Telecom

Dec 14, 2018  |  Regulator Announces That MTN, Nigerian Central Bank Dispute Is Close To Resolution

The Nigerian telecoms regulator has announced that the $8.1 billion dispute between the Nigerian Central Bank and MTN is being resolved and will very soon be over. Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, ...


Dec 12, 2018  |  Liquid Telecom Receives $180 Million Investment

Liquid Telecom has been given a $180 million cash injection by the U.K. development finance institution CDC Group Plc as Africa’s largest fiber-network operator installs broadband infrastructure across the continent. The Chief Executive Officer at Liquid Telecom, Nic Rudnic said ...


Dec 11, 2018  |  Safaricom Launches Interactive Customer Care Chatbot

Safaricom has launched Zuri, an artificial intelligence (AI) Chatbot assistant that is now available on Facebook Messenger and Telegram. Zuri allows more than 17 million Safaricom mobile data users to complete a variety of tasks like manage subscription services including ...


Dec 11, 2018  |  No Licence Issued Yet In Teleology 9mobile transaction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has not yet issued a telecoms operating license to Teleology Holdings who won the bid for Nigeria's fourth largest mobile operator 9mobile (formerly known as Etisalat). Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of ...


Liquid Telecom To Ink Data Centre Infrastructure Deal With Telecom Egypt

Egypt’s investment ministry has announced that the pan-African operator Liquid Telecom will now be able to invest in Egyptian telecoms under the terms of an outline deal recently signed with Telecom Egypt. The ministry released a statement declaring that Liquid ...

MTN Introduces Music Streaming Service MusicTime

MTN has announced the arrival of music streaming service MusicTime, which it proudly refers to as "a world first offering" from its crafty team at Simfy Africa. According to a statement issued by MTN, MusicTime is a time-based music streaming ...

Telkom Considers Making A Second Bid For Cell C

Telkom is said to be considering making an offer to buy a majority share in Cell C that would lead to the amalgamation of South Africa’s third- and fourth-largest mobile-phone operators, according to individuals familiar with the matter. The former ...

MTN Ghana Gets Issued US$1.8-million Fine

MTN Ghana has been issued a fine amounting to US$1.8-million by Ghana’s telecoms regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA), citing poor quality of service. The NCA also fined Vodafone, AirtelTigo and Glo, accusing all four operators of neglecting to honour ...

South Africa: Vodacom Plans To Deliver Social Grants

Vodacom is currently in talks to utilise its technology to distribute social grants in South Africa. Mickey Mashale, Vodacom Business’ Chief Sales Officer recently said that the company had been having discussions with the relevant departments on how to assist ...

Telkom Kenya Takes Out €35-Million Loan To Expand Network

Kenya’s third-biggest telecoms operator, Telkom Kenya has received a loan of €35-million (approximately US$40 million) from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The company plans to use the credit to expand its mobile and data services and expects an increase in ...

Minority Shareholders Stand Together Against Econet Founder

Minority shareholders raised their concerns over allegations of unfair conduct by Strive Masiyiwa, the majority shareholder at Econet Wireless Zimbabwe. Because of this outcry, a shareholder vote on the conversion of debentures to shares in the Zimbabwean telecoms operator has ...

Nigeria: NCC Says Three Million New Phone Lines Were Added In October

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that in Nigeria active telephone lines increased from 162,058,918 in September to a staggering165,239,443 in October 2018. The commission made this announcement in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data that was published on its website ...

PIC Raises Stake In MTN To 26%

The Public Investment Corp. has raised its stake in the MTN Group Ltd. twice in two days, taking advantage of a price that is close to a 10-year low amid the telecoms operator’s crisis in Nigeria. Johannesburg-based MTN announced in ...

Orange Plans To Launch 5G In Africa And The Middle East

Orange revealed that it plans to bring 5G services to Africa and the Middle East (AME) from 2020, but there are still some challenges to overcome, especially when it comes to low-cost network infrastructure solutions and power consumption. The Senior ...