MOBILE

“Colossal disparity” between fixed, mobile penetration in Africa

“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. Read More

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Huawei joins Vodafone to bolster E-learning in refugee campHuawei joins Vodafone to bolster E-learning in refugee camp Huawei has come out in support of an initiative to supply over 18,000 refugee students ...
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Econet launches Connected Car serviceEconet launches Connected Car service Econet has launched yet another revolutionary product branded the Econet Connected Car.
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Tigo cash trains over 2,000 agents Tigo cash trains over 2,000 agents As part of efforts to scale up mobile financial services, particularly in the informal sector, mobile ...
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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.»
Friday 17 Oct

Ghana govt to appoint interconnect clearing house

GHANA
Ghana’s Minister of Communication has hinted at the government’s intention of appointing a company to take charge of the country’s interconnect clearing house by the end of this year.  »
Thursday 16 Oct

Tigo supports Ghana Military Academy

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has presented smartphones and 1-year fully connected modems to graduating cadet officers of the Ghana Military Academy at the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS) in Accra. »
Wednesday 15 Oct

MTN set to support money transfers between Rwanda and Uganda

UGANDA
MTN Uganda is partnering with MTN Rwanda to deliver cross border transactions between the two countries.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

Former Kampala mayor demands UGX8bn from MTN Uganda

UGANDA
MTN Uganda has found itself in protracted lawsuit involving copyrights on caller tunes in a case whose outcome could set a precedent for similar scenarios in future.»
Wednesday 15 Oct

SA author writes acclaimed novel using BlackBerry smartphone

SOUTH AFRICA
A South African businessman and author has written an entire novel using his smartphone.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Airtel slashes Rwanda roaming rates

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has announced a reduction of call rates by 60% and free incoming calls for customers roaming to Rwanda.   »
Tuesday 14 Oct

Tigo management interacts with customers

GHANA
As part of Tigo’s Global Customer Service Week celebrations, the entire management of Tigo Ghana worked in their customer care shops across the country. »
Monday 13 Oct

busuu language app marks 50m user milestone

Language learning app busuu has celebrated the milestone of reaching more than 50 million users worldwide, less than six years after its launch, making it the largest online language learning tool in the world.»
Thursday 9 Oct

Blu Telecommunications partners Huawei on 4G LTE network

GHANA
Blu Telecommunications, a Ghanaian owned and managed telecommunications company deploying ultra-fast 4G LTE network ,will partner Huawei Technologies to provide a wide range of telecommunications services using 4G LTE technology.»
Wednesday 8 Oct

FDH bank partners Airtel on eMoney

MALAWI
FDH Bank has partnered Airtel Malawi in creating a new technology platform called FDH eMoney.»
Wednesday 8 Oct

Orange Foundation invests US$500 000 in DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Orange Foundation has invested US$500 000 in the DRC since 2013 to improve the lives of local populations through community development projects, which include ICT education, health and agriculture»
Wednesday 8 Oct

Airtel Malawi launches US$35,000 Musical Competition

MALAWI
Airtel Malawi has launched a K14 million (US$34,508.26) mobile music competition which will be conducted in a partnership with Trace Music Star and international music super star Akon.»
Wednesday 8 Oct

Cameroon prepares to welcome 4th mobile operator

CAMEROON
The mobile sector in Cameroon is set to undergo a major shake-up with the entry of a fourth operator in January.»
Wednesday 8 Oct

Boosting health insurance uptake via technology: Lessons from Britam’s Linda Jamii

KENYA
Linda Jamii, a package offered by Britam Insurance company, is gaining popularity and netting thousands of Kenyans who never dreamt of a decent health cover.»

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CNN, MultiChoice name top African Journalist 2014

Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards Ceremony.