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MTN SA reduces roaming rates for Saudi Arabia

October 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa launched a roaming promotion for the benefit of members of the Muslim community who will be travelling for The Hajj annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The roaming promotion commences with immediate effect and runs until 10 October and sees greatly reduced voice, SMS, and data rates during The Hajj annual ...

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Rwanda: Telecom revenues on the rise

October 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecom revenues are on the rise in Rwanda. Rwanda’s telecommunication and internet service companies earned a total of RWF 36.5 billion during Q2. This is according to the latest figures revealed by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA). This...

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African Telecom CEOs dominate 2014 GTB Power 100 list

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

The Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list for 2014 has been revealed. While many countries took the stage, African telecom CEOs took up four positions. Each CEO has moved up the rankings over the past few years. This showcases that Africa has moved from...


Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

September 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Leading international calling app Ringcredible will be offering free calls to Nigeria for 24 hours on October 1, 2014, to mark West African country’s independence day. According to the company, only a connection fee will be charged ($0.07 USD) for calls...


Internet to contribute $300bn to African GDP by 2025

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Dr. Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology, has revealed that research has shown that the Internet can contribute up to USD $300bn to Africa’s GDP by 2025. Johnson revealed the details at the 2014 DEMO Africa event, which was...


Telkom LTE Advanced details surface for SA

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

Telkom has revealed that it will begin the roll-out of its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) connectivity platform to over 50 suburbs within South Africa, before the end of 2014. According to the telecom provider, LTE-A can potentially offer speeds of up to 3Gbps. With...

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South Africa: OpenWeb shakes up broadband market

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

OpenWeb has launched Download Heaven, a service that, according to the company, guarantees its uncapped customers unshaped access. OpenWeb CEO, Keoma Wright, stated that: “Many ISP’s in South Africa leave much to be desired. Poor service, ongoing...


Liquid Telecom planning USD 34m investment in Rwanda

September 29, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has announced that it is planning to invest USD 34 million in Rwanda. The investment forms part of the company’s USD 200 million Africa expansion plans. Sam Nkusi, Liquid Telecom Rwanda CEO, stated that: “The money will be used to...

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Zambia: Airtel set to upgrade 242 sites

September 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Networks Zambia is upgrading its sites to improve the internet experience for customers across the country. According to Airtel, to date, 58 sites have been upgraded since July 2014 and the balance of the 242 remaining sites are expected to be...

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Airtel & Akon reveal mobile music competition

September 29, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Airtel Africa has partnered with Trace Music Star and global recording icon Akon to roll out a mobile music competition in Africa. Dubbed Airtel Trace Music Star, the competition will take place in 13 countries in francophone and anglophone Africa where...