MOBILE

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Huawei rolls out new base stations in Zambia

Chinese communications equipment giant Huawei Technologies has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network. Read More

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Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda strike deal to lower roaming ratesKenya, Uganda, Rwanda strike deal to lower roaming rates Plans are underway to lower roaming rates among Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Tanzania is not part ...
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Stéphane Richard (right), Chairman and CEO of Orange, gave a bonus to Ms Kanny G., the 10 millionth customer, in Dakar Orange celebrates 10 millionth Orange Money customer Orange Money, now available in 13 countries, has marked its 10 millionth customer milestone.
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Kenyans making longer calls - CAK ReportKenyans making longer calls - CAK Report Robust marketing by telecoms and lowered call rates saw Kenyans use mobile phones more in 2013 ...
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Tuesday 15 Apr

Orange Telkom not closing Kenya business: Ghossein

KENYA
Speculation that Orange Telkom Kenya would be closing its Kenyan operations has been put to rest.»
Tuesday 15 Apr

Nokia X excites Ghana smartphone lovers

GHANA
Nokia Ghana has unveiled one of its new smartphone products, the Nokia X, onto the Ghanaian mobile phone market.»
Monday 14 Apr

TNM donates K500,000 to paediatrics group

MALAWI
Mobile phone provider TNM has donated K500,000 to the Paediatric and Child Health Association (PACHA).»
Monday 14 Apr

Glo clinches two new brand awards

NIGERIA
Globacom won two prestigious brand awards at two separate awards ceremonies in Lagos at the weekend.»
Sunday 13 Apr

Mobile payments to rise 40% this year

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the value of global payments via mobile devices will reach around $507 billion this year, a rise of nearly 40% year-on-year.»
Saturday 12 Apr

Glo rewards business partners

NIGERIA
Globacom has showered 53 high-end vehicles and other prizes on its trade partners responsible for distributing Globacom’s products and services across Nigeria.»
Friday 11 Apr

Airtel Chad awarded 3G/4G licence

CHAD
Bharti Airtel has been awarded a 3G/4G license by the Chad Government. »
Friday 11 Apr

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5 in Kenya

KENYA
Mobile phone maker Samsung has unveiled its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, in Kenya.»
Friday 11 Apr

Disruption looms in Kenyan telecoms

KENYA
With the entry of three more companies in Kenya’s mobile sector, telecoms competition is expected to be stepped up a notch. »
Friday 11 Apr

Safaricom sees strong Kenyan smartphone uptake

KENYA
Safaricom reports presales of over 300 Samsung Galaxy S5 units, as smartphone uptake increases in Kenya.»
Thursday 10 Apr

Zambian consumers warned over unlicensed smartphone importers

ZAMBIA
Samsung Electronics Zambia has warned against buying handsets from unlicensed distributors.»
Wednesday 9 Apr

YooMee Côte d’Ivoire launches TD-LTE

IVORY COAST
After becoming the market leader of broadband Internet in Cameroon, YooMee Africa continues its expansion by deploying its network in Côte d’Ivoire.»
Tuesday 8 Apr

MTN, Bharti Airtel to launch international money transfer

BURKINA FASO
MTN Group and Bharti Airtel have announced a cross-border remittance partnership for Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. »
Tuesday 8 Apr

Rwandan mobile penetration nears 65%

RWANDA
Rwanda’s mobile subscriber numbers now stand at 6.8 million – up from 6.59 million at the end of last year.»
Monday 7 Apr

tn mobile 3G now in Tsumeb

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia’s mobile business, tn mobile, has extended its 3G+ and 4G (LTE) based mobile network to Tsumeb in the Oshikoto region.»
Monday 7 Apr

Glo connects subscribers to millions of organisations through Directory Service

UGANDA
Millions of subscribers on the Glo Mobile network have been given a unique opportunity to access the addresses of millions of organisations in Nigeria as the leading telecommunication company has introduced the Glo Service Directory.»

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Further African expansion for Phoenix

Phoenix Distribution, a leading broad-based distributor on the African continent, has expanded its office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a move to better serve its partners in East ...