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Study reveals African mobile phone usage stats

April 7, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile surveying company GeoPoll and World Wide Worx, surveyed 3 500 mobile phone users in ...

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Rwanda: Airtel inks ticket payment deal with Kenya Airways

April 7, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

According to Airtel Rwanda, in an effort to grow the scope of payment services offered on the Airtel money platform, it has introduced a payment option for Kenya Airways tickets on Airtel money. Airtel Rwanda Chief Financial Officer, Tano Oware stated that:...

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East Africa: Cross-border mobile money transfers planned

April 2, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

East African Communities will, by the end of 2015, be able to transfer money via mobile phones across borders if full implementation of the One Area Network Agreement (OANA) succeeds. This is according to a report by Capital FM. According to the report,...

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Togo: Huawei awarded public sector fibre contract

April 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Togo’s Government has revealed plans to connect 500 public buildings, which include: hospitals, universities, airports, and ministries to fibre. According to the Togo Government, it has hired Huawei in order to lay 200km of cable. The contract was...

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Kenya: Internet access continues to record positive growth

April 1, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to report by the Communications Authority of Kenya, the number of internet users in the country has grown to reach 26.1 million translating to 64.3 per 100 inhabitants with access to internet. The number of data/internet subscriptions grew by 10.8...

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Nigeria: NCC suspends 2.6 GHz spectrum auction

March 31, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by pctechmag.com, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has postponed the proposed auction of the 2.6 GHz spectrum band. The auction was scheduled to take place in early May 2015. The reserve price for each lot was set at USD 16...

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Ghana: Mobile subscriptions on the rise in 2015

March 31, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the latest figures from industry regulator NCA. The number of mobile subscriptions in Ghana have increased by 1.4 percent to 30.78 million in January 2015 compared to 30.36 million in December 2014, with the penetration rate reaching 108.48...

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Middle East and Africa tablet market on the rise

March 31, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market recorded a significant growth in the final quarter of 2014, with holiday purchases and aggressive end-of-year promotions spurring a particularly strong performance in the consumer segment. This is according to...

Dr. Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, is the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) (Image Credit: bisskey.net)

Nigeria: NCC to pay USD 2.5 million in damages to APC

March 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by the Vanguard, the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to pay the All Progressives Congress (APC) USD 2.5 million in damages for unlawfully banning its presidential campaign fundraising...

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Kenya: Liquid Telecom invests USD 400,000 into Kilifi

March 26, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom is set to invest $400,000 in Internet infrastructure that will see Kilifi County in Kenya opened up for interconnectivity for businesses and the county government premises. According to the firm, this is part of its $50m investment in...

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Phase3 Telecom to link Niger to Nigeria with aerial fibre

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

Phase3 Telecom has revealed plans to begin the deployment of an aerial fiber optic infrastructure from Kano in Nigeria to Gazaoua in the Republic of Niger. According to Phase 3 Telecom, the network will run from Kano state through Katsina state before...

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Kenya: Telcos demand audit of ICT fund

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

According to a report by The Daily Nation, Kenya’s telecommunication companies allegedly want the industry regulator to set up an audit for the Universal Service Fund and update them on its status. Through the Telecommunications Service Providers of...

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East Africa: States agree to slash SMS roaming rates

March 24, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by The East African… Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to reduce the cost of sending a SMS across the three countries. During a regional summit in Kigali, which was held on 6 March 2015, the three partner states agreed that the...

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Tanzania: Africa Online expands VSAT services

March 23, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Gondwana International Networks (GIN), parent company to Africa Online, has revealed that it will be expanding its VSAT services in Tanzania as well as launching a managed infrastructure and services solution dubbed “iManage”. Winston Smith,...

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South Africa: Telkom struck down by illegal industrial action

March 23, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a statement released by Telkom, the company has revealed that it will proceed with the automatic transfer of staff from its call centre, supply chain and IT environments to new employers on 31 March after unions failed to secure a majority...

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Kenya: I&M Bank seals partnership deal with MobiKash

March 20, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In Kenya, I&M Bank has signed a partnership deal with MobiKash. Customers of the lending party will be able to deposit and withdraw money from the 500 mobile money transfer service agent’s network. This is according to standardmedia.co.ke. According...