For the first time in almost 4 decades, the Uganda cranes qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 being held in Gabon from January 14th to February 5th 2017. Many Ugandan fans who would love to travel to Gabon might not be able to because of the cost...
Looks like this year saw telecom companies appointing new CEO's and Managing Directors. Previously, we saw MTN Uganda and Vodafone Uganda appointing new CEO's, and this time around we also see Airtel Uganda appoint their new Managing Director. In our 2016 Airtel Uganda and Smile Communication review, we don't have...
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 Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises as Chair, and re-elected Mari-Noëlle Jego-Laveissiere, Executive Vice President, Innovation, Orange...
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. He joined Airtel from MTN Cyprus where he served as the COO and later became the MD for Airtel Chad...
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 to send and receive money directly into their mobile wallets without use of vouchers. Tano Oware, Acting Chief Executive...
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 coverage in Wa, Lawra, Tumu and Jirapa by December 2015. This wasthe First Ever Quality of Service Monitoring for...
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 leverage Liquid Telecom’s existing 20,000km-long fibre network across East, Central and Southern Africa and will also enables Airtel’s African operations...
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 senior executives in the region. The shaking up of its operations in Africa is in a bid to turnaround...
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 four countries to France's Orange, the company said, even as the move to divest part of the assets...
Possible acquisition by Orange of Airtel’s subsidiaries in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone.