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Cell C to ask bondholders for debt extension

July 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African mobile operator Cell C said that it would extend the maturity date of Euro 160 million of senior debt. As a part of the transaction, Cell C has offered to buy back debt from any bond holder who does not wish to extend. The expected extension is further confirmation of the confidence that ...

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Etisalat Egypt selects Ericsson to boost CE in Egypt

July 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Etisalat Egypt has chosen to continue their partnership with Ericsson by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Ericsson’s headquarters in Sweden. The renewed collaboration is intended to strengthen the existing partnership in mobile broadband...

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Vodafone Egypt investing $1.3bn on network upgrade

July 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodafone Egypt is expected to invest a figure of LE9.5 billion ($1.3 billion) in order to improve its network. According to the recently appointed Chief Executive, Ahmed Essam: “The investment shall be financed from an existing fund of Vodafone Egypt,...

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Nigeria: Multiple firms show interest in Nitel

July 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nigerian Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) and Mobile Telecommunications Ltd (MTEL) have attracted as many as 17 bidders who are attracted to their core assets in the ongoing guided liquidation exercise of the national telecommunications carrier. According...

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Ghana: Tigo & Kaymu partner for simple online transaction

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Ghana and Kaymu have entered into a partnership in order to use Tigo Cash as a mode of payment for all online transactions at Kaymu.com.gh. Under the agreement, both Tigo and non-Tigo customers can buy or sell their products on Kaymu.com.gh. Selorm...

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Etisalat launches smartphone insurance for UAE

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

UAE telco, Etisalat has launched a 6-month and 12-month smartphone insurance plan. The insurance plan offers protection against theft as well as accidental damage. The plans, priced at AED120 ($32) for 6-months cover or AED250 for 12-months, give the...

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34 celebs to feature in new Globacom campaign

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Globacom is set to launch a new campaign. The new campaign’s theme is titled “Go Ahead” and will feature 34 Nigerian celebrities. The theme is in essence based around the Glo network and the ability to communicate over voice, data and fixed...

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Tigo & UNE merger to be finalised soon

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

The merger between UNE-EPM Telecomunicaciones and Colombian mobile operator Tigo is set to be finalised and completed during the course of August 2014. According to Comunidad Ola, the country’s regulator for Industry and Commerce as well as...

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OpenWeb: Broadband is a right not a privilege

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

In line with the broader vision of the National Development Plan (NDP), the 2020 Vision for broadband is that all South Africans will have access to broadband services at 2.5 percent or less of the population’s average monthly income. Is this a merely...

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Perago inks mPOS payments deal for Africa

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Perago has signed an agreement with Swish Payments to support its new m-commerce initiative in Africa and Europe. Through SIA’s technology infrastructure, Perago will enable the Swish solution that utilises a mobile app and card reader (both chip and...