Telecom

Jun 24, 2019  |  Vodacom Announces Plans To Sell Operations In Nigeria

Mobile phone company Vodacom has announced a strategic reshuffling of its Vodacom Business Africa operations that it said would result in three individual share purchase agreements involving its businesses in Nigeria, Angola, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. Vodacom issued a ...


Jun 21, 2019  |  Safaricom Launches' Reverse Call' Feature

Safaricom has launched a reverse call feature that enables its clients to make calls on a zero airtime balance. The service enables the caller to transfer the cost of the call to the receiver by adding a '#' before the ...


Jun 21, 2019  |  MTN Nigeria Server Hacked By Suspected Cyber Criminals -Reports

Media reports from Nigerian news publications revealed that over the past weekend MTN was the victim of cyber-crime on its server that saw the mobile giant lose over $1,9 million (N700 million) in a little under two hours, after its ...


Jun 20, 2019  |  Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria Reassures Telecoms Stakeholders Of Fairness

Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, has reassured players in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry of transparency and fairness in adjudication. The acting CJN gave this assurance while delivering a speech at the recent Nigerian Communications Commission 2019 ...


Airtel Africa Targets A Valuation Of Over $4.5bn In London IPO -Reports

Airtel Africa has announced that it is targeting a valuation of over $4.5bn as it forges ahead with a London listing.  The African continent’s second-largest mobile operator runs a telecoms and mobile money business throughout 14 African countries. It announced ...

Telkom Kenya CEO Clarifies Merger Deal With Airtel

Telkom Kenya’s CEO Mugo Kibati has clarified issues surrounding the plans of the operator on its journey towards growth. The carrier is third in terms of the number of active subscribers it commands in Kenya, behind the market leader Safaricom ...

Zambia Forges Ahead With Plans To Implement Biometric SIM Card Registration

It has been announced that as of January 2020 Zambia plans to implement biometric SIM card registration to minimise fraud. The Corporate Communications Manager of Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) Edward Mulenga said that all Mobile Network Operators ...

South Africa: Telkom And Vodacom In Legal Battle Over Laying Of Fibreoptic Cables

South Africa’s telecommunications giants Vodacom and Telkom are reportedly in the midst of a bitter court battle over the laying of fibreoptic cables. A ground-breaking judgment that could ultimately speed up the provision of fibre internet to people who reside ...

MTN Rolls Out Mobile Money Chat Bot In Ivory Coast

MTN has announced the launch of its Mobile Money (MoMo) service chat bot. The chat bot has gone live in Ivory Coast and will be rolled out across MTN’s footprint over the next few months. The AI mobile money “assistant” ...

Gambia's Gamcel Calls For Urgent Government Bailout

Gambia's state-owned mobile operator Gamcel is desperately asking for an urgent injection of capital from the government in order to stabilise its network and upgrade its infrastructure. Addressing Gambia's National Assembly Gamcel's Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Johnson said that the ...

Econet Wireless And FinTech Firms In Zimbabwe Delay Release Of Financials

Econet Wireless and the FinTech Group Cassava have confirmed that they have postponed the release of their respective financials for the period to the end of February 2019, after being given the go-ahead by the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE). The ...

MTN’s Largest Shareholder, PIC Reportedly Calls For Board Changes

Public Investment Corp. (PIC), MTN’s majority shareholder, is reportedly calling for the restructuring of the board of the mobile-phone firm to avoid the legal, regulatory and political disputes on the continent.   Bloomberg was informed by people familiar with the ...

Airtel Aims To Raise $1Billion In LSE Listing Of African Unit

Bharti Airtel Ltd has applied for the UK financial regulator to approve the initial public offering of its African unit in London as it tries to decrease its debt and expand its network. Airtel Africa Ltd, Africa’s second-largest mobile operator, ...

Telcos In Zimbabwe Sign Infrastructure Sharing Agreement

Zimbabwe telecommunications operators Econet Wireless and NetOne, the mobile arm of TelOne, have inked a telecom infrastructure sharing deal. The move is in alignment with the instruction given by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). NetOne plans ...