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Content posted in January 2020
MTN Mobile Money returns to SA
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN has relaunched its Mobile Money offering in South Africa after previously pulling the service due to poor performance.
Airtel Africa Boasts Strong 9-Month Growth
  • Paula Gilbert
Airtel Africa gained 9.2 million new customers during the past year and its revenue increased by 9.9% for the nine months of its fiscal year to December 31, 2019.
New Telecoms Licensing Regime in Uganda
  • Paula Gilbert
Ugandan telecoms operators only have until a January 30 to meet the Uganda Communications Commission's deadline for a new licensing regime in the country.
Samsung Is Ready for 5G in SA
  • Paula Gilbert
Samsung says it will bring 5G handsets and other 5G devices to South Africa as soon as regulation allows.
Tanzania Cracks Down on Unregistered SIMs
  • Paula Gilbert
Tanzania's telecoms regulator has blocked access for over 650,000 mobile users who did not register their SIM cards biometrically, according to local media.
New Lead for Google SA
  • Connecting Africa News
Former advertising exec Alistair Mokoena is taking over as country director for Google South Africa.
Tanzania Adds 1 Million Mobile Subs in Q3
  • Connecting Africa News
There were 44.8 million mobile subscribers in Tanzania at the end of September 2019 and 23.7 million mobile money subscriptions, but the number of mobile money transactions declined during the quarter.
Unitel's Zambia Plans in Disarray
  • Connecting Africa News
Unitel had planned to launch services in Zambia more than a year ago – now it appears to be in danger of losing its license.


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