Category Archives: Mobile

NetOne partners with Huawei to upgrade its telecom network across Zimbabwe

Huawei has partnered with NetOne to upgrade its telecom network which will aim at improving the mobile broadband across Zimbabwe. The US$400 000 project is expected to commence soon with the required equipment procured by Huawei is already in the country ahead of the commencement of the project. “We have partnered with Netone company to [...]

Hormuud Telecom obtains first mobile money license in Somalia

Somalias central bank awarded the countrys first mobile money license to Mogadishu-based Hormuud Telecom Somalia Inc, a move intended at developing the countrys digital payments system and integrating it with the global financial system. Hormuud Telecom has approximately 3.6 million subscribers in Somalia, a country of more than 15 million people, and roughly 3 million [...]

Expresso Telecom to deploy 4G in Senegal

Mobile operator Expresso Telecom in Senegal, a subsidiary of Sudanese Sudatel, has finally obtained the confirmation of the telecom regulator to launch 4G, after several months of negotiations. The arrangement was signed last February 26, 2021, when a delegation of the Sudanese telecom group arrived in Senegal. Led by Magdi Taha the CEO of Sudatel, [...]

Beeline Telecoms Limited becomes the fourth mobile operator in Zambia

Beeline Telecoms Limited becomes the fourth mobile operator in Zambia. Beeline Telecoms Limited, a wholly Zambian owned company will, following issuance of the license and associated conditions, will be required to begin operations within six months failure to which, unless determined otherwise by the Authority, the license will be revoked. The decision by the Authority [...]

Mobily partners with Nokia in Saudi Arabia

Mobily and Nokia have renewed their managed services partnership by signing a three-year agreement under which Nokia will manage and maintain the radio and transport network in Riyadh and other regions. Nokia has been a managed services partner to Mobily for the past ten years. The wide-ranging managed services collaboration will see Nokia supporting a range [...]

Ethio Telecom and ZTE extend 4G/LTE penetration in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom will expand the availability of 4G/LTE network services in Ethiopia, in a move that will see the company spread LTE services to regions outside of the capital, Addis Ababa. Ethio Telecom, along with its technology partner, ZTE, will offer advanced LTE technology across the southern region of Ethiopia, enhancing download speeds, network reliability [...]

MTN partners with Mastercard to provide mobile payment service in 16 African countries

Mastercard and MTN have concluded a partnership to provide millions of consumers in 16 countries across Africa to make global e-commerce payments safely and securely. Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution connected to MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) wallets, consumers and merchants can engage with brands and businesses abroad through digital commerce, extending their reach to [...]