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Ghana: Vodafone to launch iPhone 6

October 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodafone Ghana has revealed its plans to launch the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Ghana. The move comes two weeks after the devices global launch, which saw the masses line up in order to pick up the devices. According to Vodafone Ghana, the network will offer 15GB of data, which will be valid for ...

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Aflix extends service to 30 African countries

October 7, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Online mobile video streaming application, Aflix, has extended its Hollywood mobile streaming service to 30 more countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The service originally launched in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. According to the company, the service will now be...

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MTN Ghana reveals 2014 app challenge

October 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Ghana has revealed the details for Version 2.0 of the MTN Ghana Application Challenge. Back in 2013, Software Engineer Setriakor Nyomi was named as the overall winner with his Oware 3D application. According to MTN Ghana, this year’s edition under the...

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Safaricom slashes Kenya & Rwanda roaming rates

October 3, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom has slashed its call and roaming rates between Kenya and Rwanda. The rate cut has already been implemented and will allow its customers visiting Rwanda to receive up to 60 percent discount. Safaricom customers visiting Rwanda will make calls to...

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Zambia: ZICTA calls for private sector investment in ICT

October 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) is calling on the private sector to take the lead in creating demand in ICT, by injecting heavier investments into the sector. The move has been proposed in order to give consumers access...

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Etisalat wins big at Nigerian Telecom Awards

October 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Etisalat cleaned house at the 10th Annual Nigerian Telecom Awards. The company claimed both the Best Brand Campaign and Youth Empowerment Telecom Operator of the Year awards. Additionally, the company also picked up the Telecom Entrepreneur of the Year award,...

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Nigeria: NCC to licence two broadband infrastructure companies

October 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that it has finalised arrangements to license two infrastructure companies. The reason behind the move, according to the NCC, is to enhance broadband penetration. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Eugene...

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MTN SA reduces roaming rates for Saudi Arabia

October 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa launched a roaming promotion for the benefit of members of the Muslim community who will be travelling for The Hajj annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The roaming promotion commences with immediate effect and runs until 10 October...

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Rwanda: Telecom revenues on the rise

October 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecom revenues are on the rise in Rwanda. Rwanda’s telecommunication and internet service companies earned a total of RWF 36.5 billion during Q2. This is according to the latest figures revealed by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA). This...

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African Telecom CEOs dominate 2014 GTB Power 100 list

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list for 2014 has been revealed. While many countries took the stage, African telecom CEOs took up four positions. Each CEO has moved up the rankings over the past few years. This showcases that Africa has moved from...

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Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

September 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Leading international calling app Ringcredible will be offering free calls to Nigeria for 24 hours on October 1, 2014, to mark West African country’s independence day. According to the company, only a connection fee will be charged ($0.07 USD) for calls...

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Internet to contribute $300bn to African GDP by 2025

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Dr. Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology, has revealed that research has shown that the Internet can contribute up to USD $300bn to Africa’s GDP by 2025. Johnson revealed the details at the 2014 DEMO Africa event, which was...

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Telkom LTE Advanced details surface for SA

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has revealed that it will begin the roll-out of its LTE Advanced (LTE-A) connectivity platform to over 50 suburbs within South Africa, before the end of 2014. According to the telecom provider, LTE-A can potentially offer speeds of up to 3Gbps. With...

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South Africa: OpenWeb shakes up broadband market

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

OpenWeb has launched Download Heaven, a service that, according to the company, guarantees its uncapped customers unshaped access. OpenWeb CEO, Keoma Wright, stated that: “Many ISP’s in South Africa leave much to be desired. Poor service, ongoing...

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Liquid Telecom planning USD 34m investment in Rwanda

September 29, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has announced that it is planning to invest USD 34 million in Rwanda. The investment forms part of the company’s USD 200 million Africa expansion plans. Sam Nkusi, Liquid Telecom Rwanda CEO, stated that: “The money will be used to...

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Zambia: Airtel set to upgrade 242 sites

September 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Networks Zambia is upgrading its sites to improve the internet experience for customers across the country. According to Airtel, to date, 58 sites have been upgraded since July 2014 and the balance of the 242 remaining sites are expected to be...