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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.
Mobile Ecosystem To Be Worth $50B+ to West Africa By 2022 – GSMA
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4/12/2018   Post a comment
The mobile ecosystem is set to be worth more than US$50 billion to the West African economy by 2022, according to a new study from the GSM Association (GSMA), which points to strong subscriber and mobile broadband growth.
ONEm Offers Internet-like Service Technology to African Businesses
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4/11/2018   Post a comment
ONEm has also developed a blockchain technology accessible over SMS to support unique applications and plans expansion in Africa through licensing and local partnerships.
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.
Cambridge Analytica Fallout Could Hit Facebook in Africa
Iain Morris  
4/4/2018   Post a comment
The social network's task of bringing African users online may just have become even harder.
Orange Expands Into African Energy Sector With Big Solar Plans
Iain Morris  
3/27/2018   Post a comment
French operator will start providing solar kits in five new African markets this year and hopes to sell hundreds of thousands of units in the next five years.
Tigo Tanzania, Uber Team Up to Offer Exciting New Offers to Customers in Dar es Salaam
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3/21/2018   Post a comment
From today, all Tigo Tanzania customers will use the Uber app for free.
Lower Smartphone Prices Drive Nigeria's Mobile Penetration – Report
Ray Le Maistre  
3/19/2018   Post a comment
Smartphone prices have dropped dramatically in Nigeria during the past few years, helping to fuel a surge in mobile user numbers, according to a new market report from e-commerce company Jumia.
Standard Chartered Bank Launches Digital Bank in Côte d'Ivoire
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3/16/2018   Post a comment
Standard Chartered Bank says its digital bank in Côte d'Ivoire is the company's first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind in that country.
Rain Readies for a Mobile Data Launch
Ray Le Maistre  
3/14/2018   Post a comment
South Africa's mobile data challenger Rain is preparing to launch its 4G services with a focus on making things simple for customers, notes the operator's CIO.
Orange Names New CEO for Africa & Middle East
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3/9/2018   Post a comment
Alioune Ndiaye has been appointed as CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa.
Africa Needs More Young Women in Tech – Here's Why
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3/8/2018   Post a comment
Women with tech skills are key to Africa's ability to thrive in the digital economy, says Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa.
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.
Kwesé Acquires Stake in iflix Africa
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2/22/2018   Post a comment
Econet Media's TV services unit Kwesé has acquired a 'significant stake' in video content specialist iflix Africa.
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.
Safaricom Launches Songa Music Streaming Service
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2/13/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom has launched a new all-inclusive music streaming service for customers and artistes.
Goodwell Raises €20M
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2/8/2018   Post a comment
Goodwell Investments has raised €20 million to invest in startups in Sub-Saharan Africa, half of which will be invested in financial services.
Orange Teams With CNED on Educational Content
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2/2/2018   Post a comment
Mobile service provider has partnered with the CNED (National Distance Learning Centre) to distribute educational content via smartphones.
Vodacom Reports Revenues Hike of 6.7%
Ray Le Maistre  
2/1/2018   1 comment
For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, Vodacom reported group revenues up by 6.7% to R22.6 billion.
Orange, Gavi and Côte d’Ivoire Ministry of Health Join Forces to Boost Child Immunisation
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1/25/2018   Post a comment
The mobile phone project "M-Vaccin Côte d' Ivoire" will raise awareness of immunisation among parents and communities to increase vaccine coverage in regions with the lowest coverage.
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.
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.
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.
MTN Hits 20 Gbit/s in 5G Trial but Needs Spectrum
Ray Le Maistre  
1/8/2018   Post a comment
South African operator has been conducting 5G trials with partner Ericsson but knows it will need more spectrum to make 5G a reality.
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.
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.
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.
Vodacom: Future Telcos Will Be Invisible to Consumers
Iain Morris  
11/9/2017   Post a comment
Vodacom executive foresees a radical overhaul of the business model for mobile network operators in the next five years.
Safaricom CIO: I'm a Terrible Capitalist, Not a Greedy Coward
Iain Morris  
11/8/2017   Post a comment
Senior executive at Kenyan operator accepts some of the blame for Africa's affordability crisis.
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.
Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
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10/25/2017   1 comment
A top class panel of industry specialists gathered at the 20th anniversary launch of AfricaCom in July to discuss the impact of mobile connectivity and digital services on the the personal and business lives of Africans.
Middle East & Africa a Bright Spot for Ericsson
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10/20/2017   Post a comment
Ericsson's business is in decline currently but the Middle East and Africa region is a bright spot for the mobile network infrastructure vendor.
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...
The Costs of Delivering a Body of Evidence
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10/3/2017   Post a comment
Mission critical communications technology, such as dedicated smartphone apps for police forces, are proving useful and economical in the field.
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.
Safaricom to Create Another 300 Customer Care Jobs
Iain Morris  
9/17/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator says investments in customer care will reduce call-waiting times and take pressure off an existing facility.
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.
Safaricom Spark Fund Backs AgriTech Startup
Ray Le Maistre  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
The Safaricom Spark Fund has announced its sixth investment, with AgriTech startup iProcure gaining the funding.
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.
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