Kenyan telecoms giant Safaricom is seeking to transform itself into a technology company, offering new financial solutions to anyone from small businesses to farmers, new CEO Peter Ndegwa announced.
MTN has announced a new offer that helps the customers “control their spend commitments” with greater flexibility. The month-to-month payment option requires no lock-ins, no credit checks and no complicated paperwork.
Somalia’s largest private employer and leading telecommunications operator, Hormuud Telecoms, has announced that the number of month-on-month mobile money transactions on its platform EVC Plus increased between the months of April – August, despite the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Somalia.
MTN Group announced that the current group CFO of MTN Group, Ralph Mupita, has been appointed as the new group president and CEO with effect from 1 September 2020. Ralph has served as the MTN Group CFO since April 2017 and has played a critical role in the development and execution of the group’s strategy, capital allocation processes, financial performance as well as in the resolution of a number of complex regulatory matters.
Hip-hop star and Grammy Award-winning producer Khaled Mohamed Khaled, aka DJ Khaled, added his voice to MTN Group’s efforts to raise awareness about the importance of wearing masks to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Telkom has announced that it stopped looking into merging its business in Kenya with Airtel. The operator has faced different challenges, notably in terms of getting the approvals required to complete the merger. The company will now embark on a new phase and will aim to establish itself as a main player in the digital era.
Etisalat Misr has signed a partnership agreement with Memaar Al Morshedy to roll out the ICT infrastructure and provide the smart services for the real estate project “One Kattamya”.
MTN Group has reported encouraging results for the first half of 2020, navigating well through the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 and have announced their pulling out of the Middle East.
As more consumers utilize the internet to work from home and rely on e-commerce in our new low touch economy, there is opportunity for businesses to increase their website or application traffic with the right technology.
Orange, a major telecoms provider in Africa and the Middle East, and NSIA, a leader of bancassurance, are pleased to announce the launch of Orange Bank Africa in Abidjan and Côte d’Ivoire. Orange Bank Africa, headed by Jean-Louis Menann-Kouamé, will offer clients a range of simple savings and credit services available at all times via mobile phone.