Micky Watkins

World Mobile using LEO satellites to expand network in Africa

Mobile telecommunications firm has rolled out services in Kenya and Tanzania, and is in advanced talks about expanding to Mozambique and Nigeria.
Staff Writer
Aug 23, 2022

Investors upbeat about SSA but internet connectivity the drawcard

Sub-Saharan economic growth predicted to be higher than expected this year and next, but MNO World Mobile warns internet connectivity remains critical.
Jul 6, 2022

Telecoms -Africa’s fastest growing industry over next five years?

Three out of four African business leaders predict telecoms will lead the way on growth in the next five years, World Mobile research shows.
Jun 29, 2022

African business leaders expect start-up boom

Research shows nearly 70% forecast the value of start-ups in Africa will more than double in five years.
Jun 21, 2022

African business leaders predict better-than-expected GDP growth

Almost all expect Sub-Saharan Africa to exceed IMF’s 3.8% forecast this year and 4% for next year, according to blockchain-based MNO World Mobile.
Jun 14, 2022

Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem will attract over US$10bn by 2025

Continent expected to become a tech superpower within ten years.
May 24, 2022

Limited infrastructure has Africa’s telcos very worried

Research by World Mobile shows the market’s reliance on innovation as a plausible, sustainable solution.
Jan 20, 2022

World Mobile rolls out internet initiative to boost Zanzibar’s e-govt

The development is part of ambition to provide connectivity to all of the country’s population by the end of 2023.
Dec 1, 2021

World Mobile chooses Zanzibar for balloon-driven mobile network

Company commits to full consumer retail and IOT coverage within 24 months.
Aug 17, 2021

Why micro networks can revolutionise connectivity in rural Africa

Some people are not being served by the big telcos because they are not considered profitable by the big boys says Micky Watkins, CEO of World Mobile.
Apr 26, 2021

New blockchain initiative to empower Africa’s network operators

Mesh network, based on blockchain and renewable energy, to be rolled out, beginning with Tanzania, Zanzibar and Kenya.