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Airtel Money is Now On its Own

Telecoms group Airtel Kenya has announced that it will be splitting its mobile money business - Airtel Money - from its main company. Instead, Airtel Money will now be operating under the name 'Airtel Money Kenya Limited'. “Following this business separation,...

Nigerian Businessman Appointed CEO of Airtel Africa

The Airtel Africa Group has announced the new appointment of Olusegun "Segun" Ogunsanya, as its Managing Director (MD) and CEO. Ogunsanya took the helm of the group as of 1 October 2021. This comes as former CEO, Raghu Mandava, who...

Africell to Exit Uganda, Unable to Compete with MTN & Others

UK-based mobile tech firm Africell announced yesterday that it was ending its operations in Uganda, where it has been unable to supersede its competitors in the country, namely local units of massive telecom firms such as South Africa's MTN...

Airtel Africa receives $200 mln investment from Qatar

Airtel Africa, a subsidiary of Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel which services 15 African countries, will receive an investment of USD 200 million from the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) through a primary equity issuance in the company. The funds will...

Airtel and Liquid Telecom Sign Pan-African Agreement on Fibre Connectivity

Bharti Airtel's mobile broadband subscribers in Africa will soon gain access to faster Internet speeds on its 3G and 4G networks. This follows an announcement that Airtel will use Liquid Telecom's terrestrial fibre network to connect its mobile base stations and enterprises. The...

Airtel Nigeria hits 30 million subscriber milestone

Bharti Airtel has revealed that it hit a significant milestone in its African odyssey when it acquired its 30th million customer in Nigeria. In acquiring 30 million subscribers in Africa’s most populous nation, the company has hit another milestone of achieving...

Telcos go to war in Africa

African telecommunication companies have hit the headlines hard this week as MTN Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are set to face Etisalat in a Federal High Court battle in Lagos. The battle commenced after Etisalat claimed that the...

Airtel introduces cross-border money transfers in Niger

Bharti Airtel has revealed the launch of a cross-border money transfer service for its customer's in Niger. Niger will join three other African countries - the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Rwanda - where Airtel Money customers can...

Airtel rakes in USD 1.3 bln from tower sale in Africa

Bharti Airtel has revealed that it has raised USD 1.3 billion with the sale of various mobile towers in five African countries. According to the company, the total proceeds from the transactions will be utilised to reduce the debt of...

Airtel Africa reveals new MD for Chad operation

Bharti Airtel Africa has announced the appointment of Anwar Soussa as Managing Director for Airtel Chad. Soussa, whose appointment will take effect from May 1st 2015, will be a key part of building the company’s strategic leadership and day...
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