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Liquid managing director Wellington Makamure (image: AmeriZim)

Liquid Telecom to bolster research progress in Kenya

October 22, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom Kenya has installed a Sh400m fibre optic network connecting 25 Kenya Agricultural And Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) centres and enabling the country’s agricultural research institution to use technology to bolster its research progress. Liquid Telecom created a Virtual Private Routed Network (VPRN) for KALRO in Nairobi, Mombasa,...

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Gabon: Airtel partners with UNESCO for IT youth training

October 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel with launch a new training programme targeting to impart new technological skills to thousands of youth in Gabon in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The three-year initiative –...

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Ebola SMS system set to launch in West Africa

October 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The SMS-based system used to advise people about Ebola in Sierra Leone is set to launch across seven additional West African nations. These countries include: Benin, Togo, Ghana, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Burkina Faso. According to the BBC, the system...

MTN Africa

Nigeria: MTN claims USD 13 Billion investment

October 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to MTN Nigeria, the company has invested USD 13 Billion in fixed assets and facilities nationwide in its thirteen years of operation in the country. MTN is set to renew its license by 2016 in Nigeria and currently has a 45 percent market share with...

Wiko Nigeria

Wiko sets sights on Nigeria’s mobile phone market

October 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wiko has set its sights on Nigeria’s mobile phone market. The mobile phone manufacturer intends to introduce ten of its devices to the country on 22 October 2014. Ahead of its formal launch in Nigeria, the company was reported to take 12 channel...

“This is very important because it would definitely be a sign of stability in Egypt.” Etisalat Group CEO Ahmad Abdul Karim Julfar (image credit: arabianbusiness.com)

Egyptian government wants Etisalat on national exchange

October 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports, the Egyptian Government has requested that mobile operator, Etisalat, begins the process of becoming listed on the national exchange. ICT minister, Atef Helmy, stated that: “Etisalat is planning a USD 500 million listing that would...

Chidi Okpala is the Director and Africa Head, Airtel Money at Airtel Africa. (Image Source: Airtel).

Airtel Money to launch cross border money transfer service across East Africa

October 18, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Kigali, Rwanda, October 17th, 2014 – Bharti Airtel African leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has today announced plans to launch a cross border money transfer product in East Africa. This is a...

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria

October 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Samsung has revealed its plans to launch the Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria on 24 October. The device will be available for purchase through all authorised Samsung partner stores and telecom operator stores nationwide. Emmanouil Revmatas, Samsung Electronics West...

Telkom

Telkom SA warns businesses of possible crime syndicate

October 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Criminals intent on stealing valuables from homes and offices are attempting to gain entry into business as well as residential premises by posing as Telkom technicians. Ms Jacqui O’ Sullivan, Telkom’s Managing Executive: Corporate Communication, says...

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MTN SA now offering iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

October 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN SA announced that it will offer the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on 24 of October. Customers can now pre-register for their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus here. The iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch...

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Airtel Kenya cuts roaming rates in Rwanda

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

Airtel Kenya has revealed that it will reduce call rates by 60 percent and offer free incoming calls for postpaid and prepaid customers roaming in Rwanda. The move came in swiftly after Safaricom reviewed its tariff rate in Rwanda. Safaricom set the bar high...

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Algeria: Alcatel-Lucent to meet ultra-broadband demand

October 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent is providing DJEZZY (OTA) with its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio solution, which will essentially upgrade OTA’s mobile backhaul architecture in order to meet demand created by expanding ownership of smartphones. Philip Tohme, CEO of DJEZZY...

Within Africa, Egypt and South Africa posted the largest year-on-year handset shipment growth, at 37 percent and 32 percent respectively.

Handset sales boom in Middle-East and Africa

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 percent year on year to 64 million units, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the...

Debit Cards

PayGate predicts card payments will be mobile in 5 years

October 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Payment service provider PayGate recently added mobile payment system Zapper to its payment options. With the addition of Zapper, PayGate has also predicted that half of card payments will become mobile in the next 5 years. This is according to general...

MTN Africa

Rwanda: MTN to unveil cross-border money service

October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda will integrate its mobile money system with that of MTN Uganda this coming November. This will, according to the company, allow subscribers to send and receive money between the two countries. MTN Rwanda GM, Norman Munyampundu stated that...

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Nigeria: 100GB Ultra-broadband set to boost connectivity

October 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent is preparing to open up Africa’s most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a 100 gigabit-per-second fibre-optic network with MTN Nigeria. MTN Nigeria, which covers more than almost 90 percent of...