Telecommunications

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service

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It becomes the first telecom in the country to offer the social media service for free Tanzania’s leading telecommunication company renown for driving digital lifestyle transformation, Tigo (www.Tigo.co.tz), has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users. This makes Tigo the first telecom in the country to offer the social media service for free, once again demonstrating its leadership …

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MTN Partners With South African Online Travel Agency In $40M Funding Deal

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Travelstart, a South Africa-based online travel agency that does business throughout Africa, today announced US$40 million in funding that will help it create a partnership with MTN, Africa’s largest mobile telecommunications provider, according to a press release. The funding was provided by U.K.-based Amadeus Capital Partners, a global technology investor, and will be used for Travelstart’s expansion. Travelstart wants to …

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Kirusa partners with MTN; MTN to Launch AMAVIP services in Zambia on Kirusa Platform

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Launches a popular social media service to connect celebrities with their fans. Kirusa, the leader in voice and social media solutions for mobile users in emerging markets, has partnered with Zambia’s fastest growing telecommunications company, MTN Zambia, to launch a popular social media service. The AMAVIP service is one of the popular social media services offered by Kirusa that gives …

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Blackberry’s priv secure smartphone powered by android coming to South Africa

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BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, today launched PRIV™ by BlackBerry®, the first-ever BlackBerry smartphone powered by Android in South Africa. PRIV will be available in South Africa as of next week through MTN, Vodacom and Cell C. Combining the best of BlackBerry’s productivity, security and privacy features with the wide world of …

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Frost & Sullivan Awards Link Africa for Cutting-edge Technology in Telecoms Infrastructure

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Based on its recent analysis of the fibre industry, Frost & Sullivan recognises Link Africa with the 2015 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation. Cutting-edge technology innovation has enabled Link Africa to deliver telecommunications infrastructure and services more rapidly and cost effectively than its competitors. By driving down the cost of broadband for end users, it is …

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Tigo Tanzania pays $2.1 million in quarterly profit share to customers

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Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo (www.Tigo.co.tz), has announced another quarterly payment of US $ 2.1million (Tshs 4.4 bilion) to its 4.6 million Tigo Pesa users, the seventh time in a row that the company is distributing profit to its mobile financial services users. Speaking at a press conference in Dar es Salaam this week Tigo Tanzania Head of Finance and …

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Egypt to host African investment forum in February

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Next month, on the weekend of the 20th and 21st February Egypt will host Africa 2016, the first international business and investment forum of its kind. This is an Africa to Africa investment forum aimed at strengthening business ties within Africa, both at a business and presidential level. The Forum will be opened by the President of Egypt, H.E. Abdel …

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Orange to acquire Airtel’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone

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Orange (www.Orange.com) and Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) have signed an agreement leading to Orange’s acquisition of Airtel’s operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone. Orange will acquire 100% of the two companies’ share capital. The consolidated revenue of the two companies is around 275 million euros. These acquisitions will be implemented in partnership with Orange’s subsidiaries in the …

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Nigeria-Cameroun submarine cable goes live

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Branch out to South-South to encourage regional development MainOne (www.MainOne.net), a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and went live last month. The new submarine cable system will address increasing demand for reliable broadband connectivity in Cameroun, …

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Globacom targets improved customer satisfaction, unveils agreement with Vodafone

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Nigeria’s next generation network, Globacom, has unfolded the details of its strategic partnership with Vodafone, assuring its subscribers of a new phase of innovation-leadership and unrivalled quality of service. The mutually beneficial and reciprocal agreement was formally unveiled to the public at a high profile ceremony attended by top officials of the two companies, senior officials of British High Commission, …

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