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  • Communications Authority fine three mobile operators in Kenya

    Communications Authority fines three mobile operators in Kenya

    January 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Communications Authority fines three mobile operators in Kenya

    The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has fined three mobile operators for failing to meet the quality of service (QoS) standards. The communication watchdog said that neither operator met the set for compliance with Safaricom scoring the least at 62.5...

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    Showmax strikes deal with mobile operator in Poland

    May 16, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Showmax strikes deal with mobile operator in Poland

    After launching their Internet TV service in Poland in February 2017, Showmax has followed their local strategy by agreeing a deal with the Polish mobile network operator Play to supply the Showmax service to Play’s entire contract customer base, totalling...

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    Orange completes acquisition of Liberian mobile operator Cellcom

    April 7, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange completes acquisition of Liberian mobile operator Cellcom

    Orange has revealed that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Cellcom through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire. Less than three months after signing the agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited for the acquisition of its Liberian...

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    Neotel, Vodacom CEOs comment on R7billion acquisition

    May 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Neotel, Vodacom CEOs comment on R7billion acquisition

    Last year, it was revealed that Neotel and Vodacom were entering into exclusive talks for a due diligence. Today, Neotel and Vodacom SA have announced that they have favourably concluded an agreement on the commercial structure and terms to proceed for...

  • MTN donates R500 000 to flood relief fund

    MTN to invest $9-million in Kenya fibre

    April 2, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN to invest $9-million in Kenya fibre

    Multinational mobile operator MTN Business has announced an investment of approximately $9-million towards the expansion of its metro fibre in Kenya, with a strong focus on urban areas such as Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru. MTN Business Kenya MD Tom Omariba also...

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    MTN provides free Wikipedia access

    February 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN provides free Wikipedia access

    Late last year, learners from Sinenjongo High School in South Africa urged the country’s mobile operators to allow students to access online encyclopaedia Wikipedia for free through their mobile devices. While no mobile operator heeded the call, South...

  • Vodacom Tanzania inks deal for M-Pesa partnership

    September 4, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania inks deal for M-Pesa partnership

    With East Africa continuing to push into the mobile money sector, Vodacom Tanzania announced it has inked a new agreement with the Tanzania Revenue Authority for an M-Pesa partnership. The announcement has been well received and is likely to spur further...

  • Cell C to undertake R200-million network upgarde

    August 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C to undertake R200-million network upgarde

    South African mobile operator Cell C will roll out an additional 100 sites in Johannesburg over the next three months to increase network capacity and improve quality. The first 19 will be on air by the end of August.  This is in addition to the existing 959...

  • Mobile operator data revenues to overtake voice by 2018

    February 26, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Mobile operator data revenues to overtake voice by 2018

    The GSMA has announced that mobile operator data revenues will overtake voice revenues globally by 2018 as we move towards a fully connected world. The mobile data explosion is being driven by a surge in demand for connected devices and machine-to-machine...

  • 8ta increases subscriber base to over 3-million

    June 8, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    South African mobile operator 8ta revealed during parent company Telkom’s annual earnings meeting that it has vastly increased its mobile subscriber base. For the financial year ended March 2012, the newest mobile operator in South Africa grew by 213%. 8ta...

  • Citrix to acquire Bytemobile

    June 7, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Citrix to acquire Bytemobile

    Citrix today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Bytemobile, a leading provider of data and video optimization solutions for mobile network operators. This acquisition gives Citrix a key strategic foothold in the core...

  • 8ta slashes data prices – again

    August 17, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 8ta slashes data prices – again

    8.ta, South Africa’s newest mobile operator has introduced a new offer with low broadband rates for pre-paid users. 8.ta is now offering a 3GB pre-paid data bundle promotion at R149 (about US $21), which consists of 2GB anytime data and 1GB Midnight Surfer...

  • MTN offers Opera Mini browser in Africa

    August 15, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN offers Opera Mini browser in Africa

    MTN Group announced on 15 August 2011 that they have signed a global agreement with Norway’s Opera Software to boost mobile Internet services across Africa and the Middle East by offering a special co-branded version of Opera Mini. The demand for mobile...

  • Egypt’s Mobinil, Telecom Egypt still in talks

    July 4, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s Mobinil, Telecom Egypt still in talks

    Egypt’s largest mobile operator Mobinil is yet to finalise an agreement with Telecom Egypt over the costs of the company’s wholesale services. Mobinil is looking to bolster its services in the country and has repeatedly said the agreement would help spur...

  • Mozambique to get third mobile phone operator

    April 7, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambique to get third mobile phone operator

    The Mozambican government has launched an international tender to license a third mobile phone operator, which is expected to be licensed and start operations by the end of the year...

  • Third mobile phone operator for Mozambique

    July 15, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    The government of Mozambique has approved the launch of a third mobile phone operator in the country, according to a report in Macauhub. The 3rd operator will be chosen via an international public tender soon, government spokesman, Luís Covane said Tuesday...