TELECOMS

East African countries to expand One-Network-Area to data, mobile money

East African countries to expand One-Network-Area to data, mobile money

Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda will in the next year extend the One-Network-Area concept to data and mobile money. Read More

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BTCL, SA’s Vodafone seal partnershipBTCL, SA’s Vodafone seal partnership Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) and South African based Vodafone have signed a non-equity partnership agreement. 
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Gilat Satcom launches Village Island satellite service for rural AfricaGilat Satcom launches Village Island satellite service for rural Africa Gilat Satcom has launched its ‘Village Island’ portfolio which enables rural villages and remote communities in ...
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Gabon Telecom, union showdown far from overGabon Telecom, union showdown far from over The showdown between Gabon Telecom (GT) and SYNATEL, the union of telecommunication workers, is far from ...
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Monday 30 Mar

APC judgment: NCC seeks stay of execution

NIGERIA
NCC is seeking a stay of execution of judgement following a notice of appeal against the High Court judgement that it violated the rights of the APC.»
Saturday 28 Mar

Airtel deepens data market competition with new offers

NIGERIA
In line with efforts to strengthen its relationship with customers, leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria this week in its Lagos Banana Island Head Office, unveiled a new data campaign tagged “Join the Smartphone Network” which seeks to reward customers for their patronage, and also drive internet usage and penetration.»
Saturday 28 Mar

TNM claims ‎Macra milking phone operators

MALAWI
Government and its agents are milking telecommunication operators through fees and levies, and one of the leading mobile telecoms operators TNM has come in the open to reveal that its cost of levies, fees and taxes was K15 billion for 2014.»
Friday 27 Mar

Mali’s 3rd mobile operator to start operations soon

MALI
Alpha Telecom, the third mobile operator of Mali, is set to start operating in the near future to challenge leader Orange and SOTELMA in this West African nation.»
Friday 27 Mar

Phase3 Telecoms extends aerial cable to Republic of Niger

NIGERIA
Sub-regional telecoms infrastructure company, Phase3 Telecoms said it has started the deployment of aerial fiber optic infrastructure from Kano in Nigeria to Gazaoua in Niger Republic. »
Thursday 26 Mar

MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability Report shows.»
Thursday 26 Mar

Predatory pricing in transmission cable market, others worry NCC

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is worried that in the transmission cable market, predatory pricing, denial of access to viable routes and discriminatory and arbitrary pricing is the order of the day.»
Wednesday 25 Mar

Pay APC N500m, court orders NCC, telcos - NCC appeals

NIGERIA
As the presidential election draws near, a Federal High Court has ordered the regulator of the telecoms sector, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and five other telcos to pay the All Progressives Congress (APC) the sum of N500 million for unlawfully shutting down the party’s presidential campaign fund-raising platform.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

USF contributions surpass sh2.5bn target

KENYA
Contributions to the Universal Service Fund by Kenyan Operators have surpassed the targetted sh2.5 billion.»
Monday 23 Mar

Africa Online to launch new services in Tanzania

TANZANIA
Pan-African service provider, Gondwana International Networks (GIN), parent company to Africa Online, has announced that it will be expanding its VSAT services in Tanzania as well as launching a managed infrastructure and services solution called iManage. »
Monday 23 Mar

Job fears in Senegal as Tigo outsources network management

SENEGAL
People working for Tigo Senegal are worried about their jobs after the mobile operator signed an agreement that handed over the management of its network to the Swedish telecom giant Ericsson.»
Friday 20 Mar

MTN Ghana invests 460 Million Ghana Cedi into operations

GHANA
MTN has told editors at an annual meeting in Accra that it is committing a total of GH.C 46O Million to improving its network this year.»
Thursday 19 Mar

Airtel deepens competition with SmartConnect

NIGERIA
The scramble for subscriber acquisition in the telecoms industry has taken a new turn as Airtel has unveiled a new marketing strategy to grow its subscriber numbers in a bid to unseat Globacom as second largest operator in the country.»
Thursday 19 Mar

NCC resumes 2.6GHz spectrum licensing process

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced the resumption of the process that would lead to the auctioning of licences in the 2.6gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Togo government to regenerate Togo Telecom

TOGO
Togo's government has vowed to rebuild Togo Telecom with a regeneration package that includes a network upgrade, better customer service and high speed internet at affordable rates.»
Tuesday 17 Mar

Ghana ICH poses ‘telecoms monopoly risk’

GHANA
The Head of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology team at a private law firm Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has questioned the National Communication Authority's decision to appoint a Ghanaian company to operate the national interconnect exchange and financial clearing house.»

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Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises ...