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MTN signs up to Liquid Telecom's 4G Roaming service

MTN signs up to Liquid Telecom’s 4G Roaming service

March 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN signs up to Liquid Telecom’s 4G Roaming service

Liquid Telecom South Africa has secured MTN as first customer MTN, to offer 4G roaming to millions of South Africans. This includes LTE services to fuel the growing demand for high-speed mobile broadband. The wholesale roaming service will be made available across Liquid Telecom’s network nationwide. Reshaad Sha, CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa,...

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Cell C appoints new interim Group Chief Executive Officer

Cell C appoints new interim Group Chief Executive Officer

February 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on Cell C appoints new interim Group Chief Executive Officer

Cell C has announced the appointment of Douglas Craigie Stevenson as interim Group Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective 1 March 2019. Craigie Stevenson replaces Jose Dos Santos, who announced his resignation as Chief Executive Officer in February...

Telecom Egypt, Nokia working on IoT rollout in Egypt

Telecom Egypt, Nokia working on IoT rollout in Egypt

February 28, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecom Egypt, Nokia working on IoT rollout in Egypt

In advance of Mobile World Congress, Nokia launched off-the-shelf Internet of Things (IoT) packages to help operators win new business in vertical IoT markets. In addition to enabling operators to achieve a fast time to market, the packages simplify the...

Ghana: NCA revokes Expresso telecom's licence

Ghana: NCA revokes Expresso telecom’s licence

February 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: NCA revokes Expresso telecom’s licence

The license of Kasapa Telecoms Limited, operators of 028 numbers under the Expresso telecom brand, has been revoked revealed the National Communications Authority (NCA). Kasapa Telecom Limited is not licensed to provide any telecommunication services in...

Rain and Huawei to announce 5G roll out in South Africa

February 26, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Rain and Huawei to announce 5G roll out in South Africa

At 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), Data-only network Rain has announced it’s going to start offering 5G commercial services in South Africa in September 2019. The company is partnering with hardware manufacturer Huawei, which will supply the...

Orange launches a new smart feature phone powered by KaiOS

February 26, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange launches a new smart feature phone powered by KaiOS

Orange has partnered with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to launch a phone with voice recognition at $US 20 in 16 countries in Africa and the Middle-East : Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte...

MWC2019: Huawei unveils 5G live networks and foldable phones

February 26, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MWC2019: Huawei unveils 5G live networks and foldable phones

Huawei kicked off this year’s Mobile World Congress with its Day0 Forum in Barcelona. With the theme of building a fully connected intelligent world, the forum included industry insights of the latest trends. At the 5G is ON industry insights, Huawei...

MWC2019: Nokia, Korea Telecom to conduct trials on 5G NFV and network slicing

February 26, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MWC2019: Nokia, Korea Telecom to conduct trials on 5G NFV and network slicing

Nokia and Korea Telecom (KT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate and trial various 5G technologies, including NFV and network slicing, in order to develop new applications and business models for the operator’s enterprise customers....

MWC2019: Ericsson to switch on 5G globally in 2019

MWC2019: Ericsson to switch on 5G globally in 2019

February 25, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MWC2019: Ericsson to switch on 5G globally in 2019

President and CEO of Ericsson, Börje Ekholm revealed at the 2019 Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona that the company will switch on 5G globally in 2019, backed by a strong, secure and available portfolio. Ekholm also stressed the role of...

Vodacom becomes first telco to offer Apple Device Enrollment Programme

Vodacom becomes first South African telco to offer Apple Device Enrollment Programme

February 25, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom becomes first South African telco to offer Apple Device Enrollment Programme

Vodacom has partnered with Apple to become South Africa’s first Telco to offer its business customers access to the Apple Device Enrollment Programme (DEP). This a milestone in mobile security and will ensure that all the Apple devices used for business...

Cell C CEO steps down

Cell C CEO steps down

February 23, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C CEO steps down

Cell C has announced that Jose Dos Santos will step down as Cell C’s Chief Executive Officer, effective from the 1st of March 2019. Dos Santos will take up a role as a consultant offering strategic advice to the Chairman of the Cell C Board. In this role,...

Telkom appoints new executives

February 22, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telkom appoints new executives

On Thursday, February 21, Telkom SA SOC Ltd announced the resignation of Jabu Mabuza as an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Telkom Board. The resignation is effective 31 May 2019. Mabuza will be replaced by Sello Moloko, an independent...

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 Off on Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

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...

Rwanda: MTN accelerates growth, delivers on dividend

MTN Irancell CEO to retire, new boss appointed

February 21, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Irancell CEO to retire, new boss appointed

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

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 Off on Global smartphone sales stalled in Q4 of 2018 – Gartner

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...