Telkom Kenya sells towers to American Tower Corp to raise investment for 4G

America Tower Corporation will acquire Telkom Kenya’s transmission towers in a deal expected to be concluded in the second half of this year, allowing Telkom to invest in its internet network, the two companies said on Monday. The sale by Telkom Kenya, which is 60 percent owned by London-based Helios Investment Partners and is Kenya’s […]

Internet for all; MTN slashes data prices

MTN Uganda slashes data prices to less than $1/GB

The reduction in data is expected to drive further internet connectivity, facilitate business growth and enable communication through internet-based channels. The rate reduction, according to Wim Vanhelleputte the MTN Uganda CEO is an indication that as uptake and internet usage continues to grow, the internet rates will also continue to fall. “What we are currently […]

CA gazettes rules to check telco firms’ quality of service

Kenya: Telco regulator demands more network performance assessments

The regulator will now require operators to submit data on network performance more regularly as well as assess the quality of SMS and Internet services, placing a premium on customer feedback. The communications sector regulator has gazette new guidelines to measure the quality of mobile phone services in what will force operators to be more […]

Presidents to discuss $5.2bn fine issued by Nigerian Govt to S.African firm MTN.

President Jacob Zuma and his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, are set to meet in Johannesburg this week to discuss the $5,2bn fine imposed by Nigerian authorities on South African telecommunications group MTN’s subsidiary in the West African nation. Jacob Zuma President Jacob Zuma and his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari, are set to meet in Johannesburg […]

Kenya: Airtel, Medanta Africare in Pact for Mobile Healthcare

Nairobi — Airtel Kenya has partnered with Medanta Africare, an outpatient health provider to launch the mHealth service that will allow customers access quality health advice from doctors through their mobile phones. The service will enable Airtel subscribers consult doctors from Medanta Africare and access relevant health care advice by calling 1525 at normal calling […]