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MTN ends free Twitter in South Africa

After providing free Twitter its subscribers for 4 years, MTN South Africa’s free Twitter service will come to an end at midnight on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

MTN in partnership with Jay Z's music platform

Jay Z owned digital music platform, [TIDAL](, has entered into a partnership with one of Afrika's largest [telecommunications]( companies, MTN, in Uganda. Based on the agreement between the two companies, MTN Uganda will start offering TIDAL subscription membership as part of its mobile data bundles. TIDAL has also stated that

The post 4th Industrial Revolution economy

The world around us is changing rapidly and almost every single business model is impacted by the new digital economy. The meteoric rise of the Big Tech firms has established them as the dominant new business models in the post 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) economy. Apple, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Microsoft,

MTN Group denies rumors that it will sell its stake in one of Afrika's largest e-commerce companies

Earlier this week, rumors and reports started circulating that MTN Group, one of Afrika's largest telecommunications companies, was looking to sell its 40% shareholding in JUMIA, a Rocket Internet founded e-commerce company. However, MTN has since come out to deny these reports. JUMIA, which has presence in several countries in

This tax must fall

Ugandans are angry that the government has followed through with its threat to tax them for using social media, which the president, Yoweri Museveni, has on several occasions derided as a good for nothing rumor mill. Now they cannot, literally, puff curls of smoke that look like glistening halo emojis

MTN and Huawei launch their 5G field trial in South Africa

MTN and Huawei have unveiled what is possibly Afrika's first 5G field trial in Pretoria, South Africa. The Huawei technology solution used for the trial is a 5G 28GHz millimeter-wave technology fixed-wireless access solution. During the demonstration of the 5G trial, the companies explained that it was the first time

Despite some concerns, MTN has largely complied with license obligations in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has published an evaluation report showing MTN's Uganda subsiduary regulatory compliance since it gained a National Telecommunications Operators license in 1998. However, the report covers only the past ten years of UCC monitoring the operations of MTN evaluation focused on three broad categories of obligations;