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KaiOS' African Rollout Continues With Tecno Tie-up
Paula Gilbert  
8/15/2019   Post a comment
KaiOS Technologies and Tecno are rolling out a new smart feature phone across sub-Saharan Africa.
Who Will Lead Ericsson MEA?
Paula Gilbert  
8/13/2019   Post a comment
With two and a half weeks to go before the current head of Middle East and Africa steps down, there is still no news from Ericsson about a replacement.
MTN Is Launching a $20 Smartphone
Paula Gilbert  
8/12/2019   Post a comment
MTN plans to roll out an ultra low-cost smartphone across its operations in Africa by the end of 2019.
MTN Group Adds 7.7M Customers in H1
Paula Gilbert  
8/8/2019   Post a comment
Despite tough trading conditions, MTN added 7.7 million group subscribers and grew service revenues almost 10% in the first half of the financial year.
Mobile Money Takes Off in South Sudan
Paula Gilbert  
8/7/2019   Post a comment
South Sudan's digital inclusion aspirations are being boosted by the rollout of mobile money services in the country.
Jury's Out on 5G Efforts: Poll Result
Ray Le Maistre  
8/7/2019   Post a comment
We asked you if you thought it was too early to put time and effort into 5G in Africa — and the slight majority believe Africa needs to be involved in 5G right now.
MTN Ghana Sees Huge Earnings Jump
Paula Gilbert  
8/6/2019   Post a comment
MTN's Ghanaian operation grew its earnings for the six months to the end of June by more than 50%.
Safaricom Pumps Up Its FTTH Plans
Ray Le Maistre  
8/5/2019   Post a comment
Uptake for Safaricom's fiber broadband service has been impressive, but the company is still looking to attract new customers and has outlined a short-term discount to tempt new customers.
Mobile Operator Quartet Dominate African Market
Paula Gilbert  
8/2/2019   Post a comment
One in ten Africans is an Orange customer, says the French giant -- that makes it one of the top four mobile operators on the continent by subscriber numbers, with MTN, Airtel and Vodacom the other big hitters.
Telkom is Killing its Copper Business
Paula Gilbert  
8/1/2019   Post a comment
As of today Telkom’s copper-based fixed line prepaid service platform has been decommissioned.
Releasing 5G mmWave Spectrum Could Give Sub-Saharan Africa $5.2B Boost: GSMA
Paula Gilbert  
7/31/2019   Post a comment
A new GSMA report suggests that releasing 5G millimeter-wave spectrum capacity could contribute $5.2 billion to Sub-Saharan Africa's GDP by 2034, but the space industry is getting in the way.
MTN Broadens Its Financial Services Reach in Nigeria
Paula Gilbert  
7/30/2019   Post a comment
MTN plans to expand its fintech business in Nigeria after one of its subsidiaries was granted a 'super-agent license' to provide financial services.
South Africa Finally Publishes Spectrum Policy Direction
Paula Gilbert  
7/29/2019   Post a comment
SA's long-awaited spectrum policy direction has been published and the government's wireless open access network (WOAN) is getting preferential treatment.
African Operators, Governments Show Faith in Huawei
Paula Gilbert  
7/26/2019   Post a comment
Analysts agree Huawei has had a very cordial working relationship with most African governments, which don't seem to be bowing to global pressure to blacklist the Chinese company.
Africa & Middle East the Key 'Growth Driver' for Orange
Ray Le Maistre  
7/25/2019   Post a comment
Major telco's second quarter growth driven by ongoing success across Africa and the Middle East.
Lower Out-Of-Bundle Revenue Hits Vodacom's South Africa Sales
Paula Gilbert  
7/25/2019   Post a comment
Lower out-of-bundle tariffs and new data regulations negatively impacted Vodacom's quarterly service revenue in South Africa but international growth helped group revenues increase.
4IR More of a Security Opportunity Than a Threat
Paula Gilbert  
7/24/2019   Post a comment
A new study from World Wide Worx found that fourth industrial revolution technologies offer more security opportunities than security risks, but many companies still don't perceive it that way.
Key Trends & Takeaways From West Africa Com 2019
Paula Gilbert  
7/22/2019   Post a comment
Satellite technology, fintech, mobile data prices and how to get better inclusion for women in tech were among the key topics discussed at the 2019 West Africa Com event in Senegal.
AWS Aims to Upskill Developers Ahead of Regional Cloud Launch
Paula Gilbert  
7/19/2019   Post a comment
As Amazon Web Services prepares to open its Cape Town infrastructure region in 2020, the group is looking to educate local developers.
Johannesburg, Nairobi Among Top 50 cities Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
Paula Gilbert  
7/19/2019   Post a comment
The two cities are Africa's only representatives in the Dell Technologies Women Entrepreneur Cities Index.
Former Vodafone Ghana CEO Joins MTN
Paula Gilbert  
7/18/2019   Post a comment
Yolanda Cuba is joining MTN as Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer.
Safaricom Planning E-Commerce Expansion in 2020
Paula Gilbert  
7/17/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan telecoms operator wants to expand its e-commerce proposition, Masoko, to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa by next year.
EOH Admits to 'Serious Governance Failings & Wrongdoing'
Paula Gilbert  
7/16/2019   Post a comment
The South African IT services firm has confirmed that an investigation has found evidence of unsubstantiated payments, tender irregularities and other unethical business dealings that could add up to $87 million.
Cell C Opens Up About Financial Challenges
Paula Gilbert  
7/12/2019   Post a comment
Cell C interim CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson has published an open letter speaking about the 'financial and other challenges' that the South African operator faces.
SA Minister Promises Swift Action on Spectrum & Digital Migration
Paula Gilbert  
7/11/2019   Post a comment
South African Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has given herself short deadlines for big moves when it comes to spectrum and the extremely delayed digital migration process.
Spotify Lite Launches in Africa
Paula Gilbert  
7/10/2019   Post a comment
Music streaming service Spotify has launched a 'Lite' version for emerging markets which uses less storage, data and battery.
South Africa Leads the Continent in Mobile Download Speeds
Paula Gilbert  
7/9/2019   Post a comment
South Africa has the fastest mobile download speeds of ten African countries monitored by mobile analytics company Opensignal.
Ethiopia to Award New Telecoms Licenses in Early 2020
Paula Gilbert  
7/8/2019   Post a comment
Early next year Ethiopia plans to award two new telecoms licenses and sell a minority stake in state-owned Ethio Telecom.
Mahanyele-Dabengwa to Lead Naspers South Africa
Paula Gilbert  
7/4/2019   Post a comment
Naspers has announced a new executive position, with Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa to lead the company's activities in South Africa.
EOH Offloads CCS Stake for $31M
Paula Gilbert  
7/3/2019   Post a comment
The South African IT services company has sold a 70% stake in Construction Computer Software (CCS) to help reduce the group's debt.
Michael Joseph Returns to Lead Safaricom
Paula Gilbert  
7/2/2019   Post a comment
Former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph will be stepping back into the role in an interim capacity after the death of CEO Bob Collymore.
Bob Collymore Loses His Battle With Cancer
Paula Gilbert  
7/1/2019   Post a comment
The Safaricom CEO passed away on Monday morning at his home in Nairobi at the age of 61.
What Dell, Microsoft, VMware Partnership Means for Africa
Paula Gilbert  
6/28/2019   Post a comment
Execs believe the collaboration can help boost African economies and bring multi-cloud to the continent in a tangible way.
S&P Downgrades Cell C Amid 'Liquidity Stress'
Paula Gilbert  
6/27/2019   Post a comment
S&P Global Ratings has downgraded South Africa's Cell C for the second time this year citing a realistic possibility of a default.
Women in Focus at East Africa Com
Paula Gilbert  
6/25/2019   Post a comment
The recent conference in Kenya included a focus on unleashing the economic potential of women in technology.
Orange in Talks to Enter Ethiopia
Iain Morris  
6/24/2019   1 comment
French telecom incumbent may expand its African footprint by acquiring a stake in Ethio Telecom or snapping up a new license, says company's CFO.
Vodacom Selling Enterprise Operations in 5 African Markets
Paula Gilbert  
6/21/2019   Post a comment
The South African mobile operator is offloading its enterprise businesses in Nigeria, Zambia, Angola, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.
Orange Keeps MEA Sales Growth Target at 5% as Focus Shifts
Iain Morris  
6/21/2019   Post a comment
French operator is pushing into new data, money and business opportunities as the mainstream voice business shows signs of exhaustion.
SA President Promises Spectrum Policy Direction Within 30 Days
Paula Gilbert  
6/21/2019   Post a comment
Cyril Ramaphosa said that within the next month, the communications minister will issue the policy direction to commence South Africa's long-awaited spectrum licensing process.
SA Intros New Comms & Digital Tech Department
Paula Gilbert  
6/18/2019   Post a comment
South Africa's new merged communications and telecoms departments will be known as the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies.
Ooredoo Algeria Using Cloud to Transform Core Network
Paula Gilbert  
6/14/2019   Post a comment
The telco becomes the first operator in North Africa to deploy a virtualized telco application, Nokia's Cloud Mobile Gateway.
Naspers-owned PayU Buys Iyzico for $165M
Paula Gilbert  
6/12/2019   Post a comment
PayU has added the Turkish fintech startup to its payments basket as it aims to become the world's number one fintech investor.
Huawei Commits to 5G in South Africa
Paula Gilbert  
6/11/2019   Post a comment
Huawei South Africa says it will not leave any of its local telco customers vulnerable and is ready to provide 5G products and solutions in the key African market.
MTN Adds AI to Mobile Money Services
Paula Gilbert  
6/10/2019   Post a comment
The telco giant now has a chatbot to help users navigate its Mobile Money services.
Bharti Airtel Boasts Further African Growth
Paula Gilbert  
6/5/2019   Post a comment
The Indian-headquartered company has reported a 10%+ rise in both subscribers and revenue in Africa during its most recent full financial year.
Why I'm Excited for a Connected Africa
Paula Gilbert  
6/5/2019   1 comment
My new role as editor of the Connecting Africa community offers great opportunities to track the development of the continent's comms and IT sectors, highlight gender equality progress and share coffee/wine tips.
African Towers Company Eaton Sells for $1.85B
Ray Le Maistre  
5/31/2019   Post a comment
Having postponed plans for an IPO last year, Eaton Towers has agreed a sale to American Tower in a deal valued at $1.85 billion.
Ethiopia On MTN's Expansion Roadmap, Hints CEO
Wei Shi  
5/30/2019   Post a comment
MTN is looking for new markets to conquer.
MTN Is Most Admired African Brand, Survey Finds
Wei Shi  
5/29/2019   Post a comment
The telco, up against the likes of Nike and Samsung, was also rated one of the most admired global brands.
Airtel Africa Plans London Listing
Wei Shi  
5/28/2019   Post a comment
Africa's second-largest mobile operator hopes the move will help tackle its debt pile.
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KaiOS Technologies and Tecno are rolling out a new smart feature phone across sub-Saharan Africa.
With two and a half weeks to go before the current head of Middle East and Africa steps down, there is still no news from Ericsson about a replacement.
MTN plans to roll out an ultra low-cost smartphone across its operations in Africa by the end of 2019.
Despite tough trading conditions, MTN added 7.7 million group subscribers and grew service revenues almost 10% in the first half of the financial year.
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