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Telstar's License Revoked by Angolan President
Wei Shi  
4/24/2019   Post a comment
The head of the republic intervened when the new licensee had been judged to be failing to meet the requirements of the bidding process.
Kenya's Telecom Regulator Forced to Clarify Its SIM Disconnection Policy
Wei Shi  
4/23/2019   Post a comment
Contrary to some media reports, Kenya's Communication Authority will not disconnect improperly registered SIMs on May 18.
Mobile Ecosystem Boosts GDP, Jobs in West Africa – GSMA
Wei Shi  
4/18/2019   Post a comment
The mobile sector is responsible for 8.7% of West Africa's GDP, according to industry body the GSMA.
Ghana Lands Africa's First Google AI Lab
Wei Shi  
4/17/2019   Post a comment
Google’s first AI lab was officially opened in Accra.
Telstar Is the New Kid on Angola's Comms Services Block
Wei Shi  
4/15/2019   Post a comment
The local company beat off plenty of competition to land the country's fourth multiservice license.
More Than 600,000 SIMs Deactivated in Kenya
Wei Shi  
4/12/2019   Post a comment
An initiative to gain more accurate insights into the mobile market in Kenya has led to the deactivation of hundreds of thousands of SIM cards, mainly by Airtel.
MTN Tests 5G at Sports Arena
Wei Shi  
4/10/2019   Post a comment
The South Africa mobile operator has trialed 5G technology in a motorbike racing circuit.
Cisco Opens Incubators in Kenya, SA
Wei Shi  
4/9/2019   Post a comment
Networking giant confirms its commitment to Africa's tech sector by opening incubators in Kenya and South Africa.
Facebook to Build Subsea Cable Around Africa – Report
Wei Shi  
4/8/2019   Post a comment
The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook is planning to build a subsea network that would wrap around Africa with multiple landing points.
Nigeria's 9mobile Still Mired in Scandal
Ray Le Maistre  
4/5/2019   Post a comment
Uncertainty abounds as Nigerian operator appeals against a court ruling that some believe nullifies its sale to Teleology.
Jamii Telecom Lands Full 4G Licence in Kenya
Wei Shi  
4/5/2019   Post a comment
Kenya has a new, official licensed 4G mobile player in the form of Jamii Telecom.
South Africa Close to Spectrum Clarity
Wei Shi  
4/4/2019   Post a comment
South Africa could publish its final policy on spectrum allocation by end of April.
Mobile Still Growing in Kenya, But So Is Fraud
Wei Shi  
4/2/2019   Post a comment
Kenya is starting to display many characteristics of a mature market.
Vodacom Eyes Link With Rain, Liquid Telecom to Offer 5G FWA
Wei Shi  
3/29/2019   Post a comment
South African operator could forge partnership with Rain and Liquid Telecom to roll out fixed wireless broadband services.
Telecom Playing Critical Role in Aftermath of Cyclone Idai
Wei Shi  
3/28/2019   Post a comment
Getting communications systems up and running is vital if the human impact of Cyclone Idai is to be minimized.
MTN Uses AI to Offer Top-Up App via WhatsApp
Wei Shi  
3/27/2019   Post a comment
As mobile operator plans launch of its own messaging application, it is offering useful top-up functions via WhatsApp.
TSF Connects Aid Workers in Cyclone-Stricken Mozambique
Wei Shi  
3/22/2019   Post a comment
Emergency comms NGO Télécoms Sans Frontières is providing support to aid workers in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.
Seacom Offers Kenya a Route to South Africa's Cloud
Wei Shi  
3/20/2019   Post a comment
The subsea cable operator is offering Kenyan companies the chance to hook up to Microsoft's new data centers in South Africa.
Rwanda Takes Minor Stake in Satellite Hopeful OneWeb
Ray Le Maistre  
3/19/2019   Post a comment
The Government of Rwanda is one of multiple organizations to have participated in a US$1.25 billion funding round in satellite communications startup OneWeb.
Dimension Data Heading for Regional MBO – Reports
Wei Shi  
3/18/2019   Post a comment
Local media reports suggest the Africa and Middle East operations of Dimension Data could be subject to a management buyout.
The Battle for the African Cloud
Guy Zibi  
3/15/2019   Post a comment
In the African market for hyperscale cloud providers, it's still all to play for as Huawei pitches up against AWS, Azure and others.
Maroc Telecom Expands into Chad with Tigo Acquisition
Wei Shi  
3/15/2019   Post a comment
Moroccan operator further expands its expire as Millicom sheds part of its African operation.
South African Businesses Ready to Embrace Cloud Service
Wei Shi  
3/14/2019   Post a comment
Demand for cloud service use is high, but varies depending on the sector.
Ericsson Begins Search for New MEA Chief
Ray Le Maistre  
3/13/2019   Post a comment
Mobile networking giant is on the hunt for a new head of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) unit as Rafiah Ibrahim takes one step towards the exit door at Ericsson.
Safaricom, Ant Financial Enable Alibaba Trading Using M-PESA
Wei Shi  
3/13/2019   Post a comment
Kenyan businesses can now use M-PESA to pay overseas suppliers, particularly those in China, trading through the Alibaba e-commerce platform.
Africa's Smartphone Market Back in Growth Mode: IDC
Ray Le Maistre  
3/12/2019   Post a comment
Market research firm IDC says Africa's smartphone market grew in 2018 for the first time in three years.
MTN Raises Targets After a Tough Year
Wei Shi  
3/7/2019   Post a comment
Despite many challenges, MTN reported promising financials for the full year 2018 and has raised its mid-term targets.
MTN Adds Advertising to its Monetization Portfolio
Wei Shi  
3/6/2019   Post a comment
The mobile operator has hired advertising company Out There Media to develop a multi-country mobile advertising business, starting with South Africa.
New Twist to the Airtel/Telkom Merger Saga in Kenya
Wei Shi  
3/5/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's parliamentary committee called the deal a scandal and is demanding for clarifications on remaining issues.
Ericsson Wallet to Power MTN Mobile Money for Five More Years
Wei Shi  
3/1/2019   Post a comment
Existing mobile money relationship is extended and expanded.
Airtel's African Turnaround
Guy Zibi  
3/1/2019   Post a comment
Nobody saw that coming... so how has Airtel done it?
Rain Boasts 5G Network Launch in South Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
2/28/2019   Post a comment
Alternative data-only operator has built out initial 5G network using technology from Huawei Technologies and Nokia.
Orange Unveils $20 KaiOS Smart Feature Phones
Wei Shi  
2/26/2019   Post a comment
Orange customers in three African markets will get the Sanza device from April, with 13 more to follow.
Huawei Unveils RuralStar Lite for Rural Connectivity
Ray Le Maistre  
2/22/2019   Post a comment
Chinese vendor has developed a smaller, slimmer version of its remote area, solar-powered base station.
Africa & Middle East Shine for Orange
Wei Shi  
2/21/2019   Post a comment
Major mobile operator Orange says its AME business was a major growth contributor in 2018.
KaiOS Smart Feature Phones to Hit More African Markets
Wei Shi  
2/19/2019   Post a comment
Six new companies have agreed to bring KaiOS-based feature phones, which have smartphone-like functionality, to more markets in Africa.
Maroc Telecom Reports a Strong 2018
Wei Shi  
2/18/2019   Post a comment
Morocco's leading telco reported revenues growth and optimised its capital expenditures to achieve a successful 2018.
MTN's Ugandan Woes Deepen
Wei Shi  
2/15/2019   Post a comment
The mobile operator's CEO is the latest to be deported from the eastern African country.
Loon to Land Third Ground Station in Kenya
Wei Shi  
2/14/2019   Post a comment
Working with Telkom Kenya, Alphabet subsidiary Loon is to add another ground station to expand its coverage.
Safaricom Turns to Allot to Shore Up Security, Boost QoE
Wei Shi  
2/13/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's leading mobile operator is deploying technology from Israeli vendor Allot to make its network more secure and enhance the quality of experience (QoE) it can deliver to its customers.
Telkom, Airtel Finally Get Engaged
Ray Le Maistre  
2/11/2019   Post a comment
At the second time of asking, Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators agree a merger deal to create a stronger rival to Safaricom.
Why MTN Will Want a Jumia IPO
Wei Shi  
2/11/2019   Post a comment
The operator would improve its financial position if Nigerian digital e-commerce giant Jumia lists its shares on the New York exchange.
WACS Subsea Cable Upgrade Completed by Huawei Marine
Wei Shi  
2/6/2019   Post a comment
Huawei Marine has finished the upgrade of the world's longest 100G undersea cable, which links West Africa with Europe.
Africa Honors Safer Internet Day
Wei Shi  
2/6/2019   Post a comment
Telcos, Web services giants, NGOs and governments joined hands to honor Safer Internet Day, which this year had a focus on children and the young netizens and the slogan 'Together for a better internet.'
Berkshire Partners Takes Control of Data Center Specialist Teraco
Ray Le Maistre  
2/2/2019   Post a comment
Investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has acquired a majority stake in Teraco Data Environments, a major provider of colocation data center infrastructure in South Africa.
Airtel Africa Gets Another Cash Injection, Adds Customers
Ray Le Maistre  
2/1/2019   Post a comment
Qatar Investment Authority is to invest US$200 million in Airtel's Africa operations, becoming the latest external investor to pump money into the regional operation.
A Strong Position in Africa is Ever Critical for Huawei
Wei Shi  
1/29/2019   Post a comment
As it comes under fire in many other markets, it's never been more important for the Chinese vendor to have a strong foothold in Africa.
MTN's Nigeria IPO Looks to Be Back On Track
Wei Shi  
1/25/2019   Post a comment
The CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is optimistic the public listing will go ahead now that MTN has sorted out its differences with the Nigerian authorities.
Vodacom Reports Growth Despite Tough SA Market
Wei Shi  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom reported a decline in revenues in its home market of South Africa during the final three months of 2018 but its other operations helped it post a 1.5% growth in sales.
Tmcel: The New Name in Mozambique's Comms Market
Wei Shi  
1/23/2019   Post a comment
The merger of two loss-making network operators has created a new, state-owned, integrated communications service provider.
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