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Posts Tagged ‘mobile subscribers’

  • Nigeria among 5 countries that will account of growth in internet users by 2025

    Lowering smartphone costs could drive next African smartphone boom

    September 5, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Lowering smartphone costs could drive next African smartphone boom

    For many years, African countries served as the growth engine for the global smartphone market. Recent times, however, tell a different story. In 2016, according to Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales grew at a modest 2 percent and the landscape in...

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

    Rwanda: Mobile penetration one the decline

    July 3, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Mobile penetration one the decline

    According to the most recent statistics from Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), the country’s mobile penetration rate has declined. The report shows that mobile telephone subscriptions in Rwanda decreased from 8,37 million at the end of...

  • Hubs dot Ng launches Emily, an AI assistant

    Nigeria: Mobile phone subscribers on the rise

    August 3, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Mobile phone subscribers on the rise

    According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Nigeria’s mobile operators added 2.1 million new subscribers in June 2015. This is according to a report via Telecompaper. According to the report, the total number of mobile subscribers had...

  • BlackBerry BIS service disruptions in EMEA region

    October 10, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BlackBerry BIS service disruptions in EMEA region

    BlackBerry BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) subscribers have experienced service disruptions with some blaming the outage on BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) Ltd. According to The Wall Street Journal, Problems appeared to be limited to accessing the...

  • Kenya: Nokia Siemens launches self-adapting ‘Liquid Net’

    October 10, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Nokia Siemens launches self-adapting ‘Liquid Net’

    Nokia Siemens Networks has launched “Liquid Net”, a solution that will help deliver services and content fluently across a network anywhere at any time. The launch, according to Nokia Siemens, will relieve the burden on local mobile broadband networks...

  • Rwanda: 7 million users lack mobile phones

    September 25, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: 7 million users lack mobile phones

    MTN Rwanda has about 7 million people who have no access to mobile phones. At least half of them are potential customers. This is according to Yves Kimenyi, MTN Rwanda Senior Manager for Information Systems. “Rwanda’s total population is about 11 million...

  • Nokia rolls-out dual SIM phones in Kenya

    August 26, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia rolls-out dual SIM phones in Kenya

    Nokia, a global mobile phone supplier, is showing its continued confidence in the African mobile market with the release of affordable phones in Kenya. Nokia has released the Nokia 100 and dual-SIM Nokia 101. Nokia estimates that by the year 2015 about 20% of...

  • Political instability shakes MTN Middle East business

    August 18, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Political instability shakes MTN Middle East business

    MTN Group is facing a challenging business environment in the middle east due to the political instability in Yemen and Syria. In Syria, MTN airtime and subscription revenue as well as interconnect revenue showed negative growth as a result of lower...

  • Globacom introduces new mobile price plan

    July 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Globacom introduces new mobile price plan

    Globacom has introduced a new telecom service that offers one free minute for every minute spent on the network. The new price plan offer, known as the “Glo1derful offer” was launched in Lagos, Nigeria. Mohamed Jameel, Globacom Group COO, says...

  • Uganda Telecom gets aggressive with promos

    July 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda Telecom gets aggressive with promos

    Uganda Telecom has launched a mobile marketing campaign to entice users to continue using its service. Uganda’s telecom price war is forcing the country’s mobile operators to launch aggressive marketing plans in order to maximize their profits. The new...

  • Nokia and Globacom offer new phone bundle

    July 15, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia and Globacom offer new phone bundle

    Nokia, a global mobile phone manufacturing company, and Globacom, Nigeria’s second national operator, have launched a unique bundle offer for the new Nokia E6 handsets. Glo is offering 6GB of Internet data access for six months for N7, 500 on the Nokia E6,...

  • MTN SA launches high-speed LTE

    July 14, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    MTN SA has launched a pilot Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile high-speed network in Gauteng, South Africa. MTN SA Chief Technology Officer, Kanagaratnam Lambotharan, says the LTE pilot project would be kick-started in the suburbs of Fourways, Sandton,...

  • Orascom Telecom demerger delayed

    July 13, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orascom Telecom demerger delayed

    Orascom Telecom Holding, an Egyptian telecommunications company, has delayed its demerger into two smaller companies. The demerger would split the functions of Orascom Telecom Holding in order to create Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding SAE....

  • Warid Telecom, Huawei mobile network deal

    June 28, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Uganda’s Warid Telecom, a mobile telecommunications company, has concluded an agreement with Huawei Technologies, a global telecommunications solutions provider in an effort to expand and upgrade its network in the country. “As a growing network,...

  • MTN RICAs about 80% mobile subscribers

    June 7, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN RICAs about 80% mobile subscribers

    ONE of South Africa’s leading cellular mobile operators – MTN says more than 80% of its subscriber base has complied with the Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (RICA) by completing the sim card registration process before the 30 June...

  • Egypt tops 60,2 million mobile subscribers

    October 15, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    According to The Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the number of mobile subscribers in the country exceeded 60 million at the end of August, an increase of 20,3% since last year, writes thedailynewsegypt.com. Telecom specialist...