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MTN has developed a competitor strategy that is underpinned by new and exciting consumer propositions (Image source: File)

MTN enters new phase with competitor strategy

April 17, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Following months of strategic consideration and customer research, MTN has developed a competitor strategy that is underpinned by new and exciting consumer propositions that will transform the consumer landscape. Brian Gouldie, Chief Marketing Officer for MTN South Africa, explains MTN has been hard at work reviewing its strategy in order to remain...

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Issam Darwish, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IHS (image credit: commsmea.com)

IHS secures $130 million for African expansion

April 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

IHS Holding, a leading telecommunications infrastructure company, has secured a further $130 million in funding from investors. The capital raised is in addition to the $490 million of debt and equity announced on 03 March 2014. IHS will use the funds to...

Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein (image: file)

Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

French telco Orange, will invest a further $28.8-million in its 3G network across Kenya. The investment will see the company expanding the National Optic Fibre Backbone, and contributing to the Multi Service Access Node (MSAN). According to Orange Kenya chief...

Safaricom has revealed that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya were smartphones (image: Samsung)

67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones

April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

New data from mobile operator Safaricom reveals that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones. In addition, the report shows that in excess of 100 000 new smartphones are shipped to customers each month. “Safaricom will continue championing...

The initiative is designed to create mobile financial services products for the unbanked and under-banked in Kenya (image: Shutterstock)

AppLab Money to bank Kenya’s unbanked

April 15, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

MasterCard has announced a collaboration with Grameen Foundation on AppLab Money, an initiative that is designed to create mobile financial services products for the unbanked and under-banked in Kenya. Grameen Foundation will work with Jamii Bora Bank to...

Nashua Mobile announced on Monday that the company will be shutting their doors in South Africa (image: file)

South Africa: Nashua Mobile closes its doors

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Nashua Mobile announced on Monday that the company will be shutting its doors in South Africa as a third-party mobile operator, and that their existing subscriber base will be sold off to mobile operators MTN and Vodacom. “Nashua Mobile has not renewed its...

CCK Director General Francis Wangusi (image: YouTube)

Kenya: Infrastructure sharing to become mandatory

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

According to The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), it will become mandatory for mobile operators in Kenya to share network infrastructure, and no mobile operator in the country will be spared in utilizing excess spectrum. “They have enough...

Cisco Vice President for Africa David Meads (image: supplied)

Cisco VP: “Governments don’t appreciate what ICT can do”

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

Networking equipment provider Cisco has been in operation across Africa for a number of years, and since Vice President for Africa David Meads took over almost two years ago, the company has focussed on expanding its footprint. “Cisco has a presence in 11...

Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO (image: Dimension Data)

Dimension Data opens office in Ghana

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, has expanded its presence in West Africa and opened an office in Ghana. The Group has been operating in the West African market for a decade with an operation in Nigeria. In...

Yannick Decaux, newly appointed country manager for South Africa at Orange Business Services. (Image source: Orange Business Services)

Orange Business Services dreaming big in Africa

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

Connected devices, offices and infrastructure is becoming more pervasive across the African continent, and France-based Orange Business Services is one of the companies leading the charge. Orange’s Country Manager for South Africa Yannick Decaux, in an...