Category Archives: Telecom

Telstar secures mobile phone license in Angola

Telstar has secured mobile phone license in Angola. The telecom operator was awarded this license after winning the tender issued by the Angolan government. Its network will be operational within a year. To obtain this license, the company has spent nearly $ 120 million. Angolan Telecommunications Minister José Carlos da Rocha announced that “Angola’s Telstar has won the international [...]

MTN launched Bundle Bonanza promotion in SA

As from Tuesday, 16 April 2019, new MTN prepaid subscribers will now obtain integrated bundles when they recharge with 1.42 USD (R20) or more which will allow them to unlock the free benefit of 50MB of data bundles, 50 all-net minutes and 50 free SMSs. This will be offered to customers within first seven days. [...]

FRiENDi mobile subscribers to migrate to Ooredoo’s mobile network

Ooredoo Oman and FRiENDi mobile, part of the Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa group, have inked a long-term agreement to offer FRiENDi mobile users with mobile services using Ooredoos state-of-the-art 4G Supernet network. The migration of FRiENDi mobiles subscribers to Ooredoos mobile network is planned to start during the first half of May 2019. Ooredoo Omans Chief Executive Officer, Ian Dench, said, [...]

Jamii Telecom secures 4G licence in Kenya

Jamii Telecom put a request through the Communications Authority of Kenya to pay the 4G spectrum fee of KES 2.5 billion in instalments. The proposal was forwarded to Parliament for further analysis. After a few analyses, the Parliament approved the idea and officially made into law. However, one key outcome was that companies with major [...]

MTN South Africa launched 5G trial

MTN has deployed a trial 5G network as an indoor business solution, and the company stated that commercial-grade 5G network equipment and devices were used in this deployment. This is a joint project between MTN, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre which would allow for further evaluation of the benefits of 5G connectivity [...]

StarTimes and MTN partnered for mobile internet

StarTimes Nigeria and MTN has partnered together to offer mobile internet to its subscribers on the network a special data bundle known as StarTimes ON mobile app.   With the video streaming bundles on StarTimes, subscribers can enjoy unlimited entertainment and video on demand (VOD) service at a cheaper data price than any other network [...]

MTN Nigeria has launched FibreNet in Abuja

MTN Nigeria has launched its FibreNet product and services in Abuja using CITEC estate as its pilot. MTN Senior Manager Enterprise Business in the North, Auwal Abdullahi, says the decision to start with the estate was borne out of the fact that CITEC is one of the biggest estate in Abuja with close to about [...]

StarTimes partners with MTN to offer new services in Nigeria

StarTimes Nigeria has collaborated with MTN to offer mobile Internet subscribers on the platform a special data bundle for StarTimes ON mobile app. With the video Streaming bundles on StarTimes “ON” App, MTN subscribers can access unlimited entertainment and video on demand (VOD) service at a discounted data price than any other network in Nigeria. [...]

Etisalat rolls out UAE’s first cloud gaming service

Etisalat has introduced the UAE’s first cloud gaming service offering high-definition (1080P) cloud-based games straight to TVs on its eLife set-top box. The new eLife TV service allows gamers of all ages to play the latest and most popular games without having a separate game console. The Chief Consumer Officer of Etisalat, Khaled Elkhouly, expressed, We [...]

Vodacom in negotiations to offer 5G in SA

Vodacom is in negotiations with Rain and Liquid Telecom to allow it to roll out 5G in South Africa. There is a strong request for affordable fixed-broadband services in South Africa and 5G can play an important role to satisfy this demand. Vodacom desires to offer South Africans reasonable fixed-broadband products and faster mobile services. [...]