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MTN Mobile Money and Vodafone M-Pesa to interconnect Mobile Money Services

MTN Mobile Money and Vodafone M-Pesa to interconnect Mobile Money Services

Customers of MTN Mobile Money and M-Pesa in East Africa will be able to transfer money to each other following an agreement between MTN Group and Vodafone Group to interconnect their mobile money services. Read More

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Monday 20 Apr

Glo gives subscribers 200% bonus airtime

NIGERIA
Nigerian operator Globacom has launched three new packages designed to give subscribers the most affordable call rates in the country.»
Saturday 18 Apr

Afrinvest unveils mobile app for online trading, investment management

NIGERIA
Afrinvest Securities Limited at the weekend launched an online equity trading mobile application, offering clients mobile access to their brokerage accounts and portfolio data. »
Thursday 16 Apr

Safaricom readies to bring M-PESA home

KENYA
Safaricom has started final preparations for the launch of the second generation of its M-PESA platform as it prepares to perform a full scale system upgrade aimed at improving efficiencies and speed over the next week.»
Wednesday 15 Apr

Airtel Money hits over 1 million transactions in a month

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has attained another milestone with its instant mobile money service. »
Wednesday 15 Apr

Nigeria’s active telephone numbers up to 142m

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the number of active telephone lines in the country increased to 142,589,775 in February.»
Tuesday 14 Apr

Tigo opens 46th Customer Experience Centre

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has opened a new Customer Experience Centre in Abeka Lapaz, as part of the company’s ongoing nationwide retail expansion.»
Monday 13 Apr

Online payment of BGCSE examination fees using Orange Money

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Examinations Council has announced its partnership with Orange Money for the payment of examination fees.»
Friday 10 Apr

Telecom Namibia ends CDMA services

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia has discontinued both the Switch voice and 3G-EvDO data services on its legacy CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) network. »
Friday 10 Apr

Nigeria’s mobile internet users pass 80m

NIGERIA
Figures from Nigeria’s telecoms regulator show a strong increase in the number of mobile internet users on the Global System for Mobile communications in January.»
Wednesday 8 Apr

Mobile operators in Ghana urged to invest in Network Infrastructure

GHANA
A new report on Digital Inclusion and Mobile Sector taxation in Ghana has recommended additional investment in network infrastructure by mobile operators to address the challenges in the quality of services.»
Tuesday 7 Apr

Mobile Africa 2015: African phone use decoded

KENYA
A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry.»
Sunday 5 Apr

Airtel Money enables fundraising for Garissa attack victims

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has set up a donation paybill number for well-wishers to send funds to the Red Cross to support victims of the Garissa attack. »
Saturday 4 Apr

Spectranet offers subscribers free movies on iROKOtv.com

NIGERIA
4G or long term evolution (LTE), internet service provider (ISP) Spectranet has launched a partnership with iROKOtv.com, Africa’s premier internet television provider. »
Friday 3 Apr

Orange, Senegal govt announce end of 4G test phase

SENEGAL
The test phase of 4G technology in Senegal has ended this week, the government announced on Tuesday.»
Wednesday 1 Apr

Kenya Internet users surpass 26m

KENYA
The number of internet users in Kenya has grown to 26.1 million, largely due to mobile phone penetration.»
Wednesday 1 Apr

Airtel Rwanda to introduce Airtel Money micro loans

RWANDA
In a bid to expand reach into mobile financial services, Airtel Rwanda has announced plans to introduce micro-loans on Airtel Money on April 1, 2015 in a partnership with Atlantis Microfinance Limited.»

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