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Poor quality mars Nigeria telecoms

However, not all is totally rosy; operators, the regulator, the government and subscriber groups continue to puzzle over the causes of the poor quality of …

ICT in Africa: Focus now on broadband

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) predicted in a recent report that over 50% of the global population will have internet access within the next three …

Can M-Pesa travel outside Kenya?

Launched in 2007, the M-Pesa mobile money service – introduced by dominant mobile operator Safaricom – is used by 70% of Kenya’s adult population, and …

ICT in Africa: The future is brighter

The telecommunications boom has truly arrived in Africa. The last decade has witnessed a period of huge growth, skyrocketing investment and crucial technological advancement in …

Operators selling off towers

Since 2012, African mobile operators have been emulating others elsewhere in the world by selling off tower infrastructure to independent management firms, who then lease capacity back to the mobile companies. Report by Tom Jackson.

Kenya’s Ultra-Slim war

It would seem that Kenya’s leading mobile operator Safaricom, has recently become a staunch advocate of SIM card security. This has come in the wake …