Category Archives: Telecom

Liquid Telecom partners with Kymeta Corporation to provide internet connectivity across Africa

The pan-African telecommunications company, Liquid Telecom intends to bring Internet connectivity in Africa and has inked a service agreement with the American company Kymeta Corporation, which specializes in providing internet connectivity through its network combining cellular and satellite technology. The collaboration was recently endorsed at the African Telecommunications Exhibition, AfricaCom. The Director of the satellite [...]

MTN acquires Simfy Africa

MTN has announced that it has acquired Simfy Africa, a local music streaming company. Simfy Africa and the 42 million titles in its catalog would allow MTN to launch in the coming weeks a music streaming service in Africa. Nevertheless, the telecom operator does not want to impose its image on the activity of Simfy [...]

Seacom acquires FibreCo Telecommunications

African telecoms and subsea connectivity provider, Seacom, has disclosed the strategic acquisition of FibreCo, to boost the company’s reach in Southern Africa. Fibreco provides nationwide connectivity and operates a nationwide dark fibre network in South Africa. The acquisition will enable Seacom to bolster its business and enterprise service offering in Africa. According to Seacom, “The [...]

MTN Rwanda offers ‘MyMTN App’ to its subscribers

MTN Rwanda subscribers will now have access to different services on their smartphones through the telecoms newly-launched mobile application MyMTN App, a self-care tool allowing users to self-serve and engage with customer service online. The application is already accessible for all MTN post-paid and prepaid smartphone subscribers and can be downloaded for free from app [...]

MTN re-introduces Mobile Money in SA

MTN is re-launching Mobile Money in South Africa. Recently, group CEO and president Rob Shuter said the telco would bring the service back to SA in the first quarter of 2019. MTN SA declared it was removing the Mobile Money (MoMo) offer in the country due to lack of commercial feasibility.  The service was first rolled out in [...]

Telecom Argentina reporta pérdidas en los primeros nueve meses del año

Telecom Argentina reportó ventas por AR$ 99.494 millones (USD 2.800 millones) en los primeros nueve meses del año, un crecimiento de 29,3% en comparación al mismo período del año anterior. No obstante, el grupo tuvo pérdidas por AR$ 18.540 millones (USD 522,7 millones) para el mismo período, por el impacto de diferencias cambiarias, según explicó [...]

CommScope to acquire Arris

CommScope, a global provider of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has agreed to acquire Arris International in an all-cash transaction for a total purchase price of approximately USD 7.4 billion, including the repayment of debt. The combination of CommScope and Arris would create a company with approximately USD 11.3 billion in revenue and adjusted EBITDA [...]

CommScope adquiere Arris

CommScope, proveedor global de soluciones de infraestructura para redes de comunicaciones, anunció un acuerdo para adquirir Arris International por USD 7.400 millones, incluido el pago de la deuda. La combinación de CommScope y Arris resultará en una compañía con aproximadamente USD 11.300 millones en ingresos y un EBITDA ajustado de aproximadamente USD 1.800 millones, de [...]

South Africa’s Vodacom and Telkom conclude deal to share networks

Vodacom and Telkom have inked a long-term, multi-billion-rand agreement to allow Telkom to obtain roaming and facilities leasing services from Vodacom with full effect from June 2019. The terms of the collaboration will allow Telkom subscribers to roam on Vodacom’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks. This will result in an increased in roaming experience for [...]

Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa

A subsidiary company of Vodafone Group, Vodacom has extended its reach in 19 new African countries. By including the 19 new countries, Vodacom has already reached up to 28 markets. In the future, the mobile communication service provider will keep on enhancing its market to 47 countries in Africa. Through the help of Vodacom Business, [...]