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GMD, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe with MD,CEO, Airtel Nigeria Segun Ogunsanya at the event. (Image Source: Airtel).

Nigeria: Access Bank & Airtel launch Access Money

November 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Financial institution, Access Bank, has collaborated with Airtel Nigeria to develop and launch mobile money service, Access Money powered by Airtel. According to the company, this service allows customers to perform simple, secure and instant financial transactions using their mobile phones. With Access Money powered by Airtel customers on the mobile...

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Orange to launch new Wi-Fi service in SA

November 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In partnership with the City of Cape Town, telecommunications service provider Orange is currently planning the imminent launch of its new Orange Wi-Fi service, offering Wi-Fi to those living in part of the areas of Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain, in Cape...

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.

Ghana: Tigo invests $3.2 Million in overhead fibre project

November 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana has started work on a USD 3.2 million overhead fibre-optic cable project. The project is part of efforts to boost customer experience in the Western and Ashanti regions. According to Tigo Ghana, it is expected to end indiscriminate fibre cuts by...

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Kenya: Consumers order more iPhones than Apple can provide

November 19, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Apple products are growing in popularity across Kenya. According to reports, the brand cannot keep up with the consumer demand for the device. According to figures from mobile operators as well as resellers, the demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is...

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Nigeria: Tecno Mobile to launch $30 smartphone in 2015

November 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tecno mobile is set to launch a low-cost mobile device during the course of 2015. According to the mobile device manufacturer, the device is expected to retail for $30 USD. While no date has been given for the launch of the device, Arif Choudhary, VP of Tecno...

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Zambia: ZICTA provides 147 towers for rural areas

November 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has erected 147 out of 169 new telecommunication towers, which have been earmarked for construction in selected rural parts of Zambia. According to the Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA), the...

Africell Sierra Leone and Africell Gambia have penned an agreement with iSend. (Image source: Google/ accessgambia.com)

Uganda: Africell finalises acquisition of Orange

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

Africell, a mobile telecommunications operator in Africa, has revealed that it has completed the acquisition of Orange Uganda. According to the company, the transaction will add to Africell’s portfolio 700,000 subscribers, as well as a 2G – 3G...

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Uganda: Alcatel-Lucent & Liquid Telecom to expand networks

November 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent is set to provide Liquid Telecom with various GPON and DWDM technologies for the expansion of its networks in Kenya and Uganda. Alcatel-Lucent is providing upgrades to previously deployed dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and...

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Nigeria: BPE screening Nitel/Mtel bid proposals

November 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has begun the process of screening the technical as well as the financial proposals submitted by bidders for the Nigerian Telecommunications (Nitel) and its mobile subsidiary, Mtel. BPE spokesperson, Chigbo...

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Kenya: Samsung unveils 8 new locally developed apps

November 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung has partnered with @iLab Africa in order to offer 8 locally developed mobile applications. The reveal was made at Samsung’s second edition of the “Show N’ Tell” event. According to Samsung, the event is intended to bring...

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4G LTE broadband network launched in Rwanda

November 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rwanda has stepped forward and launched a high-speed (4G LTE) broadband network. The service has gone live after it was launched in Kigali. Speaking at the launch of the service, the Minister for Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana stated that: “The...

Nic Rudnick, CEO and founder Liquid Telecom Group at AfricaCom 2014.

Liquid Telecom reveals 100Mbps FTTH progress

November 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At AfricaCom 2014, which is currently taking place at CTICC in Cape Town, Liquid Telecom unveiled its progress in laying “Fibre To The Home” which it is, according to the company, providing to homes and small businesses with unlimited data...

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Zimbabwe: Mahindra Comviva debuts connectMoney

November 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mahindra Comviva announced the debut of its connectMoney Service Manager. The announcement is part of a deal with Zimbabwe operator Econet Wireless. As a part of the deployment of connectMoney Service Manager, Econet Wireless has issued MasterCard debit cards...

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Nigerian consumers demand permission-based mobile marketing

November 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Gemalto has released the results of a new survey conducted by Ifop in South Africa and Nigeria on consumers’ perceptions of mobile marketing. The findings reveal that although 80% of respondents feel annoyed when receiving unsolicited messages, the same...

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Facebook’s Internet.org App headed to Kenya

November 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today, at AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa, Facebook’s Vice President of Internet.org, Chris Daniels spoke about Internet.org and the importance of making internet access available to the two-thirds of the world not yet connected. As part of this...

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Microsoft launches new eCommerce portal at AfricaCom

November 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At AfricaCom 2014, Microsoft 4Afrika and Skrill have revealed their alliance in order to launch a new e-commerce portal. By integrating with mobile network operators (MNOs), the portal enables Africans to use their mobile wallets to buy from global internet...