Mobile & Telecoms

MTN Cameroon absolves self from graft

MTN Rwanda

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Cameroon has denied any involvement in corrupt activities in the central African country. The leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon reported it had been cited among the companies indexed by a recent report of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC). “While waiting to receive a copy of the said CONAC report, the Management of MTN ...

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Tigo rated biggest Tanzanian company on Facebook

TiGo

DAR ES SALAAM, (CAJ News) – TIGO Tanzania has emerged the country’s most popular company on Facebook. Its Facebook followers recently clocked a staggering 1 million, effectively cementing Tigo’s position as the foremost digital lifestyle telecom in the East African country. According to Socialbakers, a social marketing company that analyses and monitors the use of social media and is also ...

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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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LTE service launched in Tanzania

TiGo Rwanda

DAR-ES-SALAAM, (CAJ News) – TIGO subscribers in Tanzania can now enjoy the fastest internet connection following the unveiling of the company’s 4G Long Term Evolution service in the country. The technology is said to be about five times faster than the 3G technology currently available in the Tanzanian market. Tigo Tanzania General Manager, Diego Gutierrez, lauded the 4G LTE as ...

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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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