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100 engineers lose their jobs in Etisalat Nigeria crisis  (image: Charlie Fripp)

100 Nigerian Engineers Sacked in Etisalat Crisis

July 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Crisis plagued telco 9Mobile (previously known as Etisalat Nigeria) is embroiled in yet another controversy as one of its key strategic partners, Huawei Technology, sacked over 100 Nigerian engineers on Tuesday, this according to Blueprint report. Having worked for the company for over 8 years, the affected workers were outraged by the sudden...

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Cell C will offer students from universities across the country free access to university websites in a bid to assist them to access course material necessary to complete the year.

South Africa: Get 3 months free high-speed with C-Fibre

July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an attempt to entice new customers, mobile operator Cell C has announced a new fibre-to-the-home promotional offer, giving new customers three months of free C-Fibre access to kick start their high-speed internet journey. Until 30 September 2017, new...

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has imposed fines for six

Six Tanzanian operators fined for flouting SIM registration rules

July 18, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

On the 14th of July, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) fined six telecom operators for violating subscriber registration rules.  Violations include operators registering SIM cards with unauthorised identity cards and registering SIM...

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South Africa: Beware of SIM swap scam

July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a statement released on Monday morning, South African telecommunications service provider, MTN, warned its subscribers to beware of the latest scam doing the rounds in the country. How it works A supposed MTN call centre agent requests the customer’s...

Laurent Grimaldi, CEO of Konnect Africa.

Interview: Bridging Africa’s Digital Divide

July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In yet another interview showcasing the latest tech developments on the Africa continent, IT News Africa recently spoke to Laurent Grimaldi, CEO of satellite broadband solutions company, Konnect Africa. Konnect Africa, set up by Eutelsat in 2015,  aims to...

Ali Amer new Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco.

Cisco Name Ali Amer For New MD Position

July 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cisco, the multinantional technology service provider, has announced the appointment of Ali Amer as Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa region. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for helping...

Sub-Saharan’s mobile economy valued at $110 Billion – 7.7 Per Cent of GDP.

Sub-Saharan Africa set to surpass half a billion mobile subscribers

July 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

More than half a billion people across Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of a decade, according to a new GSMA study. The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: Sub-Saharan Africa 2017’, was published at the GSMA Mobile 360 –...

100 engineers lose their jobs in Etisalat Nigeria crisis  (image: Charlie Fripp)

Goodbye Etisalat Nigeria, Hello 9Mobile

July 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Although there has yet to be official confirmation from the telecommunications operator, Etisalat Nigeria is reportedly changing its name to 9Mobile, this is according to a report by Nigerian Communications Week. Premium Times Nigeria reports that embattled...

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Nigeria: Internet Users Hits 91million- NCC

July 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), by May this year, Nigeria hit the 91 million mark in terms of internet users in the country. The number, which has risen from 90,124,428 in April to 91,565,010 in May, was revealed in a report...

Truecaller to have video calling amongst latest updates.

Top African Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2017

July 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Annoying and unwanted spam calls are on the rise around the globe, with Truecaller’s Truecaller Insights: Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2017 report revealing that within large markets such as India, the US, and Brazil, the average...

Inus Dreckmeyr, CEO at Netshield South Africa.

Netshield SA ups the local fibre game

July 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

Networking and fibre specialists looking to take their environment to the next level can now do so with the release of the Netshield QSFP 100G range of compatible transceiver modules, ideal for bandwidth intense networking environments, from Netshield South...

Dr. Bello Moussa, Director of Innovation and Industries Relations Huawei(Right) and Alix Murphy, Director of Partnerships WorldRemit(left)

Huawei to offer WorldRemit’s international money transfer service

July 12, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei, an ICT solutions provider, and WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service, announced at the GSMA’s Mobile 360 conference in Dar es Salaam that the two companies will be entering into a partnership which will make WorldRemit’s international money...

Three Nigerian banks are set to take over telecommunications firm Etisalat over unpaid N541.8billion debt.

What Is Going On With Etisalat Nigeria?

July 11, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

After a turbulent start to 2017, Etisalat International announced on Monday that the telecommunications service provider will be pulling out of Nigeria in a matter of weeks. The announcement which was made by Hatem Dowidar, the chief executive of Etisalat...

Angola Cables begins construction on Brazilian data centre.

Advancing Digitalisation In Africa

July 11, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Angola Cables, a multinational telecommunications company, announced today that construction has begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data-center will advance the use of subsea internet cables connecting Africa to the...

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has imposed fines for six

South Africa’s first Internet of Things Starter Pack launched

July 11, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) requires the ability to reliably send and receive data and Flickswitch, a provider of business SIM management solutions in Africa, has launched South Africa’s first Internet of Things (IoT) starter pack. “We are coming across...

Standard Bank to offer zero-rate data charge on app.

Standard Bank Announces Data Free Mobile Banking

July 7, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Standard Bank Announces Data Free Mobile Banking

Standard Bank, announced today that they have dropped their data charges on their mobile banking app. This means that Standard Bank customers will no longer be charged for data, no matter what network they are on, when using the Standard Bank app. This...