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Rwanda: Airtel launches MAMO

September 1, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Airtel Rwanda recently unveiled its interactive self-service platform. The platform titled “MAMO” (My Airtel My Offer) has been designed to enable customer access to a variety of Airtel products from their mobile device. According to Airtel, MAMO will enable customers to subscribe to different services and access various products without having...

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Uganda: Airtel Money takes digital award

August 26, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Uganda has been voted the Best Digital Financial Service for 2014. The award was received at the Digital Impact Awards Africa. According to Airtel Uganda: “With Airtel Money, customers now get a wider access through nationwide agents and transact...

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Tanzania: Airtel reveals cross network money transfer service

August 22, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel, has revealed the introduction of a service that will allow customers to send and receive between Airtel’s mobile money service and that of Tigo in Tanzania. The introduction of the service is poised to help the deepening of financial...

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Huawei Uganda launches Mobile Broadband Demo truck show

August 19, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei officially launched the Mobile Broadband demo truck show at Kampala Serena Hotel, in Uganda. The five day demo is set to showcase Huawei’s latest converged communications solutions and philosophies to enhance its brand industry leadership, with a...

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Tanzania: TTCL upgrading network in 202 villages

August 15, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL) has revealed that is expecting to invest over USD 6 million in order to upgrade telecom equipment for over 300,000 people living in 202 villages. The project is expected to commence soon and will cover 16 regions in...

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Rwanda: Airtel launches Airtel Zone

August 11, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Rwanda has launched Airtel Zone. According to Airtel Rwanda, Zone provides customers with low and transparent rates for on-net voice calls. According to Airtel, the rate of each call will vary from RWF 1 per minute to RWF 31 per minute –...

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iSAT Africa extends East Africa satellite broadband coverage

August 5, 2014 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Avanti Communications has revealed a new multi-year contract with African service provider, iSAT. iSAT will deliver satellite broadband services across Kenya and Tanzania. Deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, the service is expected to target consumer...

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Kenya: NIC Bank rolls out mobile stock trading app

August 5, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

NIC Bank, located in Kenya, has launched a mobile app that is intended to enable customers to trade in share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Designed for use on all mobile devices, the application allows clients to view their account status, access...

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Tanzania: Rural areas to receive improved telecom services

August 4, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

For some 300,000 people living in 202 villages in Tanzania, change is coming. Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL), has recently announced that it will invest over $6 million to upgrade telecom equipment in those villages. “Our aim is to make sure...

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Kenya leads in requesting users’ data from Google in Africa

July 25, 2014 • East Africa, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by allafrica.com, a number of African governments are keeping a watch on the online activities of their citizens with Kenya topping Africa in requesting users’ data from Google. According to the site, outside Africa, governments...