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Vodafone Egypt partners with World Food Program

May 29, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Vodafone Egypt’s Foundation has donated USD $1.2 million to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in an effort to boost their profile in Egypt and to “help thousands of children, their families and teachers who will benefit through the school feeding program – sponsored by the WFP in Upper Egypt.” Vodafone, who has also [&hellip...

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Vodafone extending Farmer’s Club to new African markets

May 29, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Global mobile operator Vodafone announced that it is launching its Farmers’ Club initiative in four additional countries – India, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania. The move is expected to boost its position in local markets and help create new opportunities for...

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Algerians get mobile service in the metro

May 29, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Algerians can now ride the metro without fear of losing signal or being booted from their network due to outages. The move by Algerie Telecom subsidiary Mobilis will help deliver new infrastructure in metro cars that will enable users to have access to...

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Tanzania to offer bill for telecom infrastructure sharing

May 29, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an effort to streamline the country’s telecommunications infrastructure, Tanzania announced it is planning to introduce a new law aimed at compelling telecom operators in the country to share infrastructure in an effort to reduce costs, increase quality...

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Kenya: Govt. receives Iridium satellite phones for emergencies

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Kenyan government has received 10 Iridium satellite phones from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The devices have been issued to the Government for use in case of any emergencies or threats within the country. The government will have the...


Kenya: Safaricom’s Karibu is now post-pay

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has revealed that it has moved forward with changes to its Karibu post-pay scale, with a number of credits on offer. The move aims to bolster the existing plans for customers as well as entice new users to join the operator....

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Kenya’s Stima introduces M-Pawa

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya Power’s savings and credit cooperative Stima Sacco announced the introduction of M-Pawa. The app has been introduced in an effort to provide members with access to financial services through their mobile phones. The move comes as an increasing number...

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Glo Nigeria claims 30 million users

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Globacom Nigeria has issued a statement that reveals that it now has over 30 million subscribers across Nigeria on its network. According to the company, it expects the number of users to continue to grow. The company cited an increase in infrastructure,...

Airtel Kenya confirmed that the upgrades that have been discussed have already begun to take form in Nairobi.

Airtel Nigeria partners with NIPR for conference, education focus

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

With education being the key focus, Airtel Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) have partnered in order to host the second NIPR Lagos stakeholders’ conference. The goal is to put the focus back on telecommunications education in...

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Kenya’s Safaricom says national police surveillance system live

May 27, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s Safaricom says a new national police surveillance system has gone live. Despite a number of groups voicing concerns over the new system and what it could mean for privacy in the East African country, the country has gone ahead with the system. The...

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Benin: Telecom operators must repay overbilled customers

May 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Benin telecommunications operators Spacetel, Etisalat and Glo have all been ordered by telecom regulator Arcep to pay back customers for overbilled telecom services. The move comes after users had complained about overbilling. The authority said that due...

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MTN Nigeria asked to shelve new tariff plan

May 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Nigeria is feeling the heat from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and is not permitted to implement a new price plan for users. The NCC has warned MTN Nigeria that if it moves forward with the new pricing, it could face “serious...

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Nigeria: Glo offers airport wifi service

May 27, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Nigerian telecommunications operator Globacom (Glo) announced that it has launched the first comprehensive airport wireless Internet service in partnership with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The new service will allow travelers to have...

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Microsoft launches low-cost Internet in rural Kenya

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

Microsoft is aiming to connect rural residents in Nanyuki, a market town in Laikipia County in central Kenya, with low-cost wireless Internet. The move aims to deliver affordable Internet service and connectivity to central Kenya as a means of providing...


GTel facing backlash from Safaricom over alleged partnership

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

According to a report by Business Daily, G-Telecoms (GTel), a Zimbabwean mobile handset manufacturer, revealed that it had allegedly inked an agreement with Kenyan operator – Safaricom. GTel is now facing a backlash from the mobile giant. Safaricom has...

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Tanzania: UhuruOne gives Alepo products a chance

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

Tanzania Internet Service Provider UhuruOne has announced that Alepo has been chosen to support growth in the ISP’s prepaid wi-fi services in the East African country. The move aims to reduce prices and increase overall connectivity for existing users and...