TELECOMS

TNM courts trouble with investment prospects in ISP

TNM courts trouble with investment prospects in ISP

TNM, one of Malawi's two mobile telecommunication services providers, has courted trouble with its announcement of plans to invest in the provision of ‘generic’ Internet Service Provider (ISP) operations. Read More

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Obafemi Banigbe Tigo deploys overhead fibre in Ghana Tigo Ghana has embarked on an overhead fibre project in some parts of the country in ...
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Bharti Airtel appoints Dr. Titus Naikuni as Chairman, Airtel KenyaBharti Airtel appoints Dr. Titus Naikuni as Chairman, Airtel Kenya Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Dr. Titus Naikuni as the Chairman of the Board ...
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NCC descends on Lagos firm NCC descends on Lagos firm The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has descended on Owntel Communications for allegedly offering telecommunications services for ...
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Thursday 20 Nov

BTCL wraps up nationwide employee road shows

BOTSWANA
As part of the overarching awareness activities ahead of the much-anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL), the company has successfully completed a nationwide employee road show.»
Thursday 20 Nov

Gabon Telecom striking employees threaten disruption

GABON
Gabon Telecom employees who have been on strike since last week over pay increases, bonuses and housing allowances, are now threatening to disrupt the company operations.»
Thursday 20 Nov

How service quality can improve: NCC

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s NCC says quality of service problems are caused by too much traffic on networks, and operators have been urged to keep expanding their capacity. »
Wednesday 19 Nov

Mobile subscriptions in Africa near billion mark

Mobile subscriptions in Africa passed 880 million in Q3 of 2014 with a 77 percent mobile penetration, says Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report.»
Wednesday 19 Nov

Apple commends Glo on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus launch

NIGERIA
The creative management of the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Nigeria by Globacom has earned commendation from Apple, manufacturer of high end smartphones.»
Tuesday 18 Nov

Africell DRC’s free calls delight users despite lack of interconnection

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Despite its lack of interconnection, Africell’s low rates make it a popular choice for DRC subscribers.»
Tuesday 18 Nov

Nigeria grows subscribers to 134.5m

NIGERIA
Nigeria has grown subscribers figures to 134.5 million at the end third quarter of this year. It also grew teledensity to 96.08 per cent.»
Sunday 16 Nov

Vodacom donates US$170 000 to help DRC rape victims

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Vodacom has donated US$170 000 to the Panzi Foundation to build a trauma and transit centre for women victims of rape and sexual violence in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Friday 14 Nov

Value, content as important as cost for African devices

SOUTH AFRICA
African consumers are more concerned with value for money than getting the cheapest phone available when buying devices, with manufacturers needing to get the balance between cost and content right in order to make sales, according to panelists at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town.»
Friday 14 Nov

TECNO to launch sub-$30 smartphone next year

NIGERIA
Device manufacturer TECNO Mobile is planning to launch a smartphone next year that will cost less than US$30, as it looks to remove the barriers to smartphone ownership in Africa.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Liquid Telecom to launch FTTH services in Kenya, Rwanda

KENYA
Liquid Telecom has announced it will launch Fibre To The Home (FTTH) in Kenya, Rwanda and two other African countries early next year.»
Thursday 13 Nov

New players better positioned to boost African connectivity - NetOne

SOUTH AFRICA
Broadband connectivity will be more quickly rolled out across Africa if the sector is opened to new players who can roll out access quicker than incumbents, according to Jaime Ferreira, chief executive officer (CEO) NetOne Angola.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Africell completes Orange Uganda acquisition

UGANDA
Africell, one of the fastest growing mobile telecommunications operators in Africa, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Orange Uganda.»
Thursday 13 Nov

MTN Ghana to ensure top QoS during festive season

GHANA
MTN Ghana has given its subscribers the assurance that they can look forward to a festive season free from interruptions of service. »
Wednesday 12 Nov

Submarine cable to be built across South Atlantic

ANGOLA
Angola Cables has signed a contract with NEC Corporation to build the world’s first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic.»
Wednesday 12 Nov

Operators, OTT providers can work together to boost connectivity, profits

SOUTH AFRICA
Operators and over the top (OTT) service providers such as Facebook and Twitter can work together to boost connectivity in Africa as well as their own profits without cannibalising their businesses, panelists agreed at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa.»

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GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020, says a new GSMA report.

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