Category Archives: News AFRICA

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 [...]

Omantel launched its 5G services in Oman

Omantel is the first mobile network operator in the Sultanate of Oman to offer 5G mobile network services to its customers. 5G services were available as a fixed wireless access across Omans telcos. Omantel subscribers will now be able to enjoy the next generation mobile network services. Needless to say 5G is the latest communications [...]

Warner Music Group invests in Rotana Music

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced its investment in Rotana Music, Arab worlds leading independent record label. This deal will expand WMGs presence across Middle East and North Africa. The Middle East and North Africa region is among the most culturally dynamic places in the world today, with burgeoning musical scenes and dramatic consumption growth. [...]

StarzPlay brings Japanese anime to MENA

StarzPlay has signed a multi-year agreement with Japanese anime providers TV Tokyo, adding over a thousand episodes of anime content to its library for subscribers across the MENA region. Maaz Sheikh, co-founder and CEO StarzPlay, said: Our partnership with TV Tokyo to bring some of the most popular anime series establishes Starzplay as the true [...]

Asharq News launches vertical streaming across its digital platforms

Asharq News and Wildmoka announced its partnership to leverage Auto ReZone solution. This new partnership uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable automatic 24/7 and real-time transformation of horizontal layouts to vertical. Dr Nabeel Al-Khatib, General Manager of Asharq News, said: The launch of the state-of-art solution is in line with our core priority [...]

Ooredoo Oman offer free access to OSN app

Customers signing for or upgrading to Fiber to the Home internet (FTTH) in Oman will be eligible for a year of complimentary access to OSN streaming app. The OSN streaming app offers an entertainment package with exclusive access to Disney+ originals, including content from companies such as Disney, HBO, NBC Universal, Fox, Paramount+, MGM and [...]

Roya TV announced the launch of Roya Media Group

Roya TV, Jordanian broadcaster, has regrouped all its operations under the newly launched banner of Roya Media Group (RMG). The group brings together all of the Roya departments including Roya platform, a digital service that comprises news, cultural and entertainment programmes; Roya News, a 24/7 news service; Donya Ya Donya, which focuses on lifestyle news; Roya Bazaar, an [...]