MainOne links up with Orange, Minkels to boost connectivity

MainOne goes
with Orange

Companies announce
major investment.

Wednesday, Sep 19th

MTN rolls out VoLTE service

MTN rolls out VoLTE service

Operator will adopt a two-phased approach to roll out, beginning in September 2018.

MTN to launch budget smartphones in early 2019

MTN to launch budget smartphones in early 2019

Operator confirmed SA and Nigeria as primary targets for Q1 next year.

Uganda lifts ban on airtime scratch cards

Uganda lifts ban on airtime scratch cards

MTN Uganda CEO responds saying research shows that 99 percent of customers have already embraced the electronic airtime loading system.

Smartphones advance literacy in Africa

Smartphones advance literacy in Africa

Nigeria, SA and Ivory Coast are the African countries with the highest mobile and online reading populations in 2018, says a report by Opera Mini.

G5 Sahel to introduce free roaming by 2019

G5 Sahel to introduce free roaming by 2019

Regional framework organisation adopts policy roadmap.

MTN Nigeria refutes order to refund US$8bn

MTN Nigeria refutes order to refund US$8bn

The mobile operator challenges the Nigerian central bank over allegations that it breached the country's foreign exchange regulations.

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MTN secures deal AI-driven customer engagement

Agreement with Flytxt applies across telco's entire network

Huawei determined to take on Samsung

Huawei determined to take on Samsung

Africa market key part of the strategy to challenge, as global smartphone market takes a hit.

DRC: GSMA calls for reform of mobile sector taxation

DRC: GSMA urges reform of mobile sector taxation

Organisation recommends a reduction in excise duty imposed on mobile services from 10 to 3%.

Uganda wants MTN to list locally before licence extension

Uganda wants MTN to list locally before licence extension

The country asks MTN Uganda to list some of its shares on the local stock exchange as a condition for renewing its operating licence.

Sub-Saharan Africa's glaring mobile connectivity gender gap

Sub-Saharan Africa's glaring mobile connectivity gender gap

GSMA research highlights the challenge of less digital empowerment in society.