TELECOMS

NCC halts MTN’s new tariff plans

NCC halts MTN’s new tariff plans

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has halted a tariff plan called MTN TruTalk+ saying it did not give any approval for such service.  Read More

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Significant improvements in network quality for Tigo customers on Accra-Takoradi routeSignificant improvements in network quality for Tigo customers on Accra-Takoradi route Following the upgrade of its Microwave backbone between Accra and Takoradi telecom operator Tigo says its ...
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Airtel staff take to streets with ‘too much’ combo packsAirtel staff take to streets with ‘too much’ combo packs A team of staff and management of Airtel Ghana has embarked a rigorous concentrated market blitz ...
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UhuruOne selects Alepo’s Wi-Fi solutionUhuruOne selects Alepo’s Wi-Fi solution Tanzanian wireless internet service provider UhuruOne has selected Alepo to provide a complete solution for its ...
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Tuesday 19 May

WIOCC, Dalkom Somalia win service innovation award

SOMALIA
WIOCC and its shareholder Dalkom Somalia have won the Wholesale Service Innovation Award at the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards Summit 2015 for bringing direct, high-capacity, international connectivity to Somalia for the first time.»
Tuesday 19 May

UNGC renews Safaricom CEO term

KENYA
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has renewed Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore’s term as a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).  »
Monday 18 May

NIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief

NIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy.»
Monday 18 May

ITU marks 150th anniversary with global celebrations

ITU celebrated its 150th anniversary on 17 May, marking a long and illustrious history at the cutting edge of communication technologies.»
Friday 15 May

Airtel launches MPLS for enterprise customers

NIGERIA
In a significant move aimed at enhancing connectivity options for its corporate customers, leading telecommunications service provider Airtel Nigeria has launched a secure Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network aimed at facilitating superior and cost effective branch connectivity both locally and globally.»
Friday 15 May

Rwanda’s 4G LTE project scoops Global Telecom Business Innovation Award

RWANDA
The Rwanda and Korea Telecom (KT) 4G partnership, through Olleh Rwanda networks and Nokia, has won the Global Telecom Business Innovation award.»
Thursday 14 May

MTN Business launches first pan-African IoT platform

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Business today unveiled the first truly Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing African enterprises with greater control and advanced management features for their connected devices and sim cards.  »
Thursday 14 May

CEC Liquid Telecom acquires Realtime

ZAMBIA
CEC Liquid Telecom today announced the expansion of its business in Zambia following the full acquisition of Realtime, the second largest Internet Service Provider in Zambia.»
Wednesday 13 May

Tigo Tanzania announces management continuity

TANZANIA
Tigo Tanzania has announced that Diego Gutierrez resumes as General Manager of Tigo Tanzania following the completion of the tenure of Interim General Manager Ms Cecile Tiano.»
Wednesday 13 May

Government fails to lift 20% tax on smart phones in Ghana

GHANA
Hopes are fading that the government of Ghana will scrap the 20 per cent tax on the importation of smart phones.»
Wednesday 13 May

Airtel Africa names new CIO

Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew Kossowski as Chief Information Officer for its pan African network.»
Tuesday 12 May

Tigo educates consumers through digital consumer fair

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has held a three-day digital fair to enable customers and members of the public to learn new ways of using their smart phones and to get more from their mobile phones.»
Tuesday 12 May

Botswana prepares for World Telecommunications Day commemorations

BOTSWANA
Plans are already at an advanced stage for this year commemoration of the 2015 World Telecommunication and Information Society (WTIS) day.»
Monday 11 May

Kenyan ICT on track for strong growth

KENYA
The Kenyan government projects that the country’s ICT sector will approach 20% growth by 2017, with the government making every effort to help boost this growth.»
Monday 11 May

Ericsson, Safaricom in network upgrade deal

KENYA
Ericsson has announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Safaricom to support the upgrade and expansion of its converged mobile network infrastructure. »
Friday 8 May

Rwanda hosts Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds Forum

RWANDA
The Africa Broadband and Universal Service Funds (USF) forum brought together broadband stakeholders from all over Africa in Kigali for a three-day forum this week.»

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NIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chiefNIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief

NIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy.

COMPANY NEWS

Microsoft, IICD launch employability hub in Ghana

Microsoft Ghana, in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development, has launched the TizaaWorks online platform, a one-stop online hub for employability and entrepreneurship.