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    Leadership shuffle announced at MTN

    June 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Current Chief Marketing Officer of MTN South Africa, Brian Gouldie, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of one of the operating companies within the MTN Group. The identity of the country is yet to be disclosed. Larry Annetts, the current...

  • Econet to launch Eco Cash mobile money

    September 9, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Mobile operator Econet Wireless says it plans to launch its mobile money platform Eco-Cash at the end of September 2011. The system will allow its over 5 million subscribers to make payments of less than $20 using their mobile phones. “With critical...

  • Alvarion 4G network moving in Uganda

    May 30, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Ugandan local reports said that Alvarion and Foris Telecom Global launched 4G networks in Uganda and Mozambique. The result could be a renewed push to move the new mobile technology into Africa as a whole. When contacted, both companies said they could not...

  • Egypt looking to postpone 4th mobile license

    May 25, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    The interim Egyptian government said on Tuesday in an interview that it is looking to postpone a fourth mobile operator license in the country. According to Communications Minister, Maguid Osman, in an interview with Bloomberg news agency, the government is...

  • Epson to show off new products at Cairo ICT

    May 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    The excitement of Egypt’s Cairo ICT 2011 exhibition is gaining steam. Epson, who will showcase at the event that opens on May 25, announced it will reveal a new range of wireless and 3LCD projectors at the technology event in the Egyptian capital. Khalil...

  • Soros firm in Nigerian telecom dispute

    May 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    A British newspaper reported that a private equity firm backed by George Soros, is currently in a dispute with the Nigerian government over mobile phone towers in the country. According to the UK’s Telegraph, Helios Investment Partners, currently headed by...

  • Nigeria celebrates 10 years of GSM

    May 19, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Nigeria plans to celebrate 10 years of GSM service in the country. According to Nigeria ICT Broadcasters Network (NIBN), an influential ICT body of producers and publishers, they will publish a documentary that features the mobile market transformation in the...

  • Telkom Kenya employees to battle layoffs

    May 13, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Employees of Telkom Kenya are not going down without a fight. After the company announced some 400 staff would be let go as part of a downsizing effort to boost profit margins, protests and a possible strike loom. According to the Communication Workers Union,...

  • Guinea, MTN payment wrangle resolved

    May 13, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    The R97 million row between South Africa’s mobile operator, MTN and the government of Guinea has finally been resolved, an official confirmed to ITNewsAfrica.com. Responding to written questions, MTN Group Communications Manager, Rich Mkhondo, said the...

  • Egypt busts illegal telecoms network

    May 12, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    An Egyptian military court sentenced 16 people to jail for establishing an illegal telecom network enabling phone calls via Israel. Local media reported on Wednesday that an Israeli and two Palestinians were among those sentenced to 15 years in jail for the...

  • Sawiris to ask for Vimpelcom board seats

    May 11, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    According to local newspaper reports, Egyptian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris is expected to ask Russian mobile operator Vimpelcom for three seats on the board within 6 months. It comes as the Wind Telecom chairman looks at alternatives if an existing...

  • Algeria market soft as 3G delayed

    May 10, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Continued delays in the introduction of 3G licensing in Algeria has led to limited competition and a reduction in the overall infrastructure and service for the country’s mobile network operators, analysts say. “It really needs to get moving if we as a...

  • MTN Uganda optimistic over UTL ruling

    May 5, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Analysts are optimistic that the ruling of Uganda’s Commercial Court, which ordered Uganda Telecom (UTL) to pay MTN Ushs5 billion (approx US$ 2 billion) as part of payment owed the South African-based telecom giant for fees during 2008-2009, could be a...

  • Nokia Siemens acquires Motorola wireless networks

    April 29, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Nokia  Siemens Networks and Motorola Solutions, Inc. today jointly announced that Nokia Siemens Networks has completed its acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Networks assets paying US $975 million in cash. As of April 30 2011, responsibility for...

  • Safaricom accused of delaying port requests

    April 29, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Porting Access Kenya has accused Safaricom of deliberately blocking its customers from porting to other mobile service providers. allAfrica.com reports today that Porting Access Kenya, the firm that manages the change of service provider, had received more...

  • Telecom Egypt approves LE 1.3 dividend

    April 28, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Telecom Egypt announced on Tuesday that its shareholders had approved a 1.3 Egyptian pound dividend. The move is likely to keep shareholders and investors pleased after its massive profits reported from last year. According to the firm, its 2010 net profit...