With sale to Africell, Orange starts to pull back from East Africa

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French Telecom operator Orange has finally sold its operation in Uganda to Africell as a first step to exiting the East African telecom market altogether. The company is also expected to get out of the Kenyan market as competition in the region continues to bite into profits. The sale of the Ugandan operation, the value of which has not been …

EditorWith sale to Africell, Orange starts to pull back from East Africa

Orange Money reaches 4 million customers in MENA (Europe, Africa, Middle East)

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Orange Money has reached the threshold of 4 million customers in Africa and the Middle East and celebrates its commercial launch in Jordan and Mauritius. These two additional countries mean that the service is now available in 10 countries across the region. Orange Money, the Group’s mobile payment service, was first launched in Côte d’Ivoire in December 2008. It has …

EditorOrange Money reaches 4 million customers in MENA (Europe, Africa, Middle East)

MTN to invest US$ 1 billion for network upgrade in Nigeria (Africa)

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Africa based MTN Group will invest over USD 1 billion in 2012 in an attempt to improve its network service in Nigeria following the directives by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to improve its service quality. According to reports, the operator has said that the increase in the number of subscribers has necessitated the need for an efficient service delivery. …

EditorMTN to invest US$ 1 billion for network upgrade in Nigeria (Africa)

Bharti Airtel contemplates mobile service launch in South Africa and Cameroon (Africa)

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India’s leading telecommunications operator Bharti Airtel may be planning to expand its network in South Africa and Cameroon, as learned through industry sources. Airtel is a dominant player in the mobile industry with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa. Mobile penetration has steadily been increasing in African countries, and with most of the global markets being saturated, emerging …

EditorBharti Airtel contemplates mobile service launch in South Africa and Cameroon (Africa)

Glo Mobile plans to launch services in Ghana by January 2012 (Africa)

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Nigerian telecom operator Glo Mobile has reportedly announced that it will launch its commercial services in Ghana by January next year. According to reports, George Andah, Chief Operating Officer, Glo Mobile has said that the company will pre-empt the launch by holding a series of activities designed to ensure that Glo Mobile’s superior services get the launch they deserve. The …

EditorGlo Mobile plans to launch services in Ghana by January 2012 (Africa)

Mobile operators shift focus towards rural markets (Nigeria)

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With the increase in saturation of mobile services in urban markets across the world, mobile operators have shifted their focus to towards the relatively untapped rural markets for better business opportunities and a chance at increasing revenues. According to reports, industry analysts predict Nigeria the largest mobile market in the continent, to be home to over 90 million subscribers by …

EditorMobile operators shift focus towards rural markets (Nigeria)

MTN and Visa offer new m-payment services (Africa)

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South African operator MTN has reportedly tied up with Visa in order to provide m-payment services to unbanked users in emerging markets. According to reports, the service, known as Visa Mobile Prepaid, will be initially marketed in Nigeria and Uganda, as part of its existing mobile wallet service. As per sources, Aletha Ling, COO, Fundamo (Visa) said that the service …

EditorMTN and Visa offer new m-payment services (Africa)

Bharti Airtel goes green with Ericsson (Africa)

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Telecommunications operator Bharti Airtel has reportedly signed an agreement with Sweden based Ericsson to upgrade its diesel powered stations in Nigeria with E-site, a new green energy solution. According to reports, Manoj Kohli, CEO and joint Managing Director, Bharti Airtel, has said that the new E-site solution would enable Airtel to harness solar energy to power mobile base stations across …

EditorBharti Airtel goes green with Ericsson (Africa)

MTN Nigeria’s efficiency up by 98% with AdaptiveMobile (Nigeria)

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Mobile network operator, MTN Nigeria had partnered with AdaptiveMobile, a world leader in mobile security, to protect subscribers from mobile network threats. According to reports, AdaptiveMobile, successfully completed a mobile content filtering, anti-spam and anti-virus protection project with MTN Nigeria, thus allowing the operator to safeguard its network and subscribers from unwanted mobile data through their mobile devices. As per …

EditorMTN Nigeria’s efficiency up by 98% with AdaptiveMobile (Nigeria)

Airtel launches new plans for Corporates, SMEs and Postpaid Users (Nigeria)

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Airtel Nigeria, a leading global telecommunications company, has launched new packages for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), corporates, postpaid and BlackBerry users.  The new packages offer users attractive tariffs with increased data volumes providing subscribers more affordable access to data enabled services. According to reports, Rajiv Sehgal, Vice-President and Head Enterprise and Postpaid Business, said that the package was conceived …

EditorAirtel launches new plans for Corporates, SMEs and Postpaid Users (Nigeria)