South African regulator opens up 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum

The lower 6GHz frequency band offers several benefits and a much-needed boost for Wi-Fi services.
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ADC pens interconnect deal with London Internet Exchange

The partnership’s goal is to add value to local network communities, LINX membership and data centre facilities across Africa.

ADC to construct new 10 MW data centre in Ghana

Backed by US development fund, the new facility will be built in Accra with the first phase is scheduled to be completed within 12 months.
17 May

Vodafone to sell M-Pesa holding company for a dollar

Completion of the transaction is subject to various approvals, which are expected to be obtained before or during July 2023.
17 May

South African telcos demand tax relief as power cuts bite

Mobile operators have suggested several steps the government can take to mitigate the effects of power cuts on the sector and economy.

Liquid Dataport connects Mombasa to Johannesburg

The new route offers hyper scalers, enterprises, and wholesale carriers direct connectivity to data centres and cloud resources in Johannesburg and Nairobi.
15 May

M-Pesa hits $365 billion milestone

In the last financial year, international M-Pesa revenue was up 31.1% to R6.5 billion, contributing 24.6% of service revenue.
12 May

Safaricom hastens Kenya public sector digital transformation

14 counties are set benefit from various technology solutions offered by  Safaricom to unlock their economic potential.
11 May

Ethiopia grants Safaricom's M-Pesa mobile money license

Mpesa is set to compete against EthioTelecom’s Telebirr mobile money offering.

Kenya unveils first free Telecom Infra Project

This is the first time OpenWiFi network has been commercially deployed in the country using an ad-based monetisation platform.
8 May

Kenya bets on digital economy in youth empowerment drive

The Kenyan president says his government has put in place ‘robust measures’ to ensure successful implementation of the country’s digital economy.
5 May

Ecobank, fintech Fingo Africa debut youth banking app in Kenya

The App enables users to open a bank account via their mobile phone in less than four minutes, send money, pay bills and buy airtime.