Vodacom Mpumalanga Region has become the first network provider in that province to switch on first live 5G mobile network in Mbombela Municipality, with other municipal districts in the pipeline.
To help strengthen broadband infrastructure and improve online access to digital services for individuals and businesses in more than 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, IFC has invested in a new fund by Convergence Partners Africa.
Adrian Kenya yesterday held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially launch the Fibre Infrastructure Relocation project along the Nairobi – Mau Summit Road.
The surging demand for digital connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic has led IFC's commitments to the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector in emerging markets to exceed $1 billion for the first time in one fiscal year.
[Kenya] Safaricom Partners with 2019 Global Teacher Prize Winner to provide computers and Internet to Nakuru School
Safaricom has joined forces with former Global Teacher Prize winner, Peter Tabichi, to equip Keriko Mixed Secondary School in Nakuru County with computers and internet connectivity.
NuRAN Wireless Inc., a leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions, announces it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Telinno-Consulting Limited for the in Mali, West Africa and Sierra Leone.
Orange Egypt has teamed up with Amazon to offer Orange pre-paid and post-paid customers 6 months of Amazon Prime Video, courtesy of Orange.
VOXOX, a 5G-enabled AI cloud communications company announced a strategic partnership with GTS Africa, a French value added communications network operator doing business in Cameroon and Nigeria.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan African technology group, has appointed Martin Mushambadope as the Chief Executive Officer for its operations in South Sudan.
Nokia today announced that it has signed a deal to deploy its comprehensive network technologies to Angola’s new mobile telecommunications operator, Africell, to provide 2G, 3G and 4G services in the capital city Luanda.
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) inked a partnership with Mondia Pay, a digital payment provider, that is set to provide Ooredoo Algeria and Orange Tunisia users with safe and convenient payment options.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026
Data from the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, released this week now shows Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026.
Glovo selects Orange Business Services’ digital voice solutions to help expand customer experience globally
Delivery service start-up Glovo has engaged Orange Business Services to support its global expansion plans with a wide range of contact center and telephony services.
To extend its international footprint, Vodacom Business Africa has taken a step into Brazil, thereby increasing its fixed-connectivity coverage to five continents across the globe.
Ooredoo Tunisia selects P.I. Works solution to reduce integration costs and implementation timelines
By integrating seven vendors from three different domains into a single monitoring product, VantagePM will become Ooredoo Tunisia’s one stop network monitoring solution.
The Global Partnership for Ethiopia (GPE) on Monday appointed Mr. Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director (MD) of the Operating Company in Ethiopia, effective 1st July 2021.
The partnership will provide local SMEs with tailor-made digital solutions to enable them to adapt to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, continue interacting with customers online and grow their businesses.
Orange Egypt has entered into an agreement with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), in preparation to manage its Orange Cash services that is aimed at boosting Orange customers experience and ensuring customers’ access to the best secured and innovative services.
Africa’s data centre market is poised for massive growth this year as internet penetration rates rise and the continent begins to play catch-up with other regions.
Nokia is now unlocking the global unlicensed spectrum with the industry first MulteFire 4.9G/LTE private wireless network solution which features the industry’s first certified MulteFire device: the Nokia Industrial MulteFire router 700.
Orange Ventures, Orange’s venture capital investment subsidiary, is investing in the media company Brut. as one of the main investors in a series C funding round of 75 million dollars.
SoftBank, Smart Africa collaborate to provide affordable broadband solutions, enhance digital transformation in Africa
Japan's SoftBank and Smart Africa entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to collaborate on innovative solutions towards achieving the vision of providing affordable broadband.
Vodacom unveiled VodaPay 'Super App' to be a game changer for driving financial inclusion and economic growth in South Africa.
Spacecom, the satellite services provider and owner-operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, announced it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with NuRAN Wireless Inc., including a USD 3.2 million investment (CAD 4 million) in the Canadian communications company.
Google Cloud and Ericsson announced a partnership to jointly develop 5G and edge cloud solutions to help communications service providers (CSPs) digitally transform and to unlock new enterprise and consumer use cases.
DataSpark has signed a multi-year strategic deal with Ooredoo Group, to automate and standardise their group-wide network planning processes, optimise capital expenditure spending and deliver superior customer experience.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Adenia Partners and IFC have partnered to invest a total of $130 million to support Eastcastle Infrastructure (Eastcastle), a company specializing in Africa’s telecoms tower sector.
MTN Group has joined ‘Every Action Counts’, a new coalition to connect experts in nature conservation and climate change with some of the world’s leading digital platforms, financial institutions and consumer goods firms.
Minim, Inc. the creator of innovative internet access products, has announced that Vox has chosen its AI-driven cloud software platform, mobile app, and customer care portal to underpin the Vox Wi-Fi Home Manager.
More than 1.3 million customers have downloaded the new M-PESA Super App since it was introduced in December last year.
Vodacom partners with W&RSETA and Tertiary Institutions to create 500 internship opportunities for unemployed graduates
Vodacom has formed a partnership with the Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority (W&RSETA) and eight institutions of higher learning to provide 500 post-graduate training and internship opportunities for young graduates, who face the grim prospect of unemployment.
The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with tech giant Huawei that will see African countries and organizations build capacity for ICT transformation.
Nokia announced the global launch of its latest range of industry-leading AirScale 5G products covering baseband, remote radio heads, and massive MIMO active antennas with digital beamforming.
As part of the five-year collaboration with MTN, Tecnotree will deploy its Digital BSS Suite 5 to help accelerate the operator’s business growth, increase agility and boost operational efficiency.
Telkom customers will get to enjoy a life-time value of 1GB of Mobile Internet Data and 100 minutes of talk time to make Telkom-to-Telkom calls, for free, every month.
AAR Insurance has inked a deal with telecommunications provider Safaricom to roll out new technology infrastructure based on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of its goal to be a full digital insurance company.
Zamtel and Mastercard have announced a strategic partnership that will enable Zamtel Mobile Money customers – even those without bank accounts – to make safe and seamless digital payments on the Mastercard network including international e-commerce transactions.
MTN Nigeria plans to invest 640 billion naira, approximately US$1.5 billion, over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s most populous country
Opera has launched Hype Clubs, public and interest-based group chats in Hype, the new chat service built into the Opera Mini web browser. Hype is currently available and quickly gaining popularity in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Zambia.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), announced grant funding for a feasibility study to support Dark Fibre Africa efforts to expand reliable and affordable internet access and digital services to underserved populations in South Africa.
MTN Uganda and several members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have signed an agreement that will advance network automation using TIP’s Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG).
The African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), along with a consortium comprising South African Housing & Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF), have agreed to acquire 25.8% interest in MetroFibre Networx.
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Truecaller, the world's most trusted and accurate Caller ID and telephone search engine, is rolling out a new feature to further augment the user experience.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa are top drivers of eCommerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa are top drivers of eCommerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has today launched the second edition of ATU Africa Innovation Challenge. The challenge seeks to provide both short and long-term solutions and opportunities to the African Youth.
Real estate developer SODIC partners with Orange Egypt to provide integrated smart solutions across all projects
Real estate developer SODIC has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Orange Egypt, the provider of integrated telecommunications services in Egypt, to provide the latest integrated smart solutions across all SODIC projects.
Telcoin, a blockchain-powered fintech disrupting the $700 billion international remittance industry, has extended its digital money transfer service to 23 additional mobile money platforms in 16 countries.
[South Africa] Vodacom Financial Services announces Business Cash Advance to assist SMMEs with short-term cash flows
Vodacom Financial Services has announced its latest lending product, VodaLend | Business Cash Advance, which provides finance to smaller unregistered businesses in need of quick access to short-term cash advances.
In demonstration of its responsiveness to global trends and the dynamics in the Information and Communications Technology ecosystem, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated the process for the review of existing licensing structure in the Nigerian telecommunications industry.
MTN Group is leveraging our expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN, an innovative technology that will enable us to launch new services more quickly, cost-effectively and seamlessly, supporting our strategy for Africa’s progress.
Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Africa unveils Innovation and Digital Skills Centre to boost ICT skills
The IDSC will serve as a technology hub where learners and entrepreneurs can equip themselves with the latest and most relevant digital skills.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded the process for determining the cost-based price of Mobile International Termination Rate (ITR) to ensure healthy competition on traffic handling.
To ensure work-from-home teams have the data required to access business-critical applications, Vodacom Business has introduced Business Tickets, a first-to-market innovation offered exclusively to Vodacom Business clients.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Governments are helping advance the digital economy and drive economic transformation
In Kenya, the government in partnership with the private sector also this week unveiled a new initiative aimed at equipping small business owners with digital skills.
Ministry of Innovation and Technology partners with Internet Society to advance digital economy in Ethiopia
The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) of Ethiopia and the Internet Society announced a new collaboration that will help advance the digital economy and drive economic transformation.
The agreement includes changes to Vodafone Egypt’s, VFE, dividend policy, whereby VFE will pay a one-time dividend of EGP10 billion to its shareholders during the 2021 calendar year, EGP 2bn of which was paid in March.
Telkom has launched Africa's first Mastercard virtual card for use on WhatsApp, enabling Telkom Pay customers to make e-commerce payments.
Orange Middle East and Africa and AXA CIMA entities led by AXA Assurance Maroc have announced that an agreement has been signed on the joint acquisition of a majority stake in DabaDoc alongside the company’s founders.
The region has accelerated its deep rural network investment to cover remote areas of the province that had no mobile network connectivity.
The World Bank approved $200 million financing to expand access to high-speed and affordable internet, improve efficiency of digitally enabled public service delivery, and strengthen digital inclusion in Uganda.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africa has very few support systems for aspiring local investors
This week, Dream VC, a Remote Venture Capital Upskilling Institute launched a new fellowship program dedicated to providing more access and opportunities to traditionally underrepresented individuals in the African venture capital space.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and job security for Ugandan migrant workers around the world has reduced the amount of money they are sending back home to their families.
Ericsson launched Ericsson Private 5G which offers secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity primarily targeting but not limited to manufacturing, mining and process industry, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.
This large investment of 13.4 billion FCFA demonstrates the strong commitment of the Orange Group to contribute to the socio-economic development of Guinea Bissau, particularly in the telecommunications sector, digitization, and financial inclusion.
Digital technologies are transforming global economies across various sectors, leading to the creation of new digitally centred business models, markets, and job opportunities that did not exist before.
Kenya's leading telco Safaricom has unveiled a new data campaign that will see customers enjoy free data every day for the next 90 days.
[South Africa] MTN partners with Ozow to enable customers purchase data, airtime directly via whatsApp
MTN South Africa has partnered with instant EFT solution provider Ozow to allow customers to purchase data and airtime through WhatsApp.
[Column] Leo Chen: Bridging the digital gap- why we should never give up on universal broadband connectivity
Whether we were working, learning, or staying in touch with friends and family, being online has become more critical than ever.
Samsung has introduced the newest members of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Portfolio, Galaxy Tab S7 FE which offers fan favorite features with 12.4-inch display at an affordable price and compact Galaxy Tab A7 Lite which is the perfect companion for entertainment on the go
Safaricom has unveiled BAZE, a mobile-first, video-on-demand service that offers a wide selection of local and regional short form videos in comedy, drama, lifestyle, music, among others.
A highlight of the partnership, which also grants MTN the right to use LaLiga’s brand name in Nigeria, is the launch of “LaLiga Trivia Nigeria,” a digital content platform that provides MTN customers with the league’s exclusive news
Africa’s e-commerce market could grow by more than $14.5 billion between 2025-2030. This is according to an IFC report published this week.
Telkom Kenya customers will now be able to make payments on the eCitizen platform using T-kash. The financial services platform has been integrated into the government digital services platform.
MTN remains the ‘Most Admired African Brand’ in the Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2021 survey that covers 28 countries representing 80% of the continent’s population published on Tuesday.
Brand Africa has unveiled the 11th annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2021 rankings of the Top 100 most admired brands in Africa in a virtual event hosted by Brand Africa, Publics Africa and Uganda Investment Authority.
[Tanzania] MondiaPay partners with Vodacom to increase access to digital entertainment for customers
Mondia Pay and M-Pesa have partnered to allow Tanzanians to conveniently access Mondia’s leading suite of online content on the Vodacom Tanzania PLC digital services network.
Ethiopia’s telecommunications regulator has awarded an operating licence to a consortium led by Kenya’s Safaricom and Japan's Sumitomo
With this new service Etisalat subscribers can reflect their personality and emotions by playing different ring back tones for different callers.
Ethio Telecom has launched a Tier III-ready modular data centre in Ethiopia. Powered by Huawei, the data center is located in the Gola Sefer district of the capital, Addis Ababa.
Safaricom and Huawei have announced the trial of an innovative new solution for restaurants, “Scan & Order” to help restaurants digitize their menu and ordering systems.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africa is banking on digital payments innovation to create digital economies.
Every single day, hundreds of millions of payment transactions are completed across Africa via cards, mobile money, and digital payments. The continent is banking on digital payments innovation to create digital economies.
South Africa’s leading telco Telkom has launched full international roaming services for its prepaid and top-up customers. The service includes full access to voice, SMS, and data.
CSG has announced a multi-year extension to its long-standing relationship with MTN South Africa, the largest mobile network operator in Africa.
Mondia, a private m-commerce company dedicated to connecting, digitalizing and monetizing mobile consumers, has announced the launch of Getmo Games, a new gaming service for MTN Nigeria subscribers.
CSG announced a multi-year extension to its long-standing relationship with MTN South Africa, which includes migrating MTN’s enterprise and consumer customers to a new end-state systems architecture that will drive future growth and enable rapid delivery of innovative products and services.
Kenya's leading telco Safaricom has today been presented with the “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award” by the GSM Association (GSMA).
Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom is reportedly in talks with U.S e-commerce giant Amazon to integrate M-pesa as a payment option.
The power of mobile communication and connectivity was evident in the aftermath of the two large tropical cyclones which struck southern Africa, making landfall in Mozambique in 2019.
Telkom Kenya has announced that it is creating two 100% wholly-owned subsidiaries to house its Digital and Financial Services businesses.
Safaricom has recorded a flat growth in the financial year ending March 2021 despite the tough economic conditions triggered by the covid19 pandemic.
The move is in line with the sustained exponential growth of bandwidth demand and service quality expectations faced by Telecom Egypt.
Deployed across 21 villages, these base stations will provide connectivity in some of the big local municipalities in Free State and Northern Cape provinces for the first time.
Orange is accelerating its solar projects in Africa and the Middle East to reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2040.
The Nigerian Communications Commission and Nigerian Communications Satellite signed an MoU to facilitate the release of contiguous bandwidth in one of the most suitable frequency spectrum bands for early deployment of 5G Network services.
Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies.
The rebrand reflects the organisation's extensive business transformation from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group for local businesses.
As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers in Africa shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping.
The current collaboration follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed recently by Nokia and UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment, which will guide the global partnership.
Telecommunications firm, Airtel Nigeria, has announced the appointment of C. Surendran as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria with effect from August 1.