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On Tuesday, Telkom SA published annual financial results for the year ended 31 March 2022 and it reported that its revenue dropped 1.1% to R42.8 billion ($2.7-billion). According to Tech Central, the telecommunications group is blaming tough competition and the weak economy for this poor performance. Telkom says despite this...
Tizeti Network Limited, a West African solar-based internet service provider has today, announced the appointment of Emmanuel Ikazoboh as its Board Chairman. Emmanuel Ikazoboh is the immediate former Group Chairman of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Chairman of ARM Pensions Managers Limited (Pensions Fund Administrators), and is the International Vice Chairman...
HelloPay has launched a new turn-key suite of business solutions that will enable growth, save costs, and give users peace of mind that financial access is available to them when they need it. The informal sector accounts for about 18 percent of South Africa’s GDP, with over three million workers...
Google’s Android Go is a lighter, lightning-speed operating system (OS) designed for smartphones with less than 2 GB of RAM. To go along with this OS, Google has created a range of Android Go apps that run faster and take less storage space than the regular Google apps. These...
Safaricom has entered an agreement with Visa to form M-Pesa GlobalPay Visa Virtual card which will see the mobile phone-based money transfer service transact in 200 countries. This will allow customers to transact up to Sh150,000 ($1,283.70) per payment and Sh300,000 ($2,567.39) per day. “By partnering with Visa to provide the...
Clickatell, a CPaaS innovator, and one of the Chat Commerce leaders was acknowledged by Nigeria Communications Week as their Communications Solutions Provider of the Year, as part of their 13th Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards, held on Saturday (28 May 2022) in Nigeria. Nigeria Communications Week, a prominent local...
Expand, a mobile app that rewards players with cash and airtime for their knowledge and attention to brands, products, and services, has taken South Africa by storm. At 20:00 every weeknight, tens of thousands of people from every corner of the country are glued to their mobile device screens in...
The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) says that it welcomes moves by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to conduct a new 'cost modelling exercise' with regards to voice call termination rates and to introduce curbs on charges from local voice providers for terminating calls from...
Elon Musk, a business magnate, announced that Starlink, a satellite internet service he launched through SpaceX, will be providing internet services to two countries in Africa including Nigeria. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) also confirmed this announcement, according to TechCabal. This follows a visit to Nigeria by the Starlink's team...
MTN Group, with operations in 17 countries across Africa, has been ranked the number one African brand and among the top 10 brands on the continent in the annual Brand Africa 100 survey. At a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria to mark Africa Day on Wednesday 25 May 2022, Brand Africa...
Many governments across Africa have been incredibly optimistic about technological advancements being the key to pull Africans from the developing space right into the developed. One of these emerging technologies that have a lot of weight and emphasis pulled behind it is 5G. Certain analysts predict that 5G could add...
France's Orange Group yesterday announced the appointment of new leaders across its B2B Africa and Middle East units in order to refocus and capitalise on the regions which have been seeing growth and spurred positive financials for the Group over recent quarters. Africa and the Middle East is currently one...
MTN has announced price reductions and more value to customers on its MyMTN Home Fixed LTE and 5G home portfolios.  The MyMTN Home Fixed LTE and 5G offers are available until 31 July 2022. “At MTN we are committed to providing connectivity at affordable rates for all South Africans to...
The Kenyan government wants to control the rates that Safaricom charges rivals for terminating calls on its network to protect small telecommunications firms. The new regulations set by the state seek to bar dominant telcos from making profits from mobile termination rates (MTRs). In this regard, Safaricom will now charge...
Safaricom, a telecommunications provider in Kenya, confirmed that minors will not get access to loan services like M-Shwari and Fuliza. The Kenyan telco announced on Friday that it is introducing M-PESA Junior Accounts for individuals between the age of 10 and 18 years old. The company said that the minors...
Kenyans have spent Sh169.1-billion ($1.5-billion) betting through Safaricom's M-Pesa in the year to March. According to Business Daily, disclosures show that the value of bets jumped 23.8 percent from Sh136-billion ($1.2-billion) a year earlier. The Kenyan government is trying to crack down on gambling by imposing higher taxes both on the...
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