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Balesh Sharma will be the newly appointed Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa as the Vodacom Group simplifies its structure by the decoupling of Vodacom South Africa as a standalone business.
The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has had and could continue to have long-lasting devastating effects on all social and economic sectors. For Nigeria, the pandemic can be seen as an eye-opener and a rude awakening to a new normal-knowledge economy. Apart from certain ingenious initiatives in Lagos and a few other states, Nigeria’s overall response to […]
Nigeria’s lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the usage of SMSs – the quintessential short message service used all across the world – as subscribers were discovered to have sent over 1-billion messages within the last month. Though this mass of messages was largely free, checks on some operators revealed the rate of […]
Liquid Telecom’s support Government offers hope and help to every Zimbabwean with reliable and up-to-date information relating to COVID-19
MTN Nigeria has approved over N1.4billion for medical personnel through airtime, data and devices for connectivity support to frontline health agencies including Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to combat the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic
A workout series by a South African woman, for South African women using household items
Ericsson have commenced Network Managed Services including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin.
Loon, the Alphabet company working to bring balloon-powered Internet to Kenya with its local partner, Telkom Kenya, announce the reception of all regulatory and Cabinet approvals to begin flying balloons in Kenya. The balloons will be dispatched from Loon’s sites in the United States, and it is hoped that they will arrive in the country in the next few weeks.
“MTN’s priority is keeping people connected during this period. We need to play our part in the alleviation of the economic, social and educational impact through the support of key institutions such as Health and Education. Driven by our belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life, we have started rolling out a series of mobile connectivity, digital and mobile fintech solutions for communities across MTN’s markets,” said Rob Shuter, President and CEO of MTN Group.
Telecoms giant, MTN said it has started the implementation of work-from-home plan among other measures it has taken to keep its stakeholders safe from as the spread of Covid-19 rages globally.
9mobile is embarking on to deepen its 4G LTE Network penetration campaign across the country. This initiative is aimed at consolidating improved quality of service and enhance availability of 4G network access to subscribers in cities across Nigeria.
Nigeria is seeking to close the 31 million access gap to telecoms services across the country. To achieve this, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Pantami has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to collaborate and explore the use of the TV Whitespace spectrum to bridge the gaps.
The Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Dr. Patrick Njoroge, hosted a meeting with all telcos and other industry players, with the view of encouraging the use of mobile money and other forms of cashless payments. The aim herein is to minimise the use of physical cash in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With 10 million subscribers being 49.5% market share and a turnover of nearly 219 billion FCFA, the leader of the Electronic Communications sector in Cameroon returns to growth in 2019, after four years of sharp decline.
Telkom Kenya has landed the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1) submarine cable in Mombasa.
MTN continues to make inroads in the fight against battery theft at base stations. Seven individuals were arrested, a total of 55 batteries were recovered, and four vehicles with tools were confiscated in a series of operations across the country in the past few days.
MTN Zambia is set to introduce a new range of digital products and services for 2020. This “exciting” new product range stems from an effort to “bring the benefits of modern connected life to its customers,” writes Lisa Mulozi, manager of communications at MTN Zambia. These new products are expected to enhance customer experience and […]
Mobile wireless network operators (MNOs) have a big opportunity to unearth device user insights and deliver innovative data services that can advance socio-economic value, democratic participation, and entrepreneurial vitality among a vast population of one billion consumers in the region.
BICS, a global communications enabler, has today announced that it has joined the SMART Africa Alliance and is supporting its ‘One Africa Network’ (OAN).
In the year ahead, telco operators need to transform their business models by changing focus from products to customer-centric experiences.
As the new decade dawns, the telecommunications industry (specifically mobile), has finally woken up to the fact that its economics need to change, especially with the advent and expected widespread uptake of 5G.
The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA/ The Authority) has sent an SOS to reputable organisations to help the entity with its metering and billing verification guidelines for audit purposes.
The Communications Authority of Kenya has directed Telkom Kenya Limited to quickly address a commercial dispute with Eaton Towers Kenya Limited that saw the latter switch off TKL transmitters, resulting in service outage for TKL customers.
Thales Alenia Space has signed a contract with the Egyptian operator Nilesat to build the Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite, winning the contract against an international field of competitors.
Sudatel Telecom Group Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Sami Yousif Mohamed as CEO and Group President effective immediately.
With festive session around the corner, MTN continues to appeal to communities to report theft and vandalism of network towers.