STC refreshes brand across Saudi, Kuwait and Bahrain

Saudi Arabia telco STC has launched a new unified brand identity across Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain to enhance its performance and role as a leading digital enabler in the region. The telco was established in 1998, and its refreshed brand identity marks a transformational new journey in digital services as the telco moves into digital payments, media, and entertainment.

Nhleko steps back as MTN Group chairman

Phuthuma Nhleko, the MTN Group CEO who led the company on an acquisition trail that turned it into an emerging markets powerhouse, has stepped down from its board of directors. Nhleko, who has served as MTN’s chairman since 2015 after relinquishing the CEO role in 2011, resigned this week as non-executive chairman.

Nhleko briefly returned to executive leadership of the group following the exit of former CEO Sifiso Dabengwa, to deal with the fallout from a US$5.2 billion regulatory fine in Nigeria

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MTN to resurrect mobile money in January

MTN Group’s mobile money service is set to go live in January 2020 in South Africa, allowing customers to send, receive, save money and pay for goods using their mobile phones.

MoMo will run on the Ericsson Converged Wallet, and during the initial phase will be available to MTN customers and offer basic services

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Econet Zimbabwe to introduce embedded SIM devices

Econet Zimbabwe and telco solutions provider Workz Group have announced a deal to offer subscribers in Zimbabwe network connectivity via embedded SIM devices such as the iPhone XS/XR/11 and Microsoft Surface Pro X. Users will now be able to connect to Econet’s network without a physical SIM. A market launch is expected in the coming months.

The collaboration between Workz and Econet is expected to make Zimbabwe only the second country in Africa to adopt the next-generation SIM technology

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Kaspersky continues to rehabilitate image

Kaspersky has announced that data from customers in the United States and Canada will soon be moved and processed in Switzerland, in a development that mirrors a similar move of core data processes from Russia to Switzerland.

Kaspersky has pledged to move data and processes from US and Canada clients to Switzerland

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