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Vodacom Congo to extend coverage to Central DRC

Vodacom Congo to extend coverage to Central DRC

Mobile operator Vodacom is preparing to extend its network coverage to the central regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Read More

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Glo grows subscriber figures to 27.3 millionGlo grows subscriber figures to 27.3 million Globacom says it has worked assiduously to grow its subscriber base to some 27.3 million ...
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TNM pays K19.9m with mobile insuranceTNM pays K19.9m with mobile insurance Malawian mobile network service provider TNM has announced that it has paid a total of K19 ...
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Nokia devices account for 7m 3G devices, says MTNNokia devices account for 7m 3G devices, says MTN Nokia handsets account for the majority of 3G devices on the MTN Nigeria network, the company ...
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Thursday 18 Sep

Airtel Africa announces leadership changes in DRC, Niger

NIGER
Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of three key business leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Niger.»
Thursday 18 Sep

Orange launches start-up accelerator programme in Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST
With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast” and “Fab Israel”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents. »
Thursday 18 Sep

ATCON roots for spectrum market

NIGERIA
ATCON has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission to enable the creation of a “spectrum market” where the scarce airwaves could be bought and sold.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

DRC mobile banking faces challenges in remote areas

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Isidore Monga is a civil servant whose salary, like millions others in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is now being paid via mobile banking.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

Orange, Bank of Africa to offer new mobile financial services in Africa

In the coming months, Bank of Africa and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa simply with their mobile.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

Safaricom shareholders agree yuMobile buyout

KENYA
Shareholders of Kenya’s leading telecom Safaricom voted in favour of the company’s acquisition of the network, IT and infrastructure of smaller rival yuMobile at the firm’s annual general meeting (AGM), meaning the deal now only requires regulatory approval to proceed.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

TLcom achieves second profitable African exit of 2014 with Movirtu sale

Venture capital firm TLcom Capital (TLcom) has announced its second profitable exit in Africa this year with the sale for an undisclosed fee of virtual identity solutions provider for mobile operators Movirtu to BlackBerry.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

Over 20m airtime advances through Pasavute

MALAWI
Net1 Mobile Solutions in partnership with Supa Pesa, has serviced more than 20 million airtime advance requests for the advance airtime service Pasavute from Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM). »
Sunday 14 Sep

Mobile telephony makes inroads into rural DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile telephony continues to make its way – slowly but triumphantly – into the rural areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Sunday 14 Sep

Smart wearables market to generate $53bn hardware revenues by 2019

New findings from Juniper Research revealed that the global retail revenue from smart wearable devices will treble by 2016, before reaching $53.2 billion by 2019, compared to the $4.5 billion expected this year. »
Saturday 13 Sep

Smartphones fail to break into DRC market

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Despite harvesting an unprecedented success in other parts of the African continent, smartphones have failed to make any significant impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Friday 12 Sep

Zim moots new taxes on telecoms

ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. PA Chinamasa, has proposed new taxes on airtime, data and handset costs among moves to raise additional revenue.»
Thursday 11 Sep

University of Yaounde I adopts MTN Mobile Money

CAMEROON
MTN Cameroon has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Yaounde I for the use of the MTN Mobile Money solution by students for their financial transactions with the university. »
Thursday 11 Sep

Agents say Glo Xchange will empower Nigerians

NIGERIA
Agents of Nigeria’s super mobile money agent network, Glo Xchange have commended Globacom for the platform which is aimed at deepening financial inclusion and promoting Nigeria’s electronic payment system.»
Wednesday 10 Sep

Samsung opens three retail outlets in Abuja

NIGERIA
Samsung Electronics West Africa, in partnership with accredited local partners, has stepped up its nationwide market expansion drive in Nigeria with the opening of three more direct-to-consumer stores in Abuja.»
Wednesday 10 Sep

Zamtel, NEC in microwave transmission project

ZAMBIA
Zamtel and NEC Corporation have agreed to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network to boost mobile coverage and capacity across Zambia.»

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