Telecoms

Vodafone Ghana beefs up management with 2 new senior appointments

November 6, 2019

GHANA – Vodafone Ghana has made two new additions to its Senior Management team in line with a company strategy of charting a leadership path in innovation and creativity. The two new members of the senior management team are Haytham Ammar- who has been appointed Finance Director-and Tawa Bolarin – who joins Vodafone’s management team […]

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AirtelTigo Business, Samsung launch Flexi Plus package to deepen smartphone penetration in Ghana

October 31, 2019

GHANA – AirtelTigo Business in partnership with the leading smartphone manufacturer Samsung has launched ‘Flexi Plus’ a customized smartphone package for both public and private sector employees across the country. This partnership according to AirtelTigo, aims to digitally empower employees, deepen smartphone penetration in the country and help workers to easily own a smartphone device […]

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WorldLink’s expansion efforts receives a boost from UK’s CDC Group

October 28, 2019

NEPAL- CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution, has in October this year, announced its investment in WorldLink, the largest private sector internet service provider in Nepal. The investment will help fund WorldLink’s ambitious expansion throughout Nepal, reaching further remote territories and connecting hundreds of thousands of households and small enterprises to the internet. Dileep Agrawal, […]

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Lebanese firm IPT secures US$110 million to develop telecommunications infrastructure in Africa & Middle East

October 27, 2019

AFRICA – Lebanese Power and telecommunications firm, IPT has secured a total of US$110 million to finance the development of mobile network infrastructure in Africa and Middle East. A press release from IPT revealed that the financing for its projects in Africa and Middle East was made possible by loans from various European Financial institutions. […]

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France’s Eutelsat enters race for Ethiopia’s telecom sector

October 23, 2019

ETHIOPIA – European Satelite Operator, Eutelsat (European Organization of Telecommunications by Satellite S.A.) has expressed its interest to join the Ethiopian telecommunications sector. The decision by Eutelsat was informed by the government’s decision to liberalize the telecommunication industry which has for a long time been a monopoly of state-run telecoms operator, Ethiotelecom.   Managing director […]

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Ghana’s Vodafone rebrands enterprise unit to Vodafone Business

October 23, 2019

GHANA – Ghana’s second largest telco, Vodafone has kickstarted the process of rebranding its enterprise unit to significantly enhance the way it engages customers in the ever-changing digital age. As part of the rebranding, Vodafone Business Solutions will now be called Vodafone Business- to underline a belief in working closely with customers to produce desired […]

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Vodafone to close over 1000 European stores amid growing preference for online shopping

October 9, 2019

EUROPE – British based multinational telecommunications conglomerate Vodafone, has announced that it will shut 15% of its 7,700 stores in Europe and upgrade some of the remaining outlets as customers buy more online and change their expectations of in-store shopping. The company’s chief executive Nick Read while revealing the company’s plans also said that the […]

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Cisco invests US$9.49m to support South Africa digitisation

September 8, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA – Cisco, a US-based networking solution giant, announced a US$9.49 million investment to support the digitisation of SA. Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) initiative is a global programme aimed at accelerating national digitisation agendas to support job creation, innovation, and help drive economic growth and sustainable and equitable communities. The investment focuses on […]

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Nigeria’s Telco sector records 15% growth as MTN maintains dominance

September 8, 2019

NIGERIA – A report by the Nigerian Communications Commission has shown that revenue for telecom operators in the country grew by 15 percent to reach US$6.21 billion (N2.25 trillion) up from US$5.41 billion (N1.96 trillion) recorded in 2017. There was however a decline in telecommunications infrastructure development by 62 percent from US$233.7 million (N84.7 billion) […]

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Telkom Kenya to retain name for ICT unit after Airtel merger

July 15, 2019

KENYA – Telkom Kenya could still retain its brand name for its ICT business even after the merger with Airtel Kenya, a regulatory notice by the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has revealed. The two telecommunications firms have sought the Authority’s approval to merge their mobile, enterprise and carrier services to form a single joint […]

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