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Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and Europe

Viacom International Media Networks is once again expanding its distribution across Europe and Africa. The media company announced new distributions deals with key multiplatform players abroad. New partnerships include the launch of MTN in Africa, MTV+ Prime Video Channel in Germany and Austria and SVOD deals with Vodafone in Turkey.  The partnership in Africa will [...]

MTN launches MusicTime streaming service

MTN announced the launch of music streaming service, MusicTime which is now a world first offering from the team at Simfy Africa. MusicTime is a time-based music streaming service, offering users premium trending and locally relevant music through partnerships with key music labels and providers, according to an MTN statement. MTN group CEO and president [...]

MTN rolls out first Disney Mobile Web Service in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has introduced the first Disney mobile web service in Nigeria, Disney nigeria.mobi which is Disney-themed short-form content, games and shareables. The service is the outcome of a partnership between MTN Nigeria and The Walt Disney Company Africa. The two-year deal allows MTN Nigeria exclusivity for the first year of the partnership. The General [...]

MTN becomes the first African telco to join IoT World Alliance

One of the biggest telecommunications operators in Africa, MTN Group has announced that it is joining the IoT World Alliance, making it the first African telecommunications company to do so. IoT World Alliance is a collaboration of established mobile network operators which aims to adopt and run a globally connected business through well-executed and smart [...]

MTN to reach big 4G milestone

MTN South Africa CEO Godfrey Motsa announced that the mobile operator will reach 90% 4G population coverage by the end of the year. Motsa said when MTN reaches this coverage figure by the end of 2018 more than 50 million South Africans will be covered by its 4G network. MTN will be the first in [...]

Orange and MTN launched Pan-African Mobile Money

Two of Africas largest mobile operators and mobile money providers, Orange Group and MTN Group announced a joint venture, Mowali (mobile wallet interoperability), where the aim is to make interoperable payments across Africa. Mowali makes it possible to send money between mobile money accounts issued by any mobile money provider, in real time and at [...]

Vodacom and MTN to share 5G spectrum

The additional radio frequency spectrum earmarked for 5G networks is licensed in South Africa. The aim is for cellular network operators to share it, according to the Minister of Telecommunications, Siyabonga Cwele.  Cwele did not provide specifics, but confirmed that the spectrum will be shared. In line with his departments policy on 4G spectrum, where [...]

MTN acquires Simfy Africa

MTN has announced that it has acquired Simfy Africa, a local music streaming company. Simfy Africa and the 42 million titles in its catalog would allow MTN to launch in the coming weeks a music streaming service in Africa. Nevertheless, the telecom operator does not want to impose its image on the activity of Simfy [...]

MTN re-introduces Mobile Money in SA

MTN is re-launching Mobile Money in South Africa. Recently, group CEO and president Rob Shuter said the telco would bring the service back to SA in the first quarter of 2019. MTN SA declared it was removing the Mobile Money (MoMo) offer in the country due to lack of commercial feasibility.  The service was first rolled out in [...]

Telecom tariffs to rise as from November in Ghana

Mobile operators Vodafone, AirtelTigo and MTN have recently declared an increase in the tariff of their telecom services as from November 1, 2018. According to the Chamber of Telecommunications of Ghana (GCT), this price change will take place following the introduction of new taxes by the government since August 1st. A communication issued by Kenneth Ashigbey, CEO [...]