Telecoms

Mar 23, 2018
After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, many are calling for greater regulation of social media…
Mar 22, 2018
The buzzword ‘going digital’ has been around for years now, and for most entrepreneurs, this has meant having a website with a logo, service or product offering, positioning and contact…
Mar 07, 2018
The Abidjan protocol on free roaming is now active across Benin after the country became the eighth nation in West Africa to enforce the regional agreement which facilitates a reduction…
Mar 02, 2018
African mobile towers operator Helios Towers plans to list on the London Stock Exchange in early April, it said on Friday, with an expected valuation of about 2 billion pounds…
Feb 09, 2018
MTN Group plans to raise around $500 million through an IPO of its Nigerian unit, as part of a deal struck with the country’s regulators to settle a $1.7 billion…
Jan 31, 2018
South Korea's Samsung has overtaken US rival Intel as the world's biggest maker of semi-conductors as sales in the sector boom, a study published by consultancy Gartner showed. Samsung Electronics "gained the…
Jan 31, 2018
China and the African Union dismissed on Monday a report in French newspaper Le Monde that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. An article published…
Jan 12, 2018
Nigerian regulators have set a Jan. 16 deadline for receipt of binding offers from prospective bidders to acquire debt-laden telecom firm 9mobile, the telecoms regulator said on Thursday. The Nigerian…
Jan 11, 2018
By UK Bureau ZIMBABWEAN telecoms, media and financial services tycoon, Strive Masiyiwa, is now worth US$1.7 billion and ranked 14th on Forbes' list of African billionaires. According to the US-based…
Dec 28, 2017
As the year ends, WhatsApp gives a farewell note to some smartphone users and it’s not a good one. WhatsApp will cease to work on devices running BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10…
Dec 22, 2017
Benin’s telecommunications regulator has withdrawn the operating licence of Nigerian mobile telecoms company Globacom’s local unit in a dispute over new terms, according to a document seen this week. The…
Dec 18, 2017
Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger, has partnered with Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, to launch the Uber ride-on-demand service within BBM Messenger. Users around the world…
Dec 15, 2017
Junk status. Downgrades. Inflation. Recession. Fuel price hikes. These are terms South Africans are exposed to on a daily basis. The reality is that there's a great deal of uncertainty…
Dec 05, 2017
Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled…
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