Telecom

Apr 03, 2020  |  Nigeria: Communications Minister Orders Telcos To Reduce Data Cost During COVID-19 Lockdown

Following the calls by Nigerians for the decrease of data cost during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the nation’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has ordered telecoms service providers to reduce calls and data rates for Nigerians. Earlier ...


Apr 02, 2020  |  Safaricom Welcomes First Kenyan CEO

Yesterday Peter Ndegwa began his journey take as Chief Executive Officer at Safaricom, succeeding Bob Collymore, who died of cancer last year. Ndegwa is the first-ever Kenyan to run the giant telco. He takes over from the founding CEO Michael ...


Apr 01, 2020  |  MTN Forges Ahead With Nigeria Stock Sale Plans – Reports

The MTN Group has revealed that it will push on with a plan to decrease its majority stake in the telco’s Nigerian business, though uncertainty caused by the coronavirus may require the sale to be executed in smaller chunks than ...


Apr 01, 2020  |  Zimbabwe’s TelOne Sees Rise In Data Revenue During COVID-19 Pandemic

Data and internet service revenue has now outstripped income from fixed phone services for Zimbabwe’s TelOne - and the COVID-19 outbreak is expected to further drive up internet usage and volumes as more Zimbabweans work from home and limit social ...


Vodacom Group Chairman, Jabu Moleketi, To Step Down In July - Reports

Vodacom has announced that the Chairperson of the Vodacom Group, Jabu Moleketi, will step d down and retire from the mobile operator group's board at its upcoming annual general meeting that is set to be held in July.  In an ...

COVID-19 In Africa: Maroc Telecom’s $898mil Fine Gets Directed Into COVID-19 Fund - Morocco

Maroc Telecom’s $898 million fine that had been issued by Morocco’s National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ANRT) has now been directed into a fund that was set up by the government to help fight coronavirus (COVID-19). In February 2020 IT Web ...

COVID-19 In Africa: MTN Launches Free Daily Data Lifeline To Keep South Africa Connected During Lockdown

MTN has rolled out a 20MB daily data lifeline to assist South Africans in staying connected during the 21-day COVID-19 lockdown. The free daily data has been made available for use on the instant messaging app ayoba; and can be ...

Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless Dismisses Allegations Of Shutting Down Due To Coronavirus - Reports

Zimbabwe’s Econet has vehemently denied claims that it had shut down its stores due to the coronavirus epidemic. This follows a social media post that was purportedly from an Econet staff member claiming that the company had shut down due ...

South Africa: Cell C’s Turnaround Strategy Starts To Show Progress - Reports

South Africa’s third-biggest mobile operator, Cell C, announced earlier this week that it is no longer pursuing customers at all costs as it has cut down its full year’s operating loss during the year that ended in December 2019 to ...

Orange Cameroon Cuts Prices In Response To Coronavirus Outbreak

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the mobile network service provider Orange has reduced prices of its products and services in Cameroon. At the time of going to print, Cameroon had registered 56 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, as ...

Kenya: Safaricom Welcomes New Director

Safaricom announced earlier this week that its alternate Director Vivek Badrinath had resigned after serving in that capacity for over three years. Badrinath’s resignation took effect on the 20th of March 2020, and he has been replaced by Francesco Bianco. ...

Airtel Kenya Rolls Out Free Internet Access To Learning Websites Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Airtel Kenya has announced that it will offer free internet access on the Longhorn e-learning site to allow students to continue studying amidst the rise of the coronavirus pandemic. The service will be available in Kenya until schools reopen. The ...

MTN Concludes Sale Of ATC Joint Venture In Ghana

Further to the asset realisation programme (‘ARP’) that the MTN Group introduced in March 2019, the mobile giant has confirmed it has received the necessary regulatory approvals for the disposal of its stake in ATC Ghana. This follows the telco’s ...

Zimbabwe’s TelOne Introduces Discount Campaign To Help Limit Coronavirus Spread

With the first known COVID-19 case being confirmed in Zimbabwe a few days ago, it is a good a time for the country to start taking as many precautions as possible to avoid contracting and also further spreading the virus. ...