Telecom

Nov 14, 2019  |  Cameroon: Telecoms Regulator Set To Audit Operators’ Turnover

Philemon Zo’ o Zame, the Managing Director of Cameroon’s telecommunications regulator, has announced that he will be recruiting a firm to audit the revenues of telcos operating in the country, namely MTN Cameroon, Viettel Cameroon and Orange Cameroon. The regulator ...


Nov 13, 2019  |  Vodafone Egypt To Invest In Solar Energy To Supply Its Facilities

The Egyptian division of Vodafone has announced that it is investing $100 Million to build a solar power plant that will power its facilities in Egypt. This announcement was made recently by Alexandre Froment-Curtil, the General Manager of Vodafone Egypt. ...


Nov 13, 2019  |  MTN Instant Messaging Platform Boasts 1 Million Users

MTN’s instant messaging product Ayoba has reached the milestone of one million monthly active users, the mobile giant revealed on Tuesday. Ayoba is an innovative communications application that was localised for African and Middle Eastern consumers under an Over the ...


Nov 11, 2019  |  Zimbabwe Considering Proposals From New MNOs

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) is looking into proposals from local and foreign venture capitalists who are keen to join the country's mobile public network. Zimbabwe’s mobile communications sector features three networks: Telecel, Econet and NetOne, ...


Tanzania: Telcos Tigo And Zantel To Officially Merge

Two Millicom-owned companies have announced that they will officially merge. Zanzibar Telecom Public Limited Company (Zantel) revealed the completion of an amalgamation with its sister entity MIC Tanzania Public Limited Company (Tigo). Now that Millicom Tanzania, also known as Tigo, ...

Airtel Kenya Considers Cheaper Internet Fees In Price War

Airtel Kenya is pondering over slashing the price of its data bundles in reaction to a similar move by market leader Safaricom, a move that has intensified the price war in Kenya’s telecommunication sector. Airtel Africa’s CEO Raghunath Mandava said ...

Globacom Regains No.2 Spot In Nigeria With 2Million New Customers

Globacom’s subscriber base has increased its subscriber base with 2 million new users in Nigeria this September. The growth is said to be the largest in the country’s telecoms market, according to latest stats released by the Nigerian Communications Commission ...

MTN To Roll Out Child Online Protection Project

The MTN Group has confirmed its collaboration with NGO the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and the rollout of a child online protection project. The operator claims to be very the first African telecoms firm to join forces with the IWF, ...

MTN South Africa Reports Decline In Subscribers -Report

Mobile operator MTN has reported a decline in its South African subscribers in a quarterly update for the period which ended on September 2019, citing exceptionally challenging trading conditions. Group subscribers, however, have increased quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) by 3.5 million to ...

Liquid Telecom Enhances Core Network In South Africa

Liquid South Africa said on Thursday that it had made enhancements to its core network that will offer customers “near-unlimited bandwidth capacity”. The upgrade has made its core network more reliable and scalable, it said in a statement. The upgrades ...

Vodacom Plans To Sell Network-Locked Smartphones

Vodacom is currently in the process of testing smartphones which are locked to its network, according to the Vodacom Consumer Business Unit Chief Officer Jorge Mendes. Speaking at a recent media event in Vodacom World, in South Africa, Mendes said ...

Angola Telecom Leans Towards Privatisation

Recent plans to privatise Angola Telecom seem to be leaning towards realisation with the appointment of a new board for the struggling utility. A decree released earlier this month has named a five-person leadership team for the telecommunications company. This ...

North Africa’s Performance Strengthens Orange’s Bottom Line

The French telecommunications firm Orange Group has reported strong performance in its Africa and Middle East market, with a 7.6% growth, according to the company’s half-year financial results at 30 September 2019. Orange revenues increased by 0.8% year-on-year on a ...

MTN Implements Measures To Tackle Sophisticated Fraud Methods

MTN South Africa announced on Monday that it has implemented a wide range of measures to tackle fraud, including identity theft, illegal Sim swaps and number ports through which criminals try to get access to customers’ bank accounts. Criminals, the mobile ...