Consumer

Safaricom partners with Google to bring ultra-cheap 4G smartphone access to East Africa
The new scheme will allow customers to rent access to a 4G smartphone on a daily or weekly basis
Orange Group ramps up its financial service offering in Africa, with launch of Orange Bank Africa in the Ivory Coast
CommsMEA spoke to Orange Group’s executive VP for MEA Mobile Financial Services, to find out how the launch in the Ivory coast is merely the first step in Orange’s journey to corner the mobile banking market in West Africa
Airtel Africa partners with Mukuru to fast track cross-border money transfers within Africa
The new deal will speed up international money transfers for Airtel Money customers in 12 African nations
Virgin Mobile launches interactive digital loyalty platform in the UAE
Virgin Mobile rewards is the first mobile loyalty program in the UAE that allows customers to earn cashback every month
Zain KSA 5G network now covers 30 cities across Saudi Arabia
The expansion means that Zain KSA’s network now reaches all regions of the country
Telma and Ericsson launch Madagascar’s first 5G network
Telma’s 5G network will utilise spectrum in the 3.6-3.7 GHz band
Zain Bahrain launches commercial 5G services
The launch represents Zain Group’s third live 5G network in the Middle East, following those in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
Orange extends access to La Liga and Champions League football for 2020/21 season
The deal marks an extension of its access agreement with rights owner, Telefonica