Telecommunications

The Love Affair between Young Nigerians and Disruptive Mobile Technology

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Young Nigerians are mobile-first people – technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past. By Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage (Sage.com) in West Africa. We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur; technology whizz kids with all the latest mobile devices and the ability to multitask as they …

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Tigo Tanzania Show-Cases Transformative Financial Inclusion, Innovative Services at the M360 Africa GSMA Conference

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Millicom, of which Tigo is a subsidiary, was the Platinum Sponsor of the three-day Mobile 360 Africa international summit Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz) has outlined its strategic priorities that are meant to drive the company’s long-term social investment objectives. Speaking at the just-ended Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile 360-Africa Conference held on 26th-28th July 2016 at …

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Orange unveils new Google phone, smart meter and solar energy for Africa

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Orange is to launch a new smartphone and trial solar energy and smart metering technology in Africa. The France-based company made the announcements at its annual strategic update for the Middle East and Africa in London on Thursday. The operator said it remained on track to deliver 20 percent revenue growth by 2018 but that it was upgrading the same …

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Orange Drives Digital Transformation in the Middle East and Africa with New Innovations in Smart Metering, Solar Power, NFC and Customer Experience

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Orange Drives Digital Transformation in the Middle East and Africa with New Innovations in Smart Metering, Solar Power, NFC and Customer Experience. Speaking at its 4th annual strategy and activity update for press and analysts in London on 28 July, Ramon Fernandez, Deputy CEO and Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) …

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Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

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,Airtel is the leading mobile operator in Sierra Leone with over 1.3 million customers. Orange (www.Orange.com) announces today that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange has obtained all …

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Airtel Africa and Apollo Hospitals brings expert healthcare to Africa

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Apollo Hospitals, the largest healthcare group from India, and Airtel Africa, a leading telecom operator with operations in 16 countries in Africa including Zambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa. The MoU is focused on enabling easy access to Apollo specialists. The MoU was signed by Ms. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of …

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MTN rounds off 10th year of staff volunteer programme

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From robotics and coding camps for school learners in Swaziland, to the establishment of a computer lab at an orphanage in Afghanistan, and the laying of fibre to enable school connectivity in Kenya, MTN employees have embarked on impactful and diverse community projects during the month of June. This, as part of the 10th edition of the company’s annual employee …

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Econet buy South African landline operator Neotel for R6.5bn

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Liquid Telecom, majority owned by Econet Wireless Global, has agreed to pay R6.55bn ($428 million) to Tata Communications for South African internet-service provider Neotel to create the continent’s largest broadband network and business-to-business telecommunications service. The buyer is partnering with Royal Bafokeng Holdings, a South African empowerment investment group, which has committed to taking a 30% stake in Neotel, according …

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LINK Development helps in rolling-out Orange Egypt’s digital transformation from Mobinil brand using latest technologies

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“LINK Development”, the leading technology solutions provider, announced that it has successfully helped in carrying out the digital transformation of “Orange Egypt”, in a record time, using latest technologies. LINK Development has delivered the giant telecom, a new integrated, service-rich, online portal as well as an updated mobile application; launching both to about 33.4 million customers under the new brand …

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Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso

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Airtel is the 2nd largest mobile operator in Burkina Faso, with close to 4.6 million customers. Orange (Orange.com) announces today that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange …

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