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Kenya hits one million 4G customers milestone
12-12-2017 | 09:47:00
For the first time ever, Kenya has achieved the milestone of one million active 4G customers. Safaricom said the milestone was achieved on the back of an expanding 4G network and increased affordability of 4G.
[Nigeria] MTN Group’s 52 million customers set to benefit from Nokia’s latest solution
06-12-2017 | 07:22:39
Nokia to Nokia has been selected to help MTN Nigeria drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers.
[Kenya] Telkom launches mobile self care app
05-12-2017 | 12:05:00
Telkom has launched My Telkom, a self-care mobile app, for use on smart phones and other mobile devices.
[Kenya] Safaricom enhances MPESA for visually impaired customers in world's first
05-12-2017 | 09:34:00
In line with the theme for this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities to create a more sustainable and resilient society for all, Safaricom has launched M-PESA services for visually impaired customers.
Orange announces opening of 25 new sales channels across Egypt
01-12-2017 | 07:32:30
In line with its strategy and keenness to expand and reach all customer segments to offer better services across the country, Orange Egypt has announced the opening of 25 new sales channels as part of its Transformation Sales Distribution program.
[Kenya] Safaricom launches five new shops to meet growing customer demands
30-11-2017 | 14:18:06
Kenya’s Integrated telecommunication company Safaricom has launched five new Safaricom Shops that aim to cater for rising demand across the country.
[Egypt] Telecom and Orange sign final settlement agreement ending legal disputes
28-11-2017 | 14:19:00
Telecom Egypt and Orange Egypt announce that they have reached a final settlement agreement of the ongoing disputes between both companies through a settlement agreement.
Vodacom unveils the biggest green building in Lesotho in sustainability drive
24-11-2017 | 07:58:17
Telecommunication company Vodacom has launched the biggest green building in Lesotho. Covered with solar panels, the building is carbon neutral and powered by renewable energy at its headquarters in Maseru.
Safaricom targets merchants with Masoko e- commerce portal
23-11-2017 | 08:01:39
Safaricom has launched its e-commerce portal, Masoko. Masoko. Swahili for ‘markets’. aims to leverage the mobile phone to provide local merchants with unlimited potential to sell their products and services via an online platform
[Egypt] Telecom renews international wholesale service agreement with Vodafone
10-11-2017 | 09:38:11
Telecom Egypt has renewed a long term agreement with Vodafone Egypt, to provide international call conveyance services. The agreement extends to the year 2022.
Vodacom announces commercial availability of its NarrowBand Internet of Things network
01-11-2017 | 09:36:47
Vodacom’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng.
Former MTN Nigeria CFO joins Terragon Group’s Board of Directors
31-10-2017 | 13:57:00
The Board of Directors of Terragon Group recently announced the appointment of Andrew Bing, former Chief Financial Officer of MTN Nigeria, as an independent non-executive director at the last board meeting which was held in London.
SES Networks and CETel provide end-to-end connectivity for Telco in Africa
31-10-2017 | 13:35:00
A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution.
Liquid Telecom named Best African Wholesale Carrier for sixth consecutive year
27-10-2017 | 09:19:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has once again been named as Best African Wholesale Carrier at the annual Global Carrier Awards.
[South Africa] Vodacom's focus on enterprise creation and SMME development in ICT is paying dividends
26-10-2017 | 11:20:00
Vodacom’s commitment to South Africa’s transformation agenda and to grow the pool of Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises in the ICT sector locally is yielding positive results.
Liquid Telecom partners with i2i DataHack4FI to drive adoption of data science and cloud-based services across Africa
24-10-2017 | 08:15:00
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, is supporting startups entering the DataHack4FI innovation competition by providing free high-speed internet access and cloud-based services.
Liquid Telecom and KETRACO partner to build fibre network across Kenya and East Africa
23-10-2017 | 10:29:00
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced a 10-year partnership with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) to operate KETRACO’s Optical Ground Wire fibre cable and expand the internet network across East Africa.
ECOWAS set to abolish phone roaming charges for member states
20-10-2017 | 15:31:15
ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Telecommunications and ICT have approved the free regional roaming regulation for ECOWAS Member countries.
Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone after acquisition
19-10-2017 | 08:08:00
Telecommunications operator Orange has launched launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone.
[Ghana] Airtel, Tigo merger approved by NCA
10-10-2017 | 14:03:00
The National Communications Authority has given approval for the merger between Bharti Ghana Limited (Airtel) and Millicom Ghana Limited (Tigo), to proceed subject to some conditions.
[Kenya] Safaricom kicks off fibre to home regional roll out plan
10-10-2017 | 08:55:00
Safaricom has kicked off its Fibre to Home Regional Roll out Plan that will see an increased number of customers access fast internet speeds from the comfort of their homes.
[South Africa] Vodacom's network is the market leader – latest Speedtest data from Ookla
09-10-2017 | 10:11:00
According to Q3 performance data from Speedtest® by Ookla®, Vodacom has the “Best Network” and “Best 4G Network” among all major mobile network providers across the country.
COMESA region set to abolish roaming charges
06-10-2017 | 10:39:32
Citizens in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) may soon enjoy reduced calling charges, courtesy of a decision taken by Ministers in charge of infrastructure.
[South Africa] Vodacom announces new brand positioning strategy
06-10-2017 | 08:20:00
As part of Vodafone’s global rebrand, Vodacom has announced a significant evolution of its brand positioning strategy, tagline and visual identity worldwide – the first changes to the South African brand since the introduction of 'Power to you' in 2009
[South Africa] Vodacom to reduce out-of-bundle prices by as much as 50%
05-10-2017 | 10:34:00
Vodacom will significantly reduce out-of-bundle prices for all customers from mid-October. For pre-paid and customers on top-up packages, the out-of-bundle rate will drop by as much as 50% once the new 99c per megabyte tariff comes into effect.
AfricaCom 2017 | 7-9 November | Cape Town | Register for free
04-10-2017 | 16:44:00
Get your free AfricaCom visitor ticket and join the biggest gathering of Telecoms & Technology enthusiasts on the continent.
[Kenya] Safaricom rolls out MPESA Tap in major cities, targets simplified cashless payments
04-10-2017 | 10:30:00
Following successful trials over the last four months in Nakuru, Safaricom has announced the availability of M-PESA 1Tap in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and Nyeri.
[South Africa] Vodacom announces free internet access for university students
02-10-2017 | 11:18:00
The cost to communicate in South Africa has been a hot topic in recent times, given the impact of the economic slowdown on the South African consumer and global trends on the cost of data.
[South Africa] Cell C appoints Douglas Craigie Stevenson Chief Operations Officer
28-09-2017 | 09:36:00
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new Chief Operations Officer, effective as of 26 September 2017.
[South Africa] Vodacom’s Internet of Things division passes three million connections milestone
28-09-2017 | 08:42:13
Vodacom continues to lead in the Internet of Things (IoT), now connecting more than three million ‘things’ in South Africa and averaging 55 000 new connections per month.
[Kenya] Bob Collymore named CEO of the year by Africa investor
22-09-2017 | 10:40:00
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named CEO of the Year by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group.
Infinix seeks smartphone deal with Telecom Egypt
19-09-2017 | 10:37:00
Infinix is about to sign an agreement with Telecom Egypt to supply the company with smartphones. Infinix business development manager Ahmed Wagih said negotiations are at an advanced stage.
Samsung’s low-cost Z4 launches in South Africa
18-09-2017 | 10:05:00
Samsung is continuing its roll-out of the Samsung Z4 smartphone in South Africa for R1,499 – powered by its own Operating System (OS), Tizen.
Safaricom announces fresh investments in customer care
18-09-2017 | 08:45:00
Integrated telecommunications service provider Safaricom has announced renewed investments in its customer care organization as it seeks to strengthen service delivery to customers.
[Kenya] Safaricom invests in argi-tech startup iProcure
12-09-2017 | 12:00:00
Safaricom’s Spark Venture Fund has announced that it will once again be investing in iProcure, a supply chain platform in Kenya. iProcure offers farmers discounts of between 10 and 20 percent every time they purchase farming products.
Vodacom launches smart 8 family of devices
07-09-2017 | 13:57:44
Recent Gartner research suggests there is a “growing demand in emerging markets for mid-priced 4G smartphones, with more storage, better processors and more advanced cameras”.
[South Africa] Vodafone sells off 5.2 percent of shares in listing requirement cull
07-09-2017 | 12:15:00
The Vodafone Group announced on Tuesday 5 September 2017 that the company’s subsidiary, Vodafone International, plans to sell 90 million shares, or a 5.2 percent stake, in South Africa's Vodacom Group at R165 ($13) per ordinary share.
[South Africa] Vodacom Business opens first office in Bokone Bophirima
06-09-2017 | 10:02:00
Vodacom Business has announced the opening of its first office in the north west South African province of Bokone Bophirima.
[Kenya] Safaricom in another upgrade to enhance MPESA
05-09-2017 | 14:22:00
Safaricom intends to conduct another upgrade on its MPESA platform on Saturday 9th September 2017.
[South Africa] Vodacom and Eastern Cape Department of Education digitize education with launch of virtual teacher program
05-09-2017 | 11:38:14
Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have taken the digitalisation of education in the province a step further through the launch of the ‘Virtual Teacher’ platform in East London.
[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators
05-09-2017 | 09:49:00
After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption.
[South Africa] Vodacom introduces free funeral cover for its customers
04-09-2017 | 14:45:00
Vodacom Insurance is introducing free ‘Siyakha Funeral Cover’. The funeral cover is the first product to launch under the new ‘Siyakha Price Plan.
[Kenya] Safaricom appoints new directors
04-09-2017 | 10:53:00
As part of its strategy to enhance shareholder value, Safaricom has appointed Mohamed Shameel Aziz Joosub and Linda Watiri Muriuki to its board as Non-Executive Directors, effective immediately.
MTN Ghana pays over GH₵25m in interest to mobile money subscribers
17-08-2017 | 11:22:00
MTN Ghana has made payments of over GH₵ 25 million in interest to about 7.8 million Mobile Money customers for the first half of 2017.
[South Africa] Vodacom Business launches Virtual CIO to support SMMEs
17-08-2017 | 10:56:00
Vodacom Business has launched Virtual CIO, a service that provides a suite of IT support to SMMEs. The service offers monitoring, telephonic and onsite IT support to businesses which do not require full-time resources.
[Nigeria] 12 banks relieve 9Mobile of $1.2b debt
17-08-2017 | 10:45:00
The 12 banks involved in the $1.2 billion 9Mobile loan are setting aside a large part of the debt from their books ahead of the December 31 end-date for the fiscal year.
[Kenya] Safaricom signs agreement with UN Environment to upscale implementation of sustainable goals
17-08-2017 | 08:47:00
UN Environment has urged the country’s private sector to collaborate with them in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will help curb climate change.
[Kenya] Telkom Board gets independent members
17-08-2017 | 08:34:00
Telkom Kenya has added two independent members to its board in the latest restructuring move
[Free Webinar] Utilizing dynamic partnerships to ignite innovation in Africa
17-08-2017 | 08:02:00
This webinar addresses how Qualcomm® empowers stakeholders and innovators through access to multinational resources.
Nokia Contracting to provide infrastructure to major Egyptian Mobile Operators
14-08-2017 | 11:13:00
Nokia Networks in Egypt has revealed the company is working to provide the development and construction of mobile networks and infrastructure to Vodafone, Etisalat, Orange, and Telecom Egypt.
[South Africa] Cell C partners with MVNO, Lycamobile
14-08-2017 | 09:58:00
Lycamobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has announced that the company has partnered with Cell C and will begin rolling out its services in South Africa.
Helios Towers Tanzania acquires Zantel’s mainland tower portfolio
14-08-2017 | 08:55:00
Helios Towers Tanzania Ltd, a subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd, has reached an agreement with Zanzibar Telecom PLC, Zantel, for the acquisition of all unique sites of their mainland tower portfolio.
MTN Foundation supports treatment against obstetrical fistula in Cameroon
09-08-2017 | 10:17:00
The MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation created in Cameroon, announces the launching of a campaign to treat obstetrical fistula in the Greater North of Cameroon.
MTN Ghana currently has over 6.2 million active users on its Mobile Money platform
07-08-2017 | 10:17:00
Ghana’s leading Telecommunications Service Provider MTN, currently has over 6.2 million active users on its Mobile Money platform and over 75, 000 active agents nationwide.
[South Africa] Vodacom accelerates rural coverage programme
03-08-2017 | 08:42:31
Vodacom has outlined accelerated plans to expand network coverage for people who live in deep rural areas of South Africa.
[Kenya] Safaricom simplifies access to MPESA to provide growth opportunities for businesses
02-08-2017 | 08:30:19
Kenya’s integrated telecommunications services provider Safaricom has announced the release of a feature-rich M-PESA Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) portal to businesses in the country.
Millicom terminates agreement with Wari, signs agreement to sell its Senegal business
01-08-2017 | 13:30:00
Cable and mobile services provider Millicom has announced that it has exercised its right to terminate its agreement to sell its Tigo operations in Senegal to Wari Group
[Ghana] Water e-billing system to cover all telcos as of August 2017
01-08-2017 | 10:57:00
Beginning this month, customers of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) can pay their water bills on all telecommunications network, as the company continues its bid to phase out paper bills and drive the electronic payment system.
[Tanzania] Tigo customers to enjoy high-quality services with modernized network infrastructure
31-07-2017 | 09:16:00
Tigo Tanzania customers are now set to continue enjoying high-tech services following the announcement of a massive drive by the telecom operator to further modernize its network infrastructure.
[South Africa] Vodacom introduces innovative security measures to curb rhino poaching
24-07-2017 | 10:10:00
Vodacom and Celcom have thrown their weight behind the fight against anti-rhino poaching operations by introducing an innovative security measure for the Addo Elephant National Park.
Vodacom minority shareholders vote in favour of Safaricom transaction
19-07-2017 | 12:53:15
Vodacom minority shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in support of the proposed acquisition by Vodacom Group of an effective 35% stake in Safaricom Kenya.
Etisalat Nigeria rebrands, now 9Mobile
18-07-2017 | 13:16:00
The embattled Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday rallied to move away from the shadows of its troubles by taking a new brand name.
MTN looks to bolster EBITDA in Nigeria, South Africa
06-07-2017 | 10:42:00
The MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up its procurement and supply chain management, effective from 1 November 2017.
[South Africa] Dirk Karl appointed MTN Group procurement and supply chain head
04-07-2017 | 13:54:45
MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up group procurement and supply chain management, effective no later than 1 November 2017.
Bolloré Logistics set up Airtel Tanzania warehouse
03-07-2017 | 13:54:00
In March 2017, Bolloré Logistics Tanzania set up a fully-fledged warehousing service with Barthi Airtel Limited, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa.
[Kenya] Safaricom conducting major upgrade on the MPESA platform
03-07-2017 | 10:19:00
Safaricom will over the next three weeks conduct a major upgrade of the M-PESA platform.
[South Africa] GameMine partners with Vodacom on mobile gaming
03-07-2017 | 07:56:18
GameMine Inc., a US-based mobile game publisher, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with South African mobile carrier, Vodacom Group.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with mSurvey to measure Kenya’s cash and digital economy
29-06-2017 | 09:18:00
Safaricom has partnered with mSurvey to launch Consumer Wallet, a versatile mobile platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends.
MTN Cameroon inaugurates Service Centre in Kribi, South Region
29-06-2017 | 08:31:00
MTN Cameroon, leading company in the telecommunications sector, announces the inauguration of the MTN Kribi Service Centre on 28 June 2017.
[Kenya] Telkom expands 4G network to 19 towns
29-06-2017 | 08:00:21
Newly rebranded Telkom has announced expansion of its 4G network to 19 more towns giving Kenyans an alternative to experience faster Internet speeds.
Etisalat launches mobile data solution, BlazeOn, in Nigeria
26-06-2017 | 10:43:00
Comptel Corporation has announced that Etisalat Nigeria is launching its time-based mobile data solution BlazeOn, powered by Comptel’s FWD solution, in the Nigerian market.
[Ghana] Tigo to launch SuperSMS network with London-based telco, ONEm Communications
26-06-2017 | 09:21:00
Tigo Ghana will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network in partnership with ONEm Communications, a London-based telco.
[South Africa] MTN announces executive appointments in new operation efficiency strategy
26-06-2017 | 09:20:31
Telecommunication company MTN has made new management appointments as it seeks to boost operational efficiency and provide more in-depth commercial skills and experience.
[Kenya] Safaricom launches digital solution for farmers
23-06-2017 | 09:32:41
Safaricom has launched Connected Farmer, a mobile and web based service that will help agricultural processing businesses in production planning by opening a communication line with farmers.
Safaricom signs M-Pesa ticketing deal with Kenya Railways
22-06-2017 | 11:42:00
Passengers travelling on the Madaraka Express trains between Nairobi to Mombasa will from Wednesday pay their fares via M-Pesa, removing a hurdle that had opened the ticketing business to middlemen.
Safaricom increases Skiza earnings for Kenyan musicians by 36 percent
19-06-2017 | 11:32:00
Safaricom has announced a 36% increase in the amount Kenyan artists will earn for music sold through the SKIZA music platform.
[South Africa] Vodacom Group appoints Jabu Moleketi as Non Executive Chairman
19-06-2017 | 11:21:52
Vodacom Group has announced the appointment of Jabu Moleketi as Non-Executive Chairman and Saki Macozoma as a lead Independent Director with effect from 19 July 2017.
Orange Central African Republic and SES Networks Partner to Reinforce Connectivity in Country
15-06-2017 | 11:15:00
SES and Orange Central African Republic today announced an agreement to provide connectivity services in the Central African Republic.
Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa
12-06-2017 | 13:59:00
Orange is strengthening its corporate venture strategy by creating a new Africa section in its flagship programme for investment in start-ups, Orange Digital Ventures.
Djibouti Telecom connects IP network with Hurricane Electric to bring high-speed IP transit to East Africa
12-06-2017 | 13:29:00
East African leading telecom operator, Djibouti Telecom, announced today that it has joined its IP network with Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone.
Nigerian Communications Commission wins European Society for Quality Research award
09-06-2017 | 10:50:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), for the second consecutive year, has won the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) award.
[Kenya] Safaricom joins battle against plastics in switch to reusable eco friendly bags
08-06-2017 | 07:58:48
Safaricom has launched eco-friendly carry bags to replace the plastic bags that the company uses in its retail shops.
Telecom Egypt strikes deal with Etisalat for national roaming and international voice
06-06-2017 | 11:02:00
Telecom Egypt has announced a five-year partnership with Etisalat Masr which will see it offer 2G and 3G services in the country from September.
[Kenya] Safaricom introduces 4G+ services, progressing most advanced network in Africa
06-06-2017 | 07:50:00
Kenya’s leading integrated communications firm Safaricom has announced that it has rolled out 4G+ services in major towns on its network, advancing its LTE Advanced (4G) proposition.
Telecom Egypt signs agreement with Etisalat Masr for national roaming
02-06-2017 | 14:15:00
Telecom Egypt and International Voice Services Telecom Egypt, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a National Roaming and International Voice Services with Etisalat Masr (Egypt).
[Zimbabwe] Telecel to expand coverage network, introduce LTE with $200 million government financing
02-06-2017 | 10:34:00
Telecel is set to expand its network coverage and launch LTE following a government brokered $200 million finance deal.
MTN kicks off employee volunteer programme with call to share knowledge
02-06-2017 | 06:34:00
MTN Group has kicked off a campaign inviting social media users across Africa and the Middle East to join its employees in a virtual call to break down traditional barriers to education, by sharing interesting facts during the company's annual 21 Days of Y'ello Care programme.
Liquid Telecom launches pan African WiFi roaming hub
31-05-2017 | 08:41:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has today launched a new Wi-Fi roaming hub that enables operators and ISPs to access its network of public Wi-Fi hotspots across Africa for the first time.
[Rwanda] Telecom Regulator hits MTN with $8.5m fine
30-05-2017 | 09:42:16
Rwanda’s telecom industry regulator has fined MTN Rwanda Rwf7 billion (approx. $8.5 million) for running its IT services outside the country in breach of its license.
[Angola] Movicel picks Sparkle to protect network and grow revenue
30-05-2017 | 07:26:00
The international service arm of TIM Group, Sparkle has been selected by Movicel Angola for its SMS network protection and revenues maximization.
2nd Annual Call Center Conference Africa | 22-24 August 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
28-05-2017 | 22:55:00
There is a growing desire to digitise African contact centres in order to make them as competitive, cost-efficient and customer-centric as possible. These emerging centres are being designed to exceed the expectations of an increasingly digital African population
[Namibia] MTC clarifies subscription charges spike
26-05-2017 | 12:15:01
MTC recently announced a subscription average increase of 7 per cent on both pre-paid and post-paid.
[Tunisia] 4G Network expansion and fiber optic infrastructure development to drive telecom growth
25-05-2017 | 16:40:00
A new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Tunisia today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches digital school management solution to improve education
25-05-2017 | 13:40:16
In April, Vodacom announced that it had been awarded the contract to supply a School Management Solution to the Eastern Cape Department of Education to help with the administration of schools in the province.
Safaricom invests $2 million in Kenya’s first telecommunications lab
25-05-2017 | 06:19:00
Safaricom has announced that it has invested approximately $2 million in a first of its kind telecommunication lab in Kenya.
[Nigeria] Glo records highest data penetration in Q1 of 2017
24-05-2017 | 10:48:40
Globacom has strengthened its position as Nigeria’s preferred data network by recording the highest data penetration among the four major operators in the telecommunications industry.
Safaricom opens regional hub for Eastern Africa
23-05-2017 | 12:54:58
Safaricom has opened its 45th shop in Kitengela town and unveiled its Nairobi East Regional Office as part of its ongoing strategy to increase customer touch points.
[South Africa] Vodacom strikes $2.6B deal for Safaricom stake
23-05-2017 | 11:55:57
Vodacom has announced its agreement to acquire a 34.94 percent stake in Kenya’s Safaricom, the global mobile money pioneer, for R34.6 billion ($2.6B)
Orange expands foothold in Africa with new Liberia brand
19-05-2017 | 12:47:00
Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the launch of its brand in Liberia. Cellcom Liberia now becomes Orange Liberia.
[Ghana] Tigo Business targets SMEs and public sector with image campaign
18-05-2017 | 15:30:00
Tigo Business, the enterprise arm of CIMG Telecom Brand of the Year, Tigo, is launching its first image campaign and it is doing it ambitiously.