Telecom

Feb 19, 2019  |  Rwanda Announces Rollout Of Its First Smartphone Factory

In October 2018, the Rwanda-based technology company Mara Corporation said that it would soon invest $100 million in South Africa to manufacture affordable, high tech smartphones. The founder of Mara, Ashish Thakkar had noted that the African continent at that ...


Feb 18, 2019  |  Safaricom Names Rose Ogega As Newly Appointed Board Member

Safaricom has revealed that Rose Ogega has been appointed as the newest member of its Board, following a meeting that the Board of Directors held on the 12th February 2019. Ogega was appointed to serve as a non-executive independent director ...


Feb 15, 2019  |  MTN Transforms Mobile Internet Billing In Cameroon

MTN Cameroon, the leader of the country’s telecommunications market, has announced the rollout of a significant initiative in mobile Internet billing in Cameroon. When the subscriber's Internet bundle is depleted, their main airtime account will not automatically be debited for ...


Feb 14, 2019  |  Analysts Reveal That South Africa’s 5G Rollout Will Take Longer Than Expected

In South Africa, the commercial rollout of 5G network technology might take longer than anticipated. This is according to an observation made by Saurabh Verma, the Head of ICT at Frost & Sullivan Middle East and Africa, in the business ...


Telkom Kenya And Airtel Kenya Announce Upcoming Merger

Telkom Kenya has confirmed that it plans to merge with Airtel Kenya to form a new joint venture called Airtel-Telkom to boost its market share in the unbalanced telecoms space. According to a joint announcement made by the companies, the ...

Ethiopia Gears Up To Create New Telecoms Regulator

According to a report by the Addis Standard, Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers has issued a new order calling for the inception of an independent federal government body to manage the regulation of the communications sector. Having agreed unanimously to the ...

Sirius Telecoms Launches MVNO Services In Senegal

Sirius Telecoms has announced that it has launched the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) ‘Promobile’ in Senegal. Promobile is owned by the Senegalese business tycoon Mbackiou Faye and is the first virtual mobile network operator in the country to ...

Africom, PowerTel And Zarnet Form A Merger In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mthuli Ncube has introduced the country’s public enterprises reform programme, saying that it will bring efficiency to the economy. Addressing the media at a briefing after this Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, Professor Mthuli ...

Veon Wants 42% More Stake In Egypt's Global Telecom Holdings

The global provider telecommunications services provider Veon said it would officially present an offer with the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority to acquire an additional 42.3% stake in the Asian and Africa telecom operator Global Telecom Holdings that is listed in ...

MTN Shares Drop Despite Expected 20% Higher Annual Earnings

The mobile operator MTN’s share price has dropped despite announcing on Monday 4th February that it was expecting to report annual earnings of at least 20 percent higher. The share price ended the day at 2.54 percent lower at R85.86 ...

Airtel Plans To Invest $2.4 billion To Push 4G In Africa

With its Indian business under pressure, Bharti Airtel Ltd has made the decision to pay attention to its Africa unit and is prepared to spend as much as $2.4 billion to expand its high-speed 4G data network across Africa. The ...

MTN Reduces Prepaid Out Of Bundle Rates

MTN has decreased its out of bundle (OOB) data rate by 75% for prepaid customers. The telecoms giant said that prepaid customers who are not making use of data bundles will now pay only 29 cents per megabyte for their ...

Liquid Telecom Preparing For A Big Network Revamp

Liquid Telecom is currently busy with the most significant network modernisation project that it has undertaken in over ten years. The network revamp, which began in August 2018, includes replacing old infrastructure across its main networks. Liquid Telecom’s CEO Reshaad ...

Orange Secures Burkina Faso’s First 4G Licence

The French telecoms operator Orange has bagged Burkina Faso's first 4G permit and has also had its 2G and 3G licences renewed as the West African country moves towards catching up with continental counterparts on service rollout. Ben Cheick Haidara, ...