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  • Members of Sudan's civil society are campaigning to have US technology sanctions lifted (Image source: CommsMEA)

    Sudan restores most Internet connections

    September 29, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sudan restores most Internet connections

    Sudan’s Internet services has been restored at one of its three major international ISPs, the government reported after it had seen the Internet cut off across the country as a result of riots over the ending of fuel subsidies. The result saw much turmoil...

  • Kenya – Bharti Airtel must sell 15 percent to subsidiary

    October 16, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya – Bharti Airtel must sell 15 percent to subsidiary

    In a surprise announcement, India’s Bharti Aitel is required to sell 15 percent of its stake in the local arm, Airtel Kenya, in order to avoid legal proceedings from the country’s regulator.   The share sale, mandatory according to the...

  • Airtel Africa to locate head office in Kenya

    July 28, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Mobile Telecommunications provider, Airtel Africa plans to set up its corporate head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Manoj Kohli, Bharti Airtel CEO and joint MD briefed President Mwai Kibaki on the company’s plans to relocate him to Nairobi in order to run their...

  • Bharti finalizes Zain deal

    June 28, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti finalizes Zain deal

    Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications provider, has finalised the purchase of Kuwaiti telecom operator Zain’s African assets, worth about $9 billion. The deal makes Bharti Airtel the 5th largest telecom company in the world.  The final payment to Zain...

  • South Sudan gov’t suspends telecom companies

    March 24, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Sudan gov’t suspends telecom companies

    The South Sudan government has temporarily suspended the work of telecommunications companies in the country as the new political body works on regulations to govern their operations in the area, which will become an independent country next July. According...

  • Etisalat drops Zain bid, loses Moroccan market

    March 22, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat drops Zain bid, loses Moroccan market

    United Arab Emirates telecommunications giant Etisalat has dropped its $12 billion bid to take a large portion of Kuwait’s Zain telecom company. The removal of their attempt to take over the Gulf company means it is losing out on the Moroccan market, which...

  • Mobily, Zain offer special discounts in North Africa

    February 24, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mobily, Zain offer special discounts in North Africa

    Mobily and Zain are offering special discounts on their different services to mark the return of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah from Morocco after a three-month long medical trip. Mobily said Tuesday that it would allow clients to send SMS...

  • 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...

  • Bharti airtel and IBM finalize Africa agreement

    January 14, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti airtel and IBM finalize Africa agreement

    IBM and Bharti airtel have announced the conclusion of negotiations for technology services spanning 16 African countries, extending a relationship with begain in 2004 when IBM was selected by airtel to run IT and applications for its entire network in India....

  • Airtel slashes call rates in Nigeria

    December 8, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    THE newly rebranded Airtel Nigeria has slashed call rates with its new 2Good package. With Airtel’s 2Good package, customers will be able to make calls at 20 kobo per second after the first minute. For a minute, users pay 60 kobo per second. This...

  • Jonathan endorses Airtel

    December 8, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Jonathan endorses Airtel

    NIGERIAN President Goodluck Jonathan has endorsed the newly un-veiled Airtel brand by global telecommunications giant, Bharti Airtel, expressing hope that the company will reignite competition in the market. He also congratulated the Telecom firm for the...

  • Bharti Airtel to shake things up in Nigeria

    November 25, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    BHARTI Airtel’s Group Chairman, Sunil Mittal, the new owners of Zain Nigeria has disclosed that new applications; lower tariffs and rural connections would define the entrance of the company into the Nigerian market and Africa in general. Bharti Airtel,...

  • 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....

  • 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...