English Issue Archives

  • Paga pulls away from the pack as Nigeria’s m-money market develops – Will offer improved payment choice functionality in September
  • Kenya’s Safaricom edges quietly into the home space with the Big Box and possible FTTH option with Kenya Power
  • Africa’s Data Future – Telecoms regulators need to innovate to get lower Internet access costs
  • Comsol to spend US$70 million rolling out Millimetre Band nationally in South Africa to create fibre-like wireless for local access
  • Bollore’s Vivendi has a plan to build a rail-based 5,000 kms fibre backbone linking half a dozen African countries
  • Facebook’s OpenCellular – Another disrupter in cracking Africa’s remote area nut?
  • With 8 million clients in Africa, StarTimes now brings innovative Telecoms and IT solutions
  • WIOCC CEO Chris Wood bullish about Africa’s international bandwidth growth but says new cables “more than market can soak up”
  • Nigerian payment gateway Amplify start-up targets the recurring payments market worth US$1.3 billion
  • Rwanda: Vanu innovates low-cost rural coverage by lowering both OPEX and CAPEX costs
  • Nigeria’s BeepTool offers a home-grown Skype, WhatsApp and Viber rolled into one plus money transfer, claims 500,000 users
  • Data close to overtaking voice revenues in one African market – The whole shape of the business is changing
  • Race for new international fibre build on east coast of Africa hots up but why build more capacity?
  • Senegal’s ADIE begins to drive online services for Government and its own fibre roll-out
  • Pangea launches Voice-To-Internet App in Nigeria for those who want Internet outside data coverage areas
  • Sliide launches the African version of a mobile Flipboard in Nigeria with free data for users as the incentive
  • Mawingu Network’s Tim Nderi rolls out low-cost, regional Wi-Fi hot-spots, adding new Counties – “Nothing holding back further expansion”
  • SavannaSunrise opens up global online hotel booking in East Africa – B2C processes drive digital take-up and data use
  • Long lost fibre project finally announces next step – AfDB will fund Algiers-Abuja stretch of Niger-Chad fibre link
  • The Moment Minutes Turn Into Data – Smile launches VoLTE voice tariff based on data charges