Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Ex-NetOne boss nabbed for alleged corruption

Ex NetOne CEO Reward Kangai

  from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S anti-corruption agency has arrested a former chief executive officer at the state-owned mobile network operator for alleged criminal abuse of office. The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is probing Reward Kangai, formerly an executive with NetOne, the country’s second largest mobile network. Kangai’s arrest […]

Wangu mobile app opens opportunities for Zimbabweans

Wangu

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – A new web platform unique to Zimbabwe is poised to make a significant impact on the country’s digital front and open doors for many upcoming information technology startups locally and the region. Wangu (translates to “Mine” in the local Shona) is a social chat application […]

Spectrum deadlock hindering 5G deployment in SA

MTN and Ericsson executives at the historic trial of 5G at MTN headquarters on Monday. Picture, Savious Kwinika, CAJ News.

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA and MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A historic fifth generation (5G) technology and applications trial has been conducted in Africa but concerns remain over the failure by the South African government to allocate extra spectrum. MTN and the Sweden-headquartered Ericsson launched the trial at the former’s headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday, […]

MTN boosts network capacity for festive rush

Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs, MTN SA

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN South Africa is boosting its network capacity to address festive season demand. Jacqui O’Sullivan, Executive for Corporate Affairs: MTN SA, said the network upgrades will enable MTN customers stay connected while they visit their families this festive season. The improvements provide them with the world-class network experience they have […]

Kenya reaches 4G 1 million users milestone

Kenyan flag

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA has achieved the milestone of 1 million active 4G customers on the back of an expanding 4G network, increased affordability of 4G smartphones and more affordable data bundles. According to Safaricom, the milestone has been achieved in November. “The country has consistently stood out […]

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