Africa’s largest operator by sales, MTN is seeking to raise about $1 billion in an initial public offering, a condition tied to the settlement of a record fine imposed by Nigeria’s telecom regulator, reports Fin24, citing people familiar with the matter.
Mozambique’s telecommunications regulatory body, Mozambique National Communications Institute (INCM), has once again threatened to disconnect three millions of mobile phone users who have not yet registered their SIM cards.
Telecom Egypt has become the first operator in the country to acquire a concession allowing it to offer 4G technology, according to a report from Bloomberg.
South African mobile operator, Telkom has deployed what it claims is ‘South Africa’s first LTE three-downlink component carrier (3 CC DL) network’ in Fancourt (George), located in the Western Cape province, reports Telegeography. According to the report, the operator will demonstrate the ‘4.5G’ technology which is capable of delivering maximum download speeds of 260Mbps at…
Tanzania-based Smart Telecom has announced the launch of weekly and monthly 4G LTE bundles offering unlimited data browsing and streaming on any device including MiFi dongles, 4G compatible smartphones or routers.
CNN is launching a new, multi-platform operation designed to give the international news network a digital-first presence in Lagos, Nigeria.
After four consecutive years of featuring Lionel Messi on the global cover of the popular FIFA video game series from EA Sports, the company is now inviting football lovers around the world to choose one of the four young best talents in world football to become the FIFA 17 cover star.
Nigeria’s FirstBank is holding a Tech Conference, called “Let’s Talk Tech”at the Oriental Hotel in Lekki, Lagos today.
IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of HTN Towers and its 1,211 diversified tower sites throughout Nigeria.
ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, will now be available on connected DStv Explora decoders, although you will need a ShowMax subscription to access the service.
CANAL+ Group and iROKO have announced a deal that sees the launch of the first Francophone SVOD service aimed at bringing affordable, popular mobile TV content to French-speaking Africa.
M&C Saatchi, a London-based digital agency network, has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Creative Spark, the five-year-old digital agency founded by Matthew Buckland, which owns and operates publishing sites such as Memeburn and Ventureburn.
South Africa’s biggest mobile network, Vodacom wants a regulatory approach to data-driven over-the-top (OTT) applications such as Facebook-owned WhatsApp, although the company says it has no plans to block the service, reports Fin24.
The shares of MTN Group has experienced the biggest crash in nearly 17 years after the Nigerian telecommunications regulator fined the company $5.2 billion USD for failing to disconnect customers with unregistered SIM cards, reports Bloomberg.
Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved punitive sanctions totaling N1.04 trillion (about $5 billion USD) against MTN Nigeria, over an alleged breach of SIM registration rules, according to an exclusive report from Technology Times.
MTN has clinched a landmark deal that will give the exclusive rights to British female singer and songwriter, Adele’s much-anticipated single titled ‘Hello’ from her new album: ‘25′ set for worldwide release on November 20.
Vietnamese-based Viettel recently launched mobile and internet services in Tanzania under the brand name of Halotel and has now promised to give free internet connections to 450 schools over the next three years.
The African Press Organization (APO), a press release newswire service in Africa today announced that Lilian Murugi Mutegi, a Kenyan technology Staff Writer with CIO East Africa has won its invitation to attend AfricaCom 2015, the biggest technology event in Africa, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 17 – 19, 2015.
According to a new study by GSMA, the mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed more than $100 billion USD to the region’s economy last year.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced today that over three billion mobile phonebook contacts across the Middle East and Africa region alone are now being saved through its LinqUs Cloud Backup solution. “Our cloud backup solutions are number one in the region,” said Eric Claudel, President for Africa & Middle East at Gemalto…