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Posts Tagged ‘Millicom’

  • Narrowing the Mobile Gender Divide Will Bolster Emerging Economies

    Narrowing the mobile gender divide will bolster emerging economies  

    October 17, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Narrowing the mobile gender divide will bolster emerging economies  

    The telecommunications sector plays an important role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the greatest challenges the world faces in achieving these goals is narrowing down the gender gap and ensuring that the SDG Agenda...

  • Millicom and Airtel to combine operations in Ghana

    March 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Millicom and Airtel to combine operations in Ghana

    It was announced on Friday that Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”) and Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), through their respective subsidiaries, have entered into an agreement for Tigo Ghana Limited and Airtel Ghana Limited to...

  • Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

    Orange invests in Africa Internet Group

    April 5, 2016 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange invests in Africa Internet Group

    Orange has announced the acquisition of a 75 million-euro equity interest in Africa Internet Group, joining AXA, Goldman Sachs and longstanding investors MTN Group, Millicom and Rocket Internet. Through this investment, which will be accompanied by a series...

  • Tigo, data, internet

    Tigo launches online remittance service in UK, EU and Canada

    October 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo launches online remittance service in UK, EU and Canada

    Millicom has revealed the launch of sendmoney.tigo.com. According to the company, its customers in UK, European Union and Canada can send money to Tigo Pesa wallets in Tanzania in real time using the online portal. The company revealed in a media release that...

  • LTE-U Network, Ethio-Telecom

    Millicom claims stake in Helios Towers Africa

    October 8, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom claims stake in Helios Towers Africa

    Millicom and Helios Towers Africa (HTA) have revealed that Millicom will now own 24 percent of HTA’s shares following a shareholding reorganisation. As a result of the reorganisation, Millicom will exchange shares which were previously held in...

  • IT News Africa

    IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    August 28, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

    This week in technology has been a rather busy one. Not only has Liquid Telecom reported a sharp rise of African content on its network, but fixed broadband is also on the rise in Africa. We also had some great opinion pieces come in this week. These covered...

  • Millicom names new EVP & CEO for Africa division

    August 26, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom names new EVP & CEO for Africa division

    Millicom has announced the appointment of Cynthia Gordon as Executive Vice President and CEO of its Africa Division. Gordon will take up her role on 21 September 2015, according to the company. Millicom revealed that Gordon will be responsible for leading...

  • Pan African Towers signs $20 million infrastructural investment deal

    Tanzania: Millicom buys 85 percent stake in Zantel

    June 5, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: Millicom buys 85 percent stake in Zantel

    According to a media statement issued by Millicom, it has agreed to buy an 85 percent stake in Tanzanian operator Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) from the Etisalat Group. According to the statement, under the terms of the agreement, Millicom will pay a total cash...

  • Hans-Holger Albrecht

    Albrecht appointed as Deezer CEO

    December 23, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Albrecht appointed as Deezer CEO

    Music streaming service Deezer has appointed Hans-Holder Albrecht as CEO. The former Millicom CEO will take on his role effective 1 February 2015. Albrecht comes from Millicom, a telecom and media group that is present in Africa and Latin America, where he...

  • Hans-Holger Albrecht

    Millicom to support AU in fight against Ebola

    December 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Millicom to support AU in fight against Ebola

    Millicom has revealed that it will be supporting the African Union’s (AU) campaign, which is intended to raise funds to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. Mobile Operators across Africa including: Airtel and Airtel Nigeria, Econet Wireless, Etisalat,...

  • Hans-Holger Albrecht

    Millicom CEO steps down

    December 2, 2014 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom CEO steps down

    Millicom CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht has revealed that he will be stepping down from his position at the end of 2014. According to Albrecht, the reason for the move is due to the fact that he wants to develop a number of entrepreneurial projects as well as...

  • Tigo, data, internet

    Millicom & Deezer partner for Tigo Music in Africa

    October 22, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom & Deezer partner for Tigo Music in Africa

    Telecommunications and media company Millicom has extended its partnership with music streaming service Deezer to five Tigo markets in Africa. With Deezer, Tigo Music will launch in Ghana soon and roll out to Chad, DR Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania in the coming...

  • Tigo, data, internet

    Rwanda: Think Incubator invests in 4 new start-ups

    October 15, 2014 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Think Incubator invests in 4 new start-ups

    Rwandan technology incubator Think, in association with Tigo and Millicom, has unveiled its first round of companies selected for support. According to Think, the four selected teams represent innovative digital private sector services that demonstrate the...

  • Millicom unveils digital music initiatives for Africa

    September 25, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom unveils digital music initiatives for Africa

    Millicom has unveiled Tigo Music and Africa Music Rights, two initiatives that are intended to introduce its digital music experience into Africa. Tigo Music is set to launch across Millicom’s African operations, starting in Ghana in the fourth quarter....

  • online payments

    Millicom & Kalixa ink online payments processing partnership

    September 11, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Millicom & Kalixa ink online payments processing partnership

    Millicom and Kalixa unveiled the establishment of a joint venture to develop a payments service provider to operate in Africa and Latin America, initially commencing in Colombia and Brazil later this year. The joint venture will offer payment acceptance...

  • Africell completes acquisition of Millicom Sierra Leone

    November 26, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Africell completes acquisition of Millicom Sierra Leone

    Africell Holding SAL, a member of the Lintel Group, has completed the acquisition of Millicom (SL) Limited following the final regulatory approval...