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Online travel agency, Travelstart rakes in US$40million from Amadeus & MTN

Online travel agency, Travelstart rakes in US$40million from Amadeus & MTN

Travelstart, a leading online travel agency in Africa, has raked in US$40 million in investment from Amadeus, the global technology investor and MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunication telecom services operator. The investment will support the expansion of Travelstart into key markets and the growth of its team and product offering, at the same time as the


MTN Nigeria emerge victorious in early court battle with FG

MTN Nigeria, the largest and biggest telecom service provider in the country, has emerged victorious in an early legal battle with the Federal Government of Nigeria, according to reports from Tech Central. Justice Idris Mohammed of the federal high court in Lagos on Tuesday turned down a government request that MTN’s accounts be frozen pending


MTN Nigeria acquires Visafone Communications

MTN, Nigeria’s biggest telecommunication service provider has acquired rival telecom service provider, Visafone Communications for an undisclosed sum, according to reports from Tech Central. The deal will give MTN access to lucrative radio frequency spectrum in the 800MHz band that will allow it to build a 4G/LTE network offering widespread coverage, including in outlying areas,


Safaricom, MTN Rwanda Launch M-PESA Transactions For Customers In Kenya And Rwanda

Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator in Kenya has announced a partnership with leading telecommunication company in Rwanda, MTN Rwanda to launch mobile money transactions for M-PESA customers in Kenya and Rwanda. The partnership, aimed at deepening financial inclusion and boosting regional trade, will enable customers send and receive money from both customers via the M-PESA


Jovago Adds Swahili Language To Its Hotel Booking Platform

Jovago, Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, has announced the addition of the Swahili language to its booking platform. The addition of the language will allow more Africans to easily access the Jovago website and carry out transactions as research has shown that Swahili speakers are on the rise – it is currently spoken by


CNN International, MTN Launches Africa-focused News App

CNN International, a leading international news channel and MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunication operator have announced the launch of an Africa-focused news app, Africa View. Africa View curates CNN International’s extensive African content including the network’s ‘Africa View’ weekly infographic content, providing background and content to trends, figures and initiatives shaping Africa. Also, the app will


PushCV Launches Text2Hire, Eases Recruitment Process For Employers

In a bid to ease the recruitment process for employers and recruiters in the country, PushCV, an online recruitment platform has launched Text2Hire, a text message-based hiring service. Text2Hire is an innovative, industry-disrupting and first-of-a-kind service that enables employers and recruiters get quality candidates for vacant positions through text messages. To use the service, employers


SITA accepting applications for GovTech ICT Awards in South Africa

State Information Technology Agency (SITA), an organization committed to using IT to support the delivery of e-Government services to all citizens across South Africa has announced it is accepting applications for its inaugural GovTech ICT awards. The GovTech ICT awards seeks to recognize and acknowledge government institutions and ICT players that have, through the use of technology,

Nitel set to launch 4G LTE services

Nigeria Telecommunications (Nitel), Nigeria’s principal telecommunications company has announced it has finalized plans to roll out 4G LTE (4th Generation Long Term Evolution) services in November 2015. The service, which will be operated under the name NTEL, will first be made available to subscribers in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt before it is expanded to


MTN launches online store on e-commerce platform, Jumia

Leading telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria has launched a dedicated online store on Jumia, the leading e-commerce platform in Nigeria. The MTN online store houses a wide range of devices and services such as airtime, smartphones, SIM cards, Blackberry internet services, dongles, data bundles, hynet services, and much more at discounted rates. What this simply means


Jumia, MTN launch Jumia Zero Data App in Nigeria

Jumia, a leading online shopping destination in Africa has announced the launch of Jumia Zero Data App in partnership with MTN, Nigeria’s foremost telecommunication service provider. The initiative is aimed at reducing data costs, which have been identified as the greatest barrier to extending mobile Internet access in Nigeria. Customers on the MTN network will

MTN Group partners Ericsson, to adopt Ericsson’s Order to Cash suite

MTN Group, a Johannesburg-based multinational telecommunication company has signed a multi-year agreement with Ericsson, a Swedish multinational telecommunication company to adopt Ericsson’s Order to Cash suite. Ericsson’s Order to Cash suite, which is a solution consisting of Charging System, Ericsson Multi Mediation and Multi Activation software, will be deployed in all MTN networks, thereby standardizing


Afrimax Group raises US$120million for 4G rollout in Sub-Saharan Africa

Afrimax Group, a fast emerging mobile network operator, has raised US$120million as it preps for a massive roll out of its 4G wireless networks in Sub-Saharan Africa. The growth fund will be used to accelerate the deployment of Afrimax’s massively endorsed and highly successful LTE-led business model across multiple African markets. The funding round was


MTN set to launch fibre-to-the-home in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

MTN Group, a Johannesburg-based multinational telecommunication company has announced it plans to launch fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in La Lucia, an affluent suburb in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The fibre-to-the-home project, which will deliver Internet speeds of up to 100 Mbps, will connect about 439 homes to MTN’s high speed fibre network before the end of October when


Hong Hong-based PCCW to rival Showmax with VOD Service in South Africa

Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW), a Hong Kong-based Information and Communication Technology company, is planning to launch a video-on-demand service as early as next week in South Africa, according to reports by Bloomberg. According to the report, PCCW, which acquired Vuclip, a leading premium mobile video-on-demand service for emerging markets earlier in the year, plans on