MTN Cameroon and Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) have signed a national network roaming agreement on Wednesday which will see Camtel expand 2G/3G and 4G coverage in areas of Cameroon which are not already covered by its network. This is in line with the Cameroonian telecommunication ministry’s transformation objective, which includes initiatives...
Kenya is reportedly planning to impose double tax on giant tech companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook which use the internet to market and sell products. According to Business Daily, the country's Treasury has proposed to increase digital tax service (DST) to three percent of the gross value of...
MTN Nigeria received approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday to operate Mobile Money (MoMo). MTN Nigeria's Mobile Money (MoMo) service has more than 9-million users since it launched in 2019. According to TechCabal, the approval means that MTN Nigeria will be able to provide all the services...
Paysend, a UK-based fintech with over 6.5 million customers, announced on Thursday a technology partnership with Afrimoney, the mobile money service provided by Africell, to enable money transfers to West Africa, specifically in Gambia and Sierra Leone. According to a press release, through the partnership, which is powered by MFS...
MTN, the multinational mobile telecommunications company, reassured its Nigerian investors on Wednesday that the country's SIM registration rules will not have a huge impact on its finances. This comes after the Federal Government ordered all telecommunication operators to bar all SIMs that are not registered with National Identification Number (NIN)....
Equinix, an American digital infrastructure company, announced on Monday it has completed its deal to acquire West African data centre and connectivity solutions provider MainOne for a value of $320-million. Equinix says that this new acquisition marks the beginning of its expansion into the African continent. The completion of this...
On Monday, telecommunication companies in Nigeria heeded the Federal Government’s command to bar every unlinked Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card without National Identification Number (NIN) on their various networks, in a bid to control insecurity, extortions, and abductions. According to The Guardian, the Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications...
Energy experts say the growing oil crisis across the globe is a wake-up call for the African continent to become less dependent on foreign oil supplies. The cost of fuel has risen sharply, with Brent crude oil hitting a 14-year high in recent weeks. It remains firmly above $100 per...
Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced it has acquired a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable, allowing Liquid to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits, bringing a much-needed increase in international connectivity in Western and Southern Africa. With older sub-sea cables...
Pan-African telecommunications firm Airtel Africa has reportedly stopped investing in new tower infrastructure in Kenya, and other markets across the continent, as it prepares to sell most of its already-existing infrastructure assets. This is in efforts to reduce ownership of infrastructure as Airtel Africa looks towards leasing instead, according to...
On Thursday, the judging panel chaired by Dr. Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu, Director of Health Services from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and member of the City Cancer Challenge (C/Can) City Executive Committee, officially confirmed the winners of the C/Can Live Pitch & Grant Award event, which took place on Wednesday...
MultiChoice has increased the monthly prices for its DStv and GOtv packages in Nigeria, according to an announcement on Tuesday. The same announcement claimed the cause of the price hike was the rising costs of inflation and business operations. “In light of the rising costs of inflation and business operations,...
Africa's largest telecom, SA-based MTN Group has announced three new senior leadership appointments in its Nigerian, Iranian and Sudanese businesses all effective as of 1 April 2022. All three appointments were internal candidates, MTN says. MTN Nigeria's New COO Following the recent appointment of MTN Nigeria COO Mazen Mroue as MTN...
Microsoft, the US-founded tech megacorp, and West African solar-based internet service provider Tizeti have announced a new collaboration to boost high-speed internet in Nigeria with the "Airband initiative". The initiative will see the rollout of high-speed Airband internet infrastructure in Oyo State, in the southwest of Africa's most populous country. According...
Three Nigerian authorities worked jointly with the country's police force to raid several allegedly illegal digital loan businesses operating in Lagos on Friday. According to TechCabal, digital lending platforms GoCash, Okash, EasyCredit, Easi Moni, KashKash, and Speedy Choice were among the busted companies. The operation was led by Federal Competition and...
Airtel Nigeria, the West African arm of telecom Airtel Africa, has announced that it is upgrading all of its cell sites to 4G technology. The operator says that now its 50-million customers in Nigeria can "tap into flawless voice call experiences," as all of the company's 2G and 3G sites...
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