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Zambia: Liquid Telecom launches FTTH

February 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has revealed the launch of its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) service. According to the company, the FTTH Service is expected to provide speeds of up to 100Mbps within Zambia. According to the telco, the FTTH service will provide Zambians with real internet that will enable businesses to use cloud-based services as well ...

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According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Tanzania: Tigo inks money transfer service deal with Vodacom

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

Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and receive money directly into each other wallets. This follows the recent signing of a mobile money interoperability agreement between Tigo and Vodacom. The agreement will see...

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Kenya: Airtel invests Sh 2.5 billion in 3G network

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

Bharti Airtel has effectively invested Ksh. 2.5 billion to upgrade its network. The move is intended to enhance indoor coverage and 3G quality in Kenya. According to the company, the upgrades of all sites in Mombasa and Kitale townships have been completed....

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NSE Ticker App set to simplify African Stock Markets

February 25, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

According to the developers of the NSE Ticker, the app equips investors with tools to understand the Nigerian Stock Exchange and analyse its data. NSE Ticker is the first of a series of apps designed to help improve access to leading stock markets in Africa....

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Nigeria: Diamond Bank reveals mobile fingerprint feature

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

Diamond Bank has revealed the launch of a fingerprint recognition feature, which has been incorporated within the Diamond Mobile app. The new service has been incorporated utilising the iOS Touch ID feature, and allows users of the app to log into their...

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Nigeria: WorldRemit set to simplify mobile money transactions

February 24, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

WorldRemit and VTNetwork have collaborated in order to launch a new mobile money transfer service. According to both companies, the platform is expected to offer residents the opportunity to directly deposit money into the mobile wallets of friends and family...

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Zimbabwe: ICT ministry cancels Telecel Licence

February 24, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Zimbabwean ICT ministry has effectively cancelled Telecel’s operating licence. The move by the official was due to the mobile operator’s alleged failure to settle its outstanding debt. The debt incurred, according to Nehan Radio, is currently...

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Kenya: Govt shifts focus to computer labs in schools

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

According to reports, the Kenyan government is set to adopt an educational model used in Brazil in order to establish computer labs in schools. Education Cabinet Secretary, Jacob Kaimenyi said the ministry studied the Brazilian computer project for schools,...

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Kenyan govt set to install 1,600km of fibre optic cable

February 23, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s ICT ministry has revealed that it plans to roll out 1,600 kilometres of fibre optic cables, over and above the current project, during the course of 2015. According to the authority, this is part of the National Optic Fibre Backbone...

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Orange launches 4G in Gaborone

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

According to a Orange Botswana, it has now launched its new 4G service in Gaborone. According to the company,  the launch is set to offer a timely boost to the local economy offering firms the opportunity to increase innovation, boost productivity and cut...

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MTN expects earnings increase from Nigerian tower sale

February 20, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN said it expects a 15-25 percent increase in earnings from 2014 due to the sale of its passive infrastructure in Nigeria. According to the company, Net earnings are expected to reach ZAR 16.79-18.25 per share, and headline earnings will increase an...

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Kenya: CA set to implement higher fines for poor QoS

February 20, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is set to increase the amount payable, for fines paid by telco operators, for poor Quality of Service (QoS). According to the authority operators that do not comply, or fail to meet the set quality standards that the...

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Vérone Mankou launches first store in Abidjan

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

VMK, a company founded by Vérone Mankou, the Congolese entrepreneur behind the first tablet made in Africa, announced the opening of its first VMK store in Abidjan. Located in the Treichville commune at Zone 3 C, Immeuble Rive Gauche, this point of sale –...

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Rwanda: Airtel sells off towers to IHS

February 19, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Rwanda has finalised the sale its mobile towers, with IHS taking hold of the assets. According to Airtel, the deal will see a vast majority of mobile subscribers enjoy networks that are more stable. Additionally, the company revealed that higher...

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Kenya sees increase in bandwidth throughput

February 19, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) has recorded an average of 1.2Gbps in bandwidth throughput, compared to 900Kbps ten years ago. At 13 years old, the KIXP now has 30 peering members across Telco’s, corporate and independent ISPs, making it one of the...

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WeChat Africa invests in micro-jobbing platform M4JAM

February 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

WeChat Africa, a joint venture between Naspers and Tencent, has invested in South African micro-jobbing platform M4JAM (Money for Jam). According to WeChat Africa, this investment follows the success of the platform’s launch on WeChat back in August 2014....