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Thin SIM

Kenya regulator approves use of thin SIMs by new Mobile Virtual Networks Operators (MVNOs), including Equity Bank

The use of thin SIM technology has been approved in Kenya paving way for new Mobile Virtual Networks Operators (MVNOs) to use them for new services among them mobile money transfer.

Trojan General Contracting

Arabian Gulf companies commit $19B to West Africa infrastructure projects

African countries secured commitments from companies in the Persian Gulf totaling $19 billion to invest in roads, railways and airports at the first West Africa Investment Forum held in Dubai on Tuesday.

Madhur Taneja, CEO, yuMobile

Safaricom and Airtel acquire yuMobile for $120M

Kenyan mobile operators Safaricom and Airtel have signed an agreement to acquire the telecom business of yuMobile for $120 million, it was announced on Monday.

Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom

Safaricom restarts $120M bid to acquire yuMobile assets

Kenya’s biggest mobile network Safaricom is making progress in acquiring the infrastructure of smaller rival yuMobile.

James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank

Equity Bank-Airtel Partnership and Other Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) Compete for Mobile Money Share in Africa with Established Players

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are set to shake things up and challenge established players in the African telecom market.