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Wave Closes Largest Series A Round for an African FinTech at $200-Million

Wave, a Senegal-based mobile money provider have raised $200-million in a Series A round of funding, reports Tech Crunch. The investment marks the largest-ever Series A funding round for a fintech startup in Africa, and it values Wave at around...

Top 10 Largest Telecom Companies in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred digital transformation initiatives across Africa, but it has also affected the revenues of its largest telecommunication firms. Almost all of the companies in this list had their bottom lines affected by the global pandemic either...

2Africa Adds 4 New Branches to its Continent Spanning Undersea Cable

The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, STC, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced today the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable. The branches will extend 2Africa’s connectivity to Seychelles, the Comoros...

Orange Submits Interest for Stake in Ethio Telecom

French telecom firm Orange has submitted an expression of interest to participate in the ongoing partial privatisation of Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom. This is according to Ethiopia's ambassador to Paris, sharing the news on Twitter. https://twitter.com/_HenokTeferra/status/1417419045977182232 Henok Teferra Shawl said in the...

Orange Launches 5G Pilot Test in Mali

Mobile operator Orange Mali has announced the launch of a 5G pilot in the country's capital of Bamako. Orange is inviting customers to be the first to test the new network. A launch event on 7 July was attended by...

Safaricom to Bid on Opportunity to Expand in Ethiopia

Safaricom is now one of six companies vying for the chance to claim one of two Ethiopian telecoms licences. This is one opportunity that the telco has been waiting on and one that might grant access to a licence...

Top 5 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Facebook launches a youth education programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, Orange probing entry into the South African and Nigerian markets, and...

Telecom Giant Orange May Launch in Nigeria and South Africa Very Soon

France's largest telecom group Orange is considering entering the South African and Nigerian markets, according to its CEO. “It could make sense to be in economies such as Nigeria and South Africa,” Orange's CEO Stephane Richard, says, according to a...

Ericsson and Orange launch 4G network in Sierra Leone

Ericsson and Orange launch 4G network in Sierra Leone in the nation’s capital, Freetown, on 27 March 2019, which will be providing its residents with fast and reliable 4G access. Orange will use Ericsson Radio System products and solutions to...

Orange launches a new smart feature phone powered by KaiOS

Orange has partnered with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to launch a phone with voice recognition at $US 20 in 16 countries in Africa and the Middle-East : Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte...
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Unpacking TECNO’s New SPARK 20P Smartphone: Available in SA

Having sufficient storage space on your smartphone is crucial in today's world, particularly with photos, videos, apps, and games...
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