Mobile and Telecoms

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: ‘Awoof Recharge’ is another testament of the company’s avowed promise of providing innovative...

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Gbenga RotimiLegal Director, Airtel Nigeria

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...


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/

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...


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,...

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Vodacom Business to support e-Learning in Eastern Cape

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

Delegates gathered at the Eastern Cape e-Learning Summit, located in East London, in order to help enhance teaching and learning outcomes in the province through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The event was held in order to reflect...

Orange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize (image credit: Romania Insider)

Orange to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa

July 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Orange has opened West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP). The operational launch of this facility, which is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is set to enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster...

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Nigeria: Airtel reveals Touching Lives initiative

July 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Airtel Nigeria has revealed a major CSR intervention, Airtel Touching Lives, in order to enrich Nigerians and provide assistance to the under-privileged members of the society. According to the Telco, the initiative marks a significant milestone in the...


Telecel introduces telecash gold card

July 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecel Zimbabwe has launched telecash gold card. The card is essentially a debit card that can be used to pay for goods and services at any ZimSwitch POS (Point of Sale) points across the country. The reveal was announced at a press conference at the...

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Gemalto to support GSMA pan-African mHealth Initiative

July 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gemalto is looking to provide its support to the GSMA pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI), a mobile ecosystem that is looking to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. Acting as one of the first leading partners, Gemalto is...