Kenyan banks are now working with Safaricom's M-PESA mobile payments service to offer saving and loan products, a credit positive, Moody's Investors Service says in a recently released report.
Safaricom has today launched this year’s smartphone campaign that will be introducing the most affordable 4G devices in Kenya ;- Neon Ray and Neon Nova.
Telkom Kenya has appointed Mr. Steve Okeyo as the new Managing Director for its Mobile Division. Mr. Okeyo takes over from Amer Atwi, who is leaving Telkom, having made solid contributions to the business since 2016.
[South Africa] Vodacom and Department of Social Development unveil community contact centre in KwaZulu-Natal
Vodacom, in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Department of Social Development, has launched a Contact Centre, allowing community members to connect with the department.
Telkom Kenya has introduced a new cloud-based fixed voice service dubbed “Omniconnect”, allowing SMEs and corporates to outsource for robust and secure cutting-edge technology.
The GSMA has announced that Côte d'Ivoire’s mobile industry has come together to support a major new initiative to guard against the use of stolen devices.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the Finance2Equal Tanzania Initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation across businesses by reducing gender gaps.
Broadband service provider Smile Communications Nigeria has concluded an international data roaming agreement with NUU Mobile (HKG) Limited.
MTN South Africa have successfully launched a live 5G indoor solution at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre.
Global provider of open source solutions Red Hat, Inc. has announced that Vodafone Egypt has deployed Red Hat Cloud Suite to advance its customer-first digital transformation initiative.
Safaricom has partnered with Showmax to offer its Home Fibre customers one-month unlimited access to the streaming service at no cost.
Vodacom Foundation has certified thirty seven unemployed youth, who underwent 24 demanding months of theory, practicals and work-based placement training.
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching low-cost bank transfers to all banks in Congo-Brazzaville.
Despite significant strides in the telecom industry, which have been made in terms of technology and reach, the spread of network connection in rural areas around the world, remains the last frontier for the telecom industry.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Safaricom has opened its 53rd retail shop in Migori County as it seeks to expand its regional footprint and reach more customers in Western and Nyanza regions.
The Government of Uganda in partnership with the GSMA, and other stakeholders have held a high-level round table on mobile-enabled digital transformation in Uganda.
RADWIN has announced that the Paratus Group deployed the revolutionary JET DUO PtMP dual-band solution in Zambia to boost wireless connectivity for SMEs and large corporations.
Telecom Egypt’s Ordinary General Assembly has appointed its board of directors for a new term of three years.
More than 600 Sunflower farmers in Makueni County are set to benefit from a partnership between Safaricom’s DigiFarm product, Bidco Africa and the Makueni County Government in Kenya.
Liquid Telecom selects Nokia to deploy upgraded channel network in East Africa for expanded broadband services
Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, and Nokia have announced a two-year partnership to upgrade their existing fiber network.
Viettel Group's brand in the Republic of Burundi, Lumitel, has celebrated its fourth anniversary in the market with a 225 percent profit growth in 2018, marking a pre-tax profit of over USD$7.3 million.
MTN South Africa has partnered with global customer engagement company, Clickatell to launch MTN Chat, enabling its customers to engage with the telco over WhatsApp.
Square Kilometre Array milestone reached in South Africa with adoption of environmental management plan
The Department of Science and Technology has welcomed the adoption of the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for phase one of the Square Kilometre Array in South Africa.
The IOT Industry Council of South Africa (IOTIC) has announced that it has been formally constituted as a new industry representative body, holding its first Annual General Meeting in Johannesburg.
Telecom Egypt has announced that its Board of Directors has approved in its idea to proceed with a voluntary early retirement program to its employees.
Safaricom has announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile service provider in the country.
Kenya’s Telkom has begun setting up a fibre loop for the city of Mombasa to meet growing demand for faster data by its business and individual customers.
Unitel to chair working group on fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa
Unitel has been elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group, a working group dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa.
South Africa’s Internet Service Providers Association has accused Telkom of complicating and delaying the number portability drive arguing that the telco was applying the tactics for fear of loosing out competitively.
Tanzania’s mobile industry is contributing significantly to the realization of the country’s economic and development goals, according to a new GSMA report dubbed Digital Transformation in Tanzania.
Maroc Telecom has announced that it has signed an agreement with Millicom to acquire the entire share capital of its subsidiary Tigo Chad.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Safaricom has entered into a partnership with Netherlands based Hearst Create for the production of a new magazine Twaweza.
On a journey to catalyze innovation and fast-track growth for businesses, AirtelTigo Business has rolled out “Flexi Business”, a tailor-made mobile solution for small and medium enterprises.
Safaricom has opened a new Call Centre in Eldoret town as the telco continues its push to improve customer experience.
TM Forum, the global not-for-profit association focused on digital transformation has announced that 50 new companies joined the Forum in recent months.
ECI, has been awarded a contract by CEB FiberNet to expand its existing fiber optic network coverage to provide advanced telecom services and connectivity to the country.
Vodacom customers will soon have the freedom to connect and link a number of devices to their primary account using the same phone number following the launch of Vodacom OneNumber.
Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator, to manage its global communications infrastructure.
Safaricom and Ant Financial Services – global fintech services provider – have announced a partnership that will allow Kenyans shopping on AliExpress to pay for their purchases using M-PESA.
In support of the ThumaMina Good Green Deeds programme, launched by President, Cyril Ramaphosa Vodacom has pledged to promote sustainable waste management practices
Kenya’s Kwale County has partnered with Safaricom to roll out cashless payments for its 700,000 citizens.
[South Africa] MTN increases its subscriber base by 16 million to 233 million customers across 21 African markets and the Middle East.
MTN Group has increased its subscriber base by 16 million to 233 million customers across 21 markets in Africa and the Middle East.
Paratus Africa has announced that it has activated additional capacity between West Africa Undersea Cable System (WACS) and Lusaka, Zambia.
According Safaricom, the private sector should go beyond profit making, paying taxes and creating direct and indirect employment by also contributing to the social stability necessary for national development.
Vodacom has stepped up its efforts to protect its employees from gender based violence by implementing a new global policy.
MTN and Ericsson have signed a five-year contract extension to deploy new products and provide Managed Services for Mobile Money services in 13 countries across Africa and the Middle East.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Dennis Keko Kahindi as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Liquid Telecom Uganda.
SAA Voyager has launched its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application, meaning that the transactional experience for Voyager members is now in the palm of their hands with easy navigation whilst on the go.
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has partnered with Safaricom as it embarks on a push to fully adopt cashless payments.
Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has secured its first customer MTN, to offer 4G roaming to millions of South Africans
Microsoft Corp. and Telecom Egypt have announced their collaboration to extend Microsoft's cloud network to Egypt.
Telecom Egypt today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia to introduce 5G network and test use cases.
South African operator rain and Nokia have announced the launch of the country’s first commercial-ready 5G network in Cape Town, following the deployment of the first 5G site last November.
Aliko Dangote’s $17 billion net worth makes the Nigerian the richest person in Africa and the only member of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index from one of the 60 poorest countries.
Bank of Abyssinia has joined forces with leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Ethiopia.
Eseye, a global provider of IoT services has announced a partnership with MTN, the leading Africa Mobile Network Operator (MNO) to deliver globally connected IoT cloud solution.
Vodacom has announced tariff changes to various plans and packages, including a reduction in out-of-bundle rates by as much as 70%, as well as an update on initiatives linked to ICASA’s new end-user and subscriber service charter requirements.
Orange has partnered with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to launch Sanza, a $US 20 phone with voice recognition in 16 countries in Africa and the Middle-East.
80 per cent of women in low- and middle-income countries are now mobile owners according to the GSMA’s 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has deployed an Internet of Things (IoT) network in Western Kenya and Nyanza to monitor and protect freshwater fish populations.
GSMA has unveiled its eighth annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape.
New technology drives demand for mobile payments access in the Middle East and Africa, Mastercard study
Mobile payments represented more than 30 percent of the total social media conversation around payments in the Middle East and Africa, with total mentions doubling over the prior year.
The Board of Cell C announced that Jose Dos Santos will step down as Cell C's Chief Executive Officer to take on a new role effective 1 March 2019.
Telecom Egypt recorded consolidated profits of LE 3.49 billion during 2018, compared to LE 3.05 billion in 2017 including minority rights, with an increase of 14.26 percent.
Telecoms company, Globacom, has announced a new product, Glo Mobile Money, which will help accelerate financial inclusion to over 60 million unbanked people in the country within a short time.
International Finance Corporation has made its first investment in Comoros to Telecom Comores S.A., known as Telco SA.
Telecommunication company Vodafone Ghana has appointed Patricia Obo-Nai as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019.
Huawei is preparing for the launch for its cloud data services in Africa. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centers in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town.
MTN Group's newly acquired music streaming entity, Simfy Africa, has been given a welcome boost with the appointment of Oyebowale Akideinde as Head of Over the Top (OTT) Music Services.
[Kenya] Government and private sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework
The Government of Kenya has committed to work with telecommunications companies and civil society advocates to develop a data privacy and protection framework that will help ensure that data from mobile phone use can be shared for positive social impact.
Zain selects Parallel Wireless to modernize existing 2G and 3G Infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East.
Zain selects Parallel Wireless to modernize existing 2G and 3G Infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East.
Safaricom has unveiled a new promotion dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, to reward more than 5 million Safaricom customers across the country with more than KES 250 million in prizes.
Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt reach agreements on transmission, infrastructure services and dividend distribution
Telecom Egypt (TE) and Vodafone Egypt have announced the signing of two ten-year transmission and infrastructure agreements with a total value of EGP 10.85bn.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle dubbed “Mzito” giving subscribers data, minutes and free night data.
The board of telecommunication company Safaricom has announced the appointment of Ms. Rose Ogega to its Board as an independent non-executive director.
Telecom Egypt and Orange Data have signed new agreement on bitstream access services.
IBM has announced that Vivo Energy has selected IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S/4HANA®.
The process of privatization of Angola Telecom will start this year, and evaluating the assets and assets of the company is underway.
Vodacom Lesotho has announced a new partnership with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, a connectivity service that allows peoples to stay connected with news updates all free of charge.
Enat Bank has partnered with leading digital money transfer service, WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Ethiopia.
Entersekt announced the appointments of Pieter de Swardt as Country Manager and Stuart Gray as VP Engineering Services, to drive on company’s service delivery in South Africa.
Loon has announced the installation of a new set of ground stations in Kenya. The installation of ground stations is a key milestone that paves the way for testing with Loon’s stratospheric balloons
South Africa based mobile telecommunications major; MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom industry across all its core business operations.
At least 3,000 youth in Kenya are set to benefit from a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme over the next two years funded by Safaricom Foundation
Pan African submarine communications cable operator SEACOM has appointed Tony Tugee as Managing Director for the Eastern North and East Africa region.
Africa media and tech investment increases as Ethiopia telecom privatization leads new wave of deals for 2019
Telecom, media and tech investment and consolidation activity in Africa is predicted to reach a record high for 2019.
[Cote d'Ivoire] Digital Afrique Telecom launches smart card, ticketing system for efficient transportation
Digital Afrique Telecom has announced the successful launch of a Smart Card and Ticketing system to enable Ivorian public transport users to board over 700 buses everyday through contactless cards.
Safaricom has announced new “All in One Monthly Bundles” that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package.
Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya have announced the signing of a binding agreement that will see the shareholders of the two companies enter into an agreement to merge their respective operations.
Safaricom has partnered with KAPS to enable motorists across the country pay for their parking by M-PESA at more than 50 locations including malls and hospitals.
Nigerian telecommunications Globacom has announced that the company will be rolling out its Glo2 fibre optic infrastructure in 2019 from Lagos to Niger Delta states
Safaricom yesterday hosted the annual Safer Internet Day to advocate for the responsible use of the internet at an event held at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House.
Cambridge Wireless (CW), is collaborating with Regional State Government, Bahir Dar University and local delivery partners to deploy world-class connectivity infrastructure in a rapidly growing city in Ethiopia.
Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has connected Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi to Dadaab refugee complex.
ARED has completed the assembly of an order of 20 kiosks designed and produced by Tec-Solute GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany, to supplement the company’s operations in Uganda and Rwanda.
Telecommunication company Safaricom has partnered with the National Environment Management Authority and other stakeholders to raise awareness on the urgent need to conserve Kenya’s wetlands.
Huge Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huge Group, has appointed Robert (Rob) Burger as its new Managing Director of Huge Telecom effective as of 23 January 2019.
Telecom operator K3 Telecom, a subsidiary of the Swiss group K3 Telecom AG has launched its operations in Sierra Leone.
Even as Kenya continues to record impressive penetration of technology, a section of citizens still prefer the brick and mortar services and are still apprehensive about embracing new innovations among them machine intelligence.
CSquared, a pan-African broadband infrastructure provider that enables ISPS and MNOs to provide high-quality broadband through shared infrastructure, has spelt out its operational priorities that are destined to shape Africa’s digital future.