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Jumia, MTN launch Jumia Zero Data App in Nigeria

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


Smile Telecoms raises US$365million in Funding Round to Finance Debt, Expand Coverage in Africa

Smile Telecoms Holdings Limited, a Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) broadband provider company which owns and operates 4G LTE broadband networks in the 800MHz band in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, has raised US$365million for debt and equity financing. Smile Telecoms will use the funds raised to complete a “multi-protocol label switching” network, establish a


MTN launches mobile money transfer between Uganda and Rwanda

MTN Uganda has launched cross-border mobile money transfer services between Uganda and Rwanda, reports The Monitor. The service, which allows customers in both countries to transact via Mobile Money without having to change currencies, would enable an MTN customer in Rwanda to send money in Rwandese Francs to a recipient in Uganda who will receive

MTN Uganda launches MyMTN app

MTN Uganda has launched MyMTN, an app designed for both smart and feature phones to offer a better user experience to high value customers. The app, which can be used without an active data bundle, supports two major service categories which are MTN Mobile Money and MySelfService, giving customers the power to manage all their

Liquid Telecom join forces with MTN to form largest network coverage across Africa

Liquid Telecom, which prides itself as Africa’s leading independent data, voice and IP Provider, has joined forces with MTN Group to form a larger connectivity footprint, thereby offering customers access to what it termed “the largest fixed and wireless footprint across the continent”. The deal covers wholesale, carrier-to-carrier, high speed broadband, enterprise and fixed data


MTN Partners Google, Infinix To Unveil Android One in Nigeria [GALLERY]

In keeping up with its mantra to create new and exciting firsts in the world of technology, MTN Nigeria, Africa’s leading ICT Company, recently launched a partnership with Google, Infinix and Jumia to launch the first phone with Android One software in Africa. The company which has always been at the forefront of innovation by always

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MTN Holds Forum To Inspire Business Growth in Africa

MTN Business, a part of MTN Nigeria recently hosted a forum in conjunction with CNN to discuss about the future of African businesses. The forum which held at the Wheat Baker Hotel, Lagos featured seasoned panelists and discussants in the Nigerian technology and business industry including Political Economy and Management Expert, Prof. Pat Utomi, CEO,


MTN Is Partnering With CNN To Grow SMEs Through #AfricaView Initiative

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MTN Foundation and Oracle collabo to grow technology skills in Nigeria

MTN Foundation, the corporate social investment vehicle of leading telecommunications company, MTN, has joined forces with technology software giant, Oracle, to give further ICT training to select MTNF scholars. According to MTN, the collaboration will see two projects come to fruition — a bursary funded by Oracle for one student to attend the CERN openlab

MTN launches Internet of Things (IoT) platform

MTN Business has launched an open Internet of Things (IoT) platform, looking to connect and manage machines across its African footprint, reports MyBroadband. The new IoT platform, which is live in South Africa, with other MTN operating countries set to follow over the next 12 months, provides a dedicated network to connect devices and systems,


JUMIA Receives $150 Million In New Round Of Funding

JUMIA has received a new round of funding amounting to €120 million (about $150 million USD) from its existing shareholders — MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet — through the Africa Internet Group (AIG) to further strengthen the company’s position as the leading online retailer in Africa. With this latest cash injection, it brings the company’s