Category Archives: Telecom

Hormuud Telecom unveils its first mobile money app in Somalia

Waafi is considered as one of Somalias major telecom companys mobile money applications that brings quick impact when it comes to ease access to manage mobile money and other related financial services all in one app. The Waafi app combines mobile money, communication, entertainment, and payments where consumers can access bank accounts, perform online transactions, [...]

Discovery Inc. & Intigral launch HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel on Jawwy TV

Discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription content service, and Intigral, today announced the expansion of Discoverys portfolio on Intigrals leading OTT service Jawwy TV with the launch of HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel. The channels offer a signature mix of compelling, high-quality productions across genres including home and garden, renovation, food, exploration, adventure [...]

Antel invertirá casi USD 150 millones en infraestructura de fibra óptica y 5G en Uruguay

El Presidente de Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, mantuvo una reunión la semana pasada con Gabriel Gurméndez, CEO de la telco Antel. De acuerdo a la información reportada en varios websites locales, incluyendo La Diaria, el ejecutivo aseguró que se logró un acuerdo que permite acelerar algunas inversiones relacionadas a la cobertura de fibra óptica en [...]

Antel to invest almost USD 150 million in fiber optic and 5G infrastructure in Uruguay

Uruguayan President, Luis Lacalle Pou, held a meeting last week with Gabriel Gurmendez, CEO at the countrys telco Antel. According to information reported on several local websites, including La Diaria, the executive reported that an agreement was reached, which allows to accelerate some investments related to fiber optic coverage in the country. According to Gurmendez, [...]

MFS Africa collaborates with Afrimoney in Sierra Leone

MFS Africa describes itself as Africas largest payment gateway. The company has announced its entry into Sierra Leone, partnering with Afrimoney, the mobile money service offered by pan-African telecommunications company Africell. The goal will be to enable mobile money users in the country to receive payments from abroad smoothly and affordably. As explained by MFS, [...]

Liberty Latin America recibe autorización del Presidente de Costa Rica para adquirir operaciones de Telefónica en el país

Las compañías de telecomunicaciones Liberty Latin America y Telefónica anunciaron oficialmente este lunes 2 de agosto que han recibido la autorización del Presidente de Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, para la venta de las operaciones de  Telefónica, que opera en América Latina bajo la marca Movistar, en el país a Cabletica, filial controlada por Liberty [...]

Costa Rican President allows Liberty Latin America to acquire Telefonica’s operations in the country

Telecommunications companies Liberty Latin America and Telefonica have officially announced this last Monday, August 2nd that Costa Rican President, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has allowed  the sale of Telefonicas operations in the country -where they are known as Movistar- to Liberty Latin Americas 80% subsidiary, Cabletica. Both companies expect the transaction to be closed in mid-August. [...]

Ooredoo rolls out its eSports brand in partnership with Quest

Ooredoo has rolled out Ooredoo Nation – Gamers Land and inked a key new agreement with Quest that will allow it to establish a significant presence throughout the rapidly emerging eSports domain.  The telecom company has inked an agreement with Quest LLC, the first and largest Qatari-registered company specializing in the business of eSports. Its [...]

Orange Egypt introduces Amazon Prime Video to its customers

Orange Egypt has teamed up with Amazon to offer Orange pre-paid and post-paid customers 6 months of Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video is offering Orange customers an exclusive selection to its subscribers only. Customers can watch thousand of movies, TV shows and exclusive Amazon Originals such as Goliath, Bosch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The [...]

Chile impulsa nuevo proyecto para desplegar fibra óptica en la región de Tarapacá

La Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones de Chile (Subtel), entidad encargada de controlar y supervisar el mercado de las telecomunicaciones en el país, anunció oficialmente el 20 de julio pasado el lanzamiento de un nuevo concurso para licitar el proyecto Fibra Óptica Tarapacá (FOT). Se trata de una iniciativa mediante la cual la entidad otorgará un subsidio [...]