Telecom

Dec 16, 2019  |  Telkom Rolls Out VAS Platform, Telkom Plus Portal

South Africa’s Telkom has announced that it is rolling out a value-added service (VAS) portal called Telkom Plus. The offering is a Telkom-user only subscription platform that will aggregate wireless application service providers and content service providers. Gugu Mthembu, from ...


Dec 16, 2019  |  MTN Ghana Offers Subscribers Exclusive Pre-Screening Of ‘Jumanji – The Next Level’

MTN Ghana has given its customers a unique opportunity to enjoy the premiere of ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’. The pre-screening of the movie took place on Thursday, last week, at the Silver bird cinema in Accra, Ghana. This is the ...


Dec 13, 2019  |  New Telco, Mobilis Receives Operating License In Mali

Mobilis, a division of Algeria Telecom, is on the path to becoming the newest entrant into Mali’s telecommunications market after bagging a global operating license to launch its services in the country. The license that was secured for an undisclosed ...


Dec 13, 2019  |  Ethiopia: Orange Expresses Diminished Interest In Ethio Telecom

Orange’s CEO has expressed caution regarding Ethiopia’s ability to swiftly privatise its telecom sector. While confirming his great interest in the Ethiopian market through a potential equity investment in the country’s Ethio Telecom, Stéphane Richard, the CEO of the French ...


MTN Nigeria Rolls Out Music Streaming Service, MusicTime

MTN Nigeria has rolled out a music-streaming service named “MusicTime”. According to MTN, MusicTime will allow music lovers access to millions of songs from across the globe. The App was launched last December in South Africa and has received mixed ...

Airtel Africa Plans To List On Malawi Stock Exchange

Airtel Africa has revealed its plans to list its Malawi telecoms business on the country’s stock exchange, as the operator aims to capitalise on growth in the market. The Managing Director of Airtel Malawi, Charles Kamoto, stated that the planned ...

MTN Business Namibia Gears Up For Mobile Network Launch

MTN Business Namibia has announced that it is still moving ahead with plans to roll out a mobile network, after receiving all the relevant regulatory approval. The Managing Director of MTN Business Namibia, Elia Tsouros, said that the project had ...

Orange Wraps Up Niger Exit

The telecoms group Orange has announced that it has completed its exit from Niger with the transfer of its shares in Orange Niger to Zamani Com SAS which is owned by Moctar Thiam of Greenline Communications and Mohamed Rissa of ...

Madagascar Collaborates With China To Upgrade Telecom Network

The Republic of Madagascar has inked an agreement to benefit from Chinese innovations for the modernisation of its telecom network, according to reports by Ecofin. The Madagascan government plans to install new telecommunications infrastructure, including data management centres and optical ...

Zimbabwe’s Econet Shuts Down Post-Paid Platform

Zimbabwe’s drastically inflationary economic environment has forced the nation’s biggest telco, Econet Wireless, to cancel contract line arrangements, forcing post-paid subscribers to pay in advance for roaming and talk time. Local companies are struggling under the pressure of continuous fee ...

MTN Launches Remittances App

The mobile operator MTN has announced the rollout of its latest fintech service, a remittances app titled MTN Homeland. This development comes right after MTN’s Group CEO and President Rob Shuter told delegates at last month’s AfricaCom 2019 conference that ...

Sudan: Sudatel Welcomes New CEO

On Friday, 29 November 2019, Sudatel revealed that it had appointed Sami Yousif Mohamed as the telco’s new CEO and Group President – effective immediately. The announcement comes as the telecoms company prepares to invest significantly in its operations inside ...

Cell C Turns Down Telkom Offer -Reports

Cell C has reportedly rejected a takeover offer from Telkom, leaving the South African mobile operator clear to pursue a partnership agreement with the larger rival, MTN Group, and also take up a recapitalisation plan with the Buffet Group. On ...

TogoCom Welcomes New CEO

The West-African TogoCom Group has announced the appointment of Franco-Malagasy Paulin Alazard as new CEO. He replaces the outgoing CEO Atcha-Dedji Affoh. The drastic change of leadership is a result of Agou Holding's majority stake (51%) in the firm. Alazard ...

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