Category Archives: Telecom

Telkom matches LTE post-paid and pre-paid prices

Telkom is matching the pre-paid and post-paid prices for its LTE Smart Broadband Wireless products, to add value for its prepaid subscribers. The LTE data bundles are available to both the new pre-paid customers and the existing Telkom contract subscribers. Attila Vitai, CEO of Telkom Consumer said, We know that some consumers face entry barriers [...]

Etisalat Nigeria soon to be known as 9 Mobile

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved Etisalat Nigerias name change to 9mobile. The new name was adopted after a management meeting of the telecom company last week. Etisalat Nigeria was near collapse after it failed to pay back a $1.2 billion loan it received from 13 banks, back in 2013 which was followed by [...]

Six operators fined in Tanzania for violating SIM registration rules

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority fined 6 telecom operators for violating subscriber registration rules. The violations include operators registering SIM cards with unauthorised identity cards or without taking photos of subscribers as well as registering subscribers whose identification details could not be traced back to the database. According to TCRA, the telecoms were charged with [...]

Sudatel Telecom Group Joins GSMA’s Humanitarian Connectivity Charter

The telecommunication group has announced that it joined 112 mobile operators across 77 countries which are committed to the GSMAs Humanitarian Connectivity Charter.  The Charter, since it was launched in 2015, brings the telecom industrys actors together to share best practices and experience of providing connectivity during wars, famine and natural disasters. The Charter is [...]

Etisalat Group exits Nigeria

The telecommunication group Etisalat has terminated its management agreement with Nigerian arm and allowed the business time to phase out the brands name in Nigeria.  Last week, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) interposed to help Etisalat Nigeria from collapsing after talks with its consortium of 13 local lenders [...]

Etisalat opens access to 60 premium channels to users for two days

Etisalat, the multinational UAE based telecom operator and TV services provider, has announced its two days offer to its eLife TV subscribers. They will be offered with over 60 premium channels on top of 1GB free mobile data and free minutes. Customers will be able to enjoy the offer of free data and minutes on [...]

MTN Ghana partners AMGO for movie app

MTN Ghana, the African-based telecom company, and Africa Movies on the GO (AMGO) has entered a partnership for the upcoming launch of a movie app. The content provider, AMGO, will be offering videos for the African movie lovers across the continent and abroad. Unlimited movies will be available at a moderate cost to users. The [...]

ICASA approves Liquid Telecom’s acquisition of Neotel

The deal has been approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). Liquid Telecom, the data/voice and IP provider, has acquired Neotel, the South African communications network. The sum involved was 6.55 billion ZAR (463.2 USD). With this new acquisition, Liquid Telecom will extend its reach over 40000 km across Eastern, Central and [...]

Ghana in joint venture with SpeedCast for Pan-African coverage expansion

The global satellite communications and network service provider, SpeedCast International Limited, has revealed its collaboration with Ghana, in order to reinforce the provision of top quality Pan-African coverage by the company. With this partnership, the telecommunications company will extend its commitment over the African region and its presence will be reinforced in Algeria, Nigeria, Angola, [...]

Telkom and ShowMax link up for VOD service at zero-rated data

  Telkom, the wireline and wireless telecommunications provider in South Africa has tied up with Naspers-owned ShowMax, to provide its customers with effectively zero-rate for the streaming content of the VOD service provider. The new service has been made available since yesterday. Customers will therefore be able to buy the package, Telkom Entertainment Bolt-On, at [...]