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Kenya: Safaricom’s Karibu is now post-pay

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has revealed that it has moved forward with changes to its Karibu post-pay scale, with a number of credits on offer. The move aims to bolster the existing plans for customers as well as entice new users to join the operator. According to the operator, there will now be: “Credit in [&hellip...

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Kenya’s Stima introduces M-Pawa

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya Power’s savings and credit cooperative Stima Sacco announced the introduction of M-Pawa. The app has been introduced in an effort to provide members with access to financial services through their mobile phones. The move comes as an increasing number...

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Glo Nigeria claims 30 million users

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Globacom Nigeria has issued a statement that reveals that it now has over 30 million subscribers across Nigeria on its network. According to the company, it expects the number of users to continue to grow. The company cited an increase in infrastructure,...

Airtel Kenya confirmed that the upgrades that have been discussed have already begun to take form in Nairobi.

Airtel Nigeria partners with NIPR for conference, education focus

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

With education being the key focus, Airtel Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) have partnered in order to host the second NIPR Lagos stakeholders’ conference. The goal is to put the focus back on telecommunications education in...

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Kenya’s Safaricom says national police surveillance system live

May 27, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s Safaricom says a new national police surveillance system has gone live. Despite a number of groups voicing concerns over the new system and what it could mean for privacy in the East African country, the country has gone ahead with the system. The...

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Benin: Telecom operators must repay overbilled customers

May 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Benin telecommunications operators Spacetel, Etisalat and Glo have all been ordered by telecom regulator Arcep to pay back customers for overbilled telecom services. The move comes after users had complained about overbilling. The authority said that due...

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MTN Nigeria asked to shelve new tariff plan

May 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Nigeria is feeling the heat from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and is not permitted to implement a new price plan for users. The NCC has warned MTN Nigeria that if it moves forward with the new pricing, it could face “serious...

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Nigeria: Glo offers airport wifi service

May 27, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Nigerian telecommunications operator Globacom (Glo) announced that it has launched the first comprehensive airport wireless Internet service in partnership with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The new service will allow travelers to have...

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Microsoft launches low-cost Internet in rural Kenya

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

Microsoft is aiming to connect rural residents in Nanyuki, a market town in Laikipia County in central Kenya, with low-cost wireless Internet. The move aims to deliver affordable Internet service and connectivity to central Kenya as a means of providing...


GTel facing backlash from Safaricom over alleged partnership

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

According to a report by Business Daily, G-Telecoms (GTel), a Zimbabwean mobile handset manufacturer, revealed that it had allegedly inked an agreement with Kenyan operator – Safaricom. GTel is now facing a backlash from the mobile giant. Safaricom has...

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Tanzania: UhuruOne gives Alepo products a chance

May 22, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tanzania Internet Service Provider UhuruOne has announced that Alepo has been chosen to support growth in the ISP’s prepaid wi-fi services in the East African country. The move aims to reduce prices and increase overall connectivity for existing users and...

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Airtel Rwanda offering voice plans to Europe, South Sudan

May 22, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an effort to spur growth in its voice calling segment of the market, Airtel Rwanda has unveiled a new call pricing plan for users who want to ring Europe and South Sudan. The plan is part of a new international bundle that customers are able to get on to...

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Telkom plagued by persistent recruitment scam

May 21, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A recruitment scam offering paid “Telkom internships” at the company upon payment of a “booking fee” of R90 is currently still in operation. The scam first came to light in February 2015, according to a statement issued by Telkom. According to Telkom,...

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MTN South Africa struck down by strike action

May 20, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via EWN, Mobile service provider MTN revealed that its call and service centres as well as its distribution offices are currently being affected by a strike. According to the report, the strike is being led by the Communication Workers...

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Ghana: Alcatel-Lucent completes fibre backbone project

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

Alcatel-Lucent and Ghana’s National Information Technology Agency (NITA) have revealed the completion of the Eastern corridor rural fibre-optic backbone project. The Eastern corridor network, designed and deployed by Alcatel-Lucent, spans 775km and...

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Jumia releases updated app for Android

May 20, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Jumia, an online shopping platform, has released a new version of its android application. According to the company, the updated version of the application is expected to offer its customers a smoother and faster way to access its products. To add to the...