Telecel loses half a million subscribers

16 May 2019

Telecel Zimbabwe head office, Harare, Zimbabwe

Telecel Zimbabwe head office, Harare, Zimbabwe

Telecel, Zimbabwe’s third largest mobile operator, has lost over half a million subscribers, according to the sector performance abridged Q4 sector report.

The company was once Zimbabwe’s second largest mobile operator, but its continued loss of subscribers and failure to match rivals’ network expansion has seen it fall to third place behind Econet Wireless and NetOne, respectively.

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Botswana mobile internet subs up vs fixed internet

16 May 2019

Mobile internet subscriptions in Botswana continue to increase in comparison with fixed internet, according to new data.

Statistics Botswana attributed the growth mainly to the rate at which data bundles were being purchased for mobile internet, specifically for social media use.

 

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Zambia to link up mobile money players

14 May 2019

The Bank of Zambia is working on a project to link up all mobile money service providers across the country.

It is being carried out in collaboration with the Zambia Electronic Clearing House Limited (ZECHL) and implemented under the National Financial Switch (NFS), an electronic platform which will link all mobile money operators to increase financial inclusion among the over 60 per cent unbanked Zambian nationals.

 

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Vodacom Lesotho and Facebook form new partnership

27 March 2019

The operator hopes the partnership will help more people become “first time users of the internet” in a part of the world with limited connectivity

The operator hopes the partnership will help more people become “first time users of the internet” in a part of the world with limited connectivity

Vodacom Lesotho has joined forces with Facebook to launch a free connectivity service that both companies claim will enable “hundreds of thousands of Basotho” to follow news and stay connected.

Facebook Flex will allow Vodacom Lesotho customers to switch seamlessly between free and data modes, making it possible for them to chat, post, comment, like or share content for free with family and friends.

The mobile network operator said it hoped the alliance would help more people access Facebook and become “first-time users of the internet” in a part of the world with limited connectivity.

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