MTN Nigeria fined USD5.2bn by NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has imposed a fine of $5.2bn on MTN Nigeria, MTN said in a statement on Monday. The fine relates to the timing of the disconnection of 5.1-million MTN Nigeria subscribers who were disconnected in August and September 2015, MTN said. It is based on a...

27 Oct 2015

Africa's TA telecom wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Competing with hundreds of innovative companies, TA telecom is the only African-headquartered tech company to win the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award - a prestigious list honouring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. The Red Herring Europe 100...

17 Apr 2015

So... what do Africans do with their phones?

People speak about Africa as "the mobile continent" so frequently that it has become a cliché. People throw the phrase around as if it explains everything, without interrogating what Africans do with their mobile devices. Read Survey tells us what Africans do with their phones......

10 Apr 2015

Airtel DRC unveils new regional head office in Matadi

Bharti Airtel Africa, telecommunications service provider in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), unveiled its new regional head office in Matadi, Bas-Congo. While unveiling the new building to Jacques Mbadu, the Governor of Bas-Congo, Airtel DRC Managing Director Alain Kahasha said that the...

23 Feb 2015

Tigo DRC appoints new GM
Tigo DRC appoints new GM

Uche Ofodile has been appointed GM of Tigo DRC as of 1 October 2014. Ofodile was previously with Vodafone Ghana where she held a number of senior management positions including the company's Chief Marketing Officer....

1 Oct 2014

Joint bid from Safaricom, Airtel to buy Yu
Joint bid from Safaricom, Airtel to buy Yu

Reuters reports that according to the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), the country's two largest telecoms operators, Safaricom and Airtel, have made a joint bid of $100 million to buy smaller operator, Indian group Essar Coomunications' Yu. For more: Reuters: Airtel, Safaricom seek to...

4 Mar 2014

Infographic: Mobile phones tackling poverty
Infographic: Mobile phones tackling poverty

USAid has released an infographic showing just how powerful mobile phones can be in the continuous struggle to alleviate poverty. ...

20 Feb 2014

Angus Robinson releases October's mobile report

Angus Robinson of Native has released the October Mobile Report that reveals Samsung's new curved screen smartphone, Apple's new iPads and Pick n Pay's mobile loyalty app. The first African country makes a 4G roaming call, MTN dominates in Nigerian mobile market and BBM is finally available for all...

7 Nov 2013

Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards
Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards

A reminder that entries close next Wednesday, 17 April 2013, for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards. Entries and nominations can be found online

9 Apr 2013

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

11 Mar 2013

Eskimi wins Best Mobile Social Network at Kalahari Awards

The Kalahari Awards, awarded to organisations that have made significant contribution to the mobile financial sector and are poised to make considerable market impact in the future, took place at the end of last week in Lagos, Nigeria. Eskimi was recognised as The Best Mobile Social Network by the...

11 Feb 2013

Spinlet presents Industry Nite in Feb 2013

Industry Nite, presented by Spinlet, is a weekly event pulling together up and coming artists, established artists, record label execs, brand managers and fans in one venue for entertainment and networking. The next event takes place on 20 February 2013 from 9PM at The Oriental Hotel in Lagos,...

17 Jan 2013

2012 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit releases event guide
2012 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit releases event guide

The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2012, taking place from 24-25 October 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, is a multi-faceted event that will draw together the many strands of a vibrant growth market, underpinning high-level business-to-business services with widespread consumer engagement in modern mobile...

19 Oct 2012

Court grants Lonestar Cell MTN 'stay order'
Court grants Lonestar Cell MTN 'stay order'

Lonestar Cell MTN has welcomed a court decision granting the mobile operator a "stay order" against the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA)'s resolution to suspend its operating licence. The regulator recently advised Lonestar Cell MTN that it would suspend its operating licence for two weeks...

6 Jun 2012

Glo launches in Ghana
Glo launches in Ghana

Nigerian telecommunications company, Glo officially launched in Ghana on 30 April 2012. Glo's launch has been a long time coming and henceforth, all 1.5 million Ghanaians who successfully reserved 023-3 and 023-5 Glo numbers can go to any of the 25 GloWorld Shops across the country to activate them...

2 May 2012

Record attendance for AfricaCom 2011
Record attendance for AfricaCom 2011

The Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa will open its doors to over 6 450 pre-registered attendees for this year's annual AfricaCom event, a significant increase on 2010. Organisers of Africa's largest ICT, media and telecoms conference, Informa Media & Telecoms,...

8 Nov 2011

ITNewsAfrica Innovation Dinner secures sponsors
ITNewsAfrica Innovation Dinner secures sponsors

The bi-monthly ITNewAfrica Innovation Dinner series, a gathering for IT executives across Africa and designed for ICT professionals, entrepreneurs and senior business people to network have announced that HP, Ericsson and the MTN Group are the main sponsors for the dinner to be held on Wednesday 31...

19 Aug 2011

Loeries Travelling Exhibition off to North West
Loeries Travelling Exhibition off to North West

The Loeries Travelling Exhibition sponsored by Adobe will visit North-West University, 25 August -2 September 2011, for its fifth consecutive year and will be hosted by the Potchefstroom Campus' Graphic Design Subject group. The exclusive exhibition will display work across all areas of brand...

15 Aug 2011

Vodacom exploring options for Congo business

Vodacom International Limited, which holds 51% of Vodacom Congo SPRL has agreed with Congolese Wireless Network SPRL (CWN), the holder of the other 49% of Vodacom Congo SPRL, to appoint NM Rothschild & Sons (South Africa) (Pty) Limited to explore options for the Vodacom Congo SPRL business, it was...

28 Dec 2010

Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference
Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference

The 13th PAMRO Meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 21-24 August 2011 in the Francophone country of Senegal. The cost for the conference will be approximately R3300 excluding air travel and accommodation. For more information, go to

16 Nov 2010

Mobile User Experience conference postponed
Mobile User Experience conference postponed

EduNetworks' inaugural Mobile User Experience conference has been postoned till after the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with possible new dates being 28 - 29 July 2010. The conference was due to take place this month at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Updates and a revised programme schedule...

6 May 2010

US mobile operator gears up for 2010, Africa

Earlier this week, the US-based brand by Cole Solutions began operating in the local market, with a promise to help make next year's FIFA World Cup a success by delivering quality 2010 content. It will soon launch a mobile service that is essentially the SMS version of social...

23 Oct 2009

Live tweeting from Mobile Web Africa
Live tweeting from Mobile Web Africa

The inaugural two-day Mobile Web Africa, for which is a media partner, kicked off yesterday morning, Tuesday, 13 October 2009, at the Michaelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. To follow live tweeting from various delegates on Twitter, click here and here....

13 Oct 2009

Nokia World Day 2009 in Germany via webcast

Nokia is hosting Nokia World Day in Stuttgart, Germany, 2 - 3 September 2009. The event includes keynote speakers, interactive sessions, the Nokia World Experience lounge and open discussions to encourage the exchange of ideas in the mobile industry, which may be viewed live via webcasts. For more...

27 Aug 2009

Africa fastest growth of cell phones

Africa has the fastest growth rate of mobile phone users in the world according to a survey conducted by the International Telecommunications Union. The UN agent says the growth is being aided by mobile phone banking which allows people without bank accounts to send money quickly and safely by SMS...

4 Mar 2009

Cellphone company launches BlackBerry in Tanzania

Research In Motion (RIM), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions, and Vodacom Tanzania, have announced that the BlackBerry solution is now available to Vodacom Tanzania subscribers throughout the country. The BlackBerry solution is designed to bring together innovative...

7 Nov 2008 partners up with BlackBerry partners up with BlackBerry

click to and Blackberry are giving away the BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphone, the smallest and lightest BlackBerry smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard. The publisher of, Abby Wakama, said the competition was the first phase in a growing relationship with...

10 Sep 2008

Take a number

Warid Telecom, which open its doors to the general public on Monday has received an overwhelming response from all Ugandans across the country as they flocked to service centres to pre-register their preferred numbers in a bid to join the Warid family. In total over 80,000 thousand potential...

18 Jan 2008

W880i is phone of the year
W880i is phone of the year

click to enlargeSony Ericsson's W880i walkman handset has been named best phone of the year at the 2007 Nigerian Telecoms Awards in Lagos, hosted annually by Logica Telecom Awards Limited. Other nominees in this category included the Nokia E61i and the Motorola V3. The W880i sports a brushed...

31 Aug 2007

State sells share in Maroc Telecom

Morocco's finance ministry has announced that the state has sold 4% of its shares in Maroc Telecom (Itissalatt Al Maghreb), while retaining a 30% stake. Vivendi Universal still holds the majority share of 51% in the telecoms company, which is listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange as well as the...

4 Jul 2007

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