African mMoney revenue to grow to $3 bn in 2015

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A new study has revealed that in Africa, mMoney operator revenue as a percentage of total operator revenue will continue to rise to more than 5% in 2015, representing a nearly US$3 billion opportunity. While Safaricom’s M-Pesa in Kenya has long been the lone success story in the mMoney universe, researcher can now see success being replicated in Uganda and …

EditorAfrican mMoney revenue to grow to $3 bn in 2015

Vodacom and MTN cleared of price fixing charges (S Africa)

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South Africa’s Competition Commission has reportedly cleared Vodacom and MTN of price-fixing, collusion and setting interconnect fees unfairly high. According to reports, this decision was made despite the Competition Commission finding that MTN and Vodacom had similar rates and admitting that it still had residual concerns about the companies’ high rates between 2004 and 2009. The Competition Commission’s manager for …

EditorVodacom and MTN cleared of price fixing charges (S Africa)

Rwanda completes $95m fibre network

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Rwanda has reportedly completed construction of a 2,300 kilometre fibre optic network that links the country to undersea cables running along the east African coast. The project which was commenced in October 2009 at a cost of $95 million, was set up to increase access to broadband services and attracts foreign investment through business process outsourcing. According to Ignace Gatare, …

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Vodacom red to arrive in April (South Africa)

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Vodacom, South Africa is all set to unveil its new branding early next month and it is believed that the company will have a distinct Vodafone feel to it. In May 2009, Vodafone increased its stake in Vodacom to 65%, giving the UK-based mobile giant control over Vodacom and removing Telkom as a shareholder. ┬áSince then, Vodacom has increasingly launched …

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NSN bags Vodacom Tanzania network deal

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Nokia Siemens Networks has won a five-year deal to manage telecom network of Vodacom Tanzania. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but the companies stated that they are aiming to reduce operating costs, improve efficiency, save energy and offer competitive tariffs to customers of Vodacom Tanzania. They added that as a part of the agreement, 124 Vodacom Tanzania …

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