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Cell C extends roaming agreement with MTN

August 9, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Cell C extends roaming agreement with MTN

Cell C has finalised a term sheet detailing a further national roaming agreement with MTN, which is mutually beneficial to both parties. “This agreement lays the groundwork for a broader national roaming agreement, supporting the policy goals of avoiding network duplication and the burden on the environment, where shared infrastructure drives efficiencies...

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Japanese mobile operator launches eSIM mobile service

Japanese mobile operator launches eSIM mobile service

August 8, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Japanese mobile operator launches eSIM mobile service

Japanese network provider, Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) announced it has launched an eSIM service for mobile on Wednesday, 7 August 2019. The AirOn+ platform from G+D Mobile Security is enabling eSIM management. The service, officially named ‘IIJmio...

5 things to know about Cell C's new CEO

5 things to know about Cell C’s new CEO

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 things to know about Cell C’s new CEO

Months after Jose Dos Santos stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of Cell C, the company has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Stevenson was appointed as interim CEO in March this year. Craigie...

Namibian telecoms provider expands mobile LTE network

Namibian telecoms provider expands mobile LTE network

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibian telecoms provider expands mobile LTE network

Namibian network provider, Paratus, announced the completion of the initial phase of its National Mobile-LTE rollout plan on Wednesday, 7 August 2019.  The company, who has invested in its very own ‘independent’ Mobile-LTE network in Walvisbay and...

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

August 7, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Network provider, Paratus has invested in a 4160km long fibre network that spans all the way from the West to the East coast of Africa. The route — that would normally take more than 60 hours to drive with a car — can be crossed digitally in about 31...

USTDA awards grant to South Africa TV White Space project. Image sourced from Twitter.

USTDA expands affordable internet access across South Africa

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on USTDA expands affordable internet access across South Africa

On 5 August 2019, The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced that they had awarded a grant to South Africa’s Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) for a pilot project that aims to help improve internet access for rural and...

NCC fines major mobile operators for contravening its laws

NCC fines major mobile operators for contravening its laws

August 6, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC fines major mobile operators for contravening its laws

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has fined two mobile network operators a total of $350 344.82 for violating various industry regulations. The NCC, in its 2019 first quarter enforcement report, stated that the network providers flouted different...

President and CEO of Telia Company AB, Johan Dennelind, will leave the company in 2020. Image sourced from Telia Company AB.

President and CEO of Telia Company AB to step down in 2020

August 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on President and CEO of Telia Company AB to step down in 2020

On 4 August 2019, Johan Dennelind, President and CEO of Swedish telephone company and mobile network operator Telia Company AB, informed the company’s Board of Directors that he will be leaving the company and has submitted his resignation letter in...

MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

August 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

On August 1 2019, MutliChoice announced the appointment of Reatile Tekateka as the new Executive Head of Corporate Affairs for MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V. Tekateka will report to Hennie Visser, CEO of MultiChoice Africa. According to a statement from...

TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core cloud bandwagon

TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core-cloud bandwagon

August 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core-cloud bandwagon

Telecommunications provider, TIM Brazil has agreed to allow Nokia AirFrame to virtualise its data centres by the end of 2021. The agreement aims to act as a major step in TIM Brazil’s cloud and digitalisation journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator...

Communication service company to provide IT support in Mozambique

Communications provider awarded IT support contract in Mozambique

August 2, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Communications provider awarded IT support contract in Mozambique

Remote communications service, Speedcast, has been awarded a contract to provide services to Sasol. The multi-year project will see the company deliver communications and onsite IT support at four oil & gas exploration camps in Mozambique. The...

Worldwide smartphone sales will decline in 2019

Worldwide smartphone sales will decline in 2019

August 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Worldwide smartphone sales will decline in 2019

Gartner has revealed that worldwide sales smartphones to end users will total 1.5 billion units in 2019 which is a 2.5 per cent declined year over year. Analysts, however, expect smartphone sales to grow again in 2020, driven by broader availability of 5G...

Telkom successfully upgrades 96 per cent of prepaid fixed line customers.

Telkom to discontinue fixed-line prepaid service

August 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom to discontinue fixed-line prepaid service

South African communication services provider, Telkom announced on Wednesday, 31 July 2019, that it has successfully upgraded over 96 per cent of its prepaid fixed-line customers to wireless prepaid service. This move is said to be in support of the...

Tech company set to disrupt South African outdoor mobile market

Tech company set to disrupt South African outdoor mobile market

July 31, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Tech company set to disrupt South African outdoor mobile market

Crosscall, a mobile tech company that specialises in outdoor mobile devices, is said to be making moves to ensure its presence is felt in the South African mobile market. According to the company, they have seen profits rise from $57 million to $79 million in...

Microsoft to incorporate eSIM Management system

Microsoft to incorporate eSIM management system

July 31, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft to incorporate eSIM management system

Global technology company, Microsoft announced on Monday, 29 July 2019, a plan to link its Enterprise Mobility Management solution, Intune, with the eSIM Device Enablement Service (eDES) from G+D Mobile Security.  This collaboration is said to give IT...

Namibia company invests millions into network infrastructure

Namibian company invests millions into network infrastructure

July 31, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Namibian company invests millions into network infrastructure

On Tuesday, 30 July 2019, Paratus Africa and Nampower announced plans to launch The GridOnline — this collaboration is set to commercialise Namibia’s national optic fibre network and provide access to its national Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). In 2018,...