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MTN Zambia Helps Reduce Roaming Charges with Kirusa
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1/22/2019   Post a comment
MTN Zambia is helping to reduce roaming charges for its customers who are travelling abroad with the deployment of Kirusa's ReachMe hybrid OTT voice app.
Helios Towers Boosts Its South African Plans with Strategic Acquisition
Wei Shi  
1/21/2019   Post a comment
Only days after forming a joint venture in South Africa, Helios Towers has acquired a controlling stake in SA Towers to support its growth plans.
Orange Brings 4G to Burkina Faso
Wei Shi  
1/18/2019   Post a comment
The Orange subsidiary announced that it has secured a 4G licence as well as having renewed its 2G and 3G licences.
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?
Versa Networks, BringCom Team on SD-WAN Services in East and West Africa
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1/16/2019   Post a comment
Versa Networks and BringCom will bring secure SD-WAN service capabilities to regional service providers and SaaS operators in the region.
Helios Towers Teams With Vulatel to Expand into South Africa
Wei Shi  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
Entering into the most advanced telecom market on the African continent may also help the company's ambition to go public.
Konnect Africa Launches Internet Access Services in Côte d'Ivoire
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1/15/2019   Post a comment
Konnect Africa's satellite Internet services are now accessible in Côte d'Ivoire through an extensive network of distributors.
Microsoft South Africa Names New MD
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1/14/2019   Post a comment
Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new Managing Director, effective March 1.
Airtel & Telkom Rekindle Kenyan Merger Talks – Reports
Wei Shi  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
The prospect of a merger between Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators appears to have been revived.
Liquid Telecom Appoints Ex-Orange Exec to Lead Push into West Africa
Wei Shi  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom has appointed industry veteran Mohamed Abdel Bassit, most recently at Orange, to lead its expansion into some of the fastest growing markets on the continent.
Intelsat Joins GSMA to Get Closer to Mobile Operators
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1/10/2019   Post a comment
Satellite operator believes joining the industry organization will help bring it closer to the mobile operator community in Africa and elsewhere and help to strengthen the ties between satellite and terrestrial networks.
Nigeria's 9mobile Suffers Further Turmoil
Wei Shi  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
Reports suggest that Teleology, the new owner, has decided to withdraw, but the situation is far from clear.
Microsoft Delays Data Center Launch
Ray Le Maistre  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
Microsoft needs more time and investment before it can open its planned data centers in South Africa, reports ITWeb.
Sub-Saharan African OTT Market to Top $1B by 2024 – Report
Wei Shi  
1/8/2019   Post a comment
Value of OTT video content will grow almost five-fold during next six years, according to Digital TV Research.
Nigeria's Mobile Market Continues to Grow, as Do 9mobile's Woes
Wei Shi  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
The Nigerian mobile market may be growing, but 9mobile's customer base is still shrinking.
Wearable Devices Market Enjoys Strong Growth — IDC
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1/4/2019   Post a comment
The Middle East, Africa and Turkey wearable devices market has enjoyed strong growth, according to research firm IDC.
South Africa Leads the World in Demand for Constant Connectivity
Partner Perspectives  
1/3/2019   1 comment
ARRIS's eighth annual study of global consumer technology trends, the ARRIS Consumer Entertainment Index (CEI), found that no fewer than 95% of South Africans demand 'constant connectivity.'
Econet Takes Full Control of Kwesé Iflix
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1/2/2019   Post a comment
Streaming video services specialist Iflix has decided to exit the African market and has sold its stake in Kwesé Iflix to Econet Global, Kwesé's parent company.
How Fintech is Driving an African Startup Funding Frenzy
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12/28/2018   Post a comment
Tech startup funding has been booming across Africa, driven largely by fintech.
Omo Takes Over as Secretary General of the Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU)
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12/27/2018   Post a comment
John Omo, formerly of the Communications Authority of Kenya, becomes the second Kenyan to head up the ATU.
Liquid Telecom to Launch Wholesale 4G Network in South Africa
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12/27/2018   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom South Africa to provide wholesale open access roaming services to network operators starting early 2019.
MTN Settles $8.1B Spat with Central Bank of Nigeria
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12/24/2018   Post a comment
MTN announces the conclusion of a resolution agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Mobile Money Transfers in Kenya Hit Ksh. 2 Trillion in Q3
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12/23/2018   Post a comment
In the July-September quarter, the value of mobile money transactions in Kenya hit the Ksh 2 trillion milestone for the first time, according to the Communications Authority of Kenya.
EIB Commits €495M to Developing Africa's Infrastructure
Wei Shi  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
The European Investment Bank commits €495 million to three mega projects in Africa to improve broadband access, public transport, and access to electricity.
Tigo Senegal Plans Network Boost with Ericsson
Ray Le Maistre  
12/20/2018   Post a comment
Three-year network modernization program will see Ericsson's radio access network gear deployed at more than 1,000 sites.
Facebook Applauds Its 2018 Record in Africa
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12/19/2018   Post a comment
Facebook has had a trying year but according to the social media giant it's had a fabulous 2018 in Africa!
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 Group Has a New CTIO & a New CIO
Connecting Africa News  
12/17/2018   1 comment
Charles Molapisi will be the operator's new Group CTIO while Nikos Angelopoulos is the new Group CIO.
Liquid Telecom, Code for Africa to Map Deadly Air Pollution in Kenya
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12/14/2018   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom Kenya's Internet of Things (IoT) network lowers the cost of 'citizen science' sensor network.​
Ecobank Appoints MFS Africa As Its Digital Payments Partner
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12/12/2018   Post a comment
Ecobank's customers in 33 African countries can now transact with more than 170 million mobile wallets across the continent.
TelOne Zimbabwe Launches VoD with Vubiquity & Discover Digital International
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12/12/2018   Post a comment
Vubiquity and strategic partner Discover Digital International help launch video On demand with TelOne Zimbabwe.
CDC Group Pumps $180M into Liquid Telecom
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12/11/2018   Post a comment
CDC Group, a UK government-backed development finance institution, has agreed to invest US$180 million in African network operator Liquid Telecom, which is majority-owned by diversified communications company Econet Group.
Liquid Telecom Commits to $400M Investment in Egypt
Ray Le Maistre  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
In an effort to cement its position as the gateway between Egypt and the rest of Africa, Liquid Telecom plans significant data center and network investments in the country during the next three years.
OPPO Plans Major Investments for 2019
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12/7/2018   Post a comment
Device manufacturer OPPO plans to focus its increased investments in the areas of 5G, artificial intelligence and smart devices.
Connecting Africa to the Digital World
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12/6/2018   Post a comment
Investments are being made that will benefit the citizens of Africa, improve economies and perhaps most importantly give the people of Africa the opportunity to play their part in the Fourth Industrial revolution.
Safaricom Trials TubeStar Base Station
Ray Le Maistre  
12/6/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan operator is putting a new base station design to the test.
5G Will Roll Out in Nigeria by 2020, Says Regulator
Wei Shi  
12/4/2018   1 comment
The Nigerian Communications Commission says the country will be ready to launch next-generation cellular networks in 2020, despite low current 4G penetration.
Safaricom Intros Interactive Customer Care Chatbot
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12/4/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom has introduced Zuri, an artificial intelligence chatbot assistant that is available on Telegram and Facebook Messenger.
HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years
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12/4/2018   Post a comment
Company will open a HP LIFE Center for entrepreneurship in South Africa.
MTN Set to Cover 90% of South African Population With 4G
Wei Shi  
11/29/2018   1 comment
More than 50 million South Africans will be covered by 4G by the end of 2018, according to MTN, making it the first operator in the country to hit that mark.
MTN Group Joins the IoT World Alliance
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11/29/2018   Post a comment
MTN Group is the first African telco to join the IoT World Alliance, an industry organization dedicated to enabling connected IoT solutions.
Nigeria Needs Policy Reform, Says GSMA
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11/29/2018   Post a comment
Nigeria has the potential to get 55% of its population connected by 2025 and unlock economic growth.
Avanti Talks About Satellite's Roll in Connecting Africa at AfricaCom 2018
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11/28/2018   Post a comment
Avanti Country Manager and Sales Director for Southern Africa, Brenden Pronk, discusses the latest development at Avanti and calls for the telecoms industry to work together to create a truly connected continent.
Parallel Wireless 2G/3G/4G/5G Open Network Solution Connects 12 Countries in Africa
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11/28/2018   Post a comment
Parallel Wireless's Christoph Fitih shared how the company's 2G/3G/4G/5G software-enabled Open Network solution is helping telcos in Africa deploy new coverage throughout the continent at much lower cost and on an accelerated timeline.
Africa's Mobile Phone Market Dips in Q3 — IDC
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11/27/2018   Post a comment
Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter in Q3 2018, according to research firm IDC.
Telecom Egypt Upgrades Its Delta Backbone Network
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11/26/2018   Post a comment
Telecom Egypt has deployed Nokia's Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network to enable a single-carrier 200G service.
Orange Eyes 5G Launches in Africa, Middle East
Ray Le Maistre  
11/26/2018   1 comment
There are still many challenges to overcome to make 5G network deployments efficient but Orange is confident that 5G will be coming to Africa and the Middle East from 2020.
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.
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