Telecom

May 26, 2020  |  MTN Still The Most Admired African Brand - Survey

A recent consumer survey of Africa's best brand has confirmed that MTN is still the most loved African brand.   The survey, released on Monday, was conducted in 27 countries with a representation of about eight per cent of the ...


May 25, 2020  |  Vodacom Group Makes SA Business Stand-Alone To Be Led By Balesh Sharma

The Vodacom Group has commenced a vast restructuring of his businesses across Africa, starting with the separation of its South African company from the rest of Africa - making it a stand-alone, and appointing Mr Balesh Sharma as its Managing ...


May 20, 2020  |  Airtel Africa See Improved Revenue Numbers Driven By Data And Mobile Money

Airtel Africa, the pan-Africa telco has declared that in its financial year-end of 31 March 2020, it has chalked up almost USD3.5 billions in revenues. According to the company's report, this represents significant year-on-year growth, with the drivers coming from ...


May 15, 2020  |  MTN Reduces Spending To Save Cash During COVID-19 - Reports

The MTN Group has confirmed that it has reduced spending plans for the full year in order to focus on preserving cash and maintaining its networks as it navigates the Covid-19 pandemic. The mobile giant released a statement saying that ...


Airtel Africa’s Net Profit Dropped By 21% During Last Quarter - Reports

Airtel Africa yesterday reported a 21% decline in its total net profit at $65 million for the quarter that ended on March 31. This was a significant drop in comparison to the $82 million net profit made in the corresponding ...

AirtelTigo Gears Up To Roll Out Free Data And Browsing In Ghana - Reports

The Ghanaian telecoms operator, AirtelTigo has announced its collaboration with the popular mobile web browser Opera Mini to provide free browsing and data on the Opera Mini browser as well as on the Opera News App for three months. Through ...

Vodacom Group Sees Increase In Subscribers And Revenue - Reports

Vodacom has shared its preliminary results for the year that ended on 31 March 2020, showing a rise in revenue and subscriber growth across the group. The company said that its group revenue is up by 4.8% while its group ...

Zimbabwe’s Telecel Dismisses Fake News On Closure - Reports

Telecel Zimbabwe has dismissed the reports claiming that it was given 30 days by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) to close down as fake news. The telco said that this was a mischievous attempt by its ...

Safaricom Predicts Ethiopia Deal Will Open Gateway To Africa - Reports

Kenya’s leading mobile phone operator Safaricom is basing its future pan-African expansion plans on Ethiopia’s market even as the Ethiopian government wavers on opening up the nation’s economy to foreign investments. Safaricom is betting on Ethiopia’s planned privatisation of the ...

Econet Hikes Data Prices By 225 Percent As Zimbabwe Reels From Covid-19 - Reports

Econet Wireless has reportedly hiked its data prices by up to 225 percent overnight earlier this week – sparking much anger from hard-up Zimbabweans. The increase in the cost of data could not have come at a worse time for ...

Kenya: Tribunal Eases Regulations For Airtel And Telkom Merger

Airtel and Telkom Kenya now have the option to sell up to 40 percent of their merged business following a ruling made by Kenya’s Competition Tribunal, which eased some regulatory orders that had prohibited any sale contracts over the next ...

Ethiopia Announces 11 May As Deadline For Telecoms Competition Consultation

Ethiopia has set 11 May as the official deadline for its consultation on the terms of the nation’s first competitive telecoms licences. The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has so far issued three consultations – on consumer rights, dispute resolution and ...

MTN Cameroon Delays CEO Hendrik Kasteel’s Departure Due To COVID-19 - Reports

Hendrik Kasteel will remain the CEO of MTN Cameroon – for now. Kasteel was scheduled to leave the mobile operator at the end of March 2020, but the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has delayed the process, according to an unnamed ...

Zimbabwe: Econet Wireless Calls On Suppliers To Slash Prices Amid Covid-19

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest mobile operator, has called on its suppliers to consider cutting prices by a minimum of 20% from May 1 due to the tough economic environment that has been brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The telco’s ...