Airtel founder and chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal elected to chair of GSMA

The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for the two-year period from January 2017 through December 2018. The GSMA Board has also elected Sunil...
Anwar Soussa the new Airtel Uganda MD with effect of 1st June, 2016. Image Credit: Bigeye

Airtel Uganda gets new Managing Director

Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Anwar Soussa as the Managing Director of Airtel Uganda, with effect from 1 June 2016. Mr. Soussa is no stranger to the telecommunication industry in Africa....

Airtel, Tigo to launch a Mobile Money Interoperability Pilot in Rwanda

Airtel Rwanda and Tigo Rwanda, a subsidiary of Millicom, have announced a partnership to pilot interoperability between their two mobile money transfer service platforms. This collaboration will allow Airtel Money and Tigo Cash subscribers...

Airtel Ghana in trouble over QoS

Airtel Ghana  has been fined GH¢50,000.00 by the National Communication Authority (NCA)  and ordered to resolve Stand-alone Dedicated Control Channel (SDCCH) Congestion in Jirap. The telecom was also directed to improve 3G network...

Airtel and Liquid Telecom sign pan-African partnership agreement

Airtel and Liquid Telecom have entered into a partnership agreement where Airtel will use the Liquid Telecom’s terrestrial fibre network to connect its mobile base stations and enterprises. The framework agreement enables Airtel to...

Airtel to Cut down its African Workforce By 20 Percent

News sources coming in indicate that Airtel is reportedly going to reduce its headcount in Africa by between 15 per cent and 20 per cent this year. This includes the departure of 20...

We have no plans to exit Africa – Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel has no plans to exit Africa, and is in fact looking to sharpen its focus on the rest of the continent post the planned sale of its operations in...

Orange in talks to buy Airtel subsidiaries in 4 African countries

Possible acquisition by Orange of Airtel’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone.

Airtel Africa announces App challenge for startup developers

Telecommunications provider, Airtel has unveiled a new application challenge for startup developers, aimed at attracting the ‘next big app developers’ into the Airtel group of companies. The application challenge is a partnership between...

First ever 4G Square launches in Rwanda

Airtel Rwanda in partnership with Olleh Rwanda Networks has participated in the opening of the first ever 4G Square in Rwanda. Presided over by Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana, the Minister for Youth...
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4 out of 10 Teams to Win USD$10,000 Each in Seed...

Tech and incubation hub Outbox and UNFPA will on Tuesday 30th, May 2017 award four winning teams out of ten teams a mentorship program, seed funding of up-to...