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Namibia: MTN to sell 30 percent shareholding to break monopoly

April 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by namibian.com.na, MTN Namibia plans to sell a 30 percent shareholding to local shareholders. According to MTN Nigeria: “Interested investors are invited to submit a letter of intent to purchase shares of MTN Business Namibia, which makes up 30% of the share capital.” MTN Namibia managing director, Manfred Engling stated in ...

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Kenya: Safaricom suspends cross-network M-Pesa services

April 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan operator Safaricom has suspended the registration of new M-Pesa customers and the transfer of cash to rival mobile phone networks until the upgrade and transfer of its IT system from Germany to Kenya is completed on 19 April. According to...

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Liquid Telecom expands FTTH in Zimbabwe

April 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has revealed the latest expansion of its FTTH network in Zimbabwe. Liquid Telecom has already laid fibre rings around Victoria Falls, which provide multiple routes of redundancy. It is now starting to lay fibre to homes and businesses in the...

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Kenya: Safaricom set to upgrade M-Pesa platform

April 15, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan operator Safaricom has revealed that it has started final preparations for the launch of the second generation of its M-PESA platform as it prepares to perform a full scale system upgrade aimed at improving efficiencies and speed over the next week....

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Nigeria: Active Telecoms Users Now at 142 Million

April 15, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

According to a report by ngrguardiannews.com, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday said that active lines in the nation’s telecommunications industry increased to 142,589,775 in February. The commission made this known in the Monthly...

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Ghana: Samsung begins preview of Galaxy S6

April 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has begun pre-orders for its latest handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at the Accra Mall, Ghana. According to Samsung, the demonstration at the mall will give the general public a first-hand experience of Samsung’s latest devices and...

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Nigeria: Is MTN Group set to buy Visafone?

April 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Group has been extremely active over the past few years… especially when in comes to acquisitions in Africa. This time around, the MTN Group has now set its sight’s on Jim Ovia’s Nigerian mobile phone company, Visafone Communications....

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Nigeria: Infracos set to connect 60 cities to broadband

April 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report by ngrguardiannews.com, Lagos as well as 60 other cities, in the North Central zone of Nigeria, are set to receive improved broadband services. The report revealed that MainOne Cable will be in charge of the Lagos area while IHS will be...

LTE will allow farmers in remote locations to sell products all over the world, entrepreneurs and students to create online businesses and sell services from home.

Benin Telecoms begins 4G LTE rollout

April 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Benin Telecoms has officially commenced its 4G rollout. The reveal was made  at an event attended by president Yayi Boni. Benin will be the fourth country in the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to adopt LTE, after Nigeria, Ghana and Cote...

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South Africa: Massive growth in 4G and Wi-Fi connections expected

April 8, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the latest annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019, the ongoing adoption of more powerful devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections may see 3G surpassing 2G as the top...

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Kenya: Airtel sets up fundraising for terror attack victims

April 7, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Airtel Kenya, it has launched a fundraising drive via Airtel Money for the victims of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College on 02 April 2015. The mobile firm said it has set up a donation paybill number for well-wishers to send funds...

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Study reveals African mobile phone usage stats

April 7, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile...

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Rwanda: Airtel inks ticket payment deal with Kenya Airways

April 7, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

According to Airtel Rwanda, in an effort to grow the scope of payment services offered on the Airtel money platform, it has introduced a payment option for Kenya Airways tickets on Airtel money. Airtel Rwanda Chief Financial Officer, Tano Oware stated that:...

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East Africa: Cross-border mobile money transfers planned

April 2, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

East African Communities will, by the end of 2015, be able to transfer money via mobile phones across borders if full implementation of the One Area Network Agreement (OANA) succeeds. This is according to a report by Capital FM. According to the report,...

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Togo: Huawei awarded public sector fibre contract

April 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Togo’s Government has revealed plans to connect 500 public buildings, which include: hospitals, universities, airports, and ministries to fibre. According to the Togo Government, it has hired Huawei in order to lay 200km of cable. The contract was...

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Kenya: Internet access continues to record positive growth

April 1, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to report by the Communications Authority of Kenya, the number of internet users in the country has grown to reach 26.1 million translating to 64.3 per 100 inhabitants with access to internet. The number of data/internet subscriptions grew by 10.8...