MTN has appointed Rahul De - current CMO of MTN Nigeria - to CEO of its operations in Liberia - starting 1 November. replaces Uche Ofodile who departed Lonestar Cell MTN in July to become the CEO of MTN Benin. With 23 years of experience in the telco space, ranging...
Lonestar Cell MTN has introduced a mobile voice and data surcharge - these charges are expected to abide by government regulations and directives.  In an official statement, the telco says it "wishes to notify the public that in accordance with LTA-Order 0016-02-25-19 issued by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), a...
Lonestar Cell MTN has partnered with Sendwave to enable customers to receive international remittances from the US straight into their Mobile Money accounts. MTN believes that using MoMo for international remittances and daily financial transactions makes life easier, safer and more convenient.  “We are excited and very proud to be...
Facebook has officially opened its new HQ in Nigeria - marking the platforms second office on the African continent. Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021 and will be the first on the continent to house a team of...
Nokia and Tizeti have partnered to supply over one million subscribers in Nigeria with LTE technology. The telco will deploy Nokia's AirScale Base Station TDD-LTE and Fastmile Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) gateways in order to deliver Internet and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services. The solution is expected to enable Tizeti...
Jumia has expanded its delivery service with the introduction of new pick-up locations across Ghana - something that the company hopes will allow customers to receive their orders faster while saving money. With over 20 pick up stations already operational in Accra and Kumasi, new stations will open in the...
Lonestar Cell MTN and WorldRemit have partnered to make it possible for customers to receive international remittances straight to their Mobile Money accounts, free of charge. With over 7,000 Lonestar Cell MTN agent cashpoint locations across Liberia, the service is expected to eliminate the stress, risks and long queues in...
MTN Ghana has revealed that it is investing in becoming a fully digital operator by 2023. Selorm Adadevoh, MTN Ghana CEO, says that the company was leveraging the strength of its “fintech” and some six pillars to “deliver a bold new digital world to customers”. According to News Ghana, the COVID-19...
Spanning 54 countries, Africa is a powerhouse in the world of natural resources and innovation. And despite the social and political issues the continent faces, there’s was no doubt that it was on track to see an abundance of opportunities to grow in the coming years - however, there...
Syinix is set to launch its first Android TV in Ghana and Nigeria this month. The Syinix Android TV features a frameless design, offering a greater field of vision. The TV will be sold in a wide range of sizes ranging from 32" to 75" to cater to the diverse...
Huawei has just revealed that the newest member of its Y Series – the Y6p – is available for pre-order in Ghana. The Y6p sports a 5.45 inches TFT LCD screen, 3020 mAh battery and runs Android 10 + EMUI 10.1. It comes standard with 64GB of storage and can be...
Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new range of unlimited data plans - known as 'Unlimited Ultra Plans'. These have been designed for consumers who use Routers and Outdoor Unit's (ODU). According to Airtel, these plans will offer telecom consumers the freedom to do more and become more productive without worrying...
Gozem has introduced its new ‘Super App’ interface which consolidates all of its different services — ride-hailing, delivery, eCommerce, and an in-app wallet — into one app. "As we launched various new services and verticals over the last year, we heard from our users that if we were able to...
Kaspersky has partnered with Pan-African distributor company, First Distribution, to expand its security software portfolio into West Africa. First Distribution currently distributes Kaspersky in Southern Africa and East Africa. The addition of the new territory means it now covers the full region for non-Francophone sub-Saharan Africa. Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity...
Smile Nigeria has unveiled its first entry-level dual-SIM smartphone with 4G and LTE capabilities. The telco says that it hopes this will give consumers access to their network at a more affordable rate. The Vanguard reports that the SmileVoLTE dual SIM smartphone is "Google approved and manufactured in partnership with...
Lonestar Cell MTN has announced that Mobile Money customers in Liberia can receive money from their family and friends anywhere in the world directly to their MoMo accounts, free of charge with the launch of International Remittances. “Many Liberians rely on international financial remittances from abroad. Most people endure long...
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