TELECOMS

Danbatta seeks Reps’ cooperation on telecom regulations

Danbatta seeks Reps’ cooperation on telecom regulations

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has called for more cooperation and understanding of members of the House of Representatives, on regulatory functions of the commission. Read More

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Orange completes acquisition of Airtel in Burkina FasoOrange completes acquisition of Airtel in Burkina Faso Orange has announced that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed ...
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MTN Ghana goes live with 4G LTE in grand style MTN Ghana goes live with 4G LTE in grand style The plush iconic MTN House, home to MTN Ghana’s operations came to a standstill on ...
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  Felix Adeoye; Prof Umar Dambatta and Communications Technology Minister Adebayo Shittu NCC to end telcos’ voluntary adherence to corporate governance After more than one year of voluntary adherence by telcos to the Corporate Governance Code for ...
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Wednesday 15 Jun

Airtel, Tigo Ghana sanctioned in NCA 3G Report

GHANA
Ghana’s National Communication Authority has sanctioned Airtel and Tigo Ghana for failing to cover district capitals, including Karaga, Bimbilla and Wulensi, with a 3G network. »
Tuesday 14 Jun

Telkom Kenya appoints new CEO

KENYA
Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Aldo Mareuse as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.»
Sunday 12 Jun

N1.04tr NCC fine: MTN agrees on N330b staggered payment

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria and the Nigeria Communications Commission have reached an amicable settlement in the matter of the N1.04trillion fine imposed by the regulator in October last year.»
Friday 10 Jun

MTN Nigerian fine payment terms resolved

NIGERIA
MTN has announced that the matter of its fine has been resolved with the Federal Government of Nigeria.»
Friday 10 Jun

NCC to review 2.6GHz spectrum auction

NIGERIA
The Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, says the Commission will soon meet with operators over the recent auction of 2.6GHz spectrum.»
Thursday 9 Jun

Vodafone Ghana committed to use technology to address critical health issues

GHANA
The new Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, has reiterated Vodafone Ghana’s commitment to using technology to address critical health issues such as maternal and infant mortality in the country. »
Wednesday 8 Jun

Brown seeks stronger, better internet for Africa

BOTSWANA
The Internet is everything, the Chief Executive Officer for the international internet body Internet Society (ISOC), Kathy Brown, has told the Africa Internet Summit now underway in Gaborone. »
Tuesday 7 Jun

How telcos in Ghana performed in NCA’s Voice Subscriptions Report

GHANA
Airtel and MTN Ghana increased their voice and data subscription bases in Q1 2016, according to NCA’s latest report on Mobile Voice and Data Subscription trends.»
Sunday 5 Jun

We’re insulated from Nigeria’s forex problem, says IHS

NIGERIA
IHS Towers says it has not been hard hit by ongoing foreign exchange (forex) squeeze in Nigeria because it is a foreign direct investment (FDI) vehicle into the country.»
Thursday 2 Jun

MTN Rwanda launches youth campaign

RWANDA
MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its new youth proposition campaign which is targeted at the youthful subscribers on its network.»
Tuesday 31 May

iWayAfrica launches fibre services in Zambia

ZAMBIA
iWayAfrica Zambia has announced the launch of its fibre to the premises offer to business and consumers. »
Friday 27 May

MTN secures USD114m syndicated credit facility for infrastructure development in Uganda

UGANDA
MTN Uganda, the country’s largest mobile operator, has announced the successful closure of a USD114 million syndicated credit facility which will be used towards the development of telecommunication infrastructure.»
Thursday 26 May

IHS Towers wins Africa Telecom Infrastructure Company of the Year award

NIGERIA
IHS Towers has won the 2016 Africa Telecom Infrastructure Company of the Year Award at Africa’s Information Technology & Telecom Awards (AITTA). »
Wednesday 25 May

MTN Ghana triumphs with six GITTA awards

GHANA
MTN Ghana overwhelmed competitors at this year’s Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) night when it swept six prestigious awards.»
Wednesday 25 May

Airtel Ghana CEO named Telecom CEO of the Year

GHANA
Lucy Quist, the multiple award winning Managing Director of Airtel Ghana, has been crowned the Telecom CEO of the year at the Ghana ICT and Telecom Awards (GITTA). »
Wednesday 18 May

Nokia aims to make Ghana’s ICT market more dynamic

GHANA
Nokia says the introduction of its first innovation road show in Ghana is geared towards offering the country’s ICT market the opportunity to benefit from Nokia’s state-of-the-art technologies and concepts to transform networks to be more dynamic, agile and evolving.»

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.