Category Archives: Telecom

Vodacom released 5G services in Northern Cape

Vodacom Central Region became the first network provider to switch on the first live 5G mobile network in Kimberley, in the Northern Cape, thus allowing customers who have 5G-enabled devices and are within a 5G coverage area to now have access the new 5G network. Evah Mthimunye, Managing Executive for Vodacom Central Region, has commented [...]

MTN projects to deploy 5G services in Cameroon

MTN Cameroon (MTNC), a subsidiary of the South African multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN Group, has requested a licence from the telecom regulator to deploy 5G. The operator said it is currently implementing high-impact projects including experimentation with 5G technology and has submitted a request to the Telecommunications Regulatory Board for a relevant licence to [...]

GMIS and Etisalat joined forces to speed up 5G roll out in UAE

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) is partnering with the telecom giant Etisalat to speed up the development of 5G network services to spur the digital transformation both in the UAE and globally. Dr Ahmed bin Ali, Group Senior Vice-President – Corporate Communications at Etisalat, said  that digital technology and 5G networks generate enormous [...]

UNITEL and Huawei join forces to launch mobile money service in Angola

UNITEL launched this week a digital money service “UNITEL Money” in Angola. The service allows users to make deposit, withdrawal, transfer and payment via mobile phone, without needing a bank account.The technology platform used by UNITEL is powered by Huawei, with whom the company has been cooperating over the past couple of years. “The project [...]

eMedia partners with MTN to introduce eVOD service with free mobile data

eMedia Holdings has rolled out a free streaming platform, eVOD (e-Video on Demand), in a three-year partnership with mobile telecommunications partner MTN. eMedias exclusive partnership with MTN will enable 32 million MTN users and other network subscribers to watch never seen before dramas and movies on any device at any time. Moreover, MTN customers who [...]

Equitel introduces 4G services in Kenya

Equity Telecoms mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Equitel, has introduced its fourth generation (4G) services in Kenya. The new 4G high-speed broadband network offers faster speeds to browse, stream, download and upload for customers in line with current market demands. Equity’s Group IT and Operations Director, Lanre Bamisebi, noted that the upgrade would improve customer [...]

MTN and Sanlam join forces to develop insurtech in Africa

The South African giant in telecommunications, MTN, and compatriot financial services Sanlam are joining their forces to offer insurance products to the telecommunications operators subscribers in Africa, where relatively few have an insurance cover. The Sanlam-MTN Alliance will build a digital insurance and investment business, which will be an integral part of MTNs fintech offering, [...]

Safaricom-led consortium to introduce mobile money service in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has cleared the path for Safaricom-led consortium to launch its popular M-Pesa in the Ethiopian market after deciding to include the mobile phone-based financial services in the telcos license offered in May. According to the Business Daily Africa website, the Ethiopian authorities have stated that the license making the consortium the first new [...]