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Millicom says farewell to Africa

Millicom says farewell to Africa

A not unexpected but certainly significant recent event has been the formal conclusion by Millicom, a telecommunications group with a strong focus on developing markets, of its Africa divestiture programme.

Mobile banking chatbot introduced in Zimbabwe

Mobile banking chatbot introduced in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean financial services provider First Capital Bank has announced the launch of Alisa, a WhatsApp banking chatbot, bringing together machine learning and cognitive computing technologies to provide customers and clients with various banking services.

Botswana ends MNP effort

Botswana ends MNP effort

A good eight years after the idea was first mooted, Botswana’s attempt to introduce mobile number portability (MNP), which allows customers to change their network provider while retaining their original number, has ground to a halt.

Guinea goes for digitised comms regulation

Guinea goes for digitised comms regulation

The Telecommunication and Posts Regulatory Authority (ARPT) of the Republic of Guinea and the company Global Voice Group (GVG), a provider of ICT and RegTech solutions, have announced a partnership relating to the deployment of what is described as a leading-edge mobile and digital ecosystem

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Interview: Airtel Africa’s Razvan Ungureanu

Interview: Airtel Africa’s Razvan Ungureanu

Delivering reliable coverage in Africa presents many logistical challenges, but since joining Airtel Africa in 2016 the group’s Chief Technology Officer Razvan Ungureanu has overseen the expansion and development of the operator’s networks into some of the continent’s most isolated and

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Botswana tries to boost local ICT

Botswana tries to boost local ICT

Botswana’s information technology and communication (ICT) sector may be about to receive a boost, after news that the country’s government has decided to direct more projects towards locally owned ICT businesses.

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.