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Africell DRC gets Vodacom, Orange interconnection

Africell DRC gets Vodacom, Orange interconnection

Africell subscribers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are now able to make calls towards Vodacom and Orange networks as the suspension has been lifted. Read More

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Safaricom launches M-PESA SurepaySafaricom launches M-PESA Surepay Safaricom has announced a new service that will allow organisations to track funds sent to beneficiaries ...
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Vodafone Ghana launches loyalty programme  Vodafone Ghana launches loyalty programme Vodafone Ghana, in a bid to enhance relationship with its customers, has launched its Loyalty Programme ...
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DRC call rates increase – operators call for calmDRC call rates increase – operators call for calm Cellphone users in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are unhappy after being told last week by ...
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Wednesday 4 Mar

EcoSure hits 1 million users

ZIMBABWE
In just two months, Econet’s insurance service, EcoSure, has registered over one million new customers.»
Tuesday 3 Mar

MTN Uganda implements UCC’s new codes directive

UGANDA
MTN Uganda has finally toed the line of Uganda’s telco industry regulator by adopting the recommended codes for loading and checking balances on mobile phones in Uganda.»
Tuesday 3 Mar

MTN encourages more talk with relaunch of TruTalk

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria recently re-launched the MTN TruTalk, a prepaid plan that offers customers the opportunity to make calls at a new tariff rate of 11 kobo/sec to 11 selected numbers from any network.»
Tuesday 3 Mar

Tigo upgrades microwave backbone in Eastern and Volta regions

GHANA
In a bid to improve its customer experience, Tigo has completed expansion work on its Eastern Microwave backbone. »
Tuesday 3 Mar

Mali Orange relief as international calls syndicate dismantled

MALI
Mali Orange investors and management are breathing a sigh of relief after two brothers who used the company network to allegedly operate an illegal international calls business for the past six months were arrested last week in the capital Bamako.»
Tuesday 3 Mar

Airtel, Visa extend mobile payments to seven countries in Africa

RWANDA
Visa and Bharti Airtel have announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa.»
Monday 2 Mar

Airtel, UNAIDS partner

NIGERIA
The Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has explained that the partnership of the telco with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) will allow ample opportunity to further promote its Touching Lives initiative aimed at positively impacting on Nigerians, especially in the area of quality healthcare services delivery.»
Monday 2 Mar

GSMA: mobile phone gender gap emerges

A new GSMA report says over 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones.»
Monday 2 Mar

Orange Kenya in solar lighting partnership

KENYA
Orange and GreenLight Planet, a US based company that delivers affordable energy to off-grid consumers, have signed a strategic partnership to provide affordable solar lighting to Kenyan homes in areas that have limited access to electricity, through the use of solar lamps with a USB charging mechanism.  »
Monday 2 Mar

DRC mobile operators to be taken to court by opposition politicians

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Parliamentary leaders of the political opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are taking the country’s mobile operators to court for suspending their numbers for one month without any valid reasons.»
Saturday 28 Feb

French phone maker Archos debuts in Nigeria

NIGERIA
French mobile devices major, Archos Societe Anonymes, at the weekend in Lagos, launched its range products and connected objects, promising to redefine the service offering in the country.»
Saturday 28 Feb

Frustration as strike disrupts Gabon Telecom signal

GABON
Gabon Telecom subscribers continue to recount two days – 25 and 26 February 2015 – of frustration during which they were disconnected from the world, as a strike disrupted telephone and internet signals and threw the company’s activities into turmoil.»
Friday 27 Feb

Terragon Group to unveil African-focused Mobile Advertising Technology at MWC

NIGERIA
Nigeria-based Terragon Group is set to unveil its dynamic data monetisation and advertising platform, described as a first for mobile in developing markets, at MWC.»
Friday 27 Feb

Orange to replace its CDMA network with GSM

KENYA
Integrated telecommunications solutions provider Orange will no longer operate its CDMA network in Kenya.»
Wednesday 25 Feb

Bridge Alliance, Ericsson partner to fuel the Internet of Things

Bridge Alliance, composed of 36 mobile operators from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, has chosen to deploy the Ericsson Device Connectivity Platform (DCP) multi-domestic solution for the Internet of Things (IoT).»
Wednesday 25 Feb

Vodacom, Tigo agree on mobile money interoperability

TANZANIA
Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and receive money directly into each other’s wallets. This follows the recent signing of a mobile money interoperability agreement between Tigo and Vodacom.»

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