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Airtel Africa crosses the 100 million active subscribers milestone

Airtel Africa crosses the 100 million active subscribers milestone

August 29, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Africa crosses the 100 million active subscribers milestone

Telecommunications service provider, Airtel Africa announced that it has crossed the 100 million consumers mark across its operations. The company, which made the announcement on Wednesday, 28 August 2019, has a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily in East, Central and West Africa. Airtel Africa ranks as the second-largest mobile operator in Africa...

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Supersonic launches new pricing model set to standardise bundles

Supersonic launches new pricing model set to standardise bundles

August 27, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Supersonic launches new pricing model set to standardise bundles

South African network company, Supersonic announced on Monday, 26 August 2019, that it is launching a new pricing model that standardises data bundles across all South Africa’s Fibre Network Operators (FNO). This deal is valid for all new customers from 22...

9mobile approved by AFC for $230 million loan. Image sourced from 9mobile.

9mobile receives $230 million loan

August 27, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 9mobile receives $230 million loan

Nigerian telecommunications company, 9mobile, has recently been approved for a $230 million loan by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). The AFC is a pan-African multilateral development financial institution that was created with the goal of minimizing...

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

August 24, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on TRACE Mobile to provide opportunities for South African youth

South African lifestyle network created ‘by the youth for the youth’, TRACE Mobile announced earlier this week that it’s launching the TRACE Troops Initiative. This programme aims to tackle youth unemployment head-on by providing credible training...

Cell C temporarily suspends channels on video-streaming service

Cell C to mitigate S&P downgrade

August 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C to mitigate S&P downgrade

In March 2019, Cell C appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as interim CEO. He went on to publish an open letter detailing the plans to rescue the network provider from debt, poor business performance and liquidity problems. “We don’t have another chance to...

Fujitsu and Qualcomm successfully test 5G technology

August 23, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Fujitsu and Qualcomm successfully test 5G technology

Fujitsu and Qualcomm announced on Thursday, 22 August 2019, that through their collaboration they have achieved non-standalone 5G data calls.  The successfully conducted Network-Device Vendor Interoperability Testing (NV-IOT) leverages Fujitsu’s...

#datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

#datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

August 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on #datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

biNu, the company responsible for the Moya Messenger app, announced on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, that it’s partnering up with MTN South Africa in a bid to enable mobile subscribers in the country to access certain websites and apps at no charge to mobile...

4 exciting results from the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

4 insights into the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

August 21, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 4 insights into the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

Mobile analytics company, Opensignal has released a report analysing the mobile network experience in South Africa. The report, utilising 105,883 devices and recording over 259,426,348 measurements from 1 May to 29 July 2019, covers everything from 4G...

MTN executives step down

MTN granted permission to bring digital banking to Nigeria

August 20, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN granted permission to bring digital banking to Nigeria

South African telecoms provider, MTN announced on Friday, 16 August 2019, that a subsidiary MTN Nigeria Communications PLC has been granted permission to offer financial services by Nigeria’s central bank.  The announcement comes after the Nigerian...

South African Internet speed rankings released

South African Internet speed rankings released

August 15, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Internet speed rankings released

  QuotesAdvisor.com released their latest report on Internet speed in South Africa on Wednesday, 14 August 2019. The report shows that South Africa ranks in the top 100 countries for broadband speed in the world, taking the 76th spot but still falls...

Collaboration seeks to provide internet connectivity across Central Africa

Intelsat, Stratosat to provide internet connectivity across Central Africa

August 13, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Intelsat, Stratosat to provide internet connectivity across Central Africa

Broadband service provider, Intelsat announced it plans to work with Stratosat Datacom in the hopes of providing high-speed broadband services across Central Africa. The collaboration integrates managed connectivity from Intelsat’s high throughput global...

Kenya: Ex-Airtel staff challenge Airtel-Telkom merger

Kenya: Ex-Airtel staff challenge Airtel-Telkom merger

August 12, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Ex-Airtel staff challenge Airtel-Telkom merger

52 former Airtel employees have written to the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) to oppose the merger of Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya which, according to the employees, would compromise the chances of their pending case being concluded. The ex-employees...

OS set to replace Android is released

New OS set to replace Android

August 12, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on New OS set to replace Android

Chinese technology company, Huawei introduced the world to its latest innovation-in-progress, HarmonyOS, on Friday, 9 August 2019. HarmonyOS is the company’s first in-house operating software — designed to reduce Huawei’s reliance on American technology...

Samsung unveils Note 10 in Nigeria

Samsung unveils Note 10 in Nigeria

August 12, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung unveils Note 10 in Nigeria

Smartphone manufacturer, Samsung unveiled the brand new Galaxy Note10 in Nigeria on Thursday, 8 August 2019. The latest smartphone is said to combine elegant design with powerful performance and productivity tools to help users make the most of every...

MTN releases mid-2019 financial results

MTN releases mid-2019 financial results

August 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN releases mid-2019 financial results

On Thursday, 8 August 2019, mobile network operator, MTN announced its results for the six months ended 30 June 2019.  The company saw growth of 12 per cent in earnings per share and service revenue grew to just below 10 per cent.  Commenting on the...

Nokia set to further 5G network

Nokia set to further 5G network

August 9, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia set to further 5G network

Multinational telecommunications company, Nokia has been awarded a contract that will allow it to bring the first 5G network to New Zealand. The announcement came on Thursday, 8 August 2019, following a campaign launched by Vodafone New Zealand unveiling its...