Vodacom DRC and Mondia launch 'first-of-its-kind' maternal health service in country

02 March 2021

Vodacom DRC and Mondia launch maternal health service

Vodacom DRC and Mondia have launched a maternal health service

Vodacom DRC and Mondia, a private mobile technology company, have rolled the Mum & Baby maternal health service across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The free-of-charge mobile health intervention service that provides Vodacom DRC subscribers with maternal, neonatal and child health information designed to encourage good health practices amongst pregnant women, mothers, partners and caregivers. Mondia creates Mum & Baby's tailored content in the local language, and includes expert articles, videos and information-sharing SMS messages.

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Kenya: Alphabet’s Loon deflates

19 February 2021

Alphabet’s Loon, the stratospheric balloon internet access service in Kenya is to return to earth.

The project is shutting down across the globe after nine years of exploration and final pilot.

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Ooredoo hires Ericsson to modernise network for 5G

19 February 2021

Ooredoo Group has hired Ericsson to modernise the operator’s networks across its global portfolio, including its operations in Algeria and Tunisia.

In a statement, Ericsson said the five-year-long partnership will let Ooredoo use its 5G radio, core and transport products and services, a move it said would open the door for end-to-end 5G support “to digitally transform and modernise” Ooredoo’s mobile networks.

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Nigeria ‘confident’ of meeting new SIM NIN deadline

19 February 2021

Nigeria is confident of meeting the newly-imposed February 9 deadline for the completion of the NIN (National Identity Number)-SIM card integration project, according to the country’s officials.

Ikechukwu Adinde, director, public affairs, at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) told local media outlets that 47.8 million NINs have been collected by mobile operators.

“At an average of three to four SIMs per subscriber, this means many millions will be linked up before the deadline in February 2021,” Adinde said in a statement. 

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