In The Spotlight
MTN Sudan has chosen MobiMind/Xceed to become their master aggregator, thus highlighting an important milestone in the company’s journey.
To support the accelerated execution of their Ambition 2025 strategy, MTN Group announced the appointment of new CEOs for operations in Cameroon, Rwanda and Uganda effective 1 September 2022.
Pesapal, an alternative to Paypal and a provider of online and mobile payment solutions, is able now to offer its mobile payment services in Uganda. The Bank of Uganda recently granted the company a license as a payment system operator which will allow it to revolutionize the digital payment ecosystem by offering “innovative, convenient and secure digital financial services.”
US-China war is once again triggered, pushing a TikTok ban to set afoot within the US grounds. With fresh privacy concerns for the Chinese-owned short-form video app arising, the government responds alarmingly.
Zimbabwe's telecom market is suffering from the current economic crisis. TelOne, a parastatal telecommunications company owned by the government, recently stated that it was struggling to keep its head above water in the current economic context while operators have to deal with rampant inflation and weak local currencies like their competitors.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Abeg Technologies Limited, a product of Piggytech Global Limited, as a Mobile Money Operator (MMO) in Nigeria, becoming Nigeria’s first social commerce platform to secure the CBN’s AIP for an MMO license.
Etisalat Egypt announced it is launching “etisalat by e&” as its new brand, in line with the e& Group recent positioning as the global technology and investment conglomerate that digitally empowers societies.
Qualcomm Technologies announced the new RFFE modules targeted for best-in-class Wi-Fi and Bluetooth experiences. The expanded portfolio is designed for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 6E, and the next-generation standard, Wi-Fi 7. The modules are designed for a wide array of device segments beyond smartphones.
Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and DigitalEeconomy, Nigeria announced that a program will be launched over the next 18 months to train 1 million developers in the country.
PROSE, the spinoff of Rosenberger Technologies' antenna and wireless product portfolio, was announced in early 2022. We connected with Vick Mamlouk, the Senior Advisor at Rosenberger Technologies, to shed light on the essence of this new brand, their current business environment, and the growth outlook within the wireless industry.
An established and accomplished engineer and manager; multilingual standardization expert and holder of 23 patents, Tunisian born Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is currently chief of the study groups department of ITU secretariat’s Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland where he is responsible for the organization and management of the ITU-T study groups, focus groups, global standardization initiatives, joint coordination activities, and their secretariat.
Telecom Review Africa conducted an exclusive interview with Eng. Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO of Benya Group, to discuss Benya’s milestones and its efforts to support the innovative emerging projects in the Middle East and Africa.