Bharti Airtel now world’s fourth largest
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 21, 2012, 3:53 p.m.
Bharti Airtel reports that it now has over 250 million subscribers around the world.
Bharti Airtel, with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa moved up one notch in the world wide ranking to be the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers.
According to the Wireless Intelligence Scoreboard, Bharti now ranks fourth in the world for subscriber numbers.
China Mobile leads with 683.08 million connections, followed by Vodafone Group, America Movil Group and Bharti Airtel.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
SkyVision wins communications project bid with Bank of AfricaSkyVision Global Networks has announced the successful implementation of the first phase of its project with the Bank of Africa (BOA) Burkina Faso. Read More
Tigo provides power supply to Ahabaso communityResidents of Ahabaso, a community located in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern region jubilated this week when residents were connected to power for the first time. Read More
MTN strengthens leadership structuresMTN has announced the appointment of Zunaid Bulbulia as Group Chief Operating Executive. Read More
‘Glaring gaps’ to be addressedWhile the Kenyan communications sector is reporting 5.1% growth, there are still glaring gaps to be addressed, says the country’s Cabinet Secretary for ICT. Read More
Flytxt platform goes live in 3 MTN OpCosFlytxt has rolled out NEON, its real-time decisioning platform, enabling OpCosto to realise economic value from subscriber events and network data faster and more efficiently. Read More
Musical chairs in the BTCL boardroomChange has come for the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited Board of Directors with the appointment of its new crop of board members, led by legal expert Daphne Matlakala. Read More
Kenya mobile subscribers top 31.8mThe Communications Authority of Kenya reports that the number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of this year. Read More
World Bank to help rehabilitate DRC telecomsDilapidated, outdated and unreliable telecommunications infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be rehabilitated, rebuilt and modernised. Read More
30 phone brands registered with SONThe Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) at Computer Village, Lagos says it has registered 30 brands of mobile phones with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. Read More
FEATURED STORYWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern
Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture
In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.