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According to a report via Bloomberg, MTN Group will attempt to strike a deal with Nigerian authorities over the NGN 780 billion fine imposed on the company back in 2015. Sources close to the company revealed to Bloomberg that the group's interim CEO, Phuthuma Nhleko, is allegedly preparing to step...
MTN Rwanda has been fined by RURA for failure to meet contractual obligations. According to information posted on the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) website the company a subsidiary of the South African based MTN Group is to pay an amount of $140,000 for a period of two weeks...
FNB has unveiled five exciting promotional deals aimed at keeping customers and their loved ones connected at all times, no matter where they find themselves in South Africa during the busy festive season. New and existing FNB customers will now be able to take up any of the five available...
South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has gazetted the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Code in terms of Section 9 (1) of the B-BBEE Act. The gazette means that the ICT Sector Code is legally binding on entities in the ICT sector from the date...
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has revealed that the mobile voice subscriber base has increased from 29.37 million at the end of July to 29.53 million as at the end of August 2014. According to reports, MTN had an increase of 110,042 from July to end the month of August...
Nigeria’s Minister of Communication, Omobola Johnson, has revealed the Government's plans to speed up the delivery of much-needed ICT infrastructure. She also disclosed that her ministry would be working closely with the Federal Ministry of Works to streamline and standardize the processes. "The National Economic Council last month formally endorsed...
THE third mobile operator in Kenya in terms of customers base, Yu, says it is in the process of upgrading its money transfer service, Yu Cash as it seeks to expand its services countrywide. Country Manager Atul Chaturvedi told our reporter on Friday that the operator is looking at improving...
There is a lot of discussion over China’s role in investing in the African market, but Indian companies are looking to make a push into the continent, and much of their efforts appear to be going unnoticed. Bharti Airtel, however, announced on Tuesday that it plans to invest some...
MyBroadband Insights has released its Q3 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows the network quality of several of South Africa’s top telecoms gauged by a number of factors, including download and upload speeds, and latency. The report is based on results recorded between 1 July 2021 and 30 September 2021....
execMobile has launched Unlimited, a solution which gives business travellers an uncapped data solution when travelling overseas in 110 countries. Craig Lowe, execMobile founder, says Unlimited is a subscription product which gives business people uncapped Internet for R349 per day of usage. “We’ve had a lot of interest in an uncapped...
Approximately 46.7% of Nigerians don't have access to any telephone services, even after the nation saw an increase in the number of mobile phone subscribers across various telecommunications networks in the last ten years. This is according to a study done by Daily Trust, who also discovered that subscriber numbers...
Telkom today announced that it will offer its SoftCap customers uncapped data for video and gaming services to maximise the value of the latest bandwidth hungry devices and services. “As devices evolve and video streaming gains popularity we know that to be relevant we must deliver on the data demands...
Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers. Through Vodacom Business, Vodacom is one of the first Telco companies to go to market with a full suite of Azure products that offer local customers end-to-end digital solutions. Speaking in Cape Town, Executive Head for Vodacom...
HAS the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) finally seen the light? If developments at Econet Wireless are anything to go by, VoIP is now legal in Zimbabwe. Or is it? VoIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol -- is the sending of voice calls over Internet Protocol as...
Johannesburg (IT News Africa) Telecel Zimbabwe has embarked on a $40 million network expansion programme, The Herald said on Thursday. The country’s third mobile operator is targeting 950 000 new subscribers by year end which prompted the expansion plans. The company currently has 350 000 subsribers. The newspaper said funding of...
With reports making the rounds about an increase in data tarrifs with effect from December 1, 2016, social media has been abuzz in Nigeria. Acting on a directive given by the national regulator, a number of mobile operators, including MTN and Globacom have sent out text messages to their subscribers notifying them of upcoming...
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