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Kenya: ICT sector set to grow by 15 percent

May 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a media statement revealed by capitalfm.co.ke, the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector is projected to grow beyond 15 percent by the end of 2015, up from last year’s 13.4 percent. To add to the prediction, the sector is projected to approach the 20 percent growth mark by end of 2017. the reveal was made [&hellip...

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The future of mobile lies with a happy customer

May 13, 2015 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

In a world that seems increasingly hostile towards connectivity providers, many operators are being forced to deliver a service that is crucial to the productivity and gratification of modern consumers. But there is always the other side to these aspirations...

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VMK investing 15 mln USD in DRC

May 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Republic of Congo is about to get a new agreement with mobile phone and tablet maker VMK, who announced it plans to invest some 15 million USD over the coming five years in order to establish a new factory in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Founder...

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Nigeria: Internet users grow to 83.4 mln

May 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the latest figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria increased to 83.4 million in February 2015. According to the NCC there was an increase of 1.32 million internet users on the GSM and...

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MTN Rwanda launches new service centers

May 12, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In recent years, Rwanda has witnessed telecommunications infrastructure bolstered and better overall services have been delivered to subscribers on networks. Now, MTN Rwanda is announcing that four new customer service centers across the country have been...

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Glo Nigeria relaunches youth package

May 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With youth on the minds of telecommunications companies across Africa, Nigerian mobile operator Globacom announced it had relaunched Glo Bounce, a special rate package aimed at youth and “the young-at-heart.” It comes on the heels of numerous operators...

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Local apps get free download from MTN Nigeria

May 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Nigeria has announced a month of free downloads for all Nigerian applications that fall under the APPtitude promotion from the leading telecommunications operator. The goal is to continue to increase the number of local apps on the market as an effort to...

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Kenya: Safaricom announces plan to expand 3G network coverage

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

Telecommunications operator Safaricom said in a statement that it plans to expand its existing 3G network to cover 80 percent of Kenya’s population. The resulting expansion would push its coverage up from the present 69 percent of Kenyans covered. It also...

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Safaricom Kenya offering Microsoft’s latest devices

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

Safaricom has announced that it is introducing Microsoft’s mobile devices, the Lumia 930 and Lumia 830. The announcement comes as Safaricom is rolling out a number of new devices for its networks and hopes that the increase in the number of devices...

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MTN Ghana offers add-ons for recharging customers

May 11, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the goal of maintaining current subscription levels and to entice new users to join the ranks of MTN Ghana, the company announced that it has begun selling the new Samsung S6 mobile phone and is offering customers 2.5 GB of free data for six months and a...

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Nigeria regulator says innovation key to telecom growth

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

Innovation is key to Nigeria’s continued growth in the telecommunications sector, the country’s regulator said this week. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said in a report that the industry’s growth “was a result of innovation in the...

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Kenya telecom sector and watchdogs call for truce

May 8, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya has been in the midst of a telecommunications companies versus regulators struggle for some time, but that battle appears to be coming to an end after the country’s regulators announced they inked a new memorandum of understanding aimed at settling...

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Morocco has over 10 million internet users

May 8, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Morocco has passed an Internet milestone, exceeding the 10 million subscriber mark through the end of March, the country’s telecommunications regulator said. According to the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency, the country saw a 61 percent...

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Kenya: Safaricom sees substantial rise in net profit

May 8, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan operator Safaricom reported that it had seen a 38 percent increase in the company’s net profit through the end of the last fiscal year through March 31. The operator says its net profit came in at KES 31.9 billion for the year, up from KES 23.04...

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Orange Tunisia shows growth with 3 mln users

May 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange Tunisia is continuing to show itself as a viable mobile operator after five years on the local market the company announced it has attracted some three million users, positioning the operator as showing it can compete. The announcement of solid growth...

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Safaricom Kenya sets triple-play box pricing

May 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan telecom company Safaricom announced that it is prepared to release its triple-play set-top box by the end of the week. The move has already sparked interest from mobile analysts who believe that the additional options will give Safaricom an upper-hand...