Telecoms

Dec 15, 2018
Facebook's secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces, is no more. Building 8, the division Facebook…
Dec 15, 2018
Google published its "Year in Search 2018" report on Wednesday, and unsurprisingly, the global results are topped by the biggest sporting event of the year, the World Cup. Sports, elections,…
Dec 10, 2018
The bitter truth buried in recent headlines about how the political consulting company – Cambridge Analytica – used social media and messaging, primarily Facebook and WhatsApp, to try to sway…
Dec 05, 2018
Telecommunication firm, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, on Tuesday, asked the Federal High Court in Lagos for a further adjournment in the suit it filed to challenge the $8,134,312,397.63 being demanded…
Nov 27, 2018
Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa says spinning off Cassava Smartech from the telecoms business will attract a different type of investor to the ones who have traditionally invested in the…
Nov 21, 2018
Tecno Mobile has announced the launch and availability of its new smartphones, the Camon 11 and the Camon 11 Pro, in Kenya. The 2 devices have notches and also come…
Nov 17, 2018
MTN's new smart phone is due to be launched in Nigeria and South Africa at the start of next year. The new phone, which offers a 3G internet connection, could…
Nov 17, 2018
The Courier Regulatory Department (CRD) of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has revoked licences of 30 courier companies in the country. The General Manager, CRD, Dr Ishaya Diwa, made the…
Nov 15, 2018
Telecommunication company, MTN Nigeria, has sued the Nigerian government to the tune of N3 billion.   The firm, in the new suit, is challenging the legality of N242 billion and…
Nov 07, 2018
South African telecoms firm Vodacom said on Wednesday it had entered into a roaming and facilities leasing agreement with Telkom, South Africa's biggest fixed-line operator. Vodacom said the multi-billion rand…
Nov 01, 2018
Mobile phones have become widespread all over the world, including in rural and low-income communities. As research shows, these devices have the potential to bring about significant societal change –…
Oct 31, 2018
The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed December 4, 2018 for hearing in the suit filed by MTN Nigeria Communications Limited to challenge the $8,134,312,397.63 being demanded from the…
Oct 30, 2018
While MTN saw strong subscriber growth outside SA, it lost 834,000 prepaid customers in South Africa from June to September of this year. The company is losing customers to cheaper…
Oct 29, 2018
MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile operator, reported a 1.1 percent rise in quarterly user base on Monday, helped partly by strong performances in Nigeria, its largest but increasingly problematic market.…

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