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Content posted in April 2022
MTN sees fintech flourish in Nigeria
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN Nigeria's fintech subscribers grew 135.2% year-on-year, to 10.7 million, as it plans to launch a mobile money payment service bank.
SA consumers not happy with telcos
  • Paula Gilbert
South African operators continued to suffer from unfavorable perceptions from consumers in 2021, according to a new Sentiment Index from DataEQ and Deloitte Africa.
Hot startup of the month: Ghana's Float
  • Tom Jackson
This month's hot startup is fintech company Float, which helps small businesses to manage and monitor their cash flow in real time, make supplier payments and access instant credit for critical business expenses.
Omdia View: March 2022
  • Guest Perspectives
This month's Omdia summary of the biggest stories in the Middle East and Africa focuses on SA's spectrum auction and new submarine cables landing in Kenya and Togo.
Mobile tech helping Africa's farmers face climate change
  • Paula Gilbert
A new report from the United Nations Capital Development Fund, Vodacom, Vodafone and Safaricom highlights how mobile-based tech can help Africa's agricultural sector mitigate the impact of climate change.
Telkom SA, ICASA settle spectrum dispute
  • Paula Gilbert
Telkom and the South African telecoms regulator have called off a court case over the licensing of spectrum, reaching an out-of-court agreement.
Africell launches new network in Angola
  • Paula Gilbert
Africell's new 5G-ready network plans to shake up the Angola telecom sector, with $150 million already invested in the country and significantly more planned.
Telkom SA prepares for mobile commerce boom
  • Paula Gilbert
Execs from Telkom South Africa discuss the growth in mobile commerce in Africa and how telcos are using digital channels to both improve customer experience and increase sales.
Vodacom SA's MD steps down
  • Paula Gilbert
Vodacom South Africa's managing director, Balesh Sharma, is stepping down after almost 20 years with the Vodafone Group.


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