M-Pesa, Africa's largest financial technology (fintech) platform, has gained 1.2 million members in Ethiopia within the first two months of launching its mobile money service. The telecommunications company confirmed this achievement in its 2023/2024 half-year results announcement.

Read more: M-Pesa Exceeds One Million Users in Ethiopia

TelOne, a Zimbabwean telecommunications company, recently invested $2.4 million in upgrading its broadband network. This upgrade has allowed for increased capacity and reduced connectivity latency. Despite facing challenges from legacy loans and network vandalism affecting 30,000 subscribers, TelOne continues to invest in its network expansion. Lawrence Nkala, the newly appointed CEO, mentioned that the company has invested over $20 million in the network over the past two years. This recent upgrade optimized traffic management and routing processes, specifically in the fiber and ADSL categories. The government-owned telco is also working on developing its metro network, although cash shortages may pose a challenge.

Read more: TelOne Boosts Broadband Network in Zimbabwe

Pursuing the government's strategic goals in information and communication technologies (ICTs) aligned with the President's commitments, the nation has marked a substantial advancement in high-speed landline internet, particularly through the adoption of "fiber to the home" (FTTH) technology.

Read more: Algérie Télécom Celebrates 1 Million FTTH Subscriptions

Several devolved counties in Kenya, including Bomet, Busia, Isiolo, Kitui, Mandera, Migori, and Tharaka-Nithi, have recently gained access to internet connectivity. This expansion joins the ranks of counties like Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, and Nakuru, which were already connected.

Read more: Safaricom Brings 5G to New Kenyan Areas

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, and Mali, and soon in Guinea, millions of mobile users are set to enjoy free music on the Spotify platform when subscribing to an Orange mobile offer. This exciting collaboration between Orange Middle East & Africa and Spotify will introduce a new musical journey for mobile users, featuring a vast music catalog and a user-friendly interface.

Read more: Orange MEA Partners with Spotify for Enhanced Mobile Music and African Talent Promotion

The Egyptian telecommunications company "WE," Egypt's first integrated operator of communication and information technology services, has signed a cooperation protocol with Prime Real Estate Development Company. This partnership aims to provide integrated communication services and smart systems for their diverse real estate projects in the market.

Read more: “WE” Expands Its Smart Real Estate Telecommunication Services

During the past year, Telecom Egypt's consolidated revenue grew significantly, reaching EGP 42.0bn, a 30% YoY increase. This growth was driven by a nearly doubled year-on-year IDD revenue of EGP 4.3bn, thanks to increased traffic and USD appreciation.

Read more: Telecom Egypt Q3 2023 Results: Macro Pressure, Yet Solid Performance

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