Browsing: Glo Mobile

Opinion
Mobile VOD in Africa on cusp of boom

Balancing Act Africa research counts 73 video-on-demand platforms operating in Africa — on the Internet, via satellite or through mobile applications. Mostly, these are “over the top” services with the vast majority set up by independent providers. Although they may have operating alliances with mobile

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Cellphone towers attacked in Nigeria

A radical Islamist sect that has attacked mosques, churches, schools and government buildings at will in Nigeria appears to have added a new target for its violence: mobile phone towers. Attacks in the last day have damaged more than 30 towers operated by all the major providers in the country, further

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New CEO for Virgin Mobile SA

Jonathan Marchbank has been appointed as Virgin Mobile SA’s new CEO. This follows the news last month that the group has sold a stake in its SA operation to Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator Friendi Group. Marchbank will fill the

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Another SA exec leaves Glo

Another senior SA telecommunications executive, recruited recently to Nigeria’s Glo Mobile, has resigned. Richard Morse, who was appointed three months ago to head up strategy and innovation at Glo, says he left as a result of the way the company is being managed. Glo is Nigeria’s second biggest

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Bailey quits Glo over salary dispute

Former Virgin Mobile SA CEO Steve Bailey has quit Nigeria’s Glo Mobile after only a month on the job. Bailey resigned from Virgin at the end of May to take on the role of chief commercial officer at Glo, which is the second largest mobile phone operator in Nigeria after MTN

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Virgin firms up Friendi mobile deal

Virgin Group and Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), the Friendi Group, have confirmed reports that they’re planning to work together to expand the Virgin Mobile brand across Africa and the Middle East. TechCentral broke the news last month that Virgin and Friendi were in talks about

In-depth
Nigeria the shining light in MTN’s expanding empire

Nigeria has emerged as the shining star in MTN’s latest set of results, overtaking SA as the largest contributor to the company’s revenue in the six months to June. At the same time, the operations in Nigeria, which were considered by many investors