Cell C pushing to be first with new service offerings

Cell C Cell C said it remains focussed on providing customers with innovative and affordable products and will strive to be the first with new service offerings. Cell C had a strong year and was the first mobile network operator in Africa to launch Wi-Fi calling for the iPhone. The company is also the only…

Dégroupage, MVNO… : Houda Feraoun déterre le projet de loi télécoms de Moussa Benhamadi

MVNOC Le projet de code des postes et des communications électroniques, qui sera bientôt soumis au Conseil des ministres, reprend les mêmes dispositions contenues dans la le projet de loi sur la Poste et les TIC présenté par l’ex-MPTIC, Moussa Benhamadi à l’APN en 2013 puis retiré juste après par son successeur Zohra Derdouri. La…

Orange Cameroun to save FCfa 72 million, following return of 400,000 telephone numbers to telecom regulatory body

Orange Cameroun (Business in Cameroon) – The Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ART) in Cameroon has just made public a decision signed on 9 September 2016, on “the withdrawal of 400,000 telephone numbers formerly allocated” to the Cameroonian subsidiary of French telecom group Orange. This decision from the regulatory body in the telecom sector, which thus grants…

GIN to bring cost effective satellite connectivity to Africa

GIN, satellite, Africa Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has launched Source, a fully managed, virtual network satellite operator service. Aimed at telecoms and internet service providers, Source will be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa on the first Jupiter hub in Africa, which is owned and operated by GIN. Mathew Welthagen, CEO, GIN says that the company…

Entrepreneur: Washirika Holdings’ Romeo Kumalo

Washirika Holdings, Romeo Kumalo Entrepreneur Romeo Kumalo says more competition in the tech sector may be a solution to the high price of data in SA. Kumalo, the former Vodacom executive and a supporter of the #DataMustFall movement, has plans to introduce his own mobile virtual network operator — much like Virgin Mobile and FNB…

Facebook to give free Internet access to poor communities, freedom questioned

Facebook, Internet Access Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg’s latest project is to provide Internet connection to the poor and marginalized people. Although this may seem like a chivalrous act by this social media titan, it cannot be denied that Facebook is benefitting from this ploy. Hence, Zuckerberg is facing accusations that he is secretly…

Tanzanian MVNO AMOTEL works with TTCL to connect remote villages with voice and data

Tanzanian, MVNO, AMOTEL Tanzania’s Amotel is pioneering a new approach to connecting areas that are unprofitable for big carriers. It is working as an MVNO on the TTCL network and World Telecoms Labs’ Vivada equipment to make it work. Russell Southwood spoke to Simon Pearson and Satya Mekala of World Telecoms Labs about how it’s…

Equitel’s growth drives mobile penetration to 90% – CA

Equitel Cellular mobile penetration in the country has reached 90 per cent, the Communications Authority has said,driven by Equity Bank’s Finserve Africa. Finserve operates the Equitel brand and was licenced by the CA in 2014 alongside two other Mobile Virtual Network Operators – Mobile Pay and Zioncell Kenya. According to CA, the licensing of MVNOs…

MTN South Africa evaluating the MVNO market

MTN South Africa, MVNO ITWeb reports that MTN South Africa is reportedly eyeing partnerships with mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the country, an area Cell C currently monopolises. MTN Business GM of partnerships Johannes Kanis told ITWeb the operator was already in discussions with a few MVNOs. MTN South Africa CEO Mteto Nyati would…

PSB Network, a new MVNO to provide religious experience

PBS Network, MVNO A new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), PSB Network is being launched by a Southern African church network. PSB Network is backed by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (PSB) Ministries, which has a core target market of around two million members within South Africa and its neighbours. “In order to service our community in…

Why it is legal for FNB to SIM-lock its smartphones

FNB, SIM-Lock FNB is not breaking any laws by locking its branded phones to its network. “Is that even legal?” is a question frequently asked when people discover FNB has SIM-locked its new ConeXis phones. SIM-locking refers to limiting the networks a device will run on. In the case of the FNB ConeXis X1 smartphone,…

Romeo Kumalo behind ‘massive’ new South Africa MVNO

South Africa, MVNO Former top Vodacom executive Romeo Kumalo plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator in South Africa. By Duncan McLeod. Former top Vodacom executive Romeo Kumalo plans to launch a mobile virtual network operator in South Africa. The former CEO of Vodacom’s international operations is, however, tight-lipped about what the MVNO will…

FNB launches own-branded smartphones

First National Bank First National Bank is stepping up its foray into the mobile telecommunications industry, launching its own-branded smartphones, the ConeXis X1 and ConeXis A1. First National Bank is stepping up its foray into the mobile telecommunications industry, launching its own-branded smartphones. The low-cost but “high-quality” ConeXis X1 and A1 phones will be available…

South Africa Spectrum licences could herald new telecoms era

South Africa Spectrum licences THE radio frequency spectrum licensing process could see the entry of new investors in the lucrative telecommunications industry. These could be in the form of mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) and black companies buying interests in existing telecoms companies. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has invited companies to apply…

In Partnership with Alepo, Bitflux Launches the first Wholesale LTE Services in Nigeria

Bitflux, Wholesale, LTE Bitflux recently launched new wholesale LTE data services on Alepo’s advanced policy and charging control, convergent charging and billing, and CRM platform. Thursday, August 25, 2016, Austin, TX – Alepo (www.alepo.com) – an award-winning global provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, announced today that Bitflux, the…

Tunisia: Lycamobile has until September 1 to meet its obligations for number portability

Tunisia, Lycamobile L’Instance nationale des télécommunications de Tunisie (INTT) issued an injunction against Lycamobile. This concerns non-compliance by telecom company, entered the national telecom market in the last quarter 2015, of its obligations regarding mobile number portability. Clearly, the telecom regulator charges the mobile operator’s failure to meet the demands of portability that it formulate…

Kenya Mobile Internet Report Q3 2016 :: Asoko Sector Brief

Kenya, Mobile Internet Report, Q3 2016 The launch of a second mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the first quarter has intensified competition in Kenya’s mobile market, something which is likely to increase further with the pending entry of a second player to the long term evolution (LTE)/4G mobile data market. 2015 saw the launch…

Viva mobile attains pass to operate as a MVNO in Zimbabwe

VIVA MOBILE, MVNO, ZIMBABWE For what is first of its kind, Viva Mobile has been granted permission to operate as a mobile network operator in Zimbabwe. The big difference is that the company will be operating as a MVNO or Mobile Virtual Network Operator. This means they will be operating using infrastructure that is not…

Standard Bank rules out MVNO

Standard Bank, MVNO source TechCentral Standard Bank has no plans, at least for the foreseeable future, to launch a mobile virtual network operator. Standard Bank has no plans, at least for the foreseeable future, to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). The banking group’s chief executive for personal and business banking Peter Schlebusch said…

Tanzania MVNO Amotel launches rural network project

Tanzania, MVNO, Amotel The Citizen has reported that The Tanzanian government has spent KES 76 billion on telecommunication projects in rural areas under a special fund. Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communications, Edwin Ngonyani said the projects so far have covered 1,939 villages in over 443 districts. The deputy minister was speaking at the…

South Africa MNO, Cell C hits 1 Million + MVNO Subscribers

South Africa, MNO, Cell C, MVNO The Cell C’s platform connects clients of Virgin Mobile, Mr Price Mobile and me&you mobile. SA MNO, Cell C’s mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) platform, which has enabled company’s such as FNB Connect to connect its customers, announced on Monday that it has has brought in over one million…

Introducing MVNO Customer Experience Innovations to the African market

MVNO, Africa Where Social Media meets Mobile: I-New Unified Mobile Solutions, leading and multiple industry awarded MVNO/E Solution provider, will introduce its Customer Experience Innovations at the 2016 MVNOs Africa Industry Summit. I-New Unified Mobile Solutions is one of the fastest growing technology solutions provider in the worldwide mobile communication industry. To conveniently open the…

MVN-X MVNO customers to gain WiFi offload

MVNOs, WiFi offload MVN-X has announced that its customers can now gain automatic WiFi access at over 2 500 hotspots to complement their existing GSM voice and data services. MVN-X is the first niche network enabler in South Africa to partner with WiFi provider Always On to make this service available. PREMIUM CONTENT: Please Login,…