Susan Mulikita appointed CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Susan M’kandawire Mulikita as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia to accelerate growth and market penetration across the country. Based in Zambia, Susan joined the company on 14 January 2019 and becomes the first female to join Liquid Telecom’s Southern Africa regional executive leadership team as CEO. Susan is […]

Selorm Adadevoh Is MTN Ghana’s New Chief Executive

MTN has appointed Mr. Selorm Adadevoh as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana. He takes over from Ebenezer Asante who is now the Vice President of the MTN Group. Mr. Adadevoh’s appointment is to take effect on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Adadevor was the CEO of Digicel […]

Are Nigerian telecoms subscribers happier in 2018?

The number of complaints by Nigerian telecoms subscribers in Q4 2017 decreased slightly according to the newly-summarised quarterly complaints report released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The regulator said as, at the end of last year, it received a total of 17,247 complaints – representing a minor decrease from the Q3’s record of 18,711 […]

Maroc Telecom now holds 61% stake in Burkina Faso’s Onatel

Maroc Telecom Group has acquired an additional 10% stake in Burkina Faso’s major telecoms operator Onatel SA and increased its shareholding to 61%. In a statement, Maroc Telecom said it paid €41 million for the stake at a price of CFAF 8,000 per share. “This transaction allows Maroc Telecom to strengthen its stake in the […]

Lagos begins removal of dangerous communication masts

The Lagos State Government said it had begun dismantling and removing abandoned and substandard communication masts compromising the safety of residents across the state. Mrs Olayemi Oni, general manager, Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency (LASIMRA), said the measure was to ensure safety and remove environmental hazards. She said the agency was reaching out […]

MTN to invest over three million cedis in Sports for 2018

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana’s largest telecommunication network MTN, Ebenezer Twum-Asante, has promised that the telecommunication giant will spend over three million cedis on sports development in Ghana in 2018. He said the amount does not only cover the FA Cup competition but also covers other clubs that MTN sponsors. He explained that MTN is […]

Airtel Tigo integrates money transfer platforms

Customers of Airtel Money and Tigo Cash will by the end of April 2018, be integrated into a single platform to allow for mobile money transactions. This is according to the CEO of Airtel Tigo, Roshi Motman. The move which will make them the second biggest mobile money operator in the country also forms part […]

Airtel Tigo joins calls for 5G network in Ghana

The Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Tigo, Roshi Motman has called on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to work towards the acquisition of a 5G Spectrum in the country to reflect the evolving communication space in the world. According to her, the NCA has not been clear on its policy direction towards improved internet coverage […]

Zambia: Will digital migration project cost president his job?

Zambia’s main opposition party, the United Party for National Development (UPND) has tabled a motion in the country’s parliament to have president Edgar Lungu impeached. They accuse the leader of presiding over a cabinet that made illegal procurement decisions related to the national digital migration project. UPND parliamentary chief whip Garry Nkombo confirmed the development. […]

Operators race to boost 4G, fibre optic access in Togo

Operators in Togo are competing for share in the country’s growing telecoms market as demand for 4G and fiber optic network infrastructure services increases. On 22 March Vivendi Africa launched its fiber-optic network service in the country’s capital city of Lomé with the intention to roll the offering out nationally, while Togocel has announced plans […]

MTN Launches First 5G Technology In Africa

MTN says it has achieved download speeds of more than 20 gigabits per second in its first trial of fifth- generation (5G) technology. “This is the highest achieved on a mobile network in Africa‚” the service provider said in a statement on Monday. It said it was ready to deploy the technology commercially but could […]

MTN GHANA CONTRIBUTES ¢1.2BN TO GOG TAX NET IN 2017

  Telecoms Giant, MTN Ghana has posted a 68% increase in total taxes paid to Government of Ghana in 2017 as compared to the previous year. The company’s total revenue soared to GH₵3.4 billion in 2017, as against the GH₵2.77 billion revenue recorded in 2016. Speaking at a media forum to present the company’s financial […]

MTN wants to be Africa’s biggest bank

MTN, Africa’s biggest mobile operator, is gunning to become Africa’s biggest bank. The ambitious business strategy was revealed by MTN CEO Rob Shuter yesterday during the Deloitte Africa in 2018 Outlook conference in Woodmead. “The core digital service that we have decided to put our money on is Mobile Money,” said Shuter. “Mobile Money is […]

Ericsson Group Visits NCC, Expresses Interest in the Nigerian Market

Top management staff of  Ericsson – a multinational technology and networking services and equipment company, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden – recently paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission. The Ericsson team of  Shitlesi Makkhofane, Head Government and Industry Relations of Ericsson Group; and  Peter Olusoji of Ericsson Nigeria, was received on behalf of […]

Vodafone Unveils New Slogan

Vodafone has announced a significant global change to its brand positioning to reflect a new purpose and visual identity for the future with the adoption of “The Future is Exciting. Ready?” as a tagline. This represents the first major change to the way the telecom company communicates since the introduction of the “Power to You” […]

Vodafone’s Fibre Broadband Goes to Kumasi

September 30, 2017//-Vodafone Ghana has launched a fibre broadband Internet connectivity in Kumasi. This follows a similar one opened in Accra to target homes and offices. Already, 1,600 households and 700 companies in Kumasi have been connected to the broadband. The CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Madam Yolanda Zoleka Cuba, said the shift from copper to […]

MTN Ghana Gives Scholarships to 20 Teachers on World Teachers’ Day

Accra, October 4, 2017 – MTN Ghana Foundation will be celebrating World Teachers’ Day on Thursday, 5 October, 2017 with the presentation of scholarships to 20 teachers to further their education in Mathematics, Science and English. The scholarships, according to officials of MTN Ghana would enable the 20 public school teachers to upgrade their education at the […]

What a Tigo/Airtel Merger Means to the Industry

In late 2010, Bharti Airtel assumed the reins of Zain Ghana, which had been operating in the country a little less than two years. The merger between the two telecommunications was supposed to catapult Airtel Ghana into the second-most used mobile telecom network in the country. That was not to be. Almost seven years later, […]

Will The Tigo/Airtel Merger Yield the Desired Results

Accra, October 5, 2017//-Mergers and acquisitions are not new to corporate Ghana but they are new in the country’s competitive telecoms industry. The much-talked about Tigo and Airtel merger was approved on Monday by the National Communications Authority (NCA) with some conditions, making the new entity the second largest telecom operator by market share, assets […]

Ghana: Telecoms Chamber Appoints Kenneth Ashigbey as CEO

Accra, October 6, 2017//-The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has appointed Kenneth Ashigbey as its Chief Executive Officer.  His appointment takes effect from November 1, 2017. Mr Ashigbey joins the Chamber from the Graphic Communications Group Limited, where he was the Managing Director. He was previously the CEO at Optimum Media Prime (OMP) and also worked […]

Orange to launch online banking service on Nov. 2

(Reuters) – French telecoms group Orange plans to launch an online banking service on Nov. 2 as it seeks to add another source of revenue to its core services. The move highlights the heightened competition in retail financial services, with mobile telecoms network operators seeing increased smartphone ownership and reduced use of bank branches as […]

MTN Group Appoints Ebenezer Asante as New Regional Vice President

Johannesburg, South Africa, October 6, 2017 – MTN Group has announced the appointment of Ebenezer Asante as Vice President (VP) of the expanded Southern & East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region, effective 1 October 2017.  The role became vacant when then VP, Godfrey Motsa, was appointed CEO of MTN South Africa. Karl Toriola, VP for West and […]

How to Download Your Groove Music Songs Before They Disappear

Yet another music streaming service is falling victim to Spotify. Microsoft’s Groove Music, introduced with Windows 10, combined decent music-playing functionality with an optional streaming plan. But soon, that streaming plan will take an exit and Spotify will replace it.How Groove Music Rivals MusicBee as the Best Desktop Music Player for Windows How Groove Music Rivals MusicBee as the […]

NCA gives approval for Airtel-Tigo merger

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has given approval for the merger between Bharti Ghana Limited (Airtel) and Millicom Ghana Limited (Tigo) to proceed subject to some conditions. This merger will result in an entity which will be the second largest mobile network operations in the country. The merger, which was first announced in March this […]

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