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MyOffice to supply licences worth RUB 220 mln for Burundi's national servers

Published 16 Jun 2021 11:06 CET | Burundi

MyOffice's distribution partner in Africa, Independence.digital has signed a contract with Burundi IT company and integrator Ingo Tech for the supply of Russian office ...

ITU and EIF join forces to reduce digital gender divide in Burundi, Ethiopia and Haiti

Published 08 Sep 2020 11:38 CET | Burundi, Ethiopia, Haiti

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a cooperative project to enhance the digital ecosystem and build ...

Burundi govt shuts down popular social media platforms during election

Published 22 May 2020 11:05 CET | Burundi

Burundi has shut down popular social media platforms as the presidential election got under way on 20 May, The East African reported. WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and Yahoo ...

Tanzania Telecommunications signs deal with Burundi Backbone Systems for internet connectivity

Published 28 Oct 2019 10:53 CET | Burundi, Tanzania, United Republic of

The Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation (TTCL) has signed an agreement with Burundi Backbone Systems (BBS),  a consortium of Burundian telecoms operators planning a ...

Lumitel FY pre-tax profit rises by 225% to USD 7.3 mln

Published 28 Mar 2019 10:27 CET | Burundi

anniversary with a 225 percent growth in pre-tax profit to over USD 7.3 million in 2018. Subscribers increased to 278,000 subscribers, the highest number in the past three ...

Huawei offers USD 30 mln loan to improve Onamob's network in Burundi

Published 15 Sep 2017 08:46 CET | Burundi

Huawei has committed to loan up to USD 30 million towards the modernisation and expansion of Onamob's mobile network, owned by Burundi's state-owned operator Onatel (Office ...

Econet Leo starts deploying LTE in Burundi

Published 07 Mar 2017 14:05 CET | Burundi

Econet Wireless' Burundian subsidiary, Econet Leo, announced the launch of LTE in the country's capital Bujumbura. The new service, offered at the same price as the ...

Tanzania, Burundi could join East African roaming network

Published 24 Jan 2017 11:27 CET | Africa, Burundi, Tanzania, United Republic of

The Communications Authority of Kenya Director General Francis Wangusi said five East African Community (EAC) member states are currently holding talks in order to expand ...

Smart Burundi and Kirusa launch InstaVoice service

Published 02 Jan 2017 09:21 CET | Burundi

Smart Burundi and Kirusa have announced the launch of InstaVoice Missed Call, Voicemail and Voice SMS in Burundi. Smart subscribers can now send and receive voice messages ...

Burundi switches to digital TV

Published 21 Dec 2016 15:27 CET | Burundi

Burundi has successfully moved from analogue to digital TV broadcasting. President Pierre Nkurunziza who spoke at the inaugural ceremony of digital TV broadcasting at the ...

China to provide 290,000 set-top-boxes to Burundi

Published 08 Dec 2016 11:52 CET | Burundi

China will help Burundi in its digital migration process by providing 300,000 set-top-boxes, reports Nextvame citing Burundi's Minister of Technologies and Communication, ...

Simstream opens franchise in Burundi

Published 06 Jul 2016 09:32 CET | Burundi

Simstream Group, a specialist network and IT security solutions consulting company with a major presence in UAE, has announced its first international franchise in Burundi, ...

Econet Burundi picks ZTEsoft billing system

Published 10 Sep 2015 15:54 CET | Burundi

ZTEsoft announced a deal with Econet Wireless Burundi that will see the deployment of the ZSmart cvBS V8.0 convergent billing system to support Econet Burundi's network with ...

Viettel attracts 1 mln customers in Burundi in four months

Published 19 Aug 2015 09:10 CET | Burundi

Viettel's Burundian subsidiary, Lumitel, has passed the 1 million customer market in under four month since its launch in March, writes Agence Ecofin. Lumitel's deputy CEO, ...

WorldRemit, Econet introduce money remittances to Burundi

Published 12 Aug 2015 17:32 CET | Burundi

WorldRemit has announced the introduction of Instant Mobile Money remittances to Burundi through a partnership with Econet Burundi. It's is now possible to send money ...

Econet Leo appoints Hamez CEO

Published 11 Aug 2015 13:31 CET | Burundi

Burundian mobile operator Econet Leo has appointed former Expresso Senegal CEO Emmanuel Hamez as its new CEO, reports Agence Ecofin. Econet Leo was formed through the Econet ...

Econet Wireless merges Burundian subsidiary

Published 13 Jul 2015 09:37 CET | Burundi

Econet Wireless Group, belonging to Zimbabwean businessman Strive Masiyiwa, has completed the merger of its Burundian subsidiary with that of VimpelCom, U-Com Leo, bought as ...

Burundi govt expels Rwandan manager of Econet amid spy fears

Published 14 May 2015 13:14 CET | Burundi

Rwandan national employed as the manager of Econet in Burundi has been deported after the country's security services accused him of spying on behalf of foreign intelligence, ...

Tempo Africell challenges licence fee, left with on-net only

Published 25 Mar 2015 08:36 CET | Burundi

Burundi's Tempo Africell will shut down for failing to pay its operating licence, according to the tax office Agence Ecofin. The mobile operator's customers can now call and ...

Burundi commissions metropolitan area network project

Published 30 Oct 2014 13:06 CET | Burundi

The Burundi government, together with Huawei and Onatel, has officially commissioned the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project installations for Bujumbura, ITNewsAfrica ...

Econet buys Telecel operations in Burundi, CAR

Published 20 Oct 2014 11:17 CET | Burundi, Central African Republic

VimpelCom announced that its 51.9 percent owned subsidiary Global Telecom has sold its entire 100 percent stake in Telecel Globe, which owns 100 percent of U-Com in Burundi ...

China finances Burundi's USD 40 mln switch to digital TV

Published 30 Jun 2014 09:27 CET | Burundi

China is financing a USD 40 million project to help Burundi switch to digital broadcasting from analogue by June 2015, Reuters reported. citing the industry regulator. ...

Liquid Telecom completes East Africa fibre ring

Published 12 Jun 2014 14:54 CET | Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

Liquid Telecom has announced that it has completed construction of the East Africa Fibre Ring, which connects Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and then comes back into Kenya. ...

Smart signs IP backhaul contract with Avanti

Published 29 May 2014 10:55 CET | Burundi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

East African mobile operator Smart has appointed global satellite operator Avanti Communications to deliver IP backhaul services in East Africa. Owned by the Aga Khan Fund ...

Burundi mobile base grows 13% in 2013

Published 22 May 2014 11:33 CET | Burundi

The number of mobile phone users in Burundi rose 13 percent in 2013 to reach 2.53 million, according to statistics from the industry regulator reported by Reuters. ARCT said ...