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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced the appointment of Norman Gidi as its acting CEO, effective 1 September 2022. This comes as current boss Willington Ngwepe departs to serve in a top position at MTN Group. According to a statement by Icasa, Gidi will assume leadership...
Openserve, one of South Africa’s largest network infrastructure providers, announced that it has facilitated the landing of the Equiano subsea cable, the world's largest undersea cable that runs along the west coast of Africa, from Europe to Melkbosstrand, Cape Town. The Google Equiano undersea cable system arrived at the Openserve...
The Zambian arm of Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a business of Cassava Technologies has today announced that it is expanding its operations to the country's Central Province by launching its first office in Mkushi. The company says that this launch will bring high-speed connectivity and a suite of intelligent technologies...
Opera, the company that maintains the Opera and Opera Mini web browsers has partnered with MTN South Africa to provide South African users with 3GB each of free data per month while they are using Opera internet browsers. The offer is effective immediately with no sign-up required by users, only...
Telkom Business has announced today the launch of Telkom Lend, a new service to enable small businesses to apply online for funding and get an answer within 24 hours. Telkom says that Telkom Lend is an end-to-end digital process means no paperwork, no long queues and no waiting for...
MTN South Africa says that its airfibre offering, MTN Supersonic, has seen enormous growth since launching in March 2021, with the product now being used in over 3.4-million homes. Airfibre, like Supersonic's, leverages Gigabit 1 (G1) Radio to transmit internet data, unlike with traditional fibre cables. MTN says Airfibre uses...
With 60% of the African population residing in rural areas, there is an enormous opportunity to connect people in rural communities and villages. In Morocco, a third of the population lives in rural areas, and there is still a need to connect more communities to move the country onto the...
South Africa's MTN Group, the largest telecom in Africa in terms of revenue and subscriber base, has finally received a binding offer to sell off its Afghanistan business for $35-million. The Group will end its Middle East operations after the sale. In 2021, reports began to indicate that MTN was...
Airtel Africa, one of Africa's largest telecom groups with a presence in 14 countries across the continent, today announced the signing of a $125-million revolving credit facility with investment banking group Citi through its branch offices/subsidiaries in sub-Saharan Africa. The telecom says that this facility is in line with its...
Google's Equiano Subsea Cable, which seeks to connect Europe to Africa via the ocean, has reportedly made its final stop on Monday, landing in Melkbosstrand, Western Cape, South Africa. The cable was originally announced to land in South Africa by June 2022. This landing represents the end of the Equiano cable's...
South African telecom Cell C has launched a new solution to help its prepaid customers claim some of the data they may have lost during the country's ongoing rotational blackouts, either as a result of inability to access data due to power outages or limited network access due to...
MTN South Africa has experienced outages in its mobile data networks in two of the country's provinces, leaving customers without access to the carrier's data. Customers in parts of the Free State province and Western Cape Province in South Africa experienced these outages in the early hours of Thursday morning....
South African wholesale network infrastructure provider Openserve has officially split from its parent Telkom Group today, according to an announcement from Telkom. As part of its Q1 SENS announcement, Telkom Group says that it has approved the legal and structural separation of Openserve. The ISP will split from its parent...
France's Orange Group, one of the largest telecom companies in Africa, has reportedly set its sights on a possible expansion into Africa's most populous country, Nigeria. This is according to a statement issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), where it is detailed that Orange sent a six-person team from...
MTN Nigeria has today announced its unaudited results for the half-year ended 30 June 2022. The company, an arm of MTN Group, considered Africa's largest telecom in terms of subscribers and revenue, continues to report positive growth, particularly in its fintech wing. The half year saw MTN Nigeria's active fintech...
Airtel Africa, a telecommunications company, has reported a 13% revenue growth for the second quarter of 2022. Total revenues, for mobile services and mobile money services combined, grew in Nigeria by 18.3%, in East Africa by 14.1%, and in Francophone Africa by 11.7%. On its own the mobile money service grew...
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