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CFC FlashApp ties up with Wester Union for money transfers

Published 12 May 2020 10:55 CET | Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

DR Congo's Compagnie Financiere du Congo (CFC) and Western Union have joined forces to enable more than 4,000 Flash Mobile Wallet Agents to offer global money transfers. ...

Vodacom DRC zero-rates websites and apps to combat Covid-19

Published 29 Apr 2020 16:03 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Vodacom DRC  has zero rated all government websites and applications that inform the public about the Covid-19 pandemic. Vodacom DRC said its also creating a zero-rated ...

Konnect Africa to roll out high speed internet to schools in DR Congo

Published 24 Mar 2020 11:17 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Konnect Africa, an initiative by satellite operator Eutelsat, Schoolap and Flash Services, has announced a Memorandum of Understanding to connect several thousand schools in ...

DR Congo grants Liquid Telecom approval to build subsea cable landing station

Published 11 Mar 2020 12:09 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

The Congolese Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPTC) has granted Liquid Telecom a licence to build a subsea cable landing station in the country, Ecofin ...

SES and Gilat Telecom say joint efforts restored connectivity quickly in DRC after WACS cable cut

Published 10 Feb 2020 11:01 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

High-performance internet connectivity was restored in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within four days of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea line cut, ...

Vodafone, Airtel execs meet with DR Congo president

Published 29 Jan 2020 11:00 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Vodafone Group and Bharti Airtel plans new investments in the Democratic Republic of Congo following separate meetings with Felix Tshisekedi, the country's president during ...

Apple, Alphabet, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla sued over Congo cobalt mining exploitation

Published 17 Dec 2019 12:01 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, World

US human rights group IRAdvocates has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Alphabet, Apple, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla on grounds of "knowingly benefiting from and ...

Liquid Telecom launches land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa

Published 14 Nov 2019 11:15 CET | Africa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has launched the fastest direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa. The coast-to-coast digital corridor follows ...

Africell launches Afriphone running on KaiOS

Published 13 Nov 2019 10:36 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

African operator Africell, has announced the launch of its first 3G smart feature phone, Afriphone, powered by KaiOS. It will be the first KaiOS-powered device in Gambia and ...

Eutelsat signs contract with Orao Telecom Congo for DTH-OTT content delivery

Published 12 Nov 2019 14:57 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Eutelsat has announced that Orao Telecom Congo has become its first client on the African continent to sign up to the Cirrus service launched last year to provide broadcast ...

Internet Society of DRC launches IXP in Lubumbashi

Published 06 Nov 2019 11:54 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

The Internet Society of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has launched a new Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Lubumbashi that will bring faster and more reliable ...

DR Congo partners MyOffice to boost cloud infrastructure adoption

Published 31 Oct 2019 13:59 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Russian company New Cloud Technologies have entered into a partnership to boost cloud infrastructure. Under the ...

Samsung partners start Cobalt for Development project in DR Congo

Published 19 Sep 2019 14:52 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Samsung said it has launched its Cobalt for Development pilot project, a cross-industrial initiative that seeks to promote responsible mining practices and improve conditions ...

Africell DRC starts offering eSIMs

Published 23 Jul 2019 13:00 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Mobile operator Africell DRC has launched a virtual SIM card to help prevent loss of SIM and contacts, Ecofin reported. CEO Milad Khairalla said the eSIM stores contacts ...

Konnect Africa mulls further expansion in Congo

Published 08 Jul 2019 09:36 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Konnect Africa, an initiative of satellite operator Eutelsat, has sent a delegation to the Democratic Republic of Congo to explore expansion possibilities, Ecofin reported. ...

Vodacom reaches deal with Congo over 2G licence

Published 24 Jun 2019 11:38 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Vodacom Group has reached an agreement with the Congolese government that ends its standoff over the suspension of its 2G telecoms licence, Reuters reported citing the ...

Vodacom challenges 2G network suspension in Congo court

Published 13 Jun 2019 10:09 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo says Vodacom Congo has filed a lawsuit against the revocation of its 2G telecoms licence, Reuters reported. ...

Vodacom Congo 2G licence dispute likely to hit customers soon - report

Published 29 May 2019 10:19 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Vodacom Congo will lose the right to provide 2G services this week unless it renews a disputed licence, Bloomberg reported, citing a government order. It said the directive ...

Sputnik inks news partnership with Congo's CRTC

Published 28 May 2019 09:45 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Russian news agency Sputnik has signed a new partnership agreement with the Congolese National Radio and Television (RTNC). The signing took place in Moscow, as part of a ...

Vodacom DRC refutes fraud allegations over mobile licence extension

Published 07 May 2019 15:00 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Vodacom issued a statement rebutting allegations that it underpaid to renew its 2G licence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The accusations against the operator stem from ...

DR Congo shuts down internet after presidential vote

Published 02 Jan 2019 09:29 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) shut down the internet in major cities on 31 December, the day after the presidential election, reports the BBC. ...

Konnect Africa launches satellite internet access in DR Congo

Published 28 Nov 2018 15:33 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat, announced the launch of its internet access offers throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ...

Africell obtains USD 100 million loan from OPIC for expansion in Uganda and DRC

Published 12 Nov 2018 09:44 CET | Africa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Uganda

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a US government development finance institution, has agreed to provide Africell with USD 100 million to expand access to ...

Orange tops nPerf's H1 mobile internet ranking in DRC

Published 27 Sep 2018 10:34 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Orange provided the fastest mobile internet download speed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the first half of year, according to internet speed test site nPerf. ...

Yahsat launches YahClick broadband service in DRC

Published 21 Sep 2018 09:49 CET | Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Satellite operator Yahsat announced the launch of its broadband service YahCick in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the recent introduction in Ghana. The company ...