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Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

February 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghanaian operator Surfline Communications has partnered Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to provide free Wifi connectivity to members of public libraries in the Greater Accra Region. The Executive Director (Ag.) of Ghana Library Authority, Hayford Siaw, and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Surfline Communications Ltd, Rene Gameli-Kwame, signed a...

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MTN appoints new executives

MTN Irancell CEO to retire, new boss appointed

February 21, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

The CEO of MTN Irancell, who has headed the Iranian associate of Africa’s largest mobile operator since its 2005 inception, is to retire, MTN said in a statement on Thursday. MTN says that Dezfouli has played an integral role in building Irancell into a...

There will be 47 million mobile users by 2022- Cisco study

There will be 47 million mobile users by 2022- Cisco study

February 21, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Cisco has recently released the Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Traffic Forecast, 2017-2022. The report predicts that mobile data will nearly reach the zettabyte (one trillion gigabytes) milestone by 2022, mobile traffic will represent 20 percent...

Global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 of 2018 – Gartner

February 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Top Chinese mobile phone manufacturers grew their sales across emerging markets in the third of 2018 because of their low price smartphones and the smartphones having features improved camera features and high-quality resolution displays. However according to...

BCX rolls out SD-WAN suite in South Africa

February 20, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

As South African businesses become more competitive in the global digital economy, agile networking solutions become vital in spurring growth. To address the ever-changing landscape of digital transformation, BCX has launched an SD-WAN Suite, designed to...

Ericsson has joined the O-RAN Alliance

February 20, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Ericsson has joined the O-RAN Alliance, telecom service providers and suppliers with the commitment to evolving radio access network (RAN) architecture and orchestration built on openness, intelligence, flexibility and performance. As a member, the company...

Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

February 19, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

KaiOS Technologies has announced that six new partners in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania will launch mobile phones running on its operating system for smart feature phones, KaiOS. These devices form a new category of phones that...

Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodafone Ghana has introduced eight bundles to replace its long list of integrated bundles. The telecommunications company said it arrived at this decision following issues it identified were affecting customers, such as indecision when choosing a preferred...

Ericsson enhances 5G Platform

Ericsson enhances 5G Platform

February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ericsson is evolving its 5G Platform with portfolio additions across core, radio access and transport areas, as well as service orchestration. These add-ons will make the platform more dynamic and flexible, enabling service providers to smoothly evolve their...

Countdown to the launch of new data regulations

February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Last year, Icasa confirmed that new data regulations will be implemented from 28 February 2019. However, with just days to go before the amended End User and Subscriber Services Charter (EUSSC) Regulations come into effect on 1 March. The new data regulations...

Kenya: Alphabet Loon expands connectivity in Nyeri

February 18, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Loon has installed a new set of ground stations in Kenya. This is a key step toward the deployment of commercial service in collaboration with Telkom Kenya later this year. The new site in Nyeri adds to similar ones in Nairobi and Nakuru. The installation of...

AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

February 18, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AirtelTigo has launched AirtelTigo Business, its Business-to-Business arm in Ghana, Accra. AirtelTigo Business aims to provide end-to-end connectivity solutions to Small, Medium and Large corporate organisations to enable them achieve growth and...

Uganda deports MTN CEO over national security

February 15, 2019 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The chief executive officer of MTN Uganda, a unit of South Africa’s MTN Group, has been deported from the East African country over national security, police said on Friday, 15 February. The development is the latest concern for the largest...

Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The first month of university for South African students has kicked off and with it, students will begin to feel the effects of the high cost of education. While students have always struggled to afford basic necessities, today’s generation faces more...

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission has fined four major network operators in the country a total of $205 394,40 for various infractions. The NCC had in 2018 highlighted some non-compliance by the network providers ‘such as the routing of a minimum...

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile telecommunications company, MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformations across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and...