Malawi pilots 5G

26 May 2023

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) claims to have launched the country’s first 5G network pilot.

TNM subscribers can test the high-speed network at Clocktower Mall in Blantyre and Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe, and the operator has confirmed plans to extend the trial to Mzuzu and Zomba.

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Digital Tanzania launches to drive broadband expansion

23 May 2023

The government of Tanzania has launched the Digital Tanzania project to drive the country’s broadband penetration, which will benefit over 8.5 million people across the country upon completion.

The Digital Tanzania project, which is driving the East African country’s broadband ambitions to achieve 80% penetration by 2025, is supported by the World Bank and mobile network operators, aiming to extend broadband services to 1,407 villages.

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MTN GlobalConnect rebrands as Bayobab

23 May 2023

MTN Group has rebranded its digital wholesale and infrastructure services firm MTN GlobalConnect to Bayobab.

The new name is inspired by the Baobab tree – which MTN Group says is recognised as the ‘tree of life.’ The group says that, like the tree, Bayobab is the enabler of the digital connectivity value chain across the African continent.

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Vodafone Group to sell M-Pesa Holding Company Limited for $1

22 May 2023

Vodafone Group is set to sell M-Pesa Holding Company Limited (MPHCL) to Safaricom, an associate entity of the group, for $1.

Vodafone yesterday announced results for the year ended March, notifying the markets of the pending transaction. It said the group had entered into an agreement in April with Safaricom to sell MPHCL. MPHCL holds M-Pesa customer funds on trust for the benefit of M-Pesa customers in Kenya.

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