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    MTN, Orange, Airtel to sell of towers in Nigeria

    March 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Orange, Airtel to sell of towers in Nigeria

    Pan-African mobile operator MTN, Bharti Airtel and Orange are in talks to sell off more mobile network towers across the continent. According to media reports, MTN plans to sell towers valued at $1 billion in Nigeria, and Bharti of India is selling about...

  • Bharti to invest $1billion in African mobile network

    June 1, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti to invest $1billion in African mobile network

    NIGERIA is one of the countries in Africa to benefit from an additional $1 billion investment earmarked by Bharti International to support network expansion in its African mobile business. Other countries include Kenya, Ghana and Uganda. Sunil Mittal, Bharti...

  • Legal action against Airtel Kenya?

    January 27, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    AIRTEL Kenya has come under fresh attack for misleading the public with a new tariff dubbed “Feelanga free” that was packaged as a permanent tariff by the operator, only to turn out to be a promotional offer. The operator launched the new tariff of...

  • Airtel Kenya slashes call rates

    January 14, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Kenya slashes call rates

    AIRTEL Kenya has lowered its call rate in Kenya to $ 0.0125 as it seeks to forge ahead in the telecommunications market and grow its subscriber numbers in the country. The move comes barely six months after its call rates were lowered by more than 50 percent...

  • Nigeria commits to Number Portability

    November 26, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria commits to Number Portability

    Nigeria’s minister for Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili, has underlined the commitment of the Federal government to the introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in its bid to increase competition and expand the horizon for...

  • Airtel unveils new brand for Zain Kenya

    November 23, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    “I AM confident that over the coming years Airtel will win the hearts of customers in Kenya and emerge as one of the most admired brands of the continent,”Rene Meza Airtel Kenya Managing Director. Just months after acquiring Zain in Africa, Bharti...

  • Zain Kenya name change imminent

    November 17, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zain Kenya name change imminent

    A major transformation in Kenya’s second largest telecom company, Zain Kenya, will be witnessed next week when the company officially changes its name to “Airtel”. The name change will be the fourth since the company started operating in Kenya....

  • Airtel Kenya partners with Acision SMSC on messaging

    November 15, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Kenya partners with Acision SMSC on messaging

    Acision, a leader in mobile data, has announced that Airtel Kenya, part of Bharti Airtel, Asia’s leading telecommunications service provider, has selected the Acision SMSC to expand its messaging capability and underpin continued SMS growth in the region....

  • Bharti Airtel beefs up African management team

    November 3, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel beefs up African management team

    Bharti Airtel has today announced the appointment of two executives to steer its network and internal assurance functions across 16 countries in Africa. Ms. Tay Kim Lee joins the group as the Director of Internal Assurance whilst Mr. Eben Albertyn will take...

  • Zain Kenya meets govt over ‘unfair’ mobile operator regulations

    October 29, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Zain Kenya meets govt over ‘unfair’ mobile operator regulations

    MOBILE phone service provider, Zain Kenya, and the government have begun talks with the aim of determining whether there should be a fresh review of tariffs which have spawned a price war. Local media reports quoted Zain Kenya managing director, Rene Meza, as...

  • Bharti Airtel’s BPO deal to create Nigerian jobs

    October 29, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel’s BPO deal to create Nigerian jobs

    The Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Zain Nigeria, Rajan Swaroop has described the company’s recent partnership with world class companies in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) as a move that will create more job opportunities for Nigerian...

  • Bharti, IBM, Mahindra, Spanco sign African pact

    October 25, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti, IBM, Mahindra, Spanco sign African pact

    The African Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector which promises to deliver economic growth to many countries across the continent is all set for rapid growth following Bharti Airtel’s selection of IBM, Tech Mahindra and Spanco as partners to drive...

  • Bharti Airtel and IBM Join Forces

    September 17, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel and IBM Join Forces

    Under a completed agreement, IBM will deploy and manage state-of-the-art information technology infrastructure and applications to support Bharti Airtel’s goal of bringing affordable and innovative mobile services to remote locations in Africa. In...

  • Bharti seeks bids for telecom towers in Africa

    September 1, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti seeks bids for telecom towers in Africa

    Bharti Airtel, which acquired the African Zain’s African assets a few months ago is seeking bids to set up towers in Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania. The Business Standard reports that the company would award contracts for infrastructure equipment and...

  • Zain Kenya slashes call rates in ongoing price-war

    August 27, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zain Kenya slashes call rates in ongoing price-war

    The ongoing rate price war among mobile operators in Kenya has left Zain Kenya subscribers smiling after the network slashed its call rates by 50% to all networks in Kenya. Zain Kenya now has the most attractive call rates on the Kenyan market. Customers will...

  • Safaricom denies stifling Zain mobile call traffic

    August 24, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Safaricom denies stifling Zain mobile call traffic

    LISTED telecoms operator Safaricom has denied trying to stifle the delivery of Zain’s traffic to its network, saying concerns raised by the company over Safaricom’s handling of traffic originating from Zain were somewhat premature. Formed in 1997...