsApp to keep its customers up to date with its services, debt relief offerings and other important information relevant during this COVID-19 period.
[South Africa] Vodacom, UIF partner to offer free access to uFiling website
16-04-2020 | 14:12:00
Vodacom has partnered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to zero-rate its uFiling website.
[South Africa] Vodacom to spend over R500 million in two months, add network capacity during national state of disaster
16-04-2020 | 14:03:00
Vodacom South Africa will spend over R500 million over a two-month period to add network capacity and increase network resilience during the lockdown period and to help cope with any possible load shedding.
Telkom Kenya partners with University of Nairobi on online learning
16-04-2020 | 13:13:55
Telkom Kenya has launched a customized and reliable mobile data solution for the students, members of faculty and staff of the University of Nairobi.
Ghana launches COVID-19 tracker app
15-04-2020 | 13:49:48
Ghana has launced GH COVID-19 Tracker, an app that will be used to track COVID-19 cases in the country.
GSMA calls for applications to develop digital access solutions in Africa and Asia
15-04-2020 | 13:09:00
The GSMA opened applications for the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion.
MTN announces $14 million relief package to tackle covid-19 across its operations
15-04-2020 | 11:43:00
MTN Group has announced details of its R250 million, approximately $14 million, relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liquid Telecom appoints Mark Townsend CEO of Zambia
15-04-2020 | 10:50:00
Liquid Telecom has appointed Mark Townsend as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia.
Safaricom, Vodacom buy back M-PESA brand from Vodafone
08-04-2020 | 06:49:00
Vodacom and Safaricom have completed the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture.
[South Africa] Vodacom, Discovery launch online healthcare platform for medical assistance
03-04-2020 | 06:28:56
Vodacom and Discovery have partnered to deliver a simple but powerful online healthcare platform for the benefit of all South Africans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vodafone Foundation expands digital learning platforms to help children in Europe, Africa
02-04-2020 | 11:55:00
Vodafone Foundation, Vodafone’s philanthropic arm, is widening the reach of its digital learning platforms that already bring curriculum-based quality education to over a million out-of-school learners across the globe.
[South Africa] Vodacom slashes data prices by up to 40%
02-04-2020 | 11:44:51
Vodacom has cut data prices by up to 40% and will provide free data to access essential services through Vodacom’s zero-rated platform ConnectU with immediate effect.
[Kenya] Safaricom, education content providers partner to enable free access to digital learning
02-04-2020 | 07:13:00
Safaricom has partnered with Eneza Education, Longhorn Publishers and Viusasa to provide free access to educational content for primary and secondary school students studying from home.
GreenTec invests in Coliba, waste-management start-up in Cote D’Ivoire
02-04-2020 | 06:32:00
GreenTec has invested in Coliba, an innovative Cote D’Ivoire-based recycling and waste management start-up addressing plastic waste.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with NSSF to collect tenant purchase scheme installments through M-PESA
31-03-2020 | 07:03:00
Safaricom and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have announced a partnership to empower customers on the NSSF Tenant Purchase Scheme make monthly installments through M-PESA.
Smart Africa launches Africa wide coordinated response to COVID-19
30-03-2020 | 13:39:00
Smart Africa has launched a continent-wide technology based coordinated impact response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for Africa.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches lending facility targeting SMMEs
27-03-2020 | 06:27:28
South Africa’s Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) sector is expected to come under even greater pressure as Government puts extraordinary measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with public transport sector players to collect fares through M-pesa
27-03-2020 | 06:19:04
Safaricom has rolled out a partnership with public transport sector players to accept cashless payments through M-PESA in the ongoing battle to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.
MTN and Ericsson commence Network Managed Operations in Benin
26-03-2020 | 09:28:00
MTN Benin has extended its long-term relationship with Ericsson to provide world-class managed services, including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin.
Nearly a billion used smartphones set to enter the market, study
25-03-2020 | 15:01:00
5G smartphone upgrades could see nearly a billion used devices enter the market across the globe in 2020.
Reform policy to boost Kenya’s mobile connectivity, GSMA report
25-03-2020 | 12:44:00
A report released by the GSMA says that Kenya is making excellent progress to achieve its target of universal broadband coverage by 2030 and there is an opportunity for the government to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.
[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates more sites, pushes for more free messages on COVID-19
25-03-2020 | 11:42:00
Working in partnership with the Department of Health, Vodacom has made access to the official South African COVID-19 100% free for customers with a device to access without data or airtime.
MTN Cameroon suspends payment of money transfer fees between mobile money accounts
24-03-2020 | 13:02:00
MTN Cameroon has announced the suspension of the payment of fees on money transfers between MTN Mobile Money accounts.
[South Africa] VodaLend makes accessing of vital small business funding possible during tough economic times
23-03-2020 | 17:42:00
VodaLend, a product of Vodacom Financial Services, has made accessing of vital small business funding possible during tough economic times in South Africa.
[Nigeria] 9mobile expands 4G-LTE coverage in Kaduna
20-03-2020 | 07:11:40
9mobile, has added Kaduna to the list of cities that now enjoy superior quality service, thanks to the expanded coverage of the telco's 4G-LTE service in the historic city.
MTN completes sale of ATC joint ventures for $85 million
20-03-2020 | 07:05:00
MTN has confirmed that regulatory approvals have now been received for the disposal of its stake in ATC Ghana.
[South Africa] Standard Bank customers encouraged to use online capabilities
20-03-2020 | 06:02:06
As South Africans continue to face challenges around precautionary measures to minimise the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus, Standard Bank is encouraging customers to consider digital banking as a preferred option.
Nigeria, Ghana smartphone markets in good shape, COVID-19 casts dark shadow in West Africa, IDC
18-03-2020 | 06:21:00
Nigeria's smartphone market grew 5.3% quarter on quarter in Q4 2019, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
[Kenya] Government, Amref Health Africa partner on COVID-19 response
17-03-2020 | 11:13:00
In support of Kenya’s efforts to respond to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Amref Health Africa has partnered with the Ministry of Health to improve surveillance, early detection and track the spread of the disease.
Africell holding completes group reorganization
17-03-2020 | 06:59:00
Africell, the US-owned mobile network operator with more than 12 million customers in four African countries has announced the completion of a significant group reorganization.
[Kenya] CBK sets emergency measures to facilitate mobile money transactions, reduce COVID-19 transmission
16-03-2020 | 13:42:00
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), following a consultation with Payment Service Providers (PSPs), has announced a set of measures that will facilitate increased use of mobile money transactions instead of cash.
[Cameroon] MTN's customer-centric strategy delivered a solid performance in 2019
12-03-2020 | 10:17:00
With 10 million subscribers being 49.5% market share and a turnover of nearly 219 billion FCFA, the leader of the Electronic Communications sector in Cameroon returns to growth in 2019, after four years of sharp decline.
Ghana set to launch universal QR Code, accelerate pace for cash-lite society
12-03-2020 | 10:12:00
The impending launch of a universal QR Code will accelerate the pace of making Ghana a cash-lite society in the near future, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has predicted.
ITU postpones WSIS, AI for Good summits over Coronavirus fears
12-03-2020 | 06:30:16
Given the global COVID-19 outbreak, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and partners have decided to postpone the dates for the upcoming World Information Society (WSIS) Forum as well as the AI for Good Global Summit
Zain annual report calls for global sustainable solutions to save the planet
12-03-2020 | 06:02:00
Zain Group has published its annual thought leadership report, this year entitled, “The Circular Economy: Embedding Sustainable Solutions in a bid to Save the Planet.”
M-learning app to strengthen health workforce training launched in Kenya
11-03-2020 | 11:11:20
A new mobile App to facilitate and advance digital training of health workers in Africa has been launched by Amref Health Africa’s Institute of Capacity Development in collaboration with the Elsevier and Dioraphte Foundations.
MTN reports commercial momentum, announces stepping down of CEO
11-03-2020 | 09:52:00
MTN Group has announced an encouraging set of results for the year ended 31 December 2019 and that group president and CEO would be stepping down from his role at the end of his contract in March 2021.
[south Africa] Communications, Digital Technologies welcomes Vodacom, Competition Commission agreement to reduce data prices
11-03-2020 | 09:40:00
Communications & Digital Technologies Ministry and ICASA welcomes steps taken by the Competition Commission to facilitate data prices reduction at the retail level of the market.
[South Africa] Blue Label Telecoms launches new non-profit organisation
11-03-2020 | 09:03:31
Blue Label Telecoms has launched a new non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to partner with social entrepreneurs and other NPOs to drive large-scale socioeconomic development across South Africa.
Orange Digital Ventures Africa invests $1.5 million in Youverify Nigeria
11-03-2020 | 08:07:57
Orange Digital Ventures Africa has announces its latest investment on the African continent by leading the $1.5m seed investment round in Youverify.
Orange launches mobile money service in Morocco
10-03-2020 | 15:36:00
After securing approval last summer from the "Bank Al Maghrib", Orange Morocco has launched of Orange Money in the kingdom.
[South Africa] Vodacom’s partnership with police nets suspects in battery theft syndicate
10-03-2020 | 10:13:00
Vodacom's National Security team in partnership with South African Police Services (SAPS) led to the arrest of suspects belonging to one of the largest syndicates behind battery theft in South Africa.
[South Africa] R2.7 billion boost for customers as Vodacom cuts data prices, launches free data service
10-03-2020 | 10:06:00
Vodacom South Africa will introduce a range of initiatives that will result in R2.7 billion in additional savings for customers.
[Nigeria] 5G will offer great potential for socio-economic development, says NCC
05-03-2020 | 05:58:00
Nigeria could derive huge socio-economic benefits from the commercial deployment of 5G Networks, Nigerian Communications Commission said during a panel discussion hosted by the Commission at Social Media Week Lagos.
[Zambia] MTN unveils new digital products and services
04-03-2020 | 12:48:00
MTN Zambia has introduced a wide range of new and digital products and services for its customers in Zambia.
[South Africa] Vodacom Business intelligent Wi-Fi upgrades to Wi-Fi 6
04-03-2020 | 12:23:00
South Africa's Vodacom Business has upgraded its intelligent WI-FI offering to support the new Wi-Fi 6 standards.
[Kenya] Safaricom’s chatbot assistant Zuri now available on WhatsApp
04-03-2020 | 09:24:36
Safaricom has introduced its artificial intelligence (AI) Chatbot assistant to popular messaging service WhatsApp.
[Kenya] Safaricom unveils new no-expiry postpay plans for its customers
04-03-2020 | 04:32:41
Safaricom has unveiled revamped PostPay plans that will offer customers bundled voice, data and SMS with no-expiry
[Column] Samantha Naidoo: Four strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020
03-03-2020 | 08:42:30
African telco operators face a landmark five-year period as they strive to reimagine their business models and build new capabilities that will ensure their future success.
[Kenya] Safaricom Foundation, Ziziafrique launch accelerated learning programme
03-03-2020 | 08:29:00
At least 2,500 learners in Tana River County are expected to acquire literacy and numeracy skills from an Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) by Safaricom Foundation and ZiziAfrique.
African women business platform launched
02-03-2020 | 15:59:16
An online business networking platform aimed at connecting 50 million women entrepreneurs across Africa has been launched.
Orange becomes first telco to embrace SES new satellite communications system
28-02-2020 | 12:34:00
Orange will be the first telco to adopt the ground-breaking O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications system.
MTN selects Tecnotree to digitize operations across Africa and Middle East
27-02-2020 | 08:30:00
MTN, the provider of mobile telecommunications services across Africa and the Middle East, has selected Tecnotree as the strategic partner for its Digital Transformation journey.
[Rwanda] Liquid Telecom launches 'Liquid Home' fast fibre broadband in Kigali
27-02-2020 | 05:47:06
Liquid Telecom Rwanda, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has launched Liquid Home, affordable super-fast broadband.
[Ghana] AirtelTigo launches unlimited call bundles
26-02-2020 | 06:02:00
Ghana’s telecom operator AirtelTigo has launched new “Unlimited Call Bundles” to make life even simpler for its customers
[Kenya] Safaricom joins valuable 500 disability inclusion movement
25-02-2020 | 12:47:00
Safaricom has joined the Valuable 500, a movement that brings together CEO’s responsible for huge organisations to put disability inclusion on the global business leadership agenda.
Telecom Egypt records LE4.4b profits in 2019, sees 13% growth
24-02-2020 | 07:05:00
Telecom Egypt recorded consolidated profits of LE 4.4 billion during 2019, compared to LE 3.3 billion during 2018, marking an increase of 33.35 percent.
Airtel Africa Results Analysis: The turnaround continues
21-02-2020 | 07:35:06
Airtel recently reported the financial results of its African operations, for the period ending December 2019. Here key insights from the numbers:
Zamtel inks deal with Zambia Railways to boost communication efficiency
21-02-2020 | 06:58:00
Zamtel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zambia Railways (ZRL) to provide ZRL with Integrated Communication Solutions including voice and data.