Telecom

Jan 29, 2021  |  Nigeria: Telco Regulator Renews License For Airtel Nigeria

Airtel, the pan-African telecommunications services provider, has announced that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has renewed its license to operate in the 900 and 1800 MHz radio spectrum.   According to a reporting from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), ...


Jan 25, 2021  |  Telecom: Cell-C's 'Hushed' Deal With Vodacom Raises Eyebrows

Cell C and Vodacom have reached a secret agreement in the recent migration of Cell C's contract and broadband user base to Vodacom's network, according to online tech publication MyBroadband. Earlier this month, Cell C sent out a statement which ...


Jan 18, 2021  |  Kenya: Telecom Kenya's Mobile Market Share Drive Grows

Kenya's mobile market has seen increasing growth as demand for ICT services rose in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The country has a mobile SIM penetration rate of 125.8% and added 2.8 million SIM cards in the quarter ended ...


Dec 09, 2020  |  MTN Offers Up Regional Changes As Part Of Strategy Revision

As part of a group strategy review, MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications network, has announced that from January 01 2021, MTN Ghana will become part of MTN's West and Central Africa (WECA) region. The hitherto Southern, East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) ...


Africa Smartphones Adoption Increasing As Market Sees Growth

Recent research from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed a significant increase in the market for smartphones in Africa. According to the report published in its Quarterly Global Mobile Phone Tracker, Africa recorded 23 million smartphone shipment to the ...

Telecoms: MTN and Vodacom Are The Most Powerful Brands In Africa

A recent report from Brand Finance Africa has indicated that two South African companies, MTN and Vodacom, have the most impactful brands on the continent, with the MTN brand rated the most valuable, and Vodacom the strongest.   Brand Finance ...

Cell C To Go-Ahead With Job Cuts After Union Loses Court Case

South Africa's telco, Cell C, has confirmed its intention to proceed with its planned job retrenchment exercise after a Johannesburg Labour Court ruled against the injunction application brought by the Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU).   The ICTU has filed ...

Vodacom Loses Unified Licence To Operate In Lesotho

Vodacom's operating license in the kingdom of Lesotho has been revoked, according to a notice released by the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA). The LCA said it had revoked Vodacom's licence because the mobile operator missed the deadline of October 7th ...

Leadership Reshuffle Continues Inside MTN Group

MTN has announced it is making changes to the composition of the board of the MTN Group and that of its principal subsidiary - MTN South Africa.   A media statement from the MTN press office stated that Christine Ramon ...

South Africa: Cell C To Shut Half Of Physical Stores - Many Job To Go!

South African mobile operator, Cell C, is reportedly in the process of closing down a sizeable number of its physical stores across the country as it continues to battle with grave financial predicament. It is being reported that 128 of ...

Nigeria: MTN Reports Subscriber Growth, Increased Revenues And A Dip In Profits

According to the latest financial statements provided by MTN to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company says it has increased the number of subscribers to its mobile network to 71.1 Million people,  a 15.6 per cent increase within the ...

Nigeria: Lawmakers Set To Reward NCC's Boss With Another 5 Years Tenure

Professor Umar G. Danbatta, the incumbent Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is set to be re-appointed by the Nigerian government as the country's Senate prepares to wave through his confirmation for another five years.   ...

South Africa: MTN Senior Execs Give Up Salary Increase To Help COVID Impacted Colleagues

Senior executives of MTN South Africa are reportedly offering not to receive their annual salary increases, but instead, have asked the company to donate the fund to helping company staff affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    MTN South Africa's corporate ...

South Africa: Cell C In Showdown With Workers Union Over Planned Lay-offs

The struggling South African telecoms company, Cell C, is being warned by its workers' union to expect significant pushback over its decisions to sack thousands of its workers.   The Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU) has demanded that Cell C ...