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Posts Tagged ‘telecommunication’

  • Airtel, Telkom Kenya merge operations

    February 11, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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

    February 9, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • Globacom to introduce new data analytics tools

    Globacom to introduce new data analytics tools

    February 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 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...

  • Protiviti expands services in South Africa

    Protiviti opens office in Cairo

    January 12, 2019 • Company News, North AfricaComments Off on 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 Firm network in the...

  • Shifting the mindset from telco to retail

    Shifting the mindset from telco to retail

    March 22, 2018 • RetailComments Off on 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...

  • Kenya free internet

    Somalia: Internet restored after 23 day blackout

    July 18, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 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 the world....

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

    September 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • VeriFone to bring mobile money to Nigeria’s Teasy Mobile

    March 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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

    February 18, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 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...

  • Uganda’s new telecom services should be introduced slower

    January 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda’s new telecom services should be introduced slower

    New telecommunication services in Uganda should be introduced slower than current levels in order to allow the market to deal with services already available, the country’s top ICT official said. Nyombi Thembo said over the weekend at the Warid Telecom...

  • Watershed year for SMS approaching

    December 5, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

    2012 is the year the electronic communications opt-in vs opt-out debate is going to come to a head, and the fallout is going to have a significant impact on both businesses and consumers. Related telecommunication regulatory decisions are going to affect both...

  • Comviva and Airtel Africa launch dynamic pricing

    November 14, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Comviva and Airtel Africa launch dynamic pricing

    Comviva, a mobile solutions provider, has partnered with the telecommunication service provider Airtel Africa to deploy their Usage and Retention solution – Dynamic Discounting. By offering dynamic pricing, the company can entice subscribers to switch the...

  • Sudan telecommunications show stark contrast in generation gap

    November 10, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Sudan telecommunications show stark contrast in generation gap

    The telecommunication sector is by far the fastest growing and most lucrative market in the Africa region. In countries like Sudan, where 50 percent of the population uses mobile phones, the importance of the industry to the economy is undeniable. Mobile...

  • GSMA: Africa is the second largest mobile market

    November 10, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GSMA: Africa is the second largest mobile market

    According to an official report released by the GSMA, Africa is now the second largest mobile market in the world. The report showed that over the past five years, Africa’s mobile subscribers has increased by 20 percent every year, and is expected to reach...

  • Altron: Decrease – Revenue 2%, EBITDA 6%

    October 4, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Altron: Decrease – Revenue 2%, EBITDA 6%

    JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) today announced its interim results for the six months ended August 2011.  Revenue decreased marginally by 2% to R11.5 billion and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation...

  • Kenya’s Yu mobile initiates mobile tariff war

    September 30, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya’s Yu mobile initiates mobile tariff war

    A mobile tariff war is looming in Kenya following an announcement by Kenyan  mobile operator Yu, the mobile phone brand of Essar Telecom Kenya Limited, that its promotion of on-net calls would be made permanent. The promotion, which allows Yu subscribers to...