Uganda has deported the Belgian head of South African telecoms giant MTN's local branch, making him the fourth employee to be kicked out of the country this year. Police spokesman Fred Enanga said that MTN Uganda's chief executive Wim Vanhelleputte had been deported on “over national security”. Gordian Kyomukama, currently chief technology officer, had been appointed acting chief executive “to ensure business continuity”.

Read more: Uganda deports fourth MTN executive, and this time, it’s CEO

At a 5G launch event in Beijing that doubled up as a pre-briefing for the MWC Barcelona 2019, Huawei officially launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro. Together, these two new products provide the world's fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go.

Read more: Major technological breakthroughs crown Huawei world’s 5G leader

Telecom Egypt and Orange Data announced the signing of a new agreement on bitstream access services. Orange Data is the first operator to sign this agreement aiming to provide its customers with higher speed internet services. The agreement avails the use of new technologies including fiber to the home (FTTH) and VDSL raising the maximum speed to 100Mbps from 16Mbps previously.

Read more: Telecom Egypt seals new partnership on high-speed bitstream services

Safaricom announced the launch of a new service to its Mobile Money service, M-Pesa, which allows subscribers to obtain a bank overdraft directly from their mobile phone. The service is known under the name of Fuliza and it authorizes users to borrow an amount reaching 50,000 shillings ($ 490.71) with a 0.5% interest per day.

Read more: Safaricom launches its new service in the Mobile Money segment