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MTN Predicts Strong Growth Following Network Investments
Ray Le Maistre  
3/8/2018   Post a comment
MTN expects Nigeria and South Africa to be the engines of growth for the next few years as it reports favorable full year financials.
Applications Now Open for the 8th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East
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3/1/2018   Post a comment
This prize, awarded by Orange, rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which improve the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East.
Orange Hails Africa Recovery, Expects Margin Growth
Iain Morris  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Orange CEO says 'mutualization' efforts in Africa are likely to buoy earnings this year.
DOCOMO Digital, Safaricom Team Up on Google Play Store Payments
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2/21/2018   Post a comment
DOCOMO Digital partners with Safaricom to launch the first app store integration with the world's most popular mobile money service.
Will Standard Bank Add to South Africa's MVNO Mix?
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2/14/2018   Post a comment
Reports suggest Standard Bank is preparing to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business in South Africa, a market already hosting multiple such operations.
9mobile Loses More Market Share as it Awaits New Owner
Ray Le Maistre  
2/12/2018   Post a comment
Nigeria's mobile market is growing but 9mobile's customers base is shrinking, according to the latest statistics from the country's telecoms watchdog.
MTN Looks Set for Nigeria IPO -- Report
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2/9/2018   Post a comment
An IPO for MTN's Nigeria business looks to be back on the table following a more settled financial year.
MTN Targets 3x Growth in Mobile Money Subs by 2021
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1/24/2018   Post a comment
CEO tells Deloitte Africa event attendees of the mobile giant's ambitions in customer growth and mobile money service usage.
Partech Ventures Launches $120M Africa Tech Fund
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1/23/2018   Post a comment
VC firm launches Partech Africa, a $120 million fund dedicated to raising capital for investment in African tech startups.
Kenya Launches Mobile Money Interoperability Trial
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1/22/2018   Post a comment
The Communications Authority of Kenya announces the launch of a mobile financial services trial, setting stage for lower cross networks transactions costs.
Africa Stars in Airtel’s Q3 Results
Ray Le Maistre  
1/19/2018   Post a comment
While the Indian market proves tough for Bharti Airtel, revenues from its African operations are up by more than 5% in the fiscal third quarter that ended December 31, 2017.
Bango Teams Up with MTN Ghana to Launch Mobile Money Wallet in Google Play
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1/19/2018   Post a comment
This is the first use of the MTN Mobile Money wallet to fund app store purchases, according to the partners.
Huawei Pumps $100M Into South Africa Campus
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1/12/2018   Post a comment
Chinese technology giant is investing in a substantial campus facility in Johannesburg.
A Kick in the Wallet for Operators in Kenya, Chad
Ray Le Maistre  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan operators fined for poor quality of service while tax rates have been hiked for mobile operators in Chad.
Cote d’Ivoire Imposes Tax on Mobile Money Transfers
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1/11/2018   Post a comment
This could fray some nerves in the mobile commerce community.
Kenyan Authorities Drop Plans to Break Up Safaricom – Report
Iain Morris  
1/3/2018   1 comment
A proposal to curb the dominance of Safaricom by breaking it up has been jettisoned in a new regulatory report.
Tunisie Telecom to Test Cryptocurrency for Mobile Finance
Ray Le Maistre  
12/12/2017   Post a comment
Tunisian operator is engaging with cryptocurrency startup Telcoin to check out a new way to offer mobile remittance services.
WorldRemit Raises $40M, Targets 5M Customers in Africa
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12/11/2017   Post a comment
Fintech specialist attracts further funding as it aims for 10 million users, of which half (it hopes) will be in Africa.
Making Sense of Zimbabwe's Surprisingly Solid Telecoms Market
Guy Zibi  
12/8/2017   Post a comment
Despite its recent history, Zimbabwe has a high ICT ranking and one of the most important telecoms markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
AfricaCom Day Two: The Technology Paradox
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11/22/2017   Post a comment
From satellite to balloon connectivity – how African governments and tech giants are bridging the digital divide.
Safaricom Opens Its Digital Market
Ray Le Maistre  
11/21/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator launches e-commerce platform, Masoko.
Fintech Innovation a Key Trend as Africa's Economy Rebounds: Report
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11/17/2017   Post a comment
Ecobank Group Research provides a positive outlook for Africa's economy and cites fintech innovation as a key trend.
Bharti Airtel, Millicom Combine Operations in Ghana
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11/15/2017   Post a comment
Bharti Airtel and Millicom, which operates under the Tigo brand, have combined their operations in Ghana to form the country's second largest operator.
Vodafone in Firing Line Over African Growth Strategy
Ray Le Maistre  
11/14/2017   Post a comment
Investigation into Vodafone's growth across Africa suggests that deals were not as ethical and transparent as they could have been and have lined the pockets of the continent's political elite.
Vodacom Boasts Growth as Data Revenues Overtake Voice in South Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
11/13/2017   Post a comment
Mobile operator registered growth in revenues, customer numbers and net profit during the first half of its fiscal year, during which data revenues outstripped voice revenues for the first time in its core market of South Africa.
Huawei, Telcos Clash With Policymakers in Cape Town
Iain Morris  
11/7/2017   Post a comment
Private sector players continue to complain that shortsighted regulation is hindering the rollout and take-up of telecom services in Africa.
Safaricom Ramps H1 Revenues, Profits, Subs
Ray Le Maistre  
11/5/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator's metrics are on the rise…
E-Health Emerges as Prominent Topic at AfricaCom 2017
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11/3/2017   Post a comment
A new digital health conference stream has been added to this year's AfricaCom agenda, while fintech is also a key topic.
AfricaCom Awards Shortlists Highlight Innovation
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11/1/2017   Post a comment
The extensive shortlists for this year's AfricaCom Awards highlights the broad range of innovation underway across the continent's communications and ICT market.
Orange Builds On Its Brand in Sierra Leone
Ray Le Maistre  
10/18/2017   Post a comment
Following network expansion and improvements, Orange has introduced its brand in Sierra Leone.
Big Data as a Catalyst For Big Change
Connecting Africa News  
10/16/2017   Post a comment
The processing and analysis of major volumes of data can deliver significant business benefits for African companies.
Africa's Social and Economic Challenges Addressed by 'Infostructure'
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10/11/2017   Post a comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to have a dramatic impact in Africa and that is reflected in the agenda at this year's AfricaCom.
Safaricom Boasts Increasing Positive Impact on Kenyan Economy
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10/4/2017   Post a comment
Country's leading mobile operator claims its financial contribution to the Kenyan economy increased 17% in the 2016/17 fiscal year, but it's not all good news...
Africa's Quiet Revolution in Mobile Finance and Commerce
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9/27/2017   Post a comment
Advances in mobile finance across Africa open up opportunities for further value-added service developments.
Sowing the Seeds for AgriTech Growth
Stacey Knott  
9/22/2017   Post a comment
Young tech-savvy entrepreneurs are working hard to bring digital tools to Africa's enormous and important agriculture sector.
AfricaCom: The 20th Anniversary
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9/14/2017   Post a comment
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
Digital Transformation and the Evolution of AfricaCom: Connecting Africa’s Tom Cuthell
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9/12/2017   Post a comment
Connecting Africa’s Portfolio Director talks to us about aligning AfricaCom with Africa's path towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, the LeadersIn Africa Summit and what else visitors can expect from the 20th anniversary event.
Free Wifi and Empowering Africa’s Populace: Moja Wifi’s Segeni Nge’the
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9/8/2017   Post a comment
Segeni Nge'the, Director of Moja Wifi, joined East Africa Com as a speaker and panelist at the 2017 event. In this in-depth interview, we discussed driving digital inclusion, the Kenyan mobile money revolution and the potential for a 'Facebank.'
Kenya's Safaricom Eyes African Expansion
Iain Morris  
9/7/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator eyes launch of e-commerce services in east and west African markets.
Safaricom Preps Major M-Pesa Upgrade
Iain Morris  
9/4/2017   Post a comment
Overnight upgrade will take service offline for its 26 million users but will enable additional services and capabilities.
Vodacom CEO Joins Safaricom's Board, Raises Questions About M-Pesa Expansion
Ray Le Maistre  
9/1/2017   Post a comment
Safaricom appoints two new directors, including Vodacom CEO and Chairman Shameel Joosub, a move that likely heralds some joint actions involving the M-Pesa mobile money service.
Bitcoin Specialist BitPesa Hits $10M in Funding
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Attracts follow-up Series A funding of more than $4 million as its cryptocurrency-based payment processing model gains traction in Africa.
Youtap Pitches Mobile Money QR Code Solution into Africa
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8/21/2017   Post a comment
QR Code system and smartphone apps aims to simplify and expand potential use of mobile money services across Africa.
MTN Uganda's MoKash Service Tops 2.5M Users in Just 1 Year
Ray Le Maistre  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
Mobile operator's savings and loans m-commerce service has attracted 2.5 million users in its first year.
Blockchain and Africa's Future: Connecting Africa Interview with Digital Week Speaker Lorien Gamaroff
Rachael McKie  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
Bankymoon CEO Lorien Gamaroff explains why he believes blockchain technology and the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will have a major impact on the future of the financial services industry.
Africa's Mobile Operators Should Focus Investments on 4G and Mobile Finance: Poll
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8/10/2017   Post a comment
Results of Connecting Africa poll show where the community thinks mobile operator capex should be focused.
MTN Returns to Profit in H1 2017
Connecting Africa News  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
African operator sees growth in sales from data and digital services but sees declines in other parts of its business.
MTN Predicts Return to Profit for H1 2017
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7/28/2017   Post a comment
South African operator expects to return to profitability but still has much to prove.
Orange Trumpets Africa Boost in Q2
Connecting Africa News  
7/27/2017   Post a comment
French telco sees better growth at its Africa business in the second quarter but is still in danger of missing earlier targets.
Airtel Africa Provides Some Solace for Bharti in Q1
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7/26/2017   Post a comment
A steady performance in Africa gave India's Bharti Airtel something to be happy about when reporting its first-quarter results.
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