East Africa

Mitchell Elegbe and Bernard Matthewman, CEOs of Interswitch and Paynet group respectively

Kenya: Interswitch acquires a Paynet Group

September 18, 2014 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Interswitch Transnational Holding (“Interswitch”), the leading pan-African integrated payments company, announces it has reached a partnership agreement with the Paynet Group (“Paynet”), East Africa’s leading multi-institutional payments provider, to combine its businesses. Interswitch will acquire a majority shareholding in Paynet Group and...

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East Africa tops Africa for internet access & connectivity

September 10, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya currently leads in African connectivity with the highest bandwidth per person on the continent, the fastest speeds, and some of the lowest internet costs, according to a presentation held by Liquid Telecom Kenya CEO Ben Roberts, at the

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SEACOM deploys two PoPs in Uganda

September 3, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

SEACOM has moved to strengthen its pan-African presence with the direct deployment of two Points of Presence (PoPs) in Uganda. With the Uganda Communications Commission giving its clearance to SEACOM Uganda, by issuing the Public Infrastructure Provider...


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...


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...


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...

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...


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...