Telecom

Jan 24, 2020  |  Telkom Kenya And Djibouti Telecom Announce Installation Of DARE1 Submarine Cable System

Telkom Kenya and Djibouti Telecom have announced that the installation of a sea cable that will be a link between Kenya and Djibouti has begun at La Siesta Beach in Djibouti. It is reported that the Djibouti Africa Regional Express ...


Jan 23, 2020  |  Vodacom Tanzania Cuts Off 157,000 Subscribers With Unregistered SIMs

Vodacom Tanzania has announced that it has barred 157,000 of its customers from accessing services after failing to biometrically register their SIM cards. This follows an instruction from the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) to all operators to cut off ...


Jan 22, 2020  |  South Africa: Liquid Telecom To Launch 5G Wholesale Roaming -Reports

The Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is set to roll out the very first 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa. The company said this latest fifth generation of internet connectivity would enable wholesale operators to create innovative and fast ...


Jan 21, 2020  |  Malawi: Critical Communications Infrastructure Destroyed By Fire -Reports

Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) is reportedly in the process of restoring mobile phone communications after a fire burned down the company’s offices in Lilongwe. The company’s tower provides communication for several telecoms service providers including Telekom Networks Malawi, Airtel Malawi, ...


South Africa: Telkom Planning To Shed 3000 Jobs -Reports

It has been reported that Telkom is planning to shed roughly 3,000 jobs across various business units including its wholesale division, Openserve. The story was initially broken by Reuters which reported that the South African telco had already sent out ...

MTN Group Announces Changes In Leadership

The MTN Group has announced that Gordian Kyomukama has been placed as the new CEO of MTN South Sudan CEO as from 21 January 2020. The operator released a statement describing Gordian as an experienced telecoms executive, with nearly 30 ...

Zimbabwe: Econet Wireless Repositions Focus To Showcase Digital Opportunities

Econet Wireless, the largest mobile network operator in Zimbabwe, has launched a marketing communication campaign to position the company as a digital lifestyle service that enhances people’s lives. In a statement, the mobile operator confirmed that the campaign is already ...

South Africa: Vodacom In Talks About Deal With Cell C -Reports

Vodacom is reported to be in talks with Cell C about taking over the smaller rival’s contract-paying mobile customers, a move that would significantly strengthen its position as South Africa’s telecoms market leader, according to people who are familiar with ...

Orange Opens New Headquarters For Middle East And Africa In Morocco

This week Orange inaugurated the Orange Middle East and Africa head office in Morocco. The new headquarters are located in Casablanca Finance City Tower (CFC) in the centre of Casablanca. The building meets the latest standards with the international “LEED ...

Safaricom Takes The Lead In East Africa’s FTTH Market

Safaricom has taken Wananchi’s Zuku fibre service’s previous spot as the leader in Kenya’s fibre market, according to a new report released by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). The quarterly report (July - September 2019) indicates that Safaricom gained ...

Telkom Kenya Subscribers Drop By 0.6 Million In 3 Months

Telkom Kenya’s subscriber numbers dropped by 676,389 or 16 percent in the three months that ended in September 2019, making it the only telco in Kenya to register a reduced customer base in that quarter. Data compiled by the Communications ...

MTN Stock Rises After Nigeria Withdraws $2 Billion Tax Claim

Nigeria withdrew a $2 billion claim for back taxes against the MTN Group, ending a 16-month long legal battle between Africa’s largest mobile operator and the authorities in its biggest market. The telco, which vehemently disputed the claim from the ...

Nigeria: Telcos Add 10 Million Phone Lines In 11 Months – Communications Commission

Nigeria’s telecoms operators activated 10 million lines between January and November in 2019, according to the latest statistics that have been released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The new lines brought the total number of active mobile subscriptions across ...

South Africa: Vodacom Reveals Goal To Cut Data And Smartphone Prices

2019 was a good year for Vodacom as the mobile operator reached several important milestones. In a recent conversation with MyBroadband, Vodacom revealed its goals to cut prices in 2020. Its achievements include reducing the communication costs, reaching Level 1 ...

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