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Digital transformation priorities of telecom operators

Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Lead at SAP Africa, has identified four major digital transformation priorities for telecom operators in Africa. African telecoms operators (telecoms) are...
CAT-M1 test in Africa for Internet of Things

MTN trials Cat-M1 solution as part of IoT strategy

MTN has conducted a lab trial for a Cat-M1 solution in South Africa as part of its Internet of Things (IoT) strategy. Sweden based Telecom...
Thibuad Rerolle, director - technology of Safaricom

Safaricom selects Huawei to deploy FTTH network in Kenya

African telecom operator Safaricom has selected Huawei to deploy a fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Kenya – as part of its strategy...
Africa Mobile money account adoption

Africa drives mobile money with 277 mn users and 1.5 mn agents

Sub-Saharan Africa had 277 million mobile money accounts and 1.5 million agents in 2016, said mobile money report prepared by GSMA. Though mobile money users...
African smartphone user image by pri .org

Africa mobile subscribers to reach 535 million in 2020

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will grow to 535 million (50 percent of population) in 2020 from 420 million (43 percent...
MTN South Africa

MTN appoints Dirk Karl to head procurement and supply chain

Telecom operator MTN Group has appointed Dirk Karl to head procurement and supply chain management. Before joining MTN, Dirk Karl was senior vice president for Network...
Tigo apps

Tigo Rwanda selects Ericsson to overhaul BSS

Tigo Rwanda has selected Ericsson to overhaul its Business Support System (BSS) operations. Tigo -- owned by Millicom -- provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services...
Hughes broadband satellite

Global-IP Cayman taps Hughes to bring mobile connectivity in Africa

Global-IP Cayman has selected Hughes Network Systems’ JUPITER System as technology platform to bring mobile connectivity throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Global-IP Cayman will use...
Vodacom

Vodafone increases stake in Vodacom from 65% to 70%

Vodafone International Holdings has agreed to transfer 35 percent indirect interest in Safaricom to Vodacom Group, its sub-Saharan African subsidiary. Benefits # Vodafone Group simplifies the...
MTN South Africa

MTN to buy 49% stake in Iranian Net for R540 million

MTN Group announced its agreement to invest approximately R540 million to buy 49 percent stake in Iranian Net, fixed broadband provider in Iran. MTN Group...
Intelsat for telecoms

Intelsat in satellite deal with Liquid Telecom

Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, announced a major satellite deal with Intelsat to expand its coverage and network capabilities for business customers...
Telco Systems for telecom networks

Telco Systems to upgrade fiber network of Internet Solutions Kenya

Internet Solutions Kenya has selected Telco Systems to upgrade its fiber network infrastructure to 10GB. Internet Solutions Kenya provides advanced Cloud, communication, connectivity and carrier...
Airtel Africa

Airtel and Millicom to combine operations in Ghana

Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Friday said it has entered into an agreement with Millicom International Cellular to combine the operations of their respective...
Vodafone M-Pesa achievements in 10 years

Vodafone reveals achievements of M-Pesa on 10th anniversary

Telecom operator Vodafone Group has revealed its achievements of mobile money service M-Pesa that is is celebrating the 10th anniversary. Vodafone said M-Pesa processed a...
MTN South Africa

Video: MTN chairman Phuthuma Nhleko on CNBC Africa

MTN chairman Phuthuma Nhleko on CNBC Africa
grameenphone-ceo-rajeev-sethi-resigned

Airtel Africa hires Telenor veteran Rajeev Sethi

Bharti Airtel today announced the appointment of Telenor veteran Rajeev Sethi as chief commercial officer (CCO) for its Africa operations. Rajeev Sethi will be responsible for...

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