MTN, Airtel secure payment service bank permits in Nigeria

Companies approved to run payment service banks pivoted on their respective Momo and Smartcash mobile financial services platforms.
Tawanda Karombo
Apr 5, 2022

Airtel and Mavenir Conduct India’s First Open RAN Based 5G NSA Validation

The Mavenir Open Virtualised Radio Access Network (Open vRAN) solution is based on commercial off-the-shelf hardware, and 3500MHz Radio employing open interfaces as defined by O-RAN Alliance.
Sep 8, 2021

Africell confirms Uganda exit amid stiff competition from MTN and Airtel

Company will permanently end all mobile network services in the country by 7 October.
Mar 31, 2021

Airtel Africa in it to win it says CTO

Razvan Ungureanu says company not faking anything as he outlines ambitions for Africa’s growing telecommunications ecosystem.
Dec 17, 2020

Nigeria’s NCC threaten telcos with licence withdrawal over SIM cards

The Nigerian regulator says urgent drastic measures have now become inevitable to improve the integrity and transparency of the SIM registration process.
Nov 26, 2020

Mavenir and Airtel Demonstrate O-RAN RIC (RAN Intelligent Controller) at Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest hosted by Airtel in India

Bharti Airtel together with Mavenir demonstrated O-RAN Intelligent Controller at the recent Global O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest it hosted.
Apr 22, 2020

Industry heavyweights establish new mobile money alliance

Safaricom, MTN, Airtel and Tigo Tanzania have aligned offerings to meet a growing demand for cross-border transactions within East Africa.
Mar 31, 2020

Uganda: Chinese nationals plead guilty to telecoms crimes

Offences include illegal possession of approximately 2000 SIM cards.
Feb 14, 2020

Nigeria, East Africa plays out well for Airtel

Growth in voice, data and mobile money helps to boost company's revenue.
Oct 18, 2019

Airtel Africa, Mastercard strengthen digital alliance

Companies announce partnership to expose a potential 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users.
Sep 5, 2019

Safaricom accused of interfering in Airtel-Telkom merger

Safaricom believes merger will change market dynamic and necessitate a new study on competition, but denies interference.
Sep 27, 2018

Kenyan telcos disconnect 600 000 SIM cards

CA applies pressure on operators to rid their networks of incomplete or erroneously registered lines.