Vodacom CEO admits to tough year, happier about medium term

Shameel Joosub, Vodacom CEO, said that the company “pulled through a transformative period” in its financial year to end-March 2015, but was more upbeat about the medium term. While total revenue at the company – one of Africa’s leading operators – rose by 2.1 …

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Deep customer understanding key to mobile money success – Millicom chief

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360 LATIN AMERICA: “A real, deep understanding” of customer needs is crucial for the success of mobile money services, rather than attempting to use a template to deploy the same solutions across different markets, Greg Reeve, COO …

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Tigo returns $2M to money users

Tanzanian operator Tigo claimed a first with a scheme to share a profit from its mobile money service with subscribers and agents. The operator announced a payment of TZS3 billion ($1.8 million) for the July-September 2014 period. The Tigo Pesa …

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Ericsson, Millicom partner on Tigo Cash for West Africa

Ericsson has announced its Wallet Platform has been deployed by Millicom-owned Tigo Senegal to offer financial services to customers across West Africa. Tigo Cash mobile services allow subscribers to make payments, store, transfer and withdraw money using a mobile device, even if the user doesn’t have access to traditional banking services. According to Tigo, the […]

Millicom brings LTE to Bolivia

Developing markets operator Millicom, which operates under the Tigo brand in Bolivia, said that it has launched a 4G LTE offering in the country, delivering high speed internet at up to 100Mbps.

Millicom appoints Ghana and LatAm TV services heads

Operator group Millicom has announced the appointment of a general manager for its Tigo subsidiary in Ghana as well as a VP for TV services in Latin America.

Millicom and Orange launch startup incubation projects

Operator groups Millicom and Orange have announced start up incubator projects as they look to promote technological innovation in the markets they operate in.