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Airtel denies exit reports

Bharti Airtel on Tuesday refuted media reports that it plan to exit operations in 15 countries across Africa by end of 2017. The telecoms giant says it “remains committed to Africa and will continue to invest in its operations to grow.” According to Bharti Airtel Chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal, that ...

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Airtel to exit Nigeria, Ghana, others this year

Bharti Airtel, the mother company of Airtel Ghana, has announced that it will be exiting 14 African countries including Ghana within a year. The affected countries include Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Chad, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. BloombergQuint quotes Bharti Airtel Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal ...

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MTN launches new app to stream movies

MTN logo MTN has partnered African Movies on the Go (AMGO) to launch a mobile application (app) that will allow people to watch movies on their phones. Known as AMGO App, it allows subscribers to download and stream high quality African movies. Launching the app, the acting Head of Products ...

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Biggest telecom merger in the offing as Airtel engages tiGO for a deal

Ghana is Tigo’s second largest market by subscribers The country’s telecommunications sector is set to witness a major transformation as owners of two of the major players in the industry are set to merge. Bharti Airtel, owners of Airtel Ghana, is reportedly in talks with rival company, Millicom International Cellular, ...

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Microsoft, Ecobank Agree to Drive Digital Transformation in Africa

L-R: Mr. Ade Ayeyemi – CEO, Ecobank Group and Mr. Amr Kamel – General Manager, Microsoft Mr. Richard Uku, Group Head, Corporate Communications, ETI, standing middle at the signing in ceremony of the deal in Lome, Togo on Monday. Photo Credit, Ecobank.       Microsoft, the leading platform and ...

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ATB Techsoft Unveils Four Unique Industry Solutions Leverages Microsoft Azure

From left: Chief Software Architect, ATB Techsoft Solutions, Patrick Anaih; Director Small, Mid-Market Solutions & Partners Group, Microsoft Nigeria, Oluwawemimo Adeniyi; Chief Executive Officer, ATB Techsoft Solutions, Abiodun Atobatele and a staffer of Access Bank Plc, Olusola Osibodu at the event.       ATB Techsoft Solutions Limited, an Information ...

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MTN paid N80bn of N330bn fine — FG

The Federal Government has confirmed that MTN Nigeria has paid N80bn of the N330bn fine imposed on it for failing to deactivate more than five million unregistered Subscriber Identification Module cards. Speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, ...

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Data Hike: FG, SENATE AND NCC DESERVE COMMENDATION

The Trade Union Congress Nigeria (TUC) on Thursday applauds the Federal Government, upper chamber and Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for being sensitive to the yearnings of subscribers, who had decried initial plan to abysmally increase data rate even at a time the economy is sick. In saner climes people are ...

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NCC Suspends Plan To Increase Data Price

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Wednesday suspended its directive to telecommunication operators to increase the price of Data. According to statement by the commission’s Public Affairs Director, Tony Ojobo, stated that: “The decision to suspend this directive was taken after due consultation with industry stakeholders and the general complaints ...

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HIKE IN DATA RATE IS UNACCEPTABLE-SAYS, TUC

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria warns against the on-going conspiracy between the Federal Government through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and some major telcom companies, especially MTN to further increase their date rates from December 1, 2016. It is really startling the extent government and its capitalists cronies would ...

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