N780b fine: MTN must pay before out-of-court settlement

N780b fine: MTN must pay before out-of-court settlement

MTN Nigeria must pay substantial part of the N780billion fine imposed on it for SIM registration infraction before contemplating out-of-court settlement, ComTech Minister, Adebayo Shittu has insisted. Read more
Etisalat challenges MTN spectrum useEtisalat challenges MTN spectrum use Etisalat Nigeria says it has brought a legal action challenging MTN’s use of the 800MHZ spectrum following the acquisition of Visafone.
Daniel Monehin, Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa, MasterCard met with Norbet Mumba, Deputy Executive Director, AFI Cashless Africa 'achievable through partnerships' The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) has renewed its partnership with MasterCard at the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) meeting. 
Facility closure to affect Ondo services, warns MTNFacility closure to affect Ondo services, warns MTN MTN Nigeria has warned that the closure of its facilities in Ondo by the state government will negatively impact the quality of service in the state.
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NCA refutes allegations on Afriwave contract

Thursday 11 Feb
GOVERNMENT
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has refuted allegations raised by think tank IMANI Ghana which sought to question the integrity of the process that led to the award of an interconnect clearinghouse license to local IT firm Afriwave Telecom. »

AfricaOnline Ghana to launch Radwin Network in Accra

Wednesday 10 Feb
INTERNET
AfricaOnline Ghana has announced that it will soon launch its new Radwin Network in Accra offering superior reliable high speed broadband for its corporate clients. »

WorldRemit raises $45m to drive next phase of growth

Wednesday 10 Feb
BUSINESS
Money transfer service WorldRemit has raised $45m in financing from TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. and Silicon Valley Bank. Pioneering a mobile-first approach to remittances, WorldRemit will use the funds to support its rapidly growing transfer volumes.»

Jumia, AXA partner to provide insurance products and services to African customers

Wednesday 10 Feb
BUSINESS
AXA will become the exclusive provider of insurance products and services through Jumia and other AIG online and mobile platforms in Africa.»

CEO not evading court papers, says MTN

Wednesday 10 Feb
GOVERNMENT
MTN Nigeria has rejected reports in the media which claimed that its CEO, Mr. Ferdi Moolman, had been evading service of court papers by the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) over allegations of copyright infringement.»

Yes, Etisalat dragged us to court, says MTN

Tuesday 9 Feb
TELECOMS
MTN Nigeria has confirmed that it has been served with court papers based on a lawsuit filed by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (Etisalat Nigeria) over the acquisition of Visafone, the only surviving code division multiple access (CDMA) operator in the country.»

Orange to acquire Millicom subsidiary in DRC

Monday 8 Feb
BUSINESS
Orange and Millicom have signed an agreement leading to Orange’s acquisition of Millicom’s operations in the DRC.»

Kenya, Uganda collaborate on electronic cargo tracking

Sunday 7 Feb
GOVERNMENT
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the Uganda Revenue Authority have signed an MOU on the establishment of an Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS).»

Econet launches digital learning platform

Saturday 6 Feb
INTERNET
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has launched a digital learning platform called Ruzivo, a revolutionary online interactive digital learning platform targeted at both primary and secondary students.»

16m Nigerians use Facebook monthly

Friday 5 Feb
INTERNET
Facebook reports that 16 million people in Nigeria now visit Facebook every month - all of them on mobile.  »

Glo unveils 9G Bumper Data Offer for subscribers

Friday 5 Feb
MOBILE
Globacom has unveiled a new bonus data offer for millions of its subscribers. The new package which has a validity period of one month also gives 9 gigabytes of data for every subscription worth N4,000.»

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp

Thursday 4 Feb
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Tigo Tanzania has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users.»

ICT CS launches free Internet for Schools programme in Machakos County

Thursday 4 Feb
GOVERNMENT
Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has lauded Airtel for its commitment to support e-learning in Schools by providing free internet connections to schools in Kenya through the company’s Free Internet for Schools programme.     »

Travelstart secures strategic partnership with MTN

Thursday 4 Feb
BUSINESS
Amadeus, the global technology investor, has announced a $40m investment in Travelstart in partnership with MTN, Africa’s leading mobile and digital life services operator. »

NewTelco SA extends African footprint with dedicated Kenyan presence

Wednesday 3 Feb
TELECOMS
The Jasco Group has expanded the presence of NewTelco South Africa, a joint venture between the Jasco Group and NewTelco GMBH, into the East African region with a dedicated presence in Kenya. »

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