Mobile & Telecoms

Tigo rewards Rwanda changemakers

KIGALI, (CAJ News) – WINNERS of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition 2015 have been announced. First winner, Zizinga Sam, runs a project called Cartoon Home Network, a 3D simulated animation which animates theory; helping students understand difficult concepts quickly. The second winner, Louis Ngabonziza, runs the Nyabihu Demonstration Center for the Deaf which delivers ICT skills to deaf children through ...

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Rwanda introduces mobile money interoperability

TiGo Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI  AIRTEL Rwanda and Tigo Rwanda have announced a partnership to pilot interoperability between their two mobile money transfer service platforms. With this advancement, Rwanda became the second market in Africa to launch interoperability after Tanzania. This collaboration will allow Airtel Money and Tigo Cash subscribers to send and receive money directly into their mobile wallets without use of vouchers. ...

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Rwanda mobile telco observes clients’ value

MTN Rwanda customers

by PHYLISS BIRORI MTN Rwanda, the mobile operator, is holding its annual Customer Appreciation Week. Running until Friday countrywide throughout all its Service Centres, the campaign is a way of expressing the company’s continued appreciation of its valued relationships with the local community and internationally. Speaking at the launch at the MTN Service Centre in Nyarutarama, where he was serving ...

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MTN Rwanda rewards milestone client

MTN Chief Marketing Officer, Yvonne Manzi Makolo

by PHYLLIS BIRORI  MTN Rwanda has rewarded its 4 millionth subscriber to the tune of RwF4 million (about US$5,500). The customer, Uwimbabazi Francine of Gicumbi District, Ruvuna Sector with stock to start a business as an MTN vendor. Francine has received a fully branded kiosk, MTN Mobile Money float, phones and airtime. “We could think of no better way to celebrate this ...

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Telcos drive Mobile Money growth

Rwanda Mobile money

by PHYLLIS BIRORI  TELECOMMUNICATIONS operators in the continent are seen recognising how interoperability is necessary to reap the full benefits of Mobile Money. This is according to WorldRemit, the international money transfer agency. The observation follows the launch of Mobile Money transfers between Rwanda and Uganda by MTN. “International remittances via Mobile Money are growing both in Africa and globally,” ...

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Festival to enhance Rwanda internet penetration

Norman Munyampundu

by PHYLLIS BIRORI  MTN Rwanda, the mobile operator, has launched a one month Data Festival season officials said was set to exclusively focus on promoting data services across the country. MTN Business General Manager, Norman Munyampundu, said this month would see MTN Staff take the digital experience and access to the Internet closer to the Rwandan masses countrywide. “We expect this ...

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MTN subscriber growth exceeds targets

MTN Rwanda

by PHYLLIS BIRORI MTN Rwanda has announced that it has exceeded four million subscribers as of September 1. MTN Rwanda Chief Executive Officer, Gunter Engling, said they had exceeded expectations. “Each person at MTN was focused on reaching this milestone before the end of the third Quarter. By hitting this milestone, MTN Rwanda has maintained and cemented its position in ...

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MTN Nigeria subscriber base increases but revenues drop

MTN Group President and CEO, Mr Sifiso Dabengwa, photo by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News Africa

JOHANNESBURG – THE MTN Group has announced a decline in revenues at its Nigerian entity during the first half of the year. The company, during a results presentation event in Johannesburg, blamed the weak macro-economic environment, aggressive competition and operational execution challenges for the setback. Despite this, the operation grew its subscriber base by 4,9 percent, increasing total subscribers to ...

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Pan-African IT summit to hold in Tanzania


by PHYLLIS BIRORI MORE than 400 senior executive in the telecommunications industry are scheduled to converge at the annual Capacity Africa scheduled for Tanzania in September. Scheduled for the capital city of Dar es Salaam, the event is slated for September 8 and 9. The executives from more than 65 countries will make the most of the entire African telecoms ...

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MTN appoints new CEO for South Africa

Mteto Nyati, MTN SA new CEO

JOHANNESBURG – THE MTN Group has announced the appointment of Mteto Nyati as MTN South Africa Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is with immediate effect. Mteto succeeds Ahmad Farroukh, who resigned earlier this month. A seasoned ICT executive and business leader, Nyati joined MTN as Group Chief Enterprise Officer in October last year. “He brings extensive knowledge of the local ...

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