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Mobile internet “greatly improved” lives of 63% of Africans

Mobile internet “greatly improved” lives of 63% of Africans

Sixty-three per cent of mobile internet users in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have said their lives have been “greatly improved” by being able to access internet via their mobiles, compared to 41 per cent in the United Kingdom (UK). Read More

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MTN Uganda receives US$100 000 towards community projectsMTN Uganda receives US$100 000 towards community projects MTN Group today recognised employees in Uganda for their selflessness and dedication towards improving the lives ...
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Thursday 23 Oct

Operators to suffer $14bn in lost revenues this year

A new report has found that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over The Top) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year.»
Thursday 23 Oct

Wiko‎ eyes 10% market share

NIGERIA
New entrant to Nigeria’s mobile phone industry and French firm, Wiko Mobile, says it is targeting 10 per cent of Nigeria’s market.»
Wednesday 22 Oct

Millicom partners Deezer to bring Tigo Music to 5 African markets

GHANA
Telecoms and media firm Millicom has announced an extension of its partnership with music streaming service Deezer to take its Tigo Music service to five markets in Africa.»
Wednesday 22 Oct

Airtel Money offers KRA mobile tax payment services

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has partnered with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to offer Kenyan citizens an opportunity to pay their taxes through Airtel Money.»
Wednesday 22 Oct

Airtel partners with UNESCO for youth IT training in Gabon

GABON
Bharti Airtel has unveiled a new training programme to impart new technological skills to thousands of youth in Gabon in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).»
Tuesday 21 Oct

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones in support of the fight against Ebola

Samsung Electronics Co will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million, to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

Airtel Money launches new partnership with MOGAS

UGANDA
Airtel Uganda and MOGAS have officially unveiled their new partnership that allows customers to pay for any MOGAS products and services using Airtel Money at their 38 stations across Uganda.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

Orange launches reward scheme for corporate clients

KENYA
Orange has introduced a loyalty programme for its corporate clients, dubbed Corporate Ziada.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

MTN Ghana launches fixed wireless phones for SMEs

GHANA
MTN Ghana has launched the Eazifon fixed wireless phone as an alternative to the traditional landline fixed phone for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). »
Tuesday 21 Oct

Tigo gives customers free 250MB data on Alcatel smartphones

GHANA
Tigo Ghana is giving away free 250MB data and 60 minutes' talk time per month for a year to customers who purchase the latest Alcatel Pixi 2 handset.»
Monday 20 Oct

“Colossal disparity” between fixed, mobile penetration in Africa

There is a “colossal disparity” between fixed and mobile communication penetration rates in Africa, according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.»
Monday 20 Oct

Huawei joins Vodafone to bolster E-learning in refugee camp

KENYA
Huawei has come out in support of an initiative to supply over 18,000 refugee students in Africa’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab in Kenya, with tablet PCs for education.»
Monday 20 Oct

Econet launches Connected Car service

ZIMBABWE
Econet has launched yet another revolutionary product branded the Econet Connected Car.»
Sunday 19 Oct

Tigo cash trains over 2,000 agents

GHANA
As part of efforts to scale up mobile financial services, particularly in the informal sector, mobile network operator, Tigo is training over 2,000 agents in its award-winning mobile money service, Tigo Cash. »
Saturday 18 Oct

MTN notes ruling by International Arbitration Panel

MTN Group has noted that a tribunal of independent arbitrators has ruled against Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, in the investor-state arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty case held in terms of the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).»
Friday 17 Oct

Airtel Money to launch cross border money transfer service across East Africa

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has announced plans to launch a cross border money transfer product in East Africa. This is a first in market initiative across Africa and will enable Airtel Money customers to send, receive and withdraw money from their Airtel Money wallets.»

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