Telecom

Apr 07, 2021  |  Nigerian Banks Suspend MTN Airtime Sales

According to recent reports, banking platforms, excluding Zenith Bank, have removed MTN Nigeria from their banking platforms. This action comes after MTN, the West African nation's biggest telecoms services provider with 79 million subscribers, reduced the commission paid to the ...


Mar 11, 2021  |  MTN Reports Growth Despite Pandemic

Mobile operator MTN released a financial and statistical report on Wednesday for the year ended December 2020.  According to the report, MTN has received a growth of 19.9%, characterised by an increase of 28.8 million subscribers to a whopping 279.6 ...


Jan 29, 2021  |  Nigeria: Telco Regulator Renews License For Airtel Nigeria

Airtel, the pan-African telecommunications services provider, has announced that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has renewed its license to operate in the 900 and 1800 MHz radio spectrum.   According to a reporting from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), ...


Jan 25, 2021  |  Telecom: Cell-C's 'Hushed' Deal With Vodacom Raises Eyebrows

Cell C and Vodacom have reached a secret agreement in the recent migration of Cell C's contract and broadband user base to Vodacom's network, according to online tech publication MyBroadband. Earlier this month, Cell C sent out a statement which ...


Kenya: Telecom Kenya's Mobile Market Share Drive Grows

Kenya's mobile market has seen increasing growth as demand for ICT services rose in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The country has a mobile SIM penetration rate of 125.8% and added 2.8 million SIM cards in the quarter ended ...

MTN Offers Up Regional Changes As Part Of Strategy Revision

As part of a group strategy review, MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications network, has announced that from January 01 2021, MTN Ghana will become part of MTN's West and Central Africa (WECA) region. The hitherto Southern, East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) ...

Africa Smartphones Adoption Increasing As Market Sees Growth

Recent research from the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed a significant increase in the market for smartphones in Africa. According to the report published in its Quarterly Global Mobile Phone Tracker, Africa recorded 23 million smartphone shipment to the ...

Telecoms: MTN and Vodacom Are The Most Powerful Brands In Africa

A recent report from Brand Finance Africa has indicated that two South African companies, MTN and Vodacom, have the most impactful brands on the continent, with the MTN brand rated the most valuable, and Vodacom the strongest.   Brand Finance ...

Cell C To Go-Ahead With Job Cuts After Union Loses Court Case

South Africa's telco, Cell C, has confirmed its intention to proceed with its planned job retrenchment exercise after a Johannesburg Labour Court ruled against the injunction application brought by the Information Communication Technology Union (ICTU).   The ICTU has filed ...

Vodacom Loses Unified Licence To Operate In Lesotho

Vodacom's operating license in the kingdom of Lesotho has been revoked, according to a notice released by the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA). The LCA said it had revoked Vodacom's licence because the mobile operator missed the deadline of October 7th ...

Leadership Reshuffle Continues Inside MTN Group

MTN has announced it is making changes to the composition of the board of the MTN Group and that of its principal subsidiary - MTN South Africa.   A media statement from the MTN press office stated that Christine Ramon ...

South Africa: Cell C To Shut Half Of Physical Stores - Many Job To Go!

South African mobile operator, Cell C, is reportedly in the process of closing down a sizeable number of its physical stores across the country as it continues to battle with grave financial predicament. It is being reported that 128 of ...

Nigeria: MTN Reports Subscriber Growth, Increased Revenues And A Dip In Profits

According to the latest financial statements provided by MTN to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company says it has increased the number of subscribers to its mobile network to 71.1 Million people,  a 15.6 per cent increase within the ...

Nigeria: Lawmakers Set To Reward NCC's Boss With Another 5 Years Tenure

Professor Umar G. Danbatta, the incumbent Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), is set to be re-appointed by the Nigerian government as the country's Senate prepares to wave through his confirmation for another five years.   ...