Mobile and Telecoms


Tata & MasterCard to empower 100 mln women

October 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting closing plenary, Tata Communications and MasterCard announced a CGI Commitment to Action to financially empower 25,000 women in the developing world, part of a larger vision to ultimately reach 100 million women. The two companies joined forces with a network of partners including Brightstar Corp, Kiva,...

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Kenya: Airtel to finalise Eaton Tower deal

September 28, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via The East African Weekly, Bharti Airtel is preparing to close a USD 186 million deal with Eaton for the sale of its 1,100 towers in Kenya. The report revealed that the company is expected to invest the money in its operations in...


MTN & Ericsson ink e-waste disposal partnership in Côte D’Ivoire

September 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ericsson and MTN Côte d’Ivoire have announced a partnership to drive the awareness and collection of electronic waste (e-waste). This initiative is a first of its kind in the country, and will be launched October 7, 2015 in Abidjan. The campaign which is...

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MTN Uganda slashes call rates by 45%

September 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Uganda has revealed a new tariff for calls across all networks in Uganda. According to the company, the new rate of UGX 3 per second takes effect immediately. MTN Uganda revealed that the new tariff has reduced its call rates by 45.45 percent from UGX...

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Alcatel OneTouch reveals Nigeria growth plan

September 23, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel OneTouch is set to launch a wide range of mobile devices into the Nigerian market. The company has chosen TD Mobile as its distributor for Nigeria In addition to the launch of multiple devices, it has appointed Nick Imudia, as the Regional Director...

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Airtel and Liquid Telecom Sign Pan-African Agreement on Fibre Connectivity

September 23, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel’s mobile broadband subscribers in Africa will soon gain access to faster Internet speeds on its 3G and 4G networks. This follows an announcement that Airtel will use Liquid Telecom’s terrestrial fibre network to connect its mobile...

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Huawei inks deal with African Telecommunication Union

September 22, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via, Chinese technology firm Huawei and the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at enhancing information and communication technology (ICT) capability and literacy...

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LTE Voice Service launched in Nigeria

September 22, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Smile Communications Nigeria, in partnership with Samsung Electronics West Africa, has launched a LTE voice over broadband service in the country. According to both parties: “This is proof that the LTE ecosystem is set to become the global standard...

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Ericsson launches Wi-Fi calling for multi-device

September 21, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ericsson recently announced the addition of a new functionality, Wi-Fi calling for multi-device, to the existing Ericsson Wi-Fi calling solution. This functionality enables operators to extend voice service coverage from smartphones to millions of Wi-Fi-only...

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Nigeria: 37 million mobile lines deactivated for safety and security

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

Nigerian telecom operators have been ordered by Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, to deactivate 37.79 million mobile phone lines as part of a move to eradicate the Boko Haram insurgency within three months. The move is designed to hit the terrorist...

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Google celebrates Nigerian SMBs

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

Google Nigeria hosted small and medium business entrepreneurs at an event aimed at demonstrating how the web and its internet-based products are positively impacting local businesses. The event which held at the VCP hotel in Lagos was tagged #GrowwithGoogle,...

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Trademark battle begins between Mi-Fone & Xiaomi in Africa

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

Mi-Fone has issued legal letters to Chinese Smartphone giant Xiaomi and their African distributor, objecting to their upcoming plans to distribute smartphones across Africa. According to Mi-Fone, the objection rests on the basis that the introduction of...

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Uganda: Aitel unveils new internet device

September 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a move to continue its dominance as Uganda’s Smartphone Network, Airtel Uganda has unveiled a one of a kind pocket friendly internet connection device named The Airtel Wingle. The Airtel Wingle is a 3G Wi-Fi/Internet device that can connect up to 10...

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Millions in Nigeria and Kenya embrace Facebook on mobile

September 11, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Facebook has shared new statistics revealing that 2.2 million Kenyans use Facebook every day and 4.5 million each month, while 7.1 million Nigerians use Facebook daily and 15 million are active every month.  Almost all these people are coming to Facebook on...

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Cell C invests R427 million into Western Cape network

September 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of Cell C’s ongoing network projects across the country, the company will have invested R427 million into its Western Cape infrastructure between June and December this year. “Cell C has had ongoing capacity upgrades and new infrastructure...

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Total offers free Wi-Fi to customers in SA

September 8, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Total South Africa has revealed that it will be offering free Wi-Fi at its services stations. According to Total, its customers can now check email messages as well as perform other internet-based actions of their device’s via the to the free Wi-Fi...