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Shareholders trying to hold up Smile

Shareholders trying to hold up Smile

South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is holding discussions with shareholders in a bid to avert the liquidation of pan-African operating group Smile Telecoms Holdings.

Helios and Airtel Africa: the tower sale trend continues

Helios and Airtel Africa: the tower sale trend continues

Airtel Africa, a pan-African operator with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, has announced the signing of agreements to sell its telecommunications tower companies in Madagascar and Malawi to Helios Towers plc, a leading independent telecommunications infrastructure company in

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More spectrum auction problems for ICASA

More spectrum auction problems for ICASA

The saga of South African regulator ICASA and the release of more spectrum to operators has taken another twist, with ICASA now planning to appeal a recent court order halting a forthcoming spectrum auction.

Raxio claims a data centre first for DRC

The  Raxio Group, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, has claimed a first. It will establish and invest in Raxio Kinshasa, the first in a series of state-of-the-art, privately owned, carrier-neutral data centres in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

A boost for e-learning in Nigeria – from outer space

Spacecom, a satellite service provider and the owner and operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, together with its local partner in Nigeria, Intertel, and in partnership with Zinox, a leading Nigerian internet and e-learning service provider, has signed a multi-year contract to enable internet

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Could Somalia become the world’s first cashless economy?

Could Somalia become the world’s first cashless economy?

Somalia’s Hormuud Telecom already offers mobile money services but, in an effort to formalise the country’s fast-growing digital payments infrastructure and integrate it with the global financial system, Somalia’s central bank has now awarded the country’s first mobile money licence to the

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New Kenyan MVNO focuses on IoT

New Kenyan MVNO focuses on IoT

There’s been a lot of interest from the African press recently in the news that online payments services company JamboPay has obtained a license to operate as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in Kenya.

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