Broadband

Alliance to increase Rwanda internet uptake

KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has launched a sponsored data service in partnership with mobile solutions provider, U2opia Mobile, in an effort to increase internet uptake in the country. Powered by Fonepass, U2opia Mobile’s sponsored data platform is meant for subscribers with limited or no access to the internet, enabling them to explore the world of data and unlock its ...

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Safaricom launches festive merchant promotion

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SAFARICOM has launched a new consumer and merchant promotion that is intended to drive growth in Lipa Na M-PESA transactions during the festive season. Prizes valued at Kshs 118 million (US$1,15 million) will be won. The promotion, Lipa Na M-PESA Shida Nyumba, is among other activities that are geared to boost Lipa Na M-PESA transactions by ...

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MTN, Telefonica seal strategic partnership

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE MTN Group and Spain’s Telefónica have signed a strategic partnership agreement to capture synergies in a number of strategic areas. Many of the initial areas aim to improve both companies’ stand in regards to enterprise customers, including services to multinational companies in each other’s footprint, collaboration in machine to machine and new digital products and services ...

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Telkom halfway into Guinness World record

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TWO more contestants have fallen by the wayside in the race to set a new Guinness World record for the longest time spent watching movies. Delon Munian and David Erasmus were disqualified after falling asleep at dawn on Thursday. At 08h55, the remaining four contestants had clocked 65 hours 3 minutes, putting them over the half-way ...

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SAP expands to Portugues-speaking Africa

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAP Africa, the market leader in enterprise application software, has announced its expansion to Angola with the opening of an office in Luanda. It the company’s fifth regional hub in the continent. Regional head, Pedro Guerreiro, who is the Managing Director for Portuguese-speaking Africa, heads the office located in the Edificio Escom business district. Guerreiro, who has been with ...

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New twist to fine NCC imposed on MTN

MTN Rwanda

  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN said it would re-engage the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) amid some confusion around the reduction of a fine the regulator has imposed for a failure to disconnect millions of unregistered subscribers. On Thursday, MTN reported it received a letter, dated Wednesday, from the NCC (the First Letter) informing the company that, after considering its ...

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Troubled telco assumes new structure after Nigeria woes

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE problems afflicting the continent’s biggest mobile firm in its largest market, Nigeria, have culminated in a review of its  operating structure. MTN Group, the South African-headquartered operator, is hopeful the new structure would strengthen operational oversight, leadership, governance and regulatory compliance across its 22 country operations in Africa and the Middle East. This will see MTN Group restructured ...

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Breaking: MTN Nigeria CEO Ikpoki quits

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Ikpoki, has resigned. THis is a new twist to the problems at the company following a landmark fine the company has been slapped with after a failure to disconnect millions of unregistered subscribers. He resigned alongside Head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Akinwale Goodluck. Ferdi Moolman has replaced Ikpoki while ...

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Safaricom, MTN seal Rwanda mobile money deal

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – SAFARICOM has partnered with MTN Rwanda to enable customers to make mobile money transactions between Kenya and Rwanda. The move is aimed at deepening financial inclusion and boosting regional trade. This is the second partnership of its nature this year, after Safaricom partnered with Vodacom Tanzania to introduce cross-border transaction between customers on the respective networks. ...

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