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MTN Ghana, Vodafone Drop Fees For Calls, SMS To & From Ukraine

The Ghanaian arm of South Africa's MTN and the UK's Vodafone have dropped fees on calls and SMSs between Ghana and Ukraine due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis amidst the Russian invasion of the country. In a statement, MTN Ghana...

How to Plan for 5G Success in Sub-Saharan Africa

Spectrum planning is key to the successful rollout of mobile services. While the rollout of 5G is only growing, what happens now with spectrum policy will have a massive impact on the success of 5G and its deployment in Sub-Saharan...

New Vodafone & UN Initiative to Give 3.4-Billion Access to a Smartphone by 2030

A new global initiative has been launched by Vodafone Group and ITU, the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide. The initiative aims for an additional 3.4 billion people to have the...

Rwanda to Host MWC 2021

GSMA has revealed that it will host MWC Africa in Kigali, Rwanda in 2021 - this comes after MWC 2020 was scrapped in the wake of numerous wireless tech heavyweights deciding to pull out from the conference citing the...

Global 5G Networks Reach Major Connectivity Milestone

101 mobile operators in 44 countries have launched one or more fully commercial 5G networks, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Of these commercial networks, GSA data records that there are now 94 operators live with 3GPP-compliant 5G...

5G Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa will Reach 28-Million by 2025, Says GSMA

The Global System for Mobile Telecommunications Association (GSMA) has stated that about 28-million devices in Sub-Saharan Africa - representing a total of 2.7% of total mobile connections - will be connected to a 5G network by 2025. Akinwale Goodluck, Head...

Mobile Money Industry Reaches 1 Billion User Milestone

The GSMA has unveiled the annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a view of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact that greater financial inclusion has on lives, economies and innovation, especially in emerging...

Sub-Saharan Africa’s mobile economy valued at more than $150 Billion in 2018

According to a new study conducted by GSMA, more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers will be added across the region by 2025, bringing the total to 623 million. This represents around half of the region’s population, up from...

Tech heavyweights behind IoT Forum Africa 2019

Today marks the commencement of the 2019 IoT Forum Africa.  The event will take place from 26 to 27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, and will assemble upwards of 400 of what can be considered...

Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group

Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two...
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What Internet Options Are Available on a Cruise Trip

Staying connected to the internet all the time has become the need of many people around the globe. While...
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