TELECOMS

Yes, Etisalat dragged us to court, says MTN

Yes, Etisalat dragged us to court, says MTN

MTN Nigeria has confirmed that it has been served with court papers based on a lawsuit filed by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (Etisalat Nigeria) over the acquisition of Visafone, the only surviving code division multiple access (CDMA) operator in the country. Read More

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Etisalat challenges MTN spectrum useEtisalat challenges MTN spectrum use Etisalat Nigeria says it has brought a legal action challenging MTN’s use of the 800MHZ ...
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NewTelco SA extends African footprint with dedicated Kenyan presence NewTelco SA extends African footprint with dedicated Kenyan presence The Jasco Group has expanded the presence of NewTelco South Africa, a joint venture between the ...
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Facility closure to affect Ondo services, warns MTNFacility closure to affect Ondo services, warns MTN MTN Nigeria has warned that the closure of its facilities in Ondo by the state government ...
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Friday 29 Jan

Telcos threaten service blackout on states shutting BTS

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s telecoms operators have threatened not to reopen any base transmission station (BTS) that were forcefully shut down by states.»
Thursday 28 Jan

Neglect of CDMA a mistake, says NCC CEO

NIGERIA
The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has lamented the comatose state of the CDMA sector of the telecoms industry.»
Tuesday 26 Jan

Over 10,000 applications for BTCL shares

BOTSWANA
Batswana have come out in record numbers to submit their Offers for BTCL shares, with around 1,000 applications per day at Barclays Bank branches across Botswana.»
Tuesday 26 Jan

Airtel introduces new UnlimiNet 20 daily bundle

KENYA
Airtel has introduced a new “UnlimiNet 20 bundle”, billed as the most affordable bundled offer for voice, SMS and data on the Airtel network.     »
Monday 25 Jan

Safaricom opens new Narok retail shop

KENYA
Safaricom has set its sights on Narok County as it seeks to provide residents of the rapidly growing town with easier access to its wide range of products and services.»
Friday 22 Jan

MTN fine hearing adjourned

NIGERIA
The court hearing on the fine imposed by Nigeria’s NCC against MTN has been adjourned to March.»
Thursday 21 Jan

SEACOM, Ciena drive web-scale services across Africa

KENYA
Local Internet Service Providers are set to benefit from increased reach and enhanced capacity thanks to a partnership between SEACOM and network provider Ciena.»
Wednesday 20 Jan

Nigerian ComTech minister, stakeholders hold communications retreat

NIGERIA
Nigerian ICT stakeholders are set for Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, this weekend to attend the 2016 Communications Sector Retreat.»
Tuesday 19 Jan

Why we launched Mate 8, M2 Tablet: Huawei

NIGERIA
Chinese original equipment manufacturer Huawei has said it launched its two new flagship products, Mate 8 and M2 Tablet, to cater for the increasing mobile needs of consumers.»
Tuesday 19 Jan

BTCL introduces IPO Champions

BOTSWANA
The BTCL IPO Project Team has introduced BTCL IPO Champions across all BTCL and Barclays Bank branches across Botswana.»
Sunday 17 Jan

Incredible reception to IPO

BOTSWANA
The BTCL Initial Public Offering (IPO) opened on Monday to a strong reception from the public.»
Saturday 16 Jan

We didn’t axe 2000 Visafone jobs, says founder

NIGERIA
Founder and retired Chairman of  Visafone Communications Limited, Mr. Jim Ovia, has denied axing 2000 jobs in the telco, arguing that it would not have been possible because the entire workforce of the CDMA operator was less than 400.»
Friday 15 Jan

Tigo Tanzania pays $2.1 million in quarterly profit share to customers

TANZANIA
Tigo has announced another quarterly payment of US$ 2.1million (Tshs 4.4 billion) to its 4.6 million Tigo Pesa users.»
Thursday 14 Jan

Orange to acquire Airtel’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

BURKINA FASO
Orange and Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV have signed an agreement leading to Orange’s acquisition of Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.»
Thursday 14 Jan

BTCL IPO applications being received

BOTSWANA
As of the 11th of January 2016, the historic public offer of shares for the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL), through the BTCL Initial Public Offering (IPO), were officially being received at all Barclays Bank branches nationwide. »
Wednesday 13 Jan

BTCL IPO Roadshow to engage Batswana nationwide

BOTSWANA
The BTCL IPO Offer period opened on Monday 11th January 2016 and all Batswana are being engaged to encourage them to participate in this historic opportunity. »

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Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats

Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East. 

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Poised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year WinnerPoised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year Winner

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Arbor Networks maintains leadership in IHS Infonetics Report on DDoS prevention appliances

Arbor Networks was identified once again as the top supplier of DDoS mitigation appliances overall, as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments, according ...