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Bharti Airtel to acquire Telecom Seychelles

Bharti Airtel has announced the acquisition of Telecom Seychelles at a cost of Sh4.9 billion. This means the Indian telecommunication company is now present in 16 African countries. We are delighted at the addition of Seychelles to our Africa portfolio. These operations will benefit further by leveraging the efficiencies of scale of our African operations, [...]

Orange introduces 4G+ in Botswana

Orange Botswana has rolled out LTE-A services, boosting data transfer rates on its 4G network. The upgrades are being branded 4G+ and have already been introduced in Greater Gaborone (which houses about 10 per cent of the countrys population) and Francistown, the countrys second-largest city. LTE-A services will soon be accessible in most parts of [...]

Orange Group planning to extend its footprint in Africa

International telco, Orange Group, is planning to extend its already substantial African footprint in highly profitable markets of Nigeria and South Africa. From its early period as Frances national telecom operator, Orange Group has been spreading its wings and is already present across Europe, The Middle East and Africa. According to the Chief Executive Officer [...]

HorizonSat partners with Azercosmos to offer data services in MENA

Azercosmos has inked a partnership deal with HorizonSat company, a provider of telecommunications, internet and satellite services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to this partnership agreement, HorizonSat will offer data services to its customers in the Middle East and North African regions via the Azerspace-1 satellite. HorizonSat will be able to serve more [...]

MTN confirms $100m for Uganda licence renewal

After two years, MTN Group has finally reached an arrangement for a long-term renewal of its operating licences in Uganda. The pan-African groups Ugandan licence expired in October 2018, and has been operating the market using a temporary licence that had to be renewed every six months. MTN Uganda has now agreed an arrangement with [...]

stc Bahrain collaborates with China Telecom Global for global connectivity services

stc Bahrain inked a partnership with China Telecom Global (CTG), a leading global ICT services provider for the Seamless global connectivity services, which will be important to expand fast-growing economies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Under this new collaboration, stc Bahrains subscribers in the regionmainly those looking to expand in Asia [...]

Maroc Telecom to launch MT Cash

Maroc Telecom announced the launch its first mobile money transfer application, MT Cash which is available for download to all Moroccan citizens and residents. The new app offers a wide range of financial services all similar to services provided by banking applications and allows users to benefit from all the services safely and easily through [...]

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 [...]