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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.
DSA Stresses Need for Alternative Spectrum Access
Connecting Africa News  
4/12/2019   Post a comment
The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance has emphasized the need for dynamic spectrum access in order to connect millions of people in Africa to the Internet.
Facebook Creates Detailed Population Density Map of Africa
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4/11/2019   Post a comment
New AI-powered, high-res maps to help humanitarian aid and relief agencies better assist people in need.
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.
Vodafone Egypt Deploys Red Hat Tech to Boost Customer Experience
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4/9/2019   Post a comment
For enhanced customer experience, Vodafone Egypt has rebuilt its website with microservices architecture to help bring new products and services more swiftly to market and improve internal productivity.
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.
Liquid Telecom Banks $180M Investment
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4/3/2019   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom has received the planned investment of US$180 million from CDC Group.
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.
South Africa's 4G Coverage Hits Near 86%: ICASA
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4/1/2019   Post a comment
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)'s annual State of ICT report finds 4G coverage growing, but finds the cost of access to any broadband service is still too high.
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.
Liquid Telecom Deploys Nokia Optical Gear in East Africa
Connecting Africa News  
3/28/2019   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom is deploying Nokia's 100G DWDM/OTN network equipment in East Africa to support its expanding 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.
Vodafone Expands Its Partnership Programme to Angola
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3/27/2019   Post a comment
Vodafone and Movicel Angola have struck a strategic consultancy agreement as part of Vodafone’s Partner Markets programme in Africa.
SIM Boxing Hitting Mobile Operators, Says Consultant
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3/26/2019   Post a comment
Ugandan operators are estimated to have lost $60 million due to SIM Boxing, the illegal redirection of international calls traffic, in 2016.
Clickatell Helps MTN South Africa Launch MTN Chat
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3/26/2019   Post a comment
MTN South Africa has teamed up with global customer engagement company Clickatell to launch its new MTN Chat application, which is available 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.
Safaricom Hits 30 Million Customer Milestone
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3/21/2019   Post a comment
Kenyan market leader now has 30 million customers.
Unitel to Chair GSMA's Africa Fraud and Security Group
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3/20/2019   Post a comment
Unitel's Director of Risk, Fraud and Security, José Carlos Sobreira Martins, will head up the GSMA's Africa Fraud and Security Group.
PEG Africa Raises $25M to Fuel Expansion in West Africa
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3/20/2019   Post a comment
PEG Africa, a West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, has raised US$25 million, taking its total funding to $50 million.
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.
Seacom Acquires South Africa's FibreCo
Connecting Africa News  
3/17/2019   Post a comment
Following approval from the Competition Commission, Seacom has completed the acquisition of South African fiber network operator FibreCo Telecommunications.
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.
Vodacom Launches OneNumber
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3/12/2019   Post a comment
Mobile operator launches Vodacom OneNumber, partners with Samsung to unveil South Africa's first eSIM wearable.
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.
Microsoft Opens Data Center Doors in South Africa
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3/6/2019   Post a comment
Microsoft has opened its first datacentres in Africa, offering Azure cloud services from its new 'cloud regions' in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
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.
Bringing PEACE to Africa's Comms Ecosystem
Connecting Africa News  
3/4/2019   Post a comment
Subsea network connectivity, provided by initiatives such as PEACE, is of vital importance to the digital development of Africa and global operators such as Orange are playing an important role in highlighting the advances being made in Africa's international connectivity, as well as the many challenges that remain.
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.
Cisco, ITIDA Team Up for Digital Apps & Game Development Initiative
Connecting Africa News  
2/28/2019   Post a comment
Cisco is collaborating with Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) for Africa Innovation in Digital Applications & Game Development Initiative (AAL).
Safaricom Deploys 400G Optical Transport Tech
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2/27/2019   Post a comment
Safaricom has deployed 400 Gbit/s optical transport technology from Huawei that will enable it to cope better with increasing volumes of video and data traffic.
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Google’s first AI lab was officially opened in Accra.
The local company beat off plenty of competition to land the country's fourth multiservice license.
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