September 24, 2020


Lonestar Cell MTN and WorldRemit launch international remittances

Lonestar Cell MTN, Liberia’s GSM and Mobile Financial Services company, has partnered with WorldRemit to make it possible for Mobile Money customers to now receive international remittances straight to their Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Money accounts, free of charge.

This service presents the exciting prospect for the Liberian community to receive seamless international remittances from their family and friends, anywhere in Europe, Canada and"...

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September 6, 2020


Safaricom Foundation invests in coastal groups with economic empowerment projects

Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative has supported six groups in Kwale and Kilifi with economic empowerment projects worth KES 800,000 impacting close to 4,000 people in the two counties.

In Kwale County, Tsamvulani Mwache Fishermen and Traders Association received water pumps and fish coolers while Huhenzane and Taru Groups benefitted from baking equipment and a posho mill respectively.


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September 6, 2020


CGTN: Beijing to Build Pilot Free Trade Zone to Further Open Up Services Industry

China's central government will support Beijing in setting up a pilot free trade zone characterizing scientific and technological innovation, opening up of the services sector and the digital economy.

The decision was announced at the opening of the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing on Friday.

We will support the municipality in developing"...

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September 3, 2020


TIDAL announces streaming partnership with MTN Nigeria

Global music and entertainment streaming platform, TIDAL, and leading ICT Company, MTN Nigeria have announced a partnership that enables MTN subscribers to receive free 30-day access to TIDAL. The membership includes high-quality music, videos, concerts, interviews, and more from top artists across the globe.

Following TIDAL and MTN's historic launch in Uganda in 2018, this partnership marks TIDAL's continued expansion into the multi-genre"...

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September 3, 2020


Airtel Introduces Unlimited Data Plans

Airtel Nigeria has announced the introduction of its unlimited ultra plans, a new value offering that is designed to ensure its home broadband customers do not run out of data while enjoying superior, uncapped speed and continuous broadband connectivity to the internet.

According to Airtel, the new offering, which is available only to routers and outdoor unit (ODU) customers, would offer telecom consumers the freedom to do more and become more productive"...

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September 1, 2020


Vodacom reimagines customer rewards with VodaBucks

Vodacom is introducing the VodaBucks Rewards Programme as a single platform that rewards customers for their loyalty to Vodacom.

Free to join, the VodaBucks Rewards Programme rewards customers with VodaBucks, which is a unified virtual currency, every time they achieve personalised behavioural goals, such as buying specific bundles using the Just-4-You platform or downloading and engaging with the My Vodacom App. In addition, customers can earn"...

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August 28, 2020


Mavenir Supports Vodafone in Live OpenRAN Network for Rural Coverage in the UK

Vodafone UK has become the first UK mobile operator to switch on an OpenRAN 4G site, partnering with Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native Network Software Provider for Communications Service Providers (CSPs). This deployment in Wales is connecting Vodafone customers around the Royal Welsh Showground in Powys. Vodafone plans to use OpenRAN to more cost-effectively extend 4G services to rural communities and introduce new suppliers in the radio network. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: OpenRAN increases flexibility, agility, speed of rollout, and helps to decrease costs by using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and new innovative virtualised and open solutions. OpenRAN is the foundational principle of open interfaces and product interoperability. It is based on initiatives from the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and O-RAN Alliance, and will lead to networks that are more flexible, innovative and cost effective, and enables new suppliers to support mobile......

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August 27, 2020


Mavenir and Turkcell Enable World’s First OpenRAN vRAN Call with Fully Containerized CU/DU and Open Front Haul

Mavenir, the industry's leading end-to-end cloud-native network software provider for CSPs, and Turkcell, Turkey’s leading digital operator today announce the world’s first OpenRAN vRAN call fully containerized with O-RAN Split 7.2 architecture, in Turkey.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:


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August 25, 2020


Liquid Telecom accelerates Kenya’s digital transformation with Azure Stack cloud solutions

Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced the deployment of its Azure Stack Hub in Nairobi, Kenya. The availability of the hub within Kenyan borders will enable businesses to meet local data regulatory requirements and efficiently run latency sensitive business applications.

This investment showcases Liquid Telecom’s commitment to Kenya’s digital transformation by empowering businesses with a cloud solution that"...

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August 25, 2020


P.I. Works and Beeline Russia Partner to Transform Mobile Experience of Millions

Beeline, a prominent digital operator in Russia, has selected P.I. Works’ advanced network services and cutting-edge automation technology to transform its network operations and enhance customer experience.

The partnership involves the deployment of P.I. Works’ 24/7 Automated Network Management solution and its Performance Management solution for Beeline’s 2G, 3G and 4G networks with services encompassing radio, transport and"...

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