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Kenya to receive M-SASA mobile payment platform

December 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dubai Bank Kenya has revealed a partnership with Rapid Communications. The partnership aims to launch a mobile banking platform called M-SASA. According to both parties, M-SASA will allow clients to check their balances, request mini-statements, deposit and withdraw cash as well as transfer funds to other accounts from their mobile devices. The bank’s...

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Back in 2009, Bharti Airtel reached the 100 million customers mark. In 2012 the company pushed on until it crossed the 200 million mark. 
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Rwanda: Airtel to divest telecom tower assets to IHS

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

Bharti Airtel, through its subsidiary company Bharti Airtel International, and IHS Holding Limited (IHS) have revealed an agreement under in which IHS will acquire over 1100 telecoms towers across two countries. According to Airtel, the agreement will allow...

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Orange and USAID to boost mHealth across Africa

December 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and telco operator Orange revealed a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC. According to both parties, these mHealth innovations will...

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Nigeria: Telkom & Blue Label Telecoms settle the score

December 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Telkom and Blue Label Telecoms have revealed that both parties have resolved a dispute where each company was claiming billions of rands from each other due to the failure of Multi-Links in Nigeria. Both parties announced that they have agreed to settle their...

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Tanzania’s Safe Motherhood Text Messaging Service reaches third year

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

Since its launch, exactly two years ago, 500,000 men and women accumulatively received 40 million informative safe motherhood messages and reminders through the Wazazi Nipendeni SMS Service. So what makes this program so successful? According to the service,...

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Smartphone misconception in Africa disproved by 2go

December 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Disproving commonly held misconceptions about mobile technology in Africa, mobile social network 2go has achieved over 2 million monthly active users on its Android app in just over a year. Head of Product at 2go Peter Lockhart says the milestone reached by...

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Nigeria looking to Qatar for broadband investment

December 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to This Day Live, Nigeria has called on investors as well as the ICT community in Qatar to take advantage of a variety of investment opportunities in the country, especially in broadband. ICT Minister, Omobola Johnson, told the ITU Telecom World...

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Nigeria: IHS secures USD 200 Million in financing

December 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The IFC has offered USD 200 million in financing to IHS Nigeria. According to the IFC, the financing has been arranged in order to assist IHS Nigeria expand its tower portfolio as well as create mobile infrastructure, which will improve service quality for...

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Fly Mobile to enter Nigerian market

December 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

European mobile player Fly has recently introduced its devices to the Nigerian mobile market. According to the company, it will be collaborating with First Choice as its distributor. Fly MEA Managing Director, Nitin Sood, stated that: “The new product...

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Kenya: Court to rule on thin SIM tech in Jan 2015

December 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a media release issued to Capital FM, the High Court will determine whether a mobile operator associated with Equity Bank should roll out the thin SIM technology. The court is expected to make the ruling in January 2015. Judge Isaac Lenaola on...

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Kenya: Safaricom launches LTE Advanced

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

Kenyan operator Safaricom has successfully launched its latest LTE Advanced Network in Kenya. According to the operator, it will roll out the 4G services in Nairobi as well as Mombasa. The company will then scale up coverage to other major towns during the...

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Millicom to support AU in fight against Ebola

December 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Millicom has revealed that it will be supporting the African Union’s (AU) campaign, which is intended to raise funds to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. Mobile Operators across Africa including: Airtel and Airtel Nigeria, Econet Wireless, Etisalat,...

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NATCOM wins $252 million bid for Nitel & Mtel

December 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa has been following the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Limited (Mtel), liquidation closely for the past few months. Back in November 2014, the BPE, the Bureau of Public Enterprises within...

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Nigeria: Airtel reveals Catapult-a-Startup initiative

December 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has revealed an entrepreneurial initiative named ‘Catapult-a-Startup,’ a platform which aims to inspire innovation and assist start-up mobile app developers towards actualising their business goals and dreams. With this initiative,...

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Liquid Telecom reveals satellite reseller programme in SA

December 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom South Africa has revealed details of its new reseller programme. According to the telco it has established the programme in response to increasing demand for high-speed broadband from enterprises and individuals across South Africa and as part...

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New mobile payment platform launches in Middle East

December 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Arpu Plus has launched a new payment platform dubbed “T-Pay.” According to the company, it has already partnered with 19 mobile operators from 12 countries around the Middle East region in order to offer over 200 million mobile subscribers the...