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‘Spy machine’ to roll out this month

‘Spy machine’ to roll out this month

The Malawi Regulatory Authority (Macra) has disclosed that the implementation of the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (Cirms), famed as a ‘spy machine’, would start by the end of this month. Read more
Cameroon, Chad sign fibre optic partnershipCameroon, Chad sign fibre optic partnership Cameroon and Chad have signed a vital telecom partnership that could change the way their populations use ICTs.
Malawi to advance technological innovationsMalawi to advance technological innovations Malawi’s government has launched a Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments report, to support technological innovation. 
TNM buys ISP stake TNM buys ISP stake Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has completed the acquisition of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) Business and related assets of Burco Electronics Systems.
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E-Waste management workshop on the cards E-Waste management workshop on the cards
The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has lined up a series of workshops this year one of them being the upcoming half day consultative workshop on Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Management in the Communications Sector.  
Malawi internet banking soarsMalawi internet banking soars
A monthly national payments report by Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) shows that the value of transactions of internet banking is soaring, as it has moved from US$27 million in January to US$33 million in February, representing a 22.4 percent increase. 

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DRC call rates increase – operators call for calm

Wednesday 4 Mar
TELECOMS
Cellphone users in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are unhappy after being told last week by SMS that they would have to pay more for making calls from 28 February 2015.»

Ekocenters to empower Rwanda’s women entrepreneurs

Wednesday 4 Mar
BUSINESS
Ericsson and The Coca-Cola Company have launched a pilot to bring mobile connectivity to EKOCENTER in Rwanda, with a view to expanding the partnership to other countries.»

Malawi internet banking soars

Wednesday 4 Mar
INTERNET
A monthly national payments report by Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) shows that the value of transactions of internet banking is soaring, as it has moved from US$27 million in January to US$33 million in February, representing a 22.4 percent increase. »

EcoSure hits 1 million users

Wednesday 4 Mar
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
In just two months, Econet’s insurance service, EcoSure, has registered over one million new customers.»

MTN Uganda implements UCC’s new codes directive

Tuesday 3 Mar
TELECOMS
MTN Uganda has finally toed the line of Uganda’s telco industry regulator by adopting the recommended codes for loading and checking balances on mobile phones in Uganda.»

MTN encourages more talk with relaunch of TruTalk

Tuesday 3 Mar
TELECOMS
MTN Nigeria recently re-launched the MTN TruTalk, a prepaid plan that offers customers the opportunity to make calls at a new tariff rate of 11 kobo/sec to 11 selected numbers from any network.»

Tigo upgrades microwave backbone in Eastern and Volta regions

Tuesday 3 Mar
TELECOMS
In a bid to improve its customer experience, Tigo has completed expansion work on its Eastern Microwave backbone. »

Mali Orange relief as international calls syndicate dismantled

Tuesday 3 Mar
TELECOMS
Mali Orange investors and management are breathing a sigh of relief after two brothers who used the company network to allegedly operate an illegal international calls business for the past six months were arrested last week in the capital Bamako.»

Airtel, Visa extend mobile payments to seven countries in Africa

Tuesday 3 Mar
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Visa and Bharti Airtel have announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa.»

Airtel, UNAIDS partner

Monday 2 Mar
MOBILE
The Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has explained that the partnership of the telco with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) will allow ample opportunity to further promote its Touching Lives initiative aimed at positively impacting on Nigerians, especially in the area of quality healthcare services delivery.»

MTN Côte d'Ivoire, SUMMVIEW to broadcast live TV, VOD on mobile

Monday 2 Mar
BROADCASTING
MTN Côte d'Ivoire has announced a strategic partnership with SUMMVIEW to launch live TV and video on demand to mobile subscribers. »

GSMA: mobile phone gender gap emerges

Monday 2 Mar
MOBILE
A new GSMA report says over 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones.»

Airtel Kenya, BAKE to reward blogging excellence

Monday 2 Mar
INTERNET
Airtel Kenya has announced that it will sponsor this year’s BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards, which single out bloggers with great creative and innovative, useful and regular content and posts. »

Orange Kenya in solar lighting partnership

Monday 2 Mar
DEVELOPMENT
Orange and GreenLight Planet, a US based company that delivers affordable energy to off-grid consumers, have signed a strategic partnership to provide affordable solar lighting to Kenyan homes in areas that have limited access to electricity, through the use of solar lamps with a USB charging mechanism.  »

DRC mobile operators to be taken to court by opposition politicians

Monday 2 Mar
TELECOMS
Parliamentary leaders of the political opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are taking the country’s mobile operators to court for suspending their numbers for one month without any valid reasons.»

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