Nhleko resigns from all MTN boards (South Africa)

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MTN Group has announced that Phuthuma Nhleko has resigned from all boards of the mobile operator. Nhleko, who has been with the company for nine and a half years, has stepped down from the directorships of MTN Group, MTN Dubai, MTN South Africa, MTN Nigeria, Irancell and MTN Syria. His resignation is effective from March 31. Nhleko joined MTN in …

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Mi-Fone plans to open factory in UAE

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Mi-Fone is planning to open a mobile phone assembly and software customization factory in the UAE, based in either Ras Al Khaimah or Jebel Ali. According to Alpesh Patel, CEO of Mi-Fone, the plant will enable retailers and phone suppliers to get handsets manufactured by Mi-Fone tailored to meet their local requirements, without having to travel to manufacturers in China. …

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NCC orders telecom operators to decongest networks (Nigeria)

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If reports are to be believed, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered telecommunication operators to address the poor quality of service in the country or face stiff penalties. The regulator has particularly asked telecommunications operators to decongest their networks within a period of two weeks. NCC studies showed that network congestion was responsible for poor service quality. Tests on …

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Monitise launches trial mobile payments service in Nigeria

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Monitise, a mobile banking service provider has launched a trial mobile payments service in Nigeria. The service is tested in four cities and 11 rural locations across four states under a Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) provisional licence. Monitise’s pilot has already created 16 full-time jobs for field support staff to assess, vet, recruit and train agents. Funds can be …

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Etisalat Nigeria launches offer for Easylife 2.0

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Etisalat Nigeria has announced an evaluation of its running Easylife proposition of US$0.001 per second at a minimal daily charge of US$0.12 per day. The new Easylife 2.0 proposition now costs US$0.001 per second to all networks in Nigeria and the US and all landlines in the UK. The service comes with 20 free Etisalat to Etisalat SMS per day, …

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Nigerian President of ATCON says service remains poor

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Titi Omo-Ettu,┬áNigerian President of Association of Telecom Companies (ATCON) has stated that the country’s telecommunications sectors’ services are poor despite massive profits and promotions. According to Omo-Ettu, the poor quality of services is puzzling and has called on telecom companies to upgrade their services to customers immediately. Recent studies into the sector have shown unsteady and clearly substandard services. ┬áThis …

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Starcomms launches Jobs-on-phone (Nigeria)

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Nigerian CDMA operator Starcomms has launched a value-added service for job-seekers, dubbed as Jobs-on-phone. It is a personalized, voice-based job portal, which helps Starcomms customers seek new employment or recruitment opportunities through their fixed or mobile phones. The Starcomms service is designed as a portal, which links employees with prospective employers. It is a service that can be easily accessed …

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MTN Nigeria, Samsung enter data bundle partnership

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MTN Nigeria has signed a strategic data bundle deal with Samsung Mobile. As per the agreement, a number of Samsung phones will be loaded with exclusive MTN bundle that offers special free downloads, voice/video calls and a free MTN SIM card. According to Samsung Handheld Director Fady Khatib, the phones involved in the bundle offer were equipped with Google Android …

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Vodafone Ghana appoints two new top management officials

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Vodafone has appointed Uche Ofodile as the new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Marc Norris as the new Commercial Director in a move to create the best customer experience in Ghana. Uche was the head of Strategy and Brand department at Vodafone Ghana until her new appointment. As per the company, Uche as CMO would be responsible for developing consumer …

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Etisalat Nigeria bags $650 mn funding for network expansion

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Etisalat Nigeria has reportedly completed a US$650 million agreement deal with eight Nigerian banks to expand its mobile phone network. According to reports, the loan is being arranged by First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, Access Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc. Others are Bank PHB Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Oceanic …

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