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Telkom is Now Offering Small Business Funding Up to R5-Million

Telkom Business has announced today the launch of Telkom Lend, a new service to enable small businesses to apply online for funding and get an answer within 24 hours. Telkom says that Telkom Lend is an end-to-end digital process...

IT Angola Rebrands, Joins the Paratus Fold

Angolan telecommunications service provider, Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), has officially changed its name as part of an extensive rebranding and harmonisation process led by its parent company, the pan-African Paratus Group. ITA will, with immediate effect, operate under the name...

Huawei Pays Out $9.65-Billion to Staff

Chinese multinational tech conglomerate Huawei has paid out dividends totaling $9.65-billion to its current and retired staff in its employee shareholder scheme, the Shanghai Clearing House said. Some 131,507 current and former workers are involved in the shareholder scheme, according...

Here’s How Much MTN Spent During the ICASA Spectrum Auction

MTN announced on Thursday that it had secured the high-demand spectrum required for its 4G and 5G network expansion drive from the highly anticipated ICASA spectrum auction. ICASA announced that MTN had successfully secured the following spectrum bands: 2 x...

Fonbnk Raises $3.5-Million in Seed Funding to Aid Underbanked Across Africa

Fonbnk, a US-based company that leverages the widespread penetration of billions of prepaid mobile SIM cards to enable interoperability between the Web3 internet and traditional fiat-based monetary systems, announced on Tuesday the closing of a $3.5 million seed round. Fonbnk...

MTN Uganda Posts Results, Sees Increased Profits

MTN Uganda Limited (MTN Uganda) announced its audited results for the financial year ended 31 December 2021. Wim Vanhelleputte, MTN Uganda CEO, said that 2021 marked a huge milestone for MTN Uganda as 20% of the issued shares of the...

Airtel Africa joins FTSE 100

Today, index manager FTSE Russell announced that Airtel Africa plc will be joining the FTSE 100 on Monday 31 January 2022. Through its mobile telecoms and mobile money services, Airtel Africa plc is transforming lives of over 122 million people...

2022 Telecom infrastructure trends

A new approach to towers, growth of neutral hosts, and an expansion of private networks. Those are three strong trends to consider in telecom infrastructure for next year. This according to Fergal Lawlor, CEO at antenna solutions provider Alpha...

Why Pay as You Go (PayG) Is Important for Telecom Operators?

The Pay-as-you-go (PayG) finance system has been around for quite some time, but its impact on device financing is relatively recent. As all businesses and most of the crucial operations even in our day-to-day lives rely heavily on technology,...

SIM-based Locking: How Telcos Can Reinvent Their Device Financing with NuovoPay

Device financing has been a catalyst in increasing the penetration of smartphones across developed countries. Several telecom carriers have taken the plunge into device financing in recent times, also bringing into focus the previously underserved markets of smartphone financing-...
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African Fintech Giant Ranked as Fastest-Growing

The world’s leading financial publication confirmed Moniepoint’s accolade in its annual “Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies” survey, released yesterday. It...
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