Mobile & Telecoms

Huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania

Tigo Pesa, Tanzania

ARUSHA – DIGITAL money transfer service, WorldRemit, is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania. It is supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad. The company achieved a new record of 10 000 unique transactions completed in the month of December 2016 alone. It also attained 150 percent year-on-year growth in ...

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Huawei grows market share with milestone P9

Huawei P9

JOHANNESBURG – HUAWEI, the Chinese smartphone maker, has over the past year shipped over 45 000 units of its milestone-making P9 and P9 Plus flagship smartphones to South Africa, where it is consistently growing its value share. A total of 1,2 million smartphones from the firm have been shipped to the country. Officials confirmed as of November 2016, Huawei has ...

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French tech firm announces Lagos expansion

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ORANGE, the business-to-business division of the Orange Group, is reaffirming its commitment to support enterprises in Africa . The French-headquartered has established a new sales office in addition to the existing customer support activities in Nigeria . The objective is to support senior IT decision makers with strategies to grasp the market opportunities being brought by ...

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MTN appoints Fouladi IT systems executive

JOHANNESBURG , ( CAJ News ) – THE MTN Group has announced the appointment of Babak Fouladi  as Group Executive: Technology and Information Systems. Fouladi will lead the delivery of MTN’s network and information technology  strategy across the Group. On joining MTN, he would temporarily assume  responsibility for the vacant Chief Technology Officer role in MTN South  Africa, until a permanent ...

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MTN marks Women’s Day in Rwanda

 PHYLLIS BIRORI KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has commended the efforts of all female employees and women in Rwanda who continue to work hard to bring economic, political and social achievements to the forefront in the country. The mobile operator said these helped drive the country’s development. In recognition of Rwandan Women, MTN on Tuesday held a special Women’s Day discussion under ...

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MTN Rwanda launches 4G LTE services

From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of 4G long term evolution (LTE) on mobile phones. This enables customers with 4G enabled devices to make voice calls and use mobile data on the 4G LTE network. This latest development allows customers to maintain a full 4G experience during a call. This means voice and ...

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MTN Nigeria withdraws suit against NCC

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – MTN Nigeria has agreed to withdraw the matter against the Nigerian Communications Commission from the Federal High Court in Lagos. The mobile network operator said it had agreed “without prejudice good faith” payment of N50 billion (USD250 million) to the Federal Government of Nigeria on the basis that this would be applied towards a settlement, which ...

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MTN acquires Liquid Telecom fibre route

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has concluded a transaction with Liquid Telecom to purchase almost 400 kilometres of both long distance and metro fibres connecting Pretoria and Polokwane. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. The purchase agreement is said to mark a significant milestone in MTN’s self-provisioning strategy and the company’s quest to build its own transmission network, ...

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Firms expand regional broadband connectivity

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – SOME leading technology companies are involved in discussions poised to deepen broadband penetration in the Central African  region. Nigeria’s MainOne, leading Communications Services Company in West Africa , and Cameroon Telecommunications Corporation (CAMTEL), the national telecommunications and Internet service provider in Cameroon, confirmed this would culminate in a Joint Venture Agreement. This announcement builds on the ...

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Orange aims for growth in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ORANGE, the French-headquartered mobile network operator, is targeting further growth into Africa during the current year. In 2015, the company, which has exceeded its financial targets for the year 2015, strengthened its presence in Africa, which it described as a strategic priority for the Group. This saw increased participation in and consolidation of Médi Telecom in ...

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