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Burundi Gov commissions Metropolitan Area Nework for Bujumbura

October 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Government of Burundi in conjunction with Huawei and Onatel officially commission the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project installations for Bujumbura. The Bujumbura MAN project is as a result of a grant from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to the people of Burundi. The project shall be installed by Huawei Technologies Company ...

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Smart Telecom expansion set at USD 300 Million

October 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Smart Telecom, it has set a budget of USD 300 Million in order to expand its telecommunications network’s across a number of East African countries including Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi over the next five years. Smart Telecom originally...


Kenya: Azimo unveils instant M-PESA transfer service

October 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Azimo, an online money transfer service,  has revealed that customers across Europe can now send money instantly to the mobile “eWallets” of M-PESA’s 19 million subscribers in Kenya. Kenya boasts one of the highest global rates of mobile banking, with...


Facebook’s App launches in Tanzania

October 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo has revealed that it is teaming up with Facebook to provide millions of Tanzanians with affordable Internet and free access to some basic online services through the app. The app will be available on October 29, and Tigo...


Airtel Kenya to offer free mobile access to Twitter

October 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Kenya has revealed that it will be offering its prepaid mobile users the ability to access social media network, Twitter, free of charge until 15 January 2015. According to Airtel, the limited-time offer will allow customers to enjoy free access to...


Uganda: Liquid Telecom to invest UGX 2 billion into Infocom

October 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom is set to invest UGX 2 billion in its Ugandan subsidiary Infocom. The reason for the move is to extend its infrastructure across Kampala’s Central Business District and to multiple rural towns across Uganda, including Mukono, Jinja,...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Tigo music set to go live in Ghana

October 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana has announced the launch of Tigo Music in partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service. Through pre-paid data bundles, Tigo customers will from 31 October be able to access more than 35 million tracks, including African and...

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Nigeria: Smile launches 4G service in Abuja

October 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s Smile Communications has launched LTE broadband internet service in Abuja. The company said the Abuja roll-out, coming barely one year after its 2013 commercial unveiling of its network in Ibadan, and months after Lagos, followed more than...


Mobile app set to amplify Africa’s poetic voices

October 28, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

The voices of Africa and the African Diaspora can now be easily accessed via smart and feature phones on badilishapoetry. The Badilisha Poetry X-Change formed its online platform in 2012, and now features 350 poets from 22 countries in Africa and the African...

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MTN launches new reverse call service

October 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has launched another exciting proposition that ensures that all MTN customers who have run out of airtime can stay connected with their loved ones by means of a reversed charged call. The service, called MTN Pay4Me, enables customers who have insufficient...

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Maroc Telecom sees sales growth improve to 4.3% in Q3

October 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Maroc Telecom Group has seen a 4.3 percent increase in its third-quarter revenue to MAD 7.3 billion, which has been anchored by strong growth in international activities and a return to growth in Morocco. According to Telecompaper, the home market benefited...


Nigeria: Bitflux to deploy 2.3GHz spectrum in 2015

October 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bitflux consortium, winners of Nigeria’s 2.3GHz spectrum license, has revealed that it plans to roll out its services in January 2015. According to the company, it paid USD 23.2 million (N37.1 billion) to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for...

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AccessKenya departs from home internet market

October 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

AccessKenya has departed from the home internet market. The company has revealed that the move is a strategic one as it will be looking to venture into Uganda. The ISP revealed that it will not connect any new residential customers. The company stated that:...


Telkom unveils SmartInternet Unlimited in SA

October 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom recently launched SmartInternet Unlimited. According to Telkom, the bundle is aimed at business users seeking unlimited mobile data. Telkom also revealed that SmartInternet Unlimited will offer a reliable uncapped data connection over the mobile...

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MTN SA introduces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to SA

October 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN today announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on Friday, 24 October in MTN Branded stores. iPhone 6 will be available starting at R499 per month and iPhone 6 Plus will be available...

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Google reveals new Inbox app

October 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google has gone ahead and launched a new mobile app called “Inbox.” According to Google, the app is only available via invitation for the meantime. The app has been developed by the Gmail team and is intended to better organise email messages....