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CA insists that Airtel Kenya must pay to stay in business

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

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Airtel Kenya is in a stalemate with regulators over the renewal of its operating licence. The report reveals that the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is insisting that the operator must pay KES 2.1 billion to stay in business. The report revealed that Airtel has been seeking a review [&hellip...

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Nigeria: Broadband penetration to increase by 2017

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

MTN Nigeria and the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) have predicted a sharp rise in broadband penetration by 2017, this is according to a report by This Day. In the report, NITRA says Nigeria is struggling to grow its broadband...

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Lower data costs will boost e-commerce in Kenya

September 1, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Speaking at The National Forum on sustainable Data for Development held at the Laico Regency hotel in Nairobi this August, deputy president William Ruto asked mobile firms to reduce the cost of data bundles, he noted that while the cost of mobile phones has...

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SimbaPay partners with Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya

August 31, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

SimbaPay has revealed the expansion of its free instant deposit service to Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya. SimbaPay has partnered with Choice Microfinance Bank a microfinance institution founded by Kenyans abroad. According to Victor Karanja, Head of...

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Airtel, Wari partner to expand financial inclusion in Nigeria

August 31, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of its contribution towards Federal Government’s efforts to deepen financial inclusion in the country Airtel Nigeria has collaborated with payment solution provider, Wari, to provide a new payment platform for Nigerians. Designed as a convenient and...

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MainOne submarine cable extended to Cameroon

August 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via This Day, Nigeria-based undersea cable firm MainOne has extended its submarine fibre cable to Cameroon. The reports reveals that the Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) will also branch out to two strategic points in...

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Nigeria: Mobile internet users up by 13.6 percent

August 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile internet users in Nigeria grew by 13.6 percent in the first half of 2015 to 92.6 million, according to the latest report from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) – which was revealed by TelecomPaper. The reports revealed that MTN Nigeria...

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Nokia Networks reaffirms commitment to South Africa

August 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In order to reaffirm its commitment to the South African market, Nokia Networks showcased its latest innovations in the areas of ultra-dense networks, big data and analytics, and telco cloud in Midrand Johannesburg this week. Deon Geyser, Head of Sub-region,...

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Liquid Telecom reports sharp rise of African content on network

August 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom revealed a sharp rise in the proportion of local content on its network, from 20 percent three years ago to now 50 percent. According to the company, this has been driven by the deepening of Africa’s internet infrastructure. Mathew Chigwende,...

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Fixed broadband on the rise in Africa

August 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a study by research consulting firm Quantum-Web, the number of connections to fixed broadband in Africa reached 12.8 million at the end of Q2. The research shows an increase of 5 percent on Q1 and 22 percent on the same quarter in 2014. In Q2,...

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Huawei Marine & WACS Consortium complete upgrades

August 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Marine Networks (Huawei Marine), a global submarine network provider, has revealed that it has completed upgrades on the section from South Africa to Portugal and Portugal to United Kingdom of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) using Huawei Marine’s...

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Telkom and MTN deal denied by Competition Commission

August 18, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Competition Commission in South Africa has informed Telkom and MTN that it has not recommended the approval of the proposed radio access network sharing and bilateral roaming deal proposed by Telkom and MTN. According to the Competition Commission:...

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Vodacom makes first VoWiFi call in South Africa

August 18, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Vodacom South Africa, the company has made the first ever commercial voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) call in South Africa. Vodacom reveals that while typically reserved for data, the move to use WiFi technology to carry voice traffic will mean better...

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MTN Rwanda enables cross-border mobile money service

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

MTN Rwanda has introduced its cross-border money transfer service to Uganda. According to MTN, the service will nitially be one way only. This is due to MTN Uganda awaiting the necessary approvals from the Bank of Uganda to let its own users send money to...

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Southern African countries to cut roaming charges

August 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via TelecomPaper… Namibia, Bostwana, Zambia and Zimbabwe have agreed to a pilot project to lower mobile phone roaming charges. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and the Ministry of Information and...

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WorldRemit launches Mobile Money transfers to Burundi

August 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Online money transfer service WorldRemit has launched instant Mobile Money transfers to Burundi. According to WorldRemit, its mobile-to-mobile remittance service currently enables people to send funds direct to Mobile Money wallets in countries across...