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MTN Ghana goes live with 4G LTE in grand style

MTN Ghana goes live with 4G LTE in grand style

The plush iconic MTN House, home to MTN Ghana’s operations came to a standstill on Tuesday, as the country’s telecom leader officially unveiled its latest 4G LTE services across the length and breadth of Ghana.  Read More

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MTN names new Group President & CEOMTN names new Group President & CEO MTN has announced plans to appoint Vodacom executive Rob Shuter as the new MTN Group President ...
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Safaricom launches M-PESA bill manager serviceSafaricom launches M-PESA bill manager service Safaricom has launched a new service known as ‘Bill Manager’ that will enable customers to manage ...
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BankOne empowers 250 Microfinance BanksBankOne empowers 250 Microfinance Banks One of Africa’s leading Information Technology platforms for micro finance banks, BankOne, has announced the ...
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Thursday 16 Jun

Orange Money in France to allow money transfers to three African countries

MALI
Orange Money is available in Metropolitan France to enable Orange mobile subscribers in France to transfer money via their mobile to other Orange Money customers in Côte d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal.»
Wednesday 15 Jun

Dar es Salaam gets Uber

TANZANIA
Dar es Salaam has become the 475th city to join in Uber’s growing global network.»
Wednesday 15 Jun

Airtel, Tigo Ghana sanctioned in NCA 3G Report

GHANA
Ghana’s National Communication Authority has sanctioned Airtel and Tigo Ghana for failing to cover district capitals, including Karaga, Bimbilla and Wulensi, with a 3G network. »
Tuesday 14 Jun

Carrefour signs up for Lipa Na M-PESA

KENYA
Carrefour, the world’s second largest hypermarket chain, has today become the first retailer in Kenya to fully integrate Safaricom’s payments service – Lipa Na M-PESA – paving the way for the retailer to fully adopt M-PESA as a payments channel in Kenya. »
Tuesday 14 Jun

Tigo Insurance pays 10,000th claimant

GHANA
Tigo Ghana says it paid over GHS 6.2 million to policyholders since the inception of Tigo Insurance in 2010. This was revealed during the presentation of a payment to its 10,000th claimant.»
Saturday 11 Jun

Safaricom set to rival Uber with LitteCabs

KENYA
In a move aimed at giving Uber a run for its money, Safaricom is in the preliminary stages of introducing its own tax app - LittleCabs.»
Thursday 9 Jun

Vodafone Ghana committed to use technology to address critical health issues

GHANA
The new Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, has reiterated Vodafone Ghana’s commitment to using technology to address critical health issues such as maternal and infant mortality in the country. »
Thursday 9 Jun

Uber launches in Accra

GHANA
Uber has officially launched its taxi app in Ghana’s capital city Accra.»
Wednesday 8 Jun

Surfline Ghana partners this year’s MOBEX

GHANA
Surfline Communications says it has partnered Coaster International and other stakeholders to present Ghana’s biggest ICT fair and seminar, MOBEX 2016.»
Tuesday 7 Jun

New Airtel Premier Retail shop opens at the Achimota Mall

GHANA
Airtel has opened a bespoke customer experience center at the Achimota Mall to exclusively cater to the telecommunication and lifestyle needs of its high value and Premier customers.»
Tuesday 7 Jun

How telcos in Ghana performed in NCA’s Voice Subscriptions Report

GHANA
Airtel and MTN Ghana increased their voice and data subscription bases in Q1 2016, according to NCA’s latest report on Mobile Voice and Data Subscription trends.»
Friday 3 Jun

M-PESA customers to access money through Equity Bank ATMs countrywide

KENYA
Equity Bank has partnered with Safaricom to launch a new mobile money transfer service that will see M-PESA customers access money from the bank's automated teller machines throughout the country.»
Thursday 2 Jun

Uber launches in Kampala

UGANDA
Uber has launched in Kampala with an offer of free taxi rides for residents of the city.»
Thursday 2 Jun

MTN Rwanda launches youth campaign

RWANDA
MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its new youth proposition campaign which is targeted at the youthful subscribers on its network.»
Wednesday 1 Jun

Internet of Things to overtake mobile phones by 2018: Ericsson Mobility Report

Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018.»
Sunday 29 May

Safaricom launches youth platform

KENYA
Safaricom has announced the launch of BLAZE, a platform that seeks to empower youth using the power of mobile. »

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

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