Angola Cables, an Angolan telecommunications multinational has announced that U.S.-based, FiberLight, LLC will provide backhaul connectivity in the U.S., starting with the Miami, Florida region.
Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with Orange Data to provide infrastructure and transmission services for three years.
Global supplier of technological solutions in the aviation industry SITA is providing wireless connectivity on the ground to Air Mauritius’ new fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft.
Globacom has announced an offer that benefits its teeming subscribers. The bundle offer comprises the network’s mini router, Glo MiFi, with 16 gigabytes of data for N16,000.
MTN Cameroon, leader of the telecoms sector in Cameroon announces the launch of its new digital proposition, Facebook Flex in partnership with Facebook.
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Kenya’s mobile network operator Safaricom has announced a 53 percent reduction in mobile broadband pricing for customers on its Safaricom Home service.
[Kenya] Liquid Telecom and Strathmore Business School to drive Africa’s data revolution through new analytics center
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has partnered with Strathmore Business School, to launch a new data analytics centre focused on data-driven research and practices for African businesses.
Telecom Egypt announced in a release to the Egyptian Exchange that it has reached a final settlement agreement with Etisalat Misr in regards to a dispute on international calls' services.
The installation of the first direct link between Africa and South Americas nearing completion. The wet-plant installation is progressing in accordance to the plan and the cables will arrive in Brazil at the beginning of February 2018.
Hamdy El-Leithy, CEO of Linatel Telecommunications, said his company is in negotiations to participate in setting up Telecom Egypt’s infrastructure for its mobile network.
Following the announcement of the NSC Matric Results by the Minister of Basic Education, Vodacom has recommitted to provide approximately 110 students with bursaries worth R12 million annually to take up studies at higher institutions.
Southern Africa’s telecom regulator is looking to implement a directive by regional ministers for the reduction of mobile roaming costs by 66 percent, BusinessWeek reported.
MTN and Ericsson have joined forces in South Africa to showcase the first 5G testing on the African continent, according to a company statement.
MTN Rwanda and Amasezerano Community Bank have signed an agreement to boost mobile banking. The bank's customers will be able to deposit or withdraw money on their mobile phones using MTN's Push &Pull service.
MTN Group, Africa's biggest mobile phone operator, has said that it assigned a $231 million shareholder loan to phone tower group, IHS Holding Ltd, impacting its 2017 profits.
The conclusion of the sale process of 9mobile has been postponed till January 16, 2018, by both the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.
The Algerian Space Agency has launched a telecoms satellite into space in cooperation with China. This follows the successful launch of Alcomsat-1 by China Great Wall Industry Corporation aboard a Long March 3B rocket.
The sole telecom provider of the country, Ethio telecom, has announced a bid to partner with individuals for 94 franchised shops around the country.
Safaricom has released an updated version of the mySafaricom smartphone application, bringing a range of new M-PESA features and a data usage manager. With the updated version, M-PESA customers can now access all M-Shwari and KCB M-PESA functions.
Millicom has signed an agreement for the sale of its Rwanda operations to subsidiaries of Bharti Airtel Limited.
Safaricom has introduced a dynamic voice biometrics system that will enable customers to access services through a quicker and less intrusive vetting process.
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.
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.
Telkom has launched My Telkom, a self-care mobile app, for use on smart phones and other mobile devices.
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.
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’s Integrated telecommunication company Safaricom has launched five new Safaricom Shops that aim to cater for rising demand across the country.
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.
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 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
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’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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 Ministers in charge of Telecommunications and ICT have approved the free regional roaming regulation for ECOWAS Member countries.
Telecommunications operator Orange has launched launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
Cell C is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Craigie Stevenson as its new Chief Operations Officer, effective as of 26 September 2017.
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.
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named CEO of the Year by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group.
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 is continuing its roll-out of the Samsung Z4 smartphone in South Africa for R1,499 – powered by its own Operating System (OS), Tizen.
Integrated telecommunications service provider Safaricom has announced renewed investments in its customer care organization as it seeks to strengthen service delivery to customers.
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.
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”.
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.
Vodacom Business has announced the opening of its first office in the north west South African province of Bokone Bophirima.
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
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
After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption.
Vodacom Insurance is introducing free ‘Siyakha Funeral Cover’. The funeral cover is the first product to launch under the new ‘Siyakha Price Plan.
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 has made payments of over GH₵ 25 million in interest to about 7.8 million Mobile Money customers for the first half of 2017.
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.
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
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.
Telkom Kenya has added two independent members to its board in the latest restructuring move
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Vodacom has outlined accelerated plans to expand network coverage for people who live in deep rural areas of South Africa.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 have overwhelmingly voted in support of the proposed acquisition by Vodacom Group of an effective 35% stake in Safaricom Kenya.
The embattled Etisalat Nigeria on Thursday rallied to move away from the shadows of its troubles by taking a new brand name.
The MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up its procurement and supply chain management, effective from 1 November 2017.
MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head up group procurement and supply chain management, effective no later than 1 November 2017.
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.
Safaricom will over the next three weeks conduct a major upgrade of the M-PESA platform.
GameMine Inc., a US-based mobile game publisher, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with South African mobile carrier, Vodacom Group.
Safaricom has partnered with mSurvey to launch Consumer Wallet, a versatile mobile platform that quantifies offline consumer spending habits and trends.
MTN Cameroon, leading company in the telecommunications sector, announces the inauguration of the MTN Kribi Service Centre on 28 June 2017.
Newly rebranded Telkom has announced expansion of its 4G network to 19 more towns giving Kenyans an alternative to experience faster Internet speeds.
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.
Tigo Ghana will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network in partnership with ONEm Communications, a London-based telco.
Telecommunication company MTN has made new management appointments as it seeks to boost operational efficiency and provide more in-depth commercial skills and experience.
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.
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 has announced a 36% increase in the amount Kenyan artists will earn for music sold through the SKIZA music platform.
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.