Zambia hints at fifth telco operator

A fifth telco
for Zambia?

Enough room says
industry regulator.

Wednesday, Feb 26th

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

Telcos say there is an increasing demand for smartphones and data services, despite hefty mobile data costs.

UK-based startup to build pan-African edutainment franchise

UK-based startup to build pan-African edutainment franchise

Kukua has raised US$2.5 million in seed investment to construct game-based apps.

Smartphone shipments up 9.8% in Africa

Smartphone shipments up 9.8% in Africa

South Africa remains the continent's most developed telecommunications market, with smartphone shipments up 17.4%, according to IDC.

Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Research by Pew Research Centre sheds light on market developments.

MTN rolls out VoLTE service

MTN rolls out VoLTE service

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

What does 4IR actually mean for Africa?

What does 4IR actually mean for Africa?

Continent's emerging's youth will be impacted the most, as mobile-centric business strategies are rolled out to keep continent on track.

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.

Malawi to enforce digital payment channels

Malawi to enforce digital payment channels

Central Bank outlines objectives of Deployment and Usage of Electronic Payments Channels Regulations 2018.

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.

Zim govt moves to quell price increase protests

Zim govt moves to quell price increase protests

 

Authorities issue threats after price increases, bans protests over new tax.

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.