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News in Brief 13 April 2017
Africa: Crypto-currency review - BitHub.Africa has published its Blockchain Opportunity Report in the form of an ebook, which can be downloaded from the website for USD 29.99. The proceeds from ebook ...(more)

News in Brief 6 April 2017
Africa: Distribution deal - Mobile and computer accessory maker Targus has named Axiz and Tarsus Distribution as its preferred master distributors for southern Africa. Both will serve corporate and re...(more)

News in Brief 30 March 2017
Bahrain: Data destinations - Batelco has added 12 new international destinations for its data roaming packages. The bolt-on packages, which start from BHD 5 (USD 13), are available for post- and pre-p...(more)

News in Brief 23 March 2017
Africa: App ascendant - Ecobank claims to have signed up 1.5 million personal accounts to its mobile new digital banking platform, and expects to increase its customer base across the continent to 100...(more)

News in Brief 16 March 2017
Africa: Debut bond - Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has launched its debut USD 600 million bond on the Irish Stock Exchange. It is three times oversubscribed. The senior notes have a final maturity of fiv...(more)

News in Brief 9 March 2017
Africa: Single platform - One Global has launched a mobile app as a single, secure platform for all digital financial services across the Middle East and Africa. The Og Money platform, formerly known ...(more)

News in Brief 2 March 2017
Africa: Council chair - The African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) governing council at a meeting held in Kampala has elected Uganda as chair. The country was represented at the...(more)

News in Brief 23 February 2017
Africa: Cloud partnership - Microsoft East Africa and Liquid Telecom (LT) are to improve and accelerate the use of cloud services in Africa. The joint project will help boost the continent's access to...(more)

News in Brief 16 February 2017
Afghanistan: SMS threats stopped - Monty Mobile Signs has signed an SMS Management Gateway Deal with Afghan Telecom (AT). It is claimed that the system and Smart Wall will protect AT’s network a...(more)

News in Brief 9 February 2017
Africa: Transformation team-leader - MTN Group has named Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation, with immediate effect. In 3Q 2016 MTN launched its holistic transformation programme, IGNITE...(more)



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