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Tigo & UNE merger to be finalised soon

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

The merger between UNE-EPM Telecomunicaciones and Colombian mobile operator Tigo is set to be finalised and completed during the course of August 2014. According to Comunidad Ola, the country’s regulator for Industry and Commerce as well as Colombia’s National Television Authority (ANTV) have approved the acquisition; however, Finance regulator...

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OpenWeb: Broadband is a right not a privilege

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

In line with the broader vision of the National Development Plan (NDP), the 2020 Vision for broadband is that all South Africans will have access to broadband services at 2.5 percent or less of the population’s average monthly income. Is this a merely...

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Perago inks mPOS payments deal for Africa

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Perago has signed an agreement with Swish Payments to support its new m-commerce initiative in Africa and Europe. Through SIA’s technology infrastructure, Perago will enable the Swish solution that utilises a mobile app and card reader (both chip and...

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MTN launches MTN Pulse

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has launched MTN Pulse, an exciting prepaid price plan aimed at the youth market, that enables customers who are subscribed on the plan to call each other at 29 cents a minute. The first 60 seconds of the day first call on the day is charged at 79c/min,...

Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Airtel praised over Touching Lives Initiative

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

  The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Adejoke Adefulire-Orelope, Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dame Abimbola Fashola and former commissioner of Environment, Dr. Muiz Banire have commended Airtel Nigeria, over its corporate compassion programmes in...

Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Nigeria: Airtel launches “Awoof Recharge”

July 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria recently introduced a new value pack for its customers. Dubbed “Awoof Recharge”, the value pack is said to be loaded with six minutes talk time and six SMSes. Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa explained that:...

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Nigeria: Airtel appoints new legal director

July 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria, has announced the appointment of its new legal director. Gbenga Rotimi will be taking over the reins as Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary. Rotimi’s appointment takes effect immediately and he will be responsible for all...

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Telkom suspends looming job cuts

July 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Trade Union, Solidarity, has stated that Telkom has recently suspended its upcoming retrenchment process. The union stated that the suspension is due to the flawed processes undertaken by Telkom. According to the trade union, Telkom did not gather sufficient...

Executive leadership at Airtel Nigeria have dismissed speculation that telecommunication tower sales would lead to job losses for core engineers. (Image source: Google/businessnews.com.ng)

Nigeria: Airtel to spend $300m on network expansion

July 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel is planning to spend $300 million on expanding its network this year as it targets growth in its Nigerian customers. Segun Ogunsanya, head of the Nigeria unit stated that: “We plan to spend about $300 million expanding Airtel’s network and...

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MasterCard launches MasterPass in South Africa

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

According to MasterCard, MasterPass enables consumers to make convenient, simple, fast and secure digital payments. Digital wallets accessible through the MasterPass acceptance network allow consumers to store all their MasterCard or other branded credit,...