Category Archives: Telecom

Airtel Africa announced a new partnership with Unicef for online educational course

Unicef has announced a new partnership with Airtel Africa which aims at providing children with access to remote learning by using mobile technology to benefit school children affected by the Covid-19. “COVID-19 is affecting access to information and education at an unprecedented scale. Worldwide, most children are not in school, which we know can lead [...]

Ethiopian Communications Authority provided two new telecom licenses

The Ethiopian Communications Authority has issued two new telecom operator licences, in order to break the state monopoly. The issuing of licences will open up one of the worlds last major closed telecoms markets in the country of around 110 million. The sector liberalisation process is continuing amid the COVID-19 crisis which shows the governments [...]

Africell secures mobile operator license in Angola

The Angolan government has granted Lebanese owned Africell the mobile operator license in the country. Africell is already operating in four African countries Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Angola’s mobile phone market, with almost 14 million users, is currently controlled by two privately held companies — Unitel and Movicel. A third [...]

StarzPlay partners with Zain to increase subscriptions in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq

StarzPlay has collaborated with Zain, the mobile communications and data services provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), to give even easier payment options for existing and would-be subscribers. StarzPlay will boost customer acquisition through Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) integration, having agreements with Zain in three countries  Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. This also [...]

Vodacom partners with Loon to extend 4G coverage in Mozambique

Mobile operator Vodacom will use Alphabets Loon balloon-carried base stations to extend its coverage in Mozambique. The balloons will be 20km above the ground in the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Niassa, in the north of the country close to the border with Tanzania. Loons CEO, Alastair Westgarth declared, We view this as the first [...]

Seacom introduced fibre service ‘WonderNet’ in SA

Seacom rolled out its fibre service, WonderNet which will offer a new level of customer experience in the home fibre market. WonderNet offers a range of packages starting from 10Mbps through to 1Gbps. All packages contain a standard Wi-Fi enabled router, without upfront costs and which can be purchased on a month-to-month option. There is [...]

MTN Zambia partners with universities for free access to e-learning platforms

MTN Zambia, along with Copperbelt, Mulungushi and the University of Zambia, have partnered together to offer free access to various e-learning platforms for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Bart Hofker, Chief Executive Officer, MTN Zambia, said, and I quote, As the Covid-19 pandemic lingers and affects the lives of people, MTN Zambia will do [...]

AirtelTigo offers free browsing in Ghana

AirtelTigo has recently announced its partnership with Opera Mini, popular mobile web browser, by offering free data and browsing on the Opera Mini browser and Opera News App for three months.Both new and existing AirtelTigo customers will automatically receive free 50MB data every day to access the latest local and global news anytime. We are [...]