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African telecoms

Safaricom Appoints New Chief Enterprise Business Officer

East Africa's telecom leader, Safaricom, announced on Thursday the appointment of Cynthia Karuri-Kropac as its new Chief Enterprise Business Officer. The appointment will be made effective 1 September 2022. She is set to replace Joseph Wanjohi, who has been serving...

Airtel Africa Coughs Up $40-Million for New Kenyan Spectrum

Airtel Africa, one of the continent's largest telecommunications groups with a presence in 14 countries, today announces that its Kenya subsidiary, Airtel Kenya, has concluded its purchase of additional spectrum in the country. According to the announcement Airtel Kenya has...

The 15 African Countries with the Most Expensive Data

Countries in Africa generally have some of the most expensive mobile data in the world due to several factors, including the unavailability of telecoms infrastructure and high taxation in the African telecom industry by governments. Many telecom firms may hold...

Telecoms Will Be Africa’s Fastest Growing Industry: New Study

The telecoms sector will be the fastest-growing industry in Africa over the next five years as internet connectivity improves, new research with business leaders for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows. When asked to pick the three sectors that...

Orange Appoints New Leaders for Africa

France's Orange Group yesterday announced the appointment of new leaders across its B2B Africa and Middle East units in order to refocus and capitalise on the regions which have been seeing growth and spurred positive financials for the Group...

Airtel Africa Wants to Get Rid of its Towers to Cut Costs

Pan-African telecommunications firm Airtel Africa has reportedly stopped investing in new tower infrastructure in Kenya, and other markets across the continent, as it prepares to sell most of its already-existing infrastructure assets. This is in efforts to reduce ownership of...

Tizeti Partners Microsoft to Boost High-Speed Internet in Nigeria

Microsoft, the US-founded tech megacorp, and West African solar-based internet service provider Tizeti have announced a new collaboration to boost high-speed internet in Nigeria with the "Airband initiative". The initiative will see the rollout of high-speed Airband internet infrastructure in...

Here’s How Much MTN Spent During the ICASA Spectrum Auction

MTN announced on Thursday that it had secured the high-demand spectrum required for its 4G and 5G network expansion drive from the highly anticipated ICASA spectrum auction. ICASA announced that MTN had successfully secured the following spectrum bands: 2 x...

Paratus Connects East Angola to the Rest of the World

Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), part of the Paratus Group, launched its first broadband internet service in Moxico, Angola’s largest province in the east of the country. The new service is a significant intervention to unlock the potential for both the...

MTN Rwanda Taps Ericsson to Deploy New Operations Centre

MTN Rwanda has selected its longtime partner, Ericsson, to deploy a Network Operations Centre (NOC). The five-year contract will support MTN Rwanda to focus on enhancing consumer experience through Ericsson’s Managed Services solution that will deliver an automation-driven Information...
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