Category Archives: Telecom

MTN rolls out AirFibre in South Africa

MTN South Africa has announced the launch of its first commercial installation of Supersonic AirFibre starting May 2021. The first commercial rollout will commence in Soweto, Mamelodi, Fairlands and Honeydew. Calvin Collett, managing director of MTN SAs ISP: Supersonic said that AirFibre serves as an alternative to the labour-intensive rollout of cabled fibre, by using [...]

MTN Rwanda launches Fintech Subsidiary

MTN Rwanda has received approval from the Central Bank to set up its FinTech subsidiary, Mobile Money Rwanda Ltd, in a move that is likely to intensify competition in the financial system. The firm, which was permitted to run the operators mobile money operations from April 27 and will be headed by CEO Chantal Kagame. [...]

Ooredoo to support online sporting event in Qatar

Ooredoo Qatar has announced as the Official Telecommunication Partner of the eQatar National Team in the recent FIFA eNations Cup Qualifiers. The eQatar National Team took on five other nations in online matches between April 30 and May 2, 2020, and successfully qualified for the FIFA eNations Cup. Sabah Rabiah Al Kuwari, Director PR at [...]

Vodacom and MTN bid for Ethiopia telecom licence

Ethiopias finance ministry confirmed two final bids for new operating licences, with MTN Group and a consortium including Vodafone Group, Vodacom and Safaricom in the running to enter the market. The countrys overdue application process ended this week with the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance announcing final bids had been received from MTN, and a consortium [...]

Axian Group to invest $500 million in Tanzania

Axian Group intends to invest $500 million in Tanzania following the purchase of telecommunication assets in the East African country and is seeking more deals to further expand in the region. A consortium led by the Antananarivo; Madagascar-based conglomerate announced April 19 the purchase of Millicom International Cellulars Tanzanian operations. Acquiring Tigo Tanzania and Zanzibar [...]

Etisalat partners with Nokia to offer ultra-fast 5G broadband services in the UAE

Etisalat is deploying an autonomous 5G network based on the Etisalat A3 architecture in collaboration with Nokia to offer best-in-class customer experience, as 5G’s ultra-high bandwidth and low latency enhance service offerings and transform business models. 5G capabilities enable innovative applications in areas such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). It also addresses [...]

Airtel and ScholarX have partnered to bring new mobile learning in Nigeria

ScholarX Technologies Limited has announced a strategic partnership with telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, to launch LearnAM, a new mobile learning platform that provides skills training content to improve learning outcomes. Co-founder and CEO, ScholarX, Bola Lawal, said: The ScholarX team expresses profound appreciation to Airtel Nigeria and the GSMA Innovation Fund, funded by the [...]

Telkom and Fuse Media to partner to bring new animation content to South Africa

Fuse Media has signed licensing deals to bring language learning platform, Lingopie on Telkom South Africa. Todays licensing agreements signify the early innings of Fuse Medias global expansion, said Fuse Media head of digital, Patrick Courtney, who added: It is also inspiring that these companies are eager to provide their customers with content that not [...]