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Tizeti rolls out affordable LTE in Southern Nigeria

Tizeti rolls out affordable LTE in Southern Nigeria

As part of its commitment to ensuring access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa’s underserved populations, Tizeti, which describes itself as West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider, is rolling out its LTE network in Nigeria’s Edo State.

Which operator is partnering Cell C?

Which operator is partnering Cell C?

Debt-troubled South African operator Cell C has started the process of migrating customers to its roaming partners’ tower infrastructure as it prepares to switch off its own radio access network.

Nigerian SIM-related ID drive already under pressure

Nigerian SIM-related ID drive already under pressure

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s order for telecoms firms to add National Identification Numbers (NIN) to all registered SIM cards within two weeks – that is, by the end if this year – has, perhaps predictably, already faced difficulties.

Thunes and Co-op bring new money transfer service to Kenya

Thunes and Co-op bring new money transfer service to Kenya

Barely a week goes by, it seems, without the announcement of another digital money transfer service in Africa. The latest involves Co-operative Bank of Kenya, a leading financial institution in Kenya and the larger East Africa region, and Thunes, a cross-border payment provider.

Nokia outlines its role in Togocom’s 5G plans

Nokia outlines its role in Togocom’s 5G plans

Following last week’s announcement that operator Togocom is deploying the first 5G network in West Africa, Nokia has announced that it will be supplying 5G equipment and services for the new network, which launched in Togo's capital city Lomé ...

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