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Vodacom Tanzania and Britam unveil digital insurance service
23-04-2021 | 06:54:09
Vodacom Tanzania and Britam Insurance have inked a partnership deal that will see the former issuing third party motor vehicle insurance cover to its over 15 million clients.
Proposed new measures by the African Telecommunications Union and Ericsson set to expand Africa’s ICT space
22-04-2021 | 14:04:00
African countries and telecommunications stakeholders have today launched the first set of ATU spectrum recommendations that focus on transforming Africa into a knowledge economy.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: More African countries are now rolling out 5G
22-04-2021 | 13:09:00
A number of African telcos already starting to roll out this fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks in the different countries they operate in.
Audiomack partners with MTN Nigeria to offer music streaming service to subscribers at zero data cost
22-04-2021 | 12:50:00
Audiomack has partnered with MTN Nigeria to unveil the Audiomack+MTN Data Bundle program , which offers MTN subscribers tailored data bundles for streaming unlimited music and accessing content on Audiomack free of data charges.
[Column] Dejan Kastelic: How 5G technology could shape Africa's future
22-04-2021 | 06:21:49
Developing nations have arguably surpassed their developed counterparts in benefiting from the rapid deployment of mobile technology.
Airtel Africa signs $500 million credit facility with banks
22-04-2021 | 06:17:22
Airtel Africa, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services has announced the successful signing of a new $500 million loan facility with a group of relationship banks.
MTN Rwanda to list by introduction on Rwanda Stock Exchange
19-04-2021 | 14:13:14
This announcement follows the approval by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) of MTN Rwanda’s listing by introduction.
Airtel Money included on Zamportal, Zambia’s e-govt services portal
15-04-2021 | 14:09:00
Airtel Money has now been included on Zambia's Government Services Bus (Zamportal), a platform for public electronic services provided by the Government.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Twitter Opens First African Office in Ghana to Tap Fast-Growing Market
15-04-2021 | 13:46:00
Twitter announced that it's finally coming to Africa. The microblogging site announced on Monday that it was opening a new office in Ghana, which it said was in line with its growth strategy.
Telkom Kenya to develop youth focused e-wallet for financial inclusion
15-04-2021 | 05:34:06
Telkom Kenya has partnered with The National Youth Council of Kenya (NYCK) to develop a youth-focused digital wallet to boost financial inclusion among the youth, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with Nakuru County to pilot mobile health records system
14-04-2021 | 09:41:59
Telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with Nakuru County to improve health services for over 100,000 people through an integrated electronic medical records program named Afya Moja.
Vodacom partners with AUDA-NEPAD on Covid-19 vaccine roll-out across Africa
12-04-2021 | 14:42:00
The roll-out of mVacciNation, developed by Mezzanine, a member of the Vodacom Group, is the first project in a public-private partnership that has been formed between Vodacom Group and AUDA-NEPAD.
[Nigeria] MTN reverts to its previous cost of sales structures with banking partners
12-04-2021 | 05:53:00
MTN has released a statement on the negotiations that derailed the suspension and restoration of digital banking services earlier this month.
Telkom partners with Standard Group to offer customers digital subscriptions in Kenya
09-04-2021 | 12:43:23
Telkom Kenya and the Standard Group have partnered to enable customers access the Group’s digital versions of their print content, conveniently and in real time, via their smartphones.
Airtel launches IOT integrated platform for the world of connected things
09-04-2021 | 11:44:06
Airtel IoT is an end-to-end platform with the capability to connect and manage billions of devices and applications in a highly secure and seamless fashion.
[Cameroon] MTN launches it’s new brand campaign dubbed the indomitable network
09-04-2021 | 06:15:00
MTN, Cameroon’s leading telecommunications company, is pleased to announce the launch of its new brand campaign dubbed “Unbeatable with MTN, the indomitable network”.
ZTE implements Africa's first 3G/4G/5G Tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution in South Africa
09-04-2021 | 06:10:00
ZTE Corporation, the international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced it has implemented Africa's first live 3G/4G/5G Tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution.
[South Africa] Driving Digital Inclusion to Promote Global Equality, Amdocs
08-04-2021 | 13:38:16
Covid-19 has accelerated the rate of digital technology adoption around the world, but also revealed the depth of the digital divide worldwide.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africans are increasingly using eCommerce in response to COVID-19 restrictions
08-04-2021 | 12:20:30
Ten countries are responsible for 94% of all online business in Africa. South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Algeria, and Kenya together account for 78% of total marketplace traffic.
Kris Senanu and Steve Okeyo exit Telkom Kenya
08-04-2021 | 11:27:00
Telkom Kenya has today announced that two of its senior colleagues Steve Okeyo and Kris Senanu are leaving the company after two and five years respectively
[Kenya] Safaricom selects Ericsson's microwave transport solution to boost mobile broadband coverage
08-04-2021 | 07:56:00
Safaricom has chosen Ericsson to supply microwave solutions based on the E-band platform to achieve multi Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband nationwide coverage in Kenya.
Vodacom Group, Vodafone Foundation contribute €4.2 million to support Covid-19 vaccine roll-out across Africa
07-04-2021 | 15:58:00
The contribution will buy cold-chain technology and provide logistics support to help to ensure the safe delivery of Covid-19 vaccines that need to be stored at extremely cold temperatures.
[Ghana] MTN will not entertain proxies during MoMo transactions
05-04-2021 | 06:45:28
The Chief Executive Officer for Mobile Money Limited, Eli Hini has ruled out the use of proxies in withdrawing cash from any MTN Mobile Money Account in the country.
Rwanda farmers receive smartphones to boost new age agriculture
02-04-2021 | 10:59:50
Female leaders of farming cooperatives in Rwanda have been given smartphones to sensitize farmers on agriculture best practices under the #ConnectRwanda initiative.
[South Africa] Vodacom drops data rates to drive digital inclusion for all
02-04-2021 | 05:57:18
Vodacom is reducing pricing on certain 30-day data bundles by up to 14% as part of its ongoing commitment to reduce the cost to communicate and connect more people to the digital economy.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Women key to Africa’s digital transformation
01-04-2021 | 14:27:54
Connecting women to the digital economy is critical to driving further economic growth and innovation on the African continent.
[South Africa] Government Appoints Cell C Among Preferred Mobile Communication Service Providers
01-04-2021 | 13:05:42
Cell C has been appointed as one of the preferred service providers to the South African government for the delivery of mobile communication services. This is for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026.
[South Africa] National Treasury extends mobile communication services contract with Vodacom
01-04-2021 | 12:37:00
National Treasury has awarded Vodacom Business with a new mobile communication services contract. The partnership with the government will run for another five years.
Smile Telecoms receives $51 million funding to boost operations
01-04-2021 | 11:27:00
Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd., a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has announced that its RP (Restructuring Plan) has been approved and agreed with the lenders.
[South Africa] National Treasury appoints MTN as mobile communication provider to Government
01-04-2021 | 08:11:16
South Africa’s National Treasury RT15 bid evaluation committee has appointed MTN SA as a service provider to government, through its new mobile communication services contract, known as RT15-2021.
[Column] James Claude: Digital identity key in accelerating socio-economic development
01-04-2021 | 06:18:00
As the global digital economy expands, and with Covid-19 changing the way we conduct business, Digital Identity is becoming increasingly important.
Orange to launch season 2 of Y Africa, the TV show for African culture
30-03-2021 | 12:40:00
Developed by Orange, the program aims to offer African culture, in all its forms, an opportunity to shine and to strengthen the local presence of the Orange brand in Africa.
Brightskies and Alexandria University secure EGP 5million fund to develop electrical powertrain system in Egypt
25-03-2021 | 06:46:17
The funding underscores Egypt’s plans of using the largest possible percentage of local components in the automotive sector as well as focusing on reducing CO2 emissions and having more sustainable and green public transportation means, which will positively impact the overall environment and air quality.
Orange Cameroon and NuRAN extend NAAS agreement
24-03-2021 | 09:47:00
Orange Cameroon has extended its Network as a Service (NAAS) contract with NuRAN Wireless to add a further 120 sites to its footprint in the market.
MTN Nigeria launches customer engagement platform targeting SMEs
23-03-2021 | 14:01:12
MTN Nigeria has launched a new unified customer engagement platform, EnGauge, designed to enable small-to-medium enterprise business owners to seamlessly administer transactions with customers, potentially increasing their productivity significantly.
Telecom Egypt raises proposed dividend for 2020 financial year
23-03-2021 | 13:58:15
In its recently held AGM, Vodafone Egypt approved a dividend of EGP 2 billion, of which Telecom Egypt’s share amounts to cEGP 0.9 billion.
[South Africa] Vodacom reduces water usage by 63%, commits to halving environmental impact
23-03-2021 | 11:28:00
Vodacom is implementing water saving strategies across its property portfolio by introducing water-wise gardens and a rainwater harvest dam on its Midrand campus.
Ericsson launches 5G Core Policy Studio to make networks smarter
23-03-2021 | 11:01:02
Ericsson has launched a new network programmability tool, called 5G Core Policy Studio, to enable communications service providers (CSPs) to more easily capture 5G revenue through offering differentiation.
OPPO Reno5 series named the official smartphone partner of PUBG MOBILE Esports
22-03-2021 | 08:22:00
Global technology brand, OPPO today announced that its Reno5 Pro 5G and Reno5 5G smartphones have been selected as the designated smartphones for PUBG MOBILE Esports in the Middle East and Africa region.
Liquid expands to DRC with 2,500km fibre network
22-03-2021 | 06:13:00
Liquid Telecom, which this week changed its name, has expanded its terrestrial fibre network to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the first time.
IFC, Orange Money partner to advance digital financial services in Madagascar
19-03-2021 | 06:49:00
IFC and Orange Money Madagascar signed an agreement to help the company accelerate the expansion of its mobile money services in Madagascar and increase financial inclusion in the country, particularly among women and those living in rural areas.
The Rise Fund invests $200 million in Airtel Africa’s mobile money business
19-03-2021 | 06:01:09
Airtel Africa plc announced the signing of an agreement under which The Rise Fund, the global impact investing platform of leading alternative investment firm TPG, will invest $200 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce BV.
Telkom Kenya revamps its Mzito Bundles offering
18-03-2021 | 12:49:20
Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle Mzito, giving its subscribers data and minutes at competitive pricing.
[Nigeria] Government stops Telecoms from withdrawing USSD services to banks over debt
18-03-2021 | 06:24:00
Telecom operators in Nigeria have been asked to suspend their planned withdrawal of banks' USSD services. The operators had decided to suspend USSD services over a N42 billion debt owed by banks
Orange Egypt and Tabarak Development transform real estate project 90 Avenue into an Integrated Smart Compound
17-03-2021 | 09:14:00
Orange Egypt, a provider of integrated telecommunications services, has signed a cooperation agreement with Tabarak Development, the real estate developer in Egypt.
Arnold Mbwana appointed CEO of Telekom Networks Malawi
17-03-2021 | 07:44:00
The Board of Directors of Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) Plc, a mobile network in Malawi, has announced the appointment of Arnold Kweyani Mbwana as the new Chief Executive Officer of Telekom Networks Malawi Plc.
[Ivory Coast] Orange innovates in partnership with CANAL + to offer a connected multimedia offer
17-03-2021 | 06:31:39
Orange Côte d'Ivoire has launched new fiber optic offers intended for both individuals and businesses.
Liquid Telecom rebrands to Liquid Intelligent Technologies, expands to a consolidated technology group
16-03-2021 | 05:57:00
Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan-African technology group, announced the culmination of its extensive business transformation from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group.
Kenyan startup Ajua and MTN Nigeria launch Customer Management mobile app for SMEs
15-03-2021 | 06:32:00
Kenyan based startup Ajua has partnered with MTN Nigeria to launch EnGauge, a digital eCommerce customer engagement management mobile app to support SMEs.
MTN acquires 10MHz spectrum from Intercellular Nigeria
12-03-2021 | 13:05:27
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the transaction and assigned the frequency to MTN Nigeria.
MTN unveils Ambition 2025 strategy to accelerate growth
10-03-2021 | 07:09:47
Africa’s mobile operator has also announced its re-positioned strategy – Ambition 2025 – to accelerate growth and unlock the value of its infrastructure assets and platforms.
Orange Telecom company launched the 11th edition of the Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East
10-03-2021 | 06:19:00
Through the 11th edition of the Social Venture Prize, Orange, as a committed operator, seeks to contribute to the socio-economic development of Africa, support social and environmental innovation and encourage entrepreneurship
MTN Group appoints new executive to drive its strategic repositioning
09-03-2021 | 07:32:56
MTN Group has announced the appointment of Chika Ekeji as Executive: Strategy and Transformation as part of plans to further bolster management capacity to accelerate the Group’s strategic ambitions.
HUAWEI Women Developers program drives technological innovation
09-03-2021 | 06:11:47
Huawei officially launched its HUAWEI Women Developers (HWD) program, which aims to empower women developers to create applications and tools that can change the world.
Telkom Kenya reviews tariffs for its mobile money service T-kash
08-03-2021 | 05:12:54
Telkom Kenya has today reviewed tariffs for its mobile money service T-Kash. The company says all Person-to-Person transactions below KSh 100 will nowremain zero-rated.
[Kenya] Safaricom unveils second edition of the ‘Browse Bila Waas’ campaign
04-03-2021 | 13:08:43
Safaricom has unveiled the second edition of the ‘Browse Bila Waas’ campaign that will see customers enjoy free 500MB daily bonus data with every purchase of a personalized no-expiry data bundle.
Telkom Kenya unveils new Welcome Offer for pre-paid customers
04-03-2021 | 09:00:00
Telkom Kenya has reviewed its welcome offer for pre-paid customers joining the Network for the first time.
[Column] Francis Wainaina: Digital 2021 - What we can learn from Kenya’s top tech companies
04-03-2021 | 08:46:00
Looking at some Kenyan companies that have established a firm footing in both emerging and international markets through realising their digital ambitions, here’s what I think we can learn from their successes.
Telecom Egypt plans launching HARP, a new subsea system circling the African continent
04-03-2021 | 06:28:43
It will connect coastal and landlocked African countries to Europe through the company’s widespread terrestrial and subsea infrastructure.
[Kenya] Safaricom and HELB launch student loans’ smart mobile payment solution
03-03-2021 | 07:19:45
Safaricom has partnered with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) to roll out a smart mobile payment solution for students of tertiary institutions to access and utilise their loans and bursaries.
Vodacom and Mondia launch maternal health service in DRC
01-03-2021 | 12:09:40
Vodacom DRC and Mondia, a private mobile technology company have announced the rollout of the Mum & Baby maternal health service across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
GIZ and Orange launch digital center in Ethiopia to boost ICT skills among youth
26-02-2021 | 05:18:00
Following launches in Tunisia and Senegal, Ethiopia will be home to the third Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East.
Telecoms sector, others take Nigeria out of recession as sector boosts GDP by 12.45%, report
25-02-2021 | 13:42:00
Nigeria’s telecommunications industry, regulated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is one of the sectors whose performance lifted the country out of recession in the fourth quarter of 2020.
IFC invests in Liquid Telecom bond to support broadband connectivity in Africa
25-02-2021 | 12:29:00
IFC invested in a bond issued by a subsidiary of Liquid Telecommunications Holdings, which will allow the telecoms and technology solutions company to expand access to broadband Internet and digital and cloud services across Africa.
Equinix and Vodafone collaborate to build digital hub connecting Africa, Europe and the Middle East
24-02-2021 | 11:57:51
Equinix, Inc., the world's digital infrastructure company™, and Vodafone have aannounced a plan to build a new subsea hub in Genoa, called GN1.
Liquid Telecom bond offering seeks to raise $600 million to refinance debt
23-02-2021 | 06:55:42
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, has committed to buy up to $50 million of a bond issue by Liquid Telecommunications
Smile Telecoms announces changes in its leadership
22-02-2021 | 07:05:00
Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd., a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, announced after its board meeting, significant changes in the leadership of the Group's board and management.
5G and Private Wireless, the technology enabling Industry 4.0, Nokia
22-02-2021 | 06:16:00
5G will provide the connectivity for the fourth industrial revolution which will completely alter the way we live, work and play. 5G will also make it a sustainable revolution according to Nokia.
Ethiopia Denies Shortlisting Safaricom for Telco License
22-02-2021 | 05:31:00
The Ethiopia Communication Authority(ECA) has denied claims that it has shortlisted six firms selected to bid for one of two telco licenses in Ethiopia
MTN commits to net zero emissions by 2040 to contribute to a sustainable future
15-02-2021 | 12:58:53
As the impacts of climate change become increasingly visible around the world, MTN believes in the benefits of a healthy planet and has pledged its commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2040.
Connectivity is the most essential ingredient for digital transformation, Sonke Telecom
15-02-2021 | 09:14:00
The global spend on digital transformation is estimated to have grown by 10.4% in 2020, according to IDC, and around 89% of companies are on track with their digital-first business strategies, says IDG.
Africa needs 1000MW & 700 data center facilities to meet demand, report
15-02-2021 | 07:18:00
Africa needs 1000MW and 700 facilities to meet growing demand and bring the rest of the continent onto level terms with the capacity and density of South Africa
[Column] Akinwale Goodluck: How Successful Spectrum Awards Can Accelerate Digital Agendas Across Africa
15-02-2021 | 05:45:00
Spectrum licensing decisions, and pricing in particular, play a crucial role in accelerating the adoption of mobile services and providing better networks and services for consumers and businesses.
[Rwanda] MTN considers setting up financial tech firm
15-02-2021 | 05:30:00
MTN Rwanda is considering setting up an independent company to take on and operate its financial technology operations.
[Column] Kabelo Makwane: Disaster recovery through cloud computing
12-02-2021 | 06:09:53
During the last year alone, we have seen a number of organisations become the latest victims of targeted cyber-attacks and large-scale data breaches, ultimately bringing business to their knees.
Ericsson,T-Systems partner to offer campus network solutions globally
11-02-2021 | 14:04:00
Ericsson and T-Systems, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Telekom Group, are offering fully integrated campus network solutions to partners worldwide.
MTN unveils Employee Value Proposition to address changing work environment
11-02-2021 | 11:44:07
MTN Group has unveiled its a new Employee Value Proposition (EVP) entitled “Live Inspired” to drive agility, flexibility and future fit skills for its workforce.
Communications Authority of Kenya, telcos launch interactive portal for safer online environment
10-02-2021 | 08:59:48
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has, in partnership with local telecommunications service providers, launched an interactive portal aimed at creating a safer online environment for children.
[Kenya] NSE transitions to a new broker network
09-02-2021 | 13:52:25
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) announced it successfully transitioned to a new state of the art broker connectivity solution powered by Safaricom as the technology partner.
Orange Egypt certified as a Top Employer in Egypt and Africa for 2021
09-02-2021 | 11:35:09
Orange Egypt, provider of integrated telecommunications services, has been certified as “Top Employer for 2021” in Egypt and Africa for the seventh year in a row by the global Top Employers institute.
Orange Business Services to build cloud-based ICT Infrastructure for Egypt’s newest smart city
09-02-2021 | 09:32:51
Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, has announced that it will design and build a new data center to provide cloud services for Egypt’s ‘New Administrative Capital'.
MTN to sell its associate stake in BICS for €100 million
09-02-2021 | 09:30:40
MTN has announced that it has concluded an agreement to sell, and thereby fully exit, its 20% shareholding in Belgacom International Carrier Services SA (BICS) to Proximus NV/SA.
[South Africa] Vodacom commits R10 million to new Gender-Based Violence and Femicide Response Fund 1
09-02-2021 | 09:20:52
Vodacom has pledged R10 million to fund a private sector-led, multi-sectoral Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund 1 to support the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP), and the wider GBVF response in the country.
South African entrepreneurs who made the best of the COVID-19 pandemic
08-02-2021 | 09:50:14
On the evening of 23 March, South Africans gathered around their television sets to listen to arguably the most important announcement of this year. At the time, the nation was on edge.
ASN begins construction of new subsea telecom system to connect Africa, Middle East and Europe
08-02-2021 | 06:37:00
This 10,000 km cable will provide 8 fiber pairs to connect Africa and the Middle East eastward to Pakistan and westward to Europe, increasing the available transmission capacity between Asia and Europe.
NEC to increase Orange Egypt LTE network capacity with microwave radios
05-02-2021 | 13:23:30
NEC Corporation has announced it has been selected by Orange Egypt to provide additional units of iPASOLINK EX Advanced, NEC's outdoor, integrated, ultra-compact microwave radio system supporting 70-80 GHz band communications.
MediaTek Helio G Series to power gaming smartphone experiences for South African consumers
05-02-2021 | 04:39:58
MediaTek, the world’s fourth largest global fabless semiconductor company, reiterated its commitment towards providing new-age technology solutions to enable the roll out of future ready smartphones in the South African market.
Three out of 4 telcos still rely on stores and call centers for revenues, report
04-02-2021 | 06:56:18
For over 70% of telecom operators, stores and call-centres are still the dominant distribution channels despite the unprecedented connectivity and e-transaction demand across the globe brought in by the Covid-19 pandemic.
[Kenya] Safaricom collaborates with Forward Travelers to offer digital fare collection solution to commuters
02-02-2021 | 15:27:31
The service is powered by Simple Fare, a mobile and financial integration technology developed by Netcen Interactives. Simple Fare enables a commuter to pay fare through Lipa Na M-PESA with the payment immediately reflecting to the bus crew’s phones.
Orange launches new communication campaign focused on uses made possible by 5G network
02-02-2021 | 13:50:21
Orange announced the launch of its new communication campaign focused on uses made possible by the 5G network, to raise the general public’s awareness of the sheer breadth of 5G use cases and areas of application.
Liquid Telecom acquires QBS Group’s Middle East and African operations
28-01-2021 | 11:26:00
Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has announced a strategic acquisition of the Middle East & African operations of Quattro Business Solutions (QBS), a player in the fast-growing ecosystem of Microsoft Dynamics partners.
MTN invests $25 million in support of African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme
28-01-2021 | 08:26:00
In a unique public private partnership, MTN, Africa’s mobile network, has announced a donation of US$25 million to support the African Union’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Ooredoo Algeria deploys Nokia’s cloud-native core software to prepare for the future
28-01-2021 | 07:57:00
Ooredoo Algeria has deployed Nokia’s cloud-native Core software to cost effectively strengthen its network performance and reliability, and to strategically position itself for the future and the launch of new services to meet customer needs.
[Kenya] Safaricom unveils M-PESA Bill Manager for businesses
26-01-2021 | 14:06:00
The innovation targets schools, landlords, utilities and other businesses with repeat payments, offering a platform where they can present and receive pending payments from customers, and issue electronic receipts.
[Nigeria] 3G and 4G telecom towers increase to more than 53k
25-01-2021 | 12:37:16
3G and 4G base transceiver stations (BTS) deployment in Nigeria has increased from 30,000 to 53,460. This is according data reeled out by the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission.
Loon is shutting down its ambitious balloon-powered Internet Project in Kenya
25-01-2021 | 05:57:27
Alphabet has announced that it is shutting down its balloon-powered mobile Internet service, Loon in Kenya. Loon is also winding down as a company for lack of sustainability.
[South Africa] Vodacom zero-rates gender-based violence awareness app
22-01-2021 | 06:12:42
As part of its ongoing commitment to prevent Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Vodacom has zero-rated its Bright Sky SA app, which was launched in November last year.
MIGA issues $25.6m in guarantees to Escotel Mauritius for solar power generation in Sierra Leone and Liberia
21-01-2021 | 11:25:00
MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, issued guarantees of up to $25.6 million to Escotel Mauritius covering its investments in solar power generation in Sierra Leone and Liberia for a period of up to ten years.
[Column] Tonny Tugee: Kenya’s digital journey - Where are we now, and where are we going
21-01-2021 | 11:24:10
Kenya’s ICT sector has seen a 10.8% average annual growth since 2016, making it one of the fastest-growing tech environments on the continent.