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Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, a new GSMA study has said.
The study reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers will be added across the region by 2025, bringing t… read more
Travelport launched the Travelport COVID-19 Smartpoint Plugin. The plugin provides travel agencies with the latest information on government restrictions, lockdowns and safety measures across the globe – all within the agent workflow. It is available free-of-charge to all Travelport customers globally, using Travelport Smartpoint 8.2 or a… read more
The telecommunication industry in Uganda has registered tremendous growth over the past decade both in terms of increasing teledensity and expanding networks countrywide.
This is due to good stewardship by the regulatory authorities and a conducive environment by Government of Uganda which has liberalized and promoted competition while att… read more
Sabre Corporation announced important updates to its executive leadership, taking the next critical step toward completing the company’s transformation. These leadership appointments are part of the company’s previously announced strategic realignment of its Travel Solutions business to fully combine Sabre’s airline and agency-focused bus… read more
The largest telecom operator in France, Orange is considering a move into new markets in Africa, as it targets Nigeria and South Africa. Orange’s present portfolio in the Middle East and Africa, a total of 18 countries, is the company’s fastest-growing market.
According to reports, Orange believes it would benefit from… read more
Sabre is waging what at first blush appear to be pointless legal fights on both sides of the Atlantic over a merger it dropped last month, but the wrangling suggests the airline booking giant may pursue another shot at acquiring Farelogix, an innovative provider of similar services.
Sabre and Farelogix… read more
The average cost of 1GB of data on the continent is 7.12 percent of average income, with some countries having rates as high as 20 percent
Taxing internet access / restricting social media access seen as counterproductive and repressiveAfrica’s internet duopolists MTN and Airtel challenged to improve reliability, speed and to substant… read more
Did you buy Zoom shares at the start of the Coronavirus crisis? I didn’t, unfortunately. They were hovering around $70 until the end of January then started a steady rise hitting a peak of about $174 on 14 May. I mention this as it is an indicator of how our lives have changed. I don’t think this is a short-term change but will have long-… read more
INVESTING in and improving technology is the major way to remain relevant post Covid-19 according to players in the travel, trade and airlines sub-sector who have also called on Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to enhance technology for the new international protocols on che… read more
Lufthansa Group airlines will be pulled from the Sabre distribution system from the end of June. The group, which includes Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines, has notified travel agents by email of the termination, which also affects those connected to Abacus, which Sabre bought in 2015.
A statement from Sabre says i… read more