TELECOMS

MTN appoints new group executive for enterprise business unit

MTN appoints new group executive for enterprise business unit

MTN Group has appointed Mteto Nyati as Group Chief Enterprise Officer, effective 1 October. Read More

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Uche Ofodile joins Tigo as CEO in DRCUche Ofodile joins Tigo as CEO in DRC Former Chief Marketing Officer for Vodafone Ghana, Uche Ofodile has joined the Millicom Group as the ...
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Nigeria’s GSM subscribers now at 130mNigeria’s GSM subscribers now at 130m Nigeria’s GSM subscriber figures have hit the 130 million mark, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO ...
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Safaricom to lower Kenya - Rwanda roaming ratesSafaricom to lower Kenya - Rwanda roaming rates Safaricom has announced that it is set to lower the cost of calls and roaming rates ...
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Tuesday 30 Sep

Kenya launches phase 2 of national fibre project

KENYA
Dr Fred Matiangi, cabinet secretary at Kenya’s Ministry of ICT, has launched phase two of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) project, which looks to ease communication across counties and improve government service delivery.»
Monday 29 Sep

MACRA welcomes new DG

MALAWI
The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has a new Director General, Mr. Andrew Kumbatira. »
Friday 26 Sep

Safaricom welcomes security scrutiny of SIM overlay technology

KENYA
Safaricom has welcomed the Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya’s decision to give tentative approval to the roll out of the SIM overlay technology.»
Wednesday 24 Sep

NCA urged to fight the rise of SIM Boxing in Ghana

GHANA
Ghana’s National Communication Authority is being urged to consider reducing or taking away indefinitely the 19 cent being charged on international calls into the country. »
Tuesday 23 Sep

Vodacom: no plans to sell SA telecoms towers

SOUTH AFRICA
Vodacom currently has no intention of selling its tower infrastructure in South Africa in spite of the continent-wide trend towards leasing rather than owning towers, saying the market drivers in the country are different to elsewhere in Africa.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

Vodacom Congo outgoing, new boss meet DRC Prime Minister

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Outgoing Vodacom Congo Managing Director, South African-born Godfrey Motsa, last week went to the Office of DRC Prime Minister Matata Ponyo to say good bye and thanks as his term at the helm of the mobile operator ended this month.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

Tigo Ghana upgrades Customer Support Centres

GHANA
As part of efforts to offer its customers highly interactive and a more satisfying experience, telecom service provider, Tigo, says it is upgrading its customer support centres to ‘Customer Experience Centres’. »
Sunday 21 Sep

Vodacom Congo to extend coverage to Central DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Vodacom is preparing to extend its network coverage to the central regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Sunday 21 Sep

Glo grows subscriber figures to 27.3 million

NIGERIA
Globacom says it has worked assiduously to grow its subscriber base to some 27.3 million. By this latest figure, the telco has overtaken Airtel.»
Saturday 20 Sep

Phase3 Telecom upgrades Adam Smith’s facility

NIGERIA
Phase3 Telecom has upgraded its communications solutions offering to Adam Smith West Africa’s operations.»
Friday 19 Sep

Telecom Namibia launches 120Mbps FTTP high-speed broadband

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia has launched new unlimited high speed broadband service with speeds up to 120Mbps in certain parts of the country.»
Friday 19 Sep

Nokia devices account for 7m 3G devices, says MTN

NIGERIA
Nokia handsets account for the majority of 3G devices on the MTN Nigeria network, the company says.»
Thursday 18 Sep

Airtel Africa announces leadership changes in DRC, Niger

NIGER
Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of three key business leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Niger.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’

MALAWI
Three days after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Blantyre ruled that Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) can roll out the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS) which is popularly known as ‘the Spy Machine’, the country's consumer rights body has cautioned the regulator on the use of the equipment.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

BTCL shares to be floated in November

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) Initial Public Offering, which has been in the pipeline for some time, has reached an advanced stage, says the government.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

SEACOM introduces NAPAfrica Remote Peering service

SEACOM has launched a NAPAfrica Remote Peering service that enables NAPAfrica members connected to at least one NAPAfrica exchange point to easily peer with all NAPAfrica exchange point members, across SEACOM’s South African IP/MPLS backbone.»

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

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iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTsiProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers. 

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VMware announces VMware Workstation 11 and VMware Player 7 Pro

VMware Workstation 11 marks 15 years of innovation with Windows 10 Tech Preview readiness, state of the art performance and cloud connectivity.

Schneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm

Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy, back-up power and appropriate technology company.

SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.