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Vodacom Boosts Annual Revenues, Subs Numbers
Wei Shi  
5/13/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom has reported a decent financial year, supported by strong international business.
Safaricom Delivers Solid Growth in FY19
Wei Shi  
5/3/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's leading operator reported a 7% increase in revenue and a 10% EBITDA hike for its full financial year that ended in March.
Orange Boasts Strong Q1 in Africa, Middle East
Ray Le Maistre  
4/30/2019   Post a comment
While customer numbers remain flat, revenues are up and 4G uptake is significant.
Safaricom Set for New CEO – Report
Ray Le Maistre  
4/30/2019   Post a comment
Operator reacts to Reuters story about CEO Bob Collymore's impending departure but fails to confirm any plans.
New Effort to Separate M-Pesa from Safaricom
Wei Shi  
4/26/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's dominant operator might once again find itself fighting to hang on to its popular mobile finance operation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
WorldRemit Sets Up Shop in South Africa, Eyes IPO
Ray Le Maistre  
1/17/2019   Post a comment
Digital money transfer specialist now has license to make money transfers from South Africa and has opened an office in Johannesburg as it seeks further funding and aims for an IPO.
Zimbabweans Blocked From Social Media, Public Internet
Wei Shi  
1/16/2019   1 comment
Amidst anti-government protests and riots, the country's telecom operators and ISPs followed directives to shut down social media and went even further, blocking Internet access for 24 hours.
Who Might Buy Millicom's African Assets?
Ray Le Maistre  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
With Liberty Latin America in talks to acquire Millicom, what will become of the latter's African assets?
Kenyan Government Steps In to Standardize Mobile Money Services
Wei Shi  
12/18/2018   Post a comment
Kenya's Communications Authority is working with the Central Bank to develop a common platform to support interoperability between mobile money solutions.
MTN, Orange Forge Mobile Money Interop Deal
Wei Shi  
11/23/2018   Post a comment
Two leading mobile operators in Africa are to set up a joint venture called Mowali to enable mobile money service interoperability across sub-Saharan Africa.
AfricaCom 2018 Day 1: The Roads, the Chase & a Monoblock Phone
Wei Shi  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Africa's largest telecom trade show, the 21st iteration of AfricaCom, opened today in Cape Town. Connecting Africa is reporting the most eye-catching stories from the show.
Africa's Digital Future Looks Bright: Ovum
Wei Shi  
11/8/2018   Post a comment
The newly published Africa Digital Outlook 2019 report identifies mobile broadband access, mobile money, digital services and 5G as the growth sectors.
Blockchain Technology Set to Transform African Financial Services
Gabriella Jeakins  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
With under a week to go until AfricaCom 2018, Connecting Africa speaks to some of the AfricaCom Ambassadors, a group of 30 leaders and innovators from across the continent who are driving Africa's digital transformation. First up: VALR.com's Farzam Ehsani.
Safaricom Reports Strong Growth in Fiscal First Half
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan market leader continues to add customers and grow its revenues, earnings and network coverage but there are clouds on the horizon.
Senegal's Fintech Startup Sudpay Is Playing the Taxman
Wei Shi  
9/25/2018   1 comment
Sudpay will help the local tax authorities track and collect taxes to finance local public services, in exchange for a commission.
Kenya's President Ups Internet, Voice Calls Tax
Wei Shi  
9/20/2018   Post a comment
To compensate his reduction of tax on petroleum products, Uhuru Kenyatta is bumping up tax on phone calls and internet use.
Fintech Startup Yoco Turns Smartphones Into POS Terminals
Wei Shi  
9/10/2018   Post a comment
The South African fintech startup's solution enables 20,000 merchants to receive card payments.
Ugandan Fintech Startup Targets Payments Broker Role
Wei Shi  
9/4/2018   Post a comment
While retail is moving more and more cashless, Uganda's OlyCash is helping the 'unbanked.'
MTN Ghana Boasts IPO Success
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
But MTN didn't raise as much as hoped.
Cash for Data: Fintech Startup Playing a Long Game
Wei Shi  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
Nigeria's Thank U Cash has a different approach for its loyalty program.
Mixed Bag for MTN in H1
Ray Le Maistre  
8/8/2018   Post a comment
The operator added subscribers and improved margins but its debts and challenges in Iran and other markets are making investors nervous.
Orange Boosted by Data Demand
Iain Morris  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
Orange reports strong growth in sales and earnings, thanks to consumer appetite for mobile data services.
Most of Sub-Saharan Africa Will Be on Mobile Grid by 2025: GSMA
Wei Shi  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
New GSMA report predicts that 52% of the sub-Saharan population will be connected to mobile networks by 2025.
Smart Cities, 5G & IoT Take Center Stage at AfricaCom 2018
Amy Turner  
7/20/2018   1 comment
Africa's digerati are set to converge on the annual AfricaCom event in Cape Town once again to figure out the continent's connected future, analyse the potential of 5G, identify how IoT and smart cities could play a role in Africa's digital development… and much more.
Is M-Pesa Heading to Ethiopia?
Ray Le Maistre  
7/18/2018   Post a comment
Speculation suggests Safaricom is about to strike a deal with Ethiopia's government to help introduce the M-Pesa mobile money and banking service to the country's 100 million-plus population and compete with existing player M-BIRR.
Orange Money Offers Ivory Coast Users a Payment Card
Ray Le Maistre  
7/11/2018   Post a comment
Orange Money Ivory Coast has teamed with Visa and Banque Atlantique to offer its users a payment card.
Digital Payments Specialist Cellulant Raises $47.5M
Ray Le Maistre  
5/15/2018   1 comment
The digital payment specialist's C round of investment was led by The Rise Fund.
Safaricom Reports Profit Rise as CEO Returns
Ray Le Maistre  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
Kenya's dominant operator reports better-than-expected full fiscal year numbers as its CEO makes an appearance after seven months of medical leave.
Nigeria, Ghana Fuel MTN's Q1 Growth Ahead of IPOs
Ray Le Maistre  
5/3/2018   Post a comment
Mobile giant MTN reported good first quarter growth in Ghana and Nigeria, where IPOs are planned in the near future.
Orange's AME Recovery Continues in Q1
Ray Le Maistre  
4/27/2018   Post a comment
Revenue and customer numbers continue to climb as Orange invests in 4G.
Africa's Talking Raises $8.6M From IFC & Others
Ray Le Maistre  
4/27/2018   Post a comment
Distributor of mobile communication and payment APIs to developers raises significant funding from the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), Orange Digital Ventures and Social Capital.
Africa the Bright Spot for Bharti Airtel
Ray Le Maistre  
4/25/2018   1 comment
While Indian operator faces major challenges in its domestic market, its operations in Africa continued to grow and thrive during the first three months of this year, underpinned by investments in mobile broadband.
Is Safaricom's Dominance in Kenya Under Threat?
Ray Le Maistre  
4/19/2018   1 comment
There's talk of a complex merger in Kenya between Safaricom's two main rivals but warning bells should sound for the regulator.
MFS Africa Raises $4.5M Series B Round
Ray Le Maistre  
4/18/2018   Post a comment
Fintech startup is the first African fintech company to attract investment from a Chinese venture capital firm.
From 5G to 2G: What Is Relevant Depends on Where You Are
Bradley Shaw  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Topics such as expanding infrastructure sharing to the radio access network (RAN) and opening up the market to open source-based network infrastructure are far more relevant to Africa than 5G, argues Bradley Shaw.
Four African Operators Gain GSMA Mobile Money Certification
Ray Le Maistre  
4/13/2018   Post a comment
GSMA launches global mobile money certification scheme and four of the first five operators to be certified are from Africa.
Price Controls Would Harm Kenya Telecom Market, Says Think Tank
Iain Morris  
4/5/2018   Post a comment
Institute of Economic Affairs slams regulator's proposals as a 'major policy reversal' that could damage the market.
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