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Tigo Tanzania to expand Network

June 23, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Tanzania has announced plans to further expand their network. The mobile operator has made an investment of $70 million, over Sh150 billion in 2017. Last year the operator invested $75 million adding new 535 sites with 3G technology and upgraded 408 towers of 3G into 4G. According to the company, expansion of 3G and [&hellip...

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Mobile solutions provider launches new IoT services

June 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Workz Group, the mobile solutions and serialization software company has announced a agreement with UK telecoms software company Simulity Labs. The Value-Added Reseller agreement sees Workz provide Simulity regional commercial and technical support for...

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UBA and Mastercard partner to drive financial inclusion goals

June 14, 2017 • East Africa, FinanceComments (0)

Mastercard has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Uganda Banker’s Association (UBA) to develop a framework that will strengthen the local financial services sector. The National Vision aims to transform the country into a prosperous African...

MTN

MTN Rwanda launches customised voice bundle products

June 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda has launched a new product with an aim to enhance internet usage and connectivity in the country. The product called, MTN Irekure, will allow customers to choose from three possible voice deals, and purchase any one of them using airtime from the...

Integrated satellite communications company Intelsat has announced the opening of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya.  (Image source: Intelsat-hq-press)

Intelsat opens office in Kenya

June 9, 2017 • East Africa, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Intelsat opens office in Kenya

Intelsat, the integrated satellite communications company has announced the opening of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya. According to the company, the expansion will enhance responsiveness to customers operating in the region. “Kenya is the business hub...

Taking advantage of 4G solutions currently in the market will provide more efficiency and convenience to any e-tourism business.

Internet penetration in Africa boosts e-tourism

June 8, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Internet penetration in Africa boosts e-tourism

Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the...

AfriLabs and ICT 4 Social Innovation Network enter a partnership for African technology to lead the continent’s progress.

AfriLabs joins forces with iHub Kenya

June 8, 2017 • East Africa, Education, General, HealthcareComments Off on AfriLabs joins forces with iHub Kenya

A pan-African network of 50 technology innovation hubs, AfriLabs, has joined forces with iHUB Kenya and ICT 4 Social Innovation Network* which is founded by SPIDER* to unite key sectors for digitally advancing development in health, education and rights...

After 10 years under Orange identity, Telkom has rebranded.

Telkom Kenya Re-brands Identity

June 7, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya Re-brands Identity

A Kenyan telecommunications company, Telkom Kenya, has announced a change in its brand identity. The company will also introduce a range of new products in a bid to leverage on expanded investments in network infrastructure. Telkom, previously know as...

Candidates in Rwanda's August election have to seek approval from the electoral commission for each campaign message they post online.

Rwanda censors social media ahead of elections

June 6, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda censors social media ahead of elections

Ahead of national elections, Rwanda’s National Election Commission (NEC) has ruled that presidential candidates’ social media updates need to be pre-approved by the organisation before the candidates can post them online. Candidates will have to...

Ethiopian government has blocked mobile internet access ahead of exam. (image: Whiteafrican)

Ethiopia shuts down internet ahead of exams

June 5, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia shuts down internet ahead of exams

Ethiopian telecommunications company Ethio Telecom, owned by the state has blocked the mobile internet. The blackout started on Tuesday, 30 May ahead of a scheduled national examination that was due to take place in the country on Wednesday. It is unclear...

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MTN acknowledges $8.5m Rwanda Fine

May 18, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN acknowledges $8.5m Rwanda Fine

MTN Rwanda in a statement to the press has acknowledged that they have received official notification of a fine equivalent to US$ 8,5 million from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). The fine relates to non-compliance with the Directives issued...

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Ethiopia gets eCentre data centres

May 18, 2017 • East Africa, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia gets eCentre data centres

Modular data centre manufacturing company, Flexenclosure together with ERP Software Technologies (ERPST) will deploy two data centres in Ethiopia. The eCentres will house servers and software to manage and run Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC) activities as...

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (image: NPR)

Rwanda: Smart City Innovation rolled out

May 17, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Smart City Innovation rolled out

Nokia and SRG will collaborate with the Government of Rwanda to deploy Smart City technology to improve the lifestyles and social sustainability of its citizens in 2017. This announcement was made last week in Kigali during the Transform Africa Summit....

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Vodacom to Acquire Vodafone’s 35% Stake in Kenya’s Safaricom

May 15, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom to Acquire Vodafone’s 35% Stake in Kenya’s Safaricom

According to reports by Forbes, Vodacom Group, the South African telecoms giant, has announced that they will spend $2.6 billion (R34,6 billion) to buy out their parent company’s (Vodafone) 34.94% stake in Kenyan operator Safaricom. The deal will see...

Malawi

World First: Open Trial Application To Hit Malawi

May 15, 2017 • East Africa, General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on World First: Open Trial Application To Hit Malawi

Malawi will become the first country in the world to use the Open Trial smartphone and tablet application. The application will  enable Malawi’s citizens to access the country’s justice system at a click of a button. The first of its kind app was...

Tigo Rwanda to offer 4G to tourists using their roaming network.

Tigo Rwanda to offer 4G roaming to tourists

May 10, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo Rwanda to offer 4G roaming to tourists

Tigo Rwanda has announced the launch of their 4G roaming service, which will allow visitors to Rwanda to stay connected via 4G LTE while roaming on the network. The new service, the first of its kind in Rwanda, will provide visitors from abroad with a better...