TELECOMS

Safaricom drops roaming charges by up to 99%

Safaricom drops roaming charges by up to 99%

Following successful negotiations with its global network of partners, Safaricom has reduced roaming charges for calls and data by up to 99 per cent for over 200 networks across the world. Read More

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Nigeria’s fifth telco, ntel, appoints Danjuma board chairmanNigeria’s fifth telco, ntel, appoints Danjuma board chairman NatCom Development & Investment Limited (NatCom) trading as ntel, has announced a key addition to its board ...
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MTN Nigeria prepares for listing  MTN Nigeria prepares for listing MTN Nigeria is preparing to list its shares on The Nigerian Stock Exchange as part of ...
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African mobile subscriber numbers pass half a billionAfrican mobile subscriber numbers pass half a billion More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the ...
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Tuesday 26 Jul

AMOTEL, WTL rural network now up and running

TANZANIA
World Telecom Labs (WTL) and AMOTEL have announced that the network they have built in rural Tanzania is now live with residents in three remote villages able to make calls and use the internet for the first time. »
Friday 22 Jul

TEAMS maintenance downtime expected

KENYA
The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS) cable operators have issued an alert that users may experience downtime from 20th – 28th July .»
Thursday 21 Jul

Union gives Globacom 14 days to reinstate 54 sacked workers

NIGERIA
The Private Telecoms & Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN) has urged Globacom to reinstate the workers it allegedly sacked from its service.»
Wednesday 20 Jul

NCA Chairman calls for strong ties between Africa’s telecom regulators

GHANA
The Chairman of Ghana’s National Communications Authority, Eugene Baffoe Bonnie, has emphasised the need for regulatory bodies in the African telecommunications industry to close ranks to ensure a stronger collaborations.»
Sunday 17 Jul

Nigeria tax chief to go after telcos, others

NIGERIA
The Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, has said the focus of the service this quarter, was to recoup taxes owed by telecoms firms, airlines, and deposit money banks (DMBs).  »
Saturday 16 Jul

MTN Ghana launches 20th anniversary edition of i-Fest

GHANA
The MTN Ghana 20th anniversary edition of the internet festival (iFest) was officially launched at a colourful outdoor event in Abeka Lapaz, a suburb of Accra.»
Friday 15 Jul

NCC pays N1.4 tr into Federation Account, says Dambatta

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has paid over N1.4 trillion to the Federation Account, the CEO of the regulatory body, Prof Garba Dambatta has said.»
Friday 15 Jul

Etisalat complies with NCC directive on Do-Not-Disturb code

NIGERIA
Etisalat Nigeria has introduced the ‘Do-not-Disturb’ (DND) facility that enables customers on its network to opt-out completely or partially from receiving unsolicited marketing text messages and calls.»
Tuesday 12 Jul

NCC pays N70b to Nigeria Govt

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission says it has remitted N70 billon to the Federation Account in the last one year of Prof Umar Danbatta’s appointment as executive vice chairman and CEO.»
Monday 11 Jul

Telkom Kenya launches new entry-level smartphone

KENYA
Telkom Kenya has expanded its phone portfolio with the launch of the new Kaduda Smart into the market.»
Friday 8 Jul

Telecoms top Nigeria’s ad spend with N16.7b

NIGERIA
The telecommunications sector retained its lead position as the highest advertiser in Nigeria in 2015 with a combined total expenditure of N16.7 billion. »
Tuesday 5 Jul

Gilat Satcom, Total IT Solutions connect 10 villages in Nigeria

NIGERIA
Gilat Satcom is providing voice and high-speed data to ten villages in the states of Adamawa, Borno, Kano, Katsina, Oyo and Yobe in the North East of Nigeria.»
Tuesday 5 Jul

NCA wins CTO Policy and Regulatory Award

GHANA
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has awarded Ghana's telecoms regulator the award for Best ICT Policy and Regulatory Initiative for its billing feedback system.»
Monday 4 Jul

NCC enforces 2442 Do Not Disturb short code

NIGERIA
Following an NCC directive, Nigerian mobile operators will activate a Do Not Disturb facility which gives subscribers the freedom to choose what messages to receive from the various networks.»
Tuesday 28 Jun

Tigo Business – Building trusted business partner relationships with clients

GHANA
Tigo Business has increased and empowered its account management team to improve its overall customer service experience. »
Tuesday 28 Jun

Liquid Telecom, RBH to acquire Neotel

SOUTH AFRICA
Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group majority owned by Econet Global, has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator Neotel. »

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