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Tigo's Director of Human Resource, Elizabeth Arhin, with interns.

Ghana: Tigo to equip undergraduates with technology skills

June 21, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Tigo to equip undergraduates with technology skills

Tigo Ghana has launched its undergraduate internship programme with the first batch of 30 students taking up various positions within the organization; namely the Technology, Marketing, Customer Operations, Sales and Tigo Business departments. The Tigo Internship Programme (TIP), spans over a three-month period and aims to expose students to the operations...

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Tanzania

Tanzania: Govt. orders mobile operators to serve remote areas

June 20, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: Govt. orders mobile operators to serve remote areas

Tanzania’s government, according to thecitizen.co.tz, has warned mobile operators that heavy penalties will be dished out for delays in extending telecommunication services to remote areas through the Universal Communication Services Access Fund...

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Rwanda: Olleh Networks slashes 4G internet prices

June 20, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Olleh Networks slashes 4G internet prices

Olleh Rwanda Networks (ORN) has revealed a 30 percent reduction in its prices for 4G internet. The company revealed that the reason behind the price reduction was to boost the uptake of LTE mobile phone subscribers in Rwanda. The 30 percent reduction covers...

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Safaricom Kenya denies KRA access to taxpayers M-Pesa accounts

June 17, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Safaricom Kenya denies KRA access to taxpayers M-Pesa accounts

According to a report published via Business Daily, Kenyan operator Safaricom has rejected the Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) request to gain access to its customers’ mobile money records. This move, according to the report, prevents the KRA from...

Cellphones

Rwanda: Mobile phone subscribers plummet

June 17, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Mobile phone subscribers plummet

The number of mobile subscribers in Rwanda has decreased by 0.04 percent to 8.80 million in April 2016 from 8.89 million in the previous month. This is according to a report, via Telecompaper. by the Rwandan Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). The report...

African Child

Nigeria Govt. warns of ISIS mobile app targeting children

June 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria Govt. warns of ISIS mobile app targeting children

The Federal Government of Nigeria has alerted Nigerians to the existence of a newly-launched mobile application developed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for propagating jihad to children. In a statement issued to media by the Government, the...

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SA millennials amongst least likely to use internet or own smart device

June 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA millennials amongst least likely to use internet or own smart device

With youth day passed, we are once again reminded that the country’s economic future is heavily dependent on the employment fortunes of our youth. Currently, a lot of work remains to get young people working and finding effective tools to combat...

Uber Africa

Dar es Salaam becomes next smart African city to offer Uber

June 15, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Dar es Salaam becomes next smart African city to offer Uber

Dar es Salaam in Tanzania has become the 475th city to join Uber’s growing global network. Dar es Salaam joins the expanding list of smart transportation hubs in Africa. Following the success of Uber in many other cities, the company revealed that is...

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MTN Nigeria to pay record fine over 3 years

June 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria to pay record fine over 3 years

MTN Nigeria has revealed that it has reached an agreement with the government of Nigeria regarding its record fine. Back in October 2015, the Nigerian Communications Commission had fined MTN for failing to disconnect 5.2 million unregistered subscribers on...

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African IP Traffic to grow 6-fold by 2020

June 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on African IP Traffic to grow 6-fold by 2020

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, Africa’s IP traffic will grow 6-fold and fixed broadband speed will increase 2.4 fold with an average mobile speed connection of 5Mbps. Increased connectivity and...

Mobile money

Mobile money could give Kenyan entrepreneurs a business boost

June 10, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile money could give Kenyan entrepreneurs a business boost

Much has been said and written about how person-to-person mobile money transactions are transforming Kenya’s economy, but the technology also has the potential to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. That’s according to Dr. Rutendo...

Safaricom

Kenya: Safaricom strikes M-Pesa deal with Carrefour Hypermarket

June 9, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom strikes M-Pesa deal with Carrefour Hypermarket

The Carrefour hypermarket chain, located within Kenya, has become one of the first retailers in Kenya to fully integrate Safaricom’s payments service “Lipa Na M-Pesa.” According to Safaricom, customers shopping at Carrefour now have the...

Uber Strike South Africa

Accra becomes next smart African city to offer Uber

June 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Accra becomes next smart African city to offer Uber

Accra has been named as the next city to join Uber’s network in Africa. The economically vibrant hub is the first city in Ghana to receive the service. With a thriving urban population, Accra’s 2.27 million people will have access to efficient transport...

Nigeria

High consumer taxes on mobile could hold back Nigeria’s development

June 7, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on High consumer taxes on mobile could hold back Nigeria’s development

Mobile connectivity has fundamentally changed the fabric of society in Nigeria. Since the first mobile services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001, consumer demand has rocketed. Today the country has more than 83 million unique subscribers, accounting for 45...

Mobile banking

Should the world be following Africa’s mobile banking example?

June 6, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Should the world be following Africa’s mobile banking example?

Entersekt CEO, Schalk Nolte, looks at how African banks are responding to mobile security threats and points out that the rest of the world should be taking a page out of their book. The growth of mobile banking has surged over the last two years. An...

Vodacom Tanzania

Nokia & Vodacom to bring 4G experience to Tanzania

June 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia & Vodacom to bring 4G experience to Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania 4G went live in Dar es Salaam on May 11th 2016. Nokia and Vodacom have once again demonstrated the strong partnership that is linking the two entities in Tanzania since the beginning of mobile telecommunication in the country 16 years ago....