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MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

Network provider, MTN Nigeria, announced on Thursday, 25 July 2019, that Ernest Ndukwe has been appointed Chairman of the board. Ndukwe, a former Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has since been called ‘Mr. Telecoms’...

Airtel, Telkom Kenya merge operations

Airtel Kenya has announced that it has signed an agreement with Telkom Kenya to merge their respective mobile, enterprise and carrier services businesses as Airtel-Telkom. Last month, three industry sources had told Reuters that Bharti Airtel was in talks to...

Ethiopia tightens privatisation of telecom companies

Ethiopia’s state-owned telecommunications company will be the first of four companies to be privatised, an official in the finance ministry said in a press briefing. The communications director in the ministry of finance, Haji Ebsa said the government will give...

Globacom to introduce new data analytics tools

Globacom has announced plans to introduce new data analytics tools to capture subscribers' real time experience. According to Sanjib Roy, Globacom's Group Technical Director, Globacom has extensively invested in network upgrades, including swapping of legacy facilities. Roy said the company...

Protiviti opens office in Cairo

Global consulting firm Protiviti welcomes the addition of a new Member Firm in Cairo, Egypt. The new location is the first Member Firm in North Africa, and the Cairo office is led by Managing Director Ashraf Fahmy. The Protiviti Member...

Shifting the mindset from telco to retail

Telecommunication service providers (Telcos) are multifaceted businesses. More than just service providers offering data and connectivity services, Telcos are also retailers that provide handsets, accessories, repair services, insurance and a host of other add-ons. Like many other retailers, Telcos...

Somalia: Internet restored after 23 day blackout

After more than three weeks without the internet, residents in Somalia can now go online. Online access was restored on Monday following a blackout caused by a container ship which damaged an undersea cable connecting the Horn of Africa nation to...

Nokia, Sonera team up to showcase ultra high speed 5G

Nokia and Sonera, have underlined the leading role they are playing in bringing next-generation communications to market. Trials were undertaken at Sonera headquarters in Helsinki of both 5G mobile networking and new copper cable technologies capable of delivering data...

VeriFone to bring mobile money to Nigeria’s Teasy Mobile

VeriFone Mobile Money has been selected by Teasy Mobile in Nigeria to widen mobile money services. VeriFone Mobile Money is a joint venture between VeriFone Inc. and Mobilis Networks Limited to drive the adoption of mobile money and wallet solutions...

Etisalat, Huawei unite to boost Egypt’s telecommunications

United Arab Emirates-based telecom operator, Etisalat, has announced a partnership between its subsidiary, Etisalat Misr, and China's mobile company, Huawei, to boost telecommunications in Egypt. A statement from the country's third mobile operator explains that the two companies have taken their "existing collaboration...
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