TELECOMS

Maroc Telecom completes Moov takeover for 474 million euros

Maroc Telecom completes Moov takeover for 474 million euros

Maroc Telecom said this week that it has completed the takeover of all Moov operations in six African countries to the total value of 474 million euros. Read More

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Togo’s new tax on incoming international calls angers consumersTogo’s new tax on incoming international calls angers consumers A new tax on incoming international calls imposed by the government of Togo has angered consumers ...
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Dr.Eugene Juwah (left), Mrs. Abigael Sholanke and Mr.Tony Ojobo of NCC and Mr. Mike Awoyinfa, former MD of The Sun Newspaper NCC EVC says agenda accomplished The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr Eugene Juwah, says he has attended ...
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MTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct ConnectMTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct Connect MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services ...
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Tuesday 27 Jan

MTN leads in Cameroon with 11.2 million users

CAMEROON
The third-quarterly verdict delivered last week by ART, the Cameroon telecom regulator, shows that MTN had 11.2 million users in Cameroon by 30 September 2014, and is therefore the leader of the mobile market in this Central African nation of 20 million people.»
Monday 26 Jan

Airtel Gabon links Libreville, Port-Gentil to ACE fibre optic network

GABON
Individual and corporate bodies in Libreville and Port-Gentil, Gabon’s two largest cities, will soon travel in the fast lane of the internet highway thanks to Airtel Gabon, which is about to link the two cities to the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) fibre optic network.»
Monday 26 Jan

MTN is Ivory Coast mobile market leader

IVORY COAST
With eight million subscribers out of a population of 22 million, South Africa’s mobile operator MTN has claimed the title of mobile market leader in Ivory Coast.»
Sunday 25 Jan

Nokia Networks, Safaricom launch LTE-A network in Kenya

KENYA
Safaricom has selected Nokia Networks as one of its partners to modernize and expand its 2G and 3G network infrastructure and to help launch the first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in Kenya. »
Saturday 24 Jan

TNM constructs bridge as part of promotion

MALAWI
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has constructed a bridge in the country’s former Capital City of Zomba as part of a promotional activity the company launched last year.»
Friday 23 Jan

Telecoms operators donate K20.5 m towards flood victims

Malawi's Association of Telecommunications Operators (ATOL) has donated K20.5m towards the relief assistance going to communities affected by floods and hailstorm in the country»
Thursday 22 Jan

Airtel Kenya drops roaming rates in Uganda

KENYA
Airtel customers can now browse for as low as Ksh 10 per MB while roaming in Uganda, a 78% drop in price. »
Thursday 22 Jan

MTL appoints new CEO

MALAWI
Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has appointed Harry Gombachika as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from January 6, 2015. »
Wednesday 21 Jan

MTN transforms enterprise business unit in South Africa to enhance overall client experience

MTN South Africa has announced the start of a process to reorganise its MTN Business unit, to strengthen its competitive advantage in the enterprise business solutions market.»
Wednesday 21 Jan

Vodafone Foundation Ghana donates new incubator to hospital

GHANA
Vodafone Foundation Ghana on Tuesday donated a brand new incubator to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Nsawam Government Hospital at Nsawam in the  Eastern Region of Ghana. »
Wednesday 21 Jan

Wananchi Telecom prepares for rapid growth across Africa with global network services from Epsilon

Leading East African carrier Wananchi Telecom has partnered with Epsilon to connect African customers to more than 170 countries around the world.»
Wednesday 21 Jan

M-Shwari loans help customers acquire smart devices

KENYA
Following a month of trials, the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom have formally introduced a new proposition that will enable M-Shwari customers to access affordable loans to acquire smartphones and tablets.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

Setback for BTCL IPO as workers cry broke

BOTSWANA
With the Privatisation of Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited privatisation nearing completion, employees claim they do not have the funds to buy the five percent of shares allocated to them.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

Orange grows Kenyan market share

KENYA
Orange Kenya reports that its market share has grown to 9.2%, with growth in its off-net and on-net share and ARPU.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

Three top Etisalat students to study in Dubai

NIGERIA
Etisalat Nigeria is sponsoring the top three students from the first year of the Etisalat Telecommunications Engineering Programme (ETEP) at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria for intensive training at the Etisalat Academy, Dubai.»
Monday 19 Jan

Data, digital services our focus this year, says MTN

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria says this year will see it move to 'Telco 2.0' with a focus on the provision of data and digital services to its customers in the country.»

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UCC launches 2015 ACIA awardsUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.

IN DEPTH

Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.

COMPANY NEWS

VMware reports fourth quarter and full year 2014 results

VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014.

MTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct Connect

MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the ...

“All Systems GO!” for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in Zambia

It’s “All Systems GO!” for the winners of the fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards to be announced at the awards ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia ...