TELECOMS

TNM to spend K16m in promotions

TNM to spend K16m in promotions

In an effort to support the growth of the mobile money service Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has set aside K16m to be given to its mobile money service called Mpamba. Read More

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CAK, IFC to collaborate on telecoms marketCAK, IFC to collaborate on telecoms market The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International ...
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Airtel Africa announces new MD for ChadAirtel Africa announces new MD for Chad Bharti Airtel Africa has announced the appointment of Mr. Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director for ...
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MTN Nigeria condemns xenophobic attacksMTN Nigeria condemns xenophobic attacks MTN Nigeria has condemned the raft of xenophobic attacks unleashed on migrants in South Africa, and ...
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Monday 20 Apr

New Samsung flagships arrive in Kenya

KENYA
Samsung Electronics last week launched its entirely redefined smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, into the Kenyan market.»
Monday 20 Apr

Glo gives subscribers 200% bonus airtime

NIGERIA
Nigerian operator Globacom has launched three new packages designed to give subscribers the most affordable call rates in the country.»
Friday 17 Apr

Huawei seeks to help build better connected Africa

ZIMBABWE
Huawei is seeking closer cooperation with the governments of Zimbabwe and other southern African countries in accelerating connectivity, the company’s VP for Eastern and Southern Africa, has told the Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 2015 in Vitoria Falls.»
Friday 17 Apr

NATCOM set to take over NITEL/Mtel assets

NIGERIA
The government of Nigeria has cleared the coast for the take-over of the assets of former state-run NITEL and its mobile arm Mtel, by an indigenous firm, NATCOM Consortium.»
Wednesday 15 Apr

Nigeria lawmakers approve NCC’s N60.2b budget

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, has passed the N60.258 billion 2015 budget of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).»
Wednesday 15 Apr

Liquid Telecom brings 100MBPS broadband to Victoria Falls

ZIMBABWE
Liquid Telecom today announced the latest expansion of its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) network in Zimbabwe.»
Wednesday 15 Apr

Microsoft empowers loyal customers in it Make It Happen Promo

GHANA
Winners of the Make it Happen Competition have received their prizes at the posh Silver Bird Lounge in Accra. »
Wednesday 15 Apr

Nigeria’s active telephone numbers up to 142m

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the number of active telephone lines in the country increased to 142,589,775 in February.»
Tuesday 14 Apr

Tigo opens 46th Customer Experience Centre

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has opened a new Customer Experience Centre in Abeka Lapaz, as part of the company’s ongoing nationwide retail expansion.»
Tuesday 14 Apr

TEDx Accra hosts Vodafone Chief Marketing guru Agnes Essah

GHANA
One of Ghana’s most innovative and inspirational sharing platforms, TEDx Accra, hosted Vodafone Ghana’s Chief Marketing Officer, Agnes Emefa Essah, among other distinguished speakers at this year’s TEDx Accra summit.»
Saturday 11 Apr

NATCOM completes payment in NITEL, Mtel acquisition

NIGERIA
The preferred bidder of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and its mobile arm (Mtel), NATCOM Consortium, has paid $176,575,700 (N29,696,469,600) — being the outstanding 70 per cent of the $252,521,000 bid price for the acquisition of the assets and business units of the enterprises.»
Friday 10 Apr

Telecom Namibia ends CDMA services

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia has discontinued both the Switch voice and 3G-EvDO data services on its legacy CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) network. »
Thursday 9 Apr

World telecom regulators to meet in Libreville in June

GABON
A total of 130 telecommunication regulators out of the 193 member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will meet in the Gabonese capital in June.»
Wednesday 8 Apr

Mobile operators in Ghana urged to invest in Network Infrastructure

GHANA
A new report on Digital Inclusion and Mobile Sector taxation in Ghana has recommended additional investment in network infrastructure by mobile operators to address the challenges in the quality of services.»
Monday 6 Apr

Alcatel-Lucent to open network management centre in Dakar

SENEGAL
Alcatel-Lucent will in the near future open a supervision centre for networks management in Dakar, the company MD Michel Combes told a press briefing in the Senegalese capital city.»
Thursday 2 Apr

Huawei: why Togo internet connections lag

TOGO
Huawei West Africa V-P Shi Wei Liang has explained why Togo still suffers from slow and inconsistent internet access.»

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ICT skills in Kenya to grow as ICT Authority and Microsoft sign MOU

Kenya’s ICT Authority and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will, among other things, see Microsoft offer support in providing a platform that will ...