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Glo reallocates active NIN-Linked SIMs to new subscribers

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Telecoms report a 2.4% drop in voice subscriptions due to NIN/SIM linkage

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reports that in the first quarter of 2024, active voice subscribers in Nigeria’s telecom industry decreased by 2.4%. The National Identification Number-Subscriber Identity Module linking policy is still being enforced by the Nigeria Communications Commission and the telecoms, which is the reason for this reduction. Read also: Telecoms industry […]

Staff Writer
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DJ mix revolution: Globacom and Mdundo.com join force

Globacom Nigeria and Mdundo.com, the top music streaming platform in Africa, have partnered to introduce a DJ mix service only available to Globacom users. A statement claims that the partnership highlights both businesses’ dedication to providing unmatched entertainment experiences and cultivating enduring relationships with their clients. It said Globacom customers would have access to a […]

Staff Writer
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Telecoms industry generates $191 FDI as government plans reforms

The Federal Government of Nigeria, in response to an unprecedented $191 million Foreign Direct Investment in the first quarter of 2024, has declared plans to carry out changes in the telecom industry. The National Bureau of Statistics data on capital imports released last week showed that this investment exceeded the total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) […]

Staff Writer
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M-Pesa and Dahabshiil team up for the Ethiopian remittance market

Leading mobile financial services provider M-Pesa Africa and well-known Addis Ababa-based international money transfer company, Dahabshiil have established a strategic alliance. Through this partnership, Ethiopians residing abroad can send money straight to their M-Pesa digital wallets, revolutionising their remittance process. Through this partnership, Ethiopians abroad can use Dahabshiil’s extensive network to send funds directly to […]

Staff Writer
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ATC Ghana suspends power supply to Telecel over payment dispute

Network tower provider American Tower Corporation Ghana (ATC Ghana) has issued a press release announcing the suspension of power supply to Telecel Ghana, affecting the latter’s network equipment. The company stated that Telecel’s customers may experience network disruptions due to the interruption. ATC Ghana cited Telecel’s failure to meet payment obligations for power supply as […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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Finnfund’s contribute to South Sudan’s mobile network and renewable energy

To improve South Sudan’s telecom infrastructure using mixed power solutions, Finnfund, a Finnish organisation that helps with development finance, has agreed to give Communication & Renewable Energy Infrastructure (CREI) a $5 million bridge loan. This project is expected to significantly improve the use of solar energy while lowering the reliance on diesel engines. South Sudan […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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NIGCOMSAT and Hotspot partner to expand internet connectivity in rural Nigeria

Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited has joined forces with Hotspot to bring high-speed internet access to rural and underserved communities across Nigeria. This partnership addresses the digital divide by leveraging advanced satellite technology and specialized rural connectivity solutions. Read also: Kenya unveils Jitume Digital Hub to equip youths with tech skills Launching in Rural Areas […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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Orange SA to sell 40% stake as it plans to leave Mauritius

Orange SA is considering selling its 40% stake as it loses value in Mauritius. The company still holds a minority position in Mauritius Telecom, but its influence has dwindled as the shares have lost significance.  This change was made after a ten-year contract to use the Orange brand name, which ran from September 2007 to […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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MTN, Airtel face sanctions in Nigeria for Skipping CSR bill hearing

Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has warned telecommunications giants MTN and Airtel sternly for repeatedly ignoring its invitations.  During a public hearing in Abuja on a bill aimed at regulating corporate social responsibility in Nigeria, Rep. Oby Orogbu, the Committee’s Chairman, emphasised the companies’ failure to comply with several invitations […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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Airtel code removal spurs rapid growth in Kenya’s mobile money market

Kenya’s mobile money sector has seen a significant increase in subscribers, as highlighted in a new report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). The number of mobile money users has climbed to 38.7 million, achieving a penetration rate of 75%.  This growth is attributed to the elimination of withdrawal codes, which previously required Airtel […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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Intelvision’s role in Seychelles’ Telecom

As a leader in technology innovation, Intelvision offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of all Seychellois people. Intelvision, which was founded in the early 2000s, has been a key player in changing the way people communicate in Seychelles, an island famous for its beautiful beaches and diverse marine life. Intelvision is […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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Expanding Digital Infrastructure in Algeria

Algeria Telecom Mobile, abbreviated as ATM Mobilis, is a major telecommunications player in Algeria. ATM Mobilis, the mobile arm of Algeria Telecom, has advanced the country’s digital infrastructure. Mobilis serves millions of Algerians with prepaid and postpaid mobile phones, data, and internet subscriptions. Mobilis helped innovative mobile technologies spread. Companies have invested considerably in network […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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Safaricom Ethiopia’s $1.5 billion investment begins with first batch of local towers

Safaricom Ethiopia has received the first shipment of 13 telecom towers from Woda plc, the pioneering Ethiopian firm in network tower manufacturing. This acquisition begins a significant stride towards upgrading and expanding the telecom operator’s infrastructure. Safaricom Ethiopia’s Commitment to Local Manufacturing Woda plc is contracted to deliver 68 high-quality towers to Safaricom Ethiopia, with […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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