Category Archives: Telecom

Airtel Africa partners with MoneyGram to expand mobile money service

Telecommunications group Airtel Africa has partnered with cross-border payments and transfers provider MoneyGram to expand its mobile money service. This initiative will allow customers in 12 countries to transfer and received MoneyGram around the world into their mobile money wallets on their phone. The provider of telecommunications and mobile money services stated that the partnership with person-to-person [...]

Ooredoo expands its 5G Home Internet in Oman

Telecom provider Ooredoo is expanding its 5G Home Internet to reach more homes across Oman. Introduced earlier this year, it is accessible in selected areas across Muscat, Al Batinah, Al Wusta, Ash Sharqiyah, Ad Dakhliyah. Ad Dhahriah, and Dhofar, and more areas are being connected. According to a statement, Ooredoos 5G is offering lower latencies, [...]

Azercosmos and iSAT Africa to offer satellite telecoms services in Africa

iSAT Africa, a data, video and internet service provider and Azercosmos, a satellite operator in the South Caucasus have inked a deal to provide satellite telecoms services in Africa. iSAT Africa will provide MPLS, SDWan, media solutions and OTT using terrestrial and satellite technologies. According to the deal with Azercosmos, iSAT Africa will cover the growing [...]

MTN to invest in digital financial services in Ghana

MTN Ghana will invest in the infrastructure of digital and financial services in order to further accelerate the companys growth. Currently, MTN Ghana maintains market leadership with 55.2 percent share in the competitive telecommunication industry and seeks to invest about $130 million this year to expand infrastructure. Mr Selorm Adadevoh, Chief Executive Officer of MTN [...]

Airtel Africa and Standard Chartered joined forces for financial services

Airtel Africa and Standard Chartered have partnered together to boost financial services in Africa by providing customers with additional mobile financial services. The two companies have agreed to co-create a range of services for their customers, starting with the ability to make real-time deposits and withdrawals from Standard Chartered bank accounts. The banks corporate clients [...]

Zain expands 5G coverage in Saudi Arabia

Zain has announced the expansion of its 5G coverage by adding five additional Saudi cities by bringing the total number of covered cities to 35. Through its development, Zain will support innovation and competitiveness by developing various fields, from individual capabilities, to product and service sectors, and the overall economy. The dedication to present 5G [...]

MBC to launch new Egyptian film exclusively on Shahid VIP

MBC has announced the released of the Egyptian film Al Hareth and will be streamed exclusively on Shahid VIP. Al Hareth is based on true events and is about a newlywed couple who are faced with a series of paranormal events. Al Hareth will bring exclusively Arabic-language films to the Egyptian audience via Shahid VIP [...]

Liquid Telecom and CBC TV partner to boost local content in Zambia

CBC TV, Zambian broadcaster, and Liquid Telecom have joined forces to boost local content in Zambia. The agreement will allow CBC TV to build its strategy on high quality and engaging content through Liquid Telecoms digital channels.  Its no longer just about disseminating information and content, but now more than ever people are interested in [...]

MTN to exit Middle East and focus on African market

MTN, Africas largest mobile operator, announced its plan to exit the Middle East region and focus mainly on the African market. The groups CEO Rob Shuter, announced, As part of our ongoing portfolio review, we believe the group is best served to focus in the future on our pan-African strategy. We will therefore be exiting [...]