Category Archives: Telecom

Second Bolivian satellite to offer more capacity

Ivan Zambrana, director of the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE in Spanish) said that the new Bolivian satellite will have a capacity 10 times bigger than the Túpac Katari satellite, since it will have more than 10,000 MHz of bandwidth, reported La Razón. Currently, the new satellite is in the process of being approved. “A project [...]

Segundo satélite boliviano de telecomunicaciones será superior al Túpac Katari

El director de la Agencia Boliviana Espacial (ABE), Iván Zambrana, aseguró que el segundo satélite de telecomunicaciones será 10 veces superior al Túpac Katari, ya que tendrá un ancho de banda que superará los 10.000 MHz, según informó La Razón. Actualmente, el nuevo satélite está en proceso de aprobación. Un proyecto de ese tipo tiene [...]

Safaricom negotiates with local authorities to introduce M-Pesa into Ethiopia

Ethiopians may soon experience M-Pesa, the famous mobile payment service of Kenyan mobile phone operator Safaricom. According to sources quoted by Reuters, the telecom company has already reached a very advanced level of its negotiations, in this sense, with the authorities of the country. For the Vodacom subsidiary, successfully entering the Ethiopian market, with a [...]

Applus plans to launch 5G in Congo

Matt Stead, Business and Development Africa Manager of Applus, a company specializing in testing, inspection and certification was received in audience on 16 July 2016 by Congolese Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Léon Juste Ibombo. During the meeting, he expressed to the boss of the telecom sector, the willingness of the company he represents to [...]

Moov to revolutionise the mobile sector in Togo

Moov telecoms operator is the latest in Togo to launch 4G services and aims to attract 200,000 users on its 4G network by the end of 2018. The operator disclosed that it had more than 2,000 4G users within a week of introducing the service and its target to reach 200,000 is realistic. Abdellah Tabhiret, [...]

9mobile partners Bango to introduce mobile payment service in Nigeria

9mobile has gone one step towards reaffirming itself as one of the most innovative telco with the launch of 9pay. This is an operator-billed payment platform for Google Play store users, launched in collaboration with Google, and Bango, the leading global mobile payments company. According to its Chief Product & Information Officer, Otuyemi Otule, 9mobile [...]

Ooredoo Mobile App rolls out new features in Oman

Ooredoo is providing customers with an enhanced digital experience through new options and benefits. Along with the introduction of new features, customers can now surf, purchase, subscribe to services and manage their mobile accounts 24/7, in just a few clicks. The new features include giving users instant access to the current daily Ooredoo Surprises, viewing the [...]

Dubai’s Etisalat provides free access to ‘Apple Music’

Etisalat announced an offer of six-month free access to ‘Apple Music’ for its postpaid customers, granting them access to tens of millions of songs via iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac, as well as PC or Android. Etisalat declared its postpaid plans (New postpaid, Smart and Emirati) offer options for flexible and local minutes starting from AED 150 [...]

Ooredoo launches new Business App in Oman

Ooredoos new Business App is proving a big hit, offering its Business-to-Business customers more control over their accounts through a wide array of services and features. The innovative service is the first of its kind in Oman in the telco market and puts its full portfolio of business-oriented products one click away. Sultan bin Ahmed [...]

MTN to roll out new services in Namibia

South African mobile group MTN says that it is planning to introduce new services in Namibia this August. MTN Namibia executive Hester Marais said that the operator will use Namibias state-owned network for its services, with further plans to also enter the local money market. MTN has had operations in Namibia for over 20 years, but [...]