Category archives for: Technology

Liquid receives $180 million for network expansion

Liquid Telecom

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – LIQUID Telecom is to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity to some underserved African communities following an investment of $180 million by CDC Group, the United Kingdom development finance institution. The investment will enable Liquid Telecom expand its network to support Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem with high-speed internet and […]

Kenya mobile money fraud decreasing


from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA has recorded a significant decline in mobile money losses over the past year thanks to the strengthening of controls and collaborations by stakeholders. This is according to a senior official in the telecommunications industry, who disclosed mobile money losses declined fromKSh90 million (US$877 620) […]

Probe into SA mobile services welcomed


by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has welcomed plans by authorities to investigate competition in the provision of mobile broadband services. The regulator, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), recently announced its intention to conduct an inquiry. “This investigation cuts to the heart of the cost […]

Latest BlackBerry available in South Africa

Blackberry Key2

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE newest BlackBerry smartphone – the BlackBerry KEY2 LE- is set to be available in South Africa on Monday (today). TCL Communication, the Hong Kong-incorporated smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry-branded licensing partner, confirmed the introduction of the handset. The gadget runs Android™ operating system (8.1/Oreo). It features a dual […]

Liquid invests £8 billion in Egypt telcoms expansion

From left to right:  Group Executive Chairman of Liquid Telecom’s parent company Econet, Mr Strive Masiyiwa with Egyptian ICT Minister Dr Amr Talaat at signing ceremony

from AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – LIQUID Telecom is investing Egypt £8 billion (US$400 million) in the North African country over the next three years to boost Telecom Egypt’s network infrastructure and data centres expansion exercise. The investment announced at the Africa 2018 Forum follows the completion of Liquid Telecom’s ‘Cape to Cairo’ link. Liquid Telecom’s investment would enable the […]

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