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MTN SA introduces 49 cents per minute international call tariff

October 30, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has launched a new international calling promotion that will see customers being provided with the opportunity to call selected destinations from as little as 79 cents per minute. MTN will also introduce the new international calling bundle and subscription offers which will further discount the in-bundle rates to as low as 49c ...

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Social Media pays tribute to Senzo Meyiwa

October 27, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to police reports, Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead after armed assailants entered his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg. The South African footballer may have been trying to defend his girlfriend Kelly...

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Telkom unveils SmartInternet Unlimited in SA

October 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom recently launched SmartInternet Unlimited. According to Telkom, the bundle is aimed at business users seeking unlimited mobile data. Telkom also revealed that SmartInternet Unlimited will offer a reliable uncapped data connection over the mobile...

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Jovago & UNICEF partner for Passport to Protection initiative

October 21, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Jovago has revealed that is now supporting UNICEF’s “Passport to Protection” initiative. According to both parties, the programme advances child protection by registering children with Birth Certificates using internet technology. In terms of the...

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10 African tech start-ups to look out for

October 20, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is bursting with potential, especially when it comes to the tech start-up scene. A great number of companies have entered the African tech scene recently; however, 10 of these start-ups have shined, much like the glorious African sun, in the eyes of IT...

This accolade follows hot on the heels of two accolades that MTN scooped last month.

MTN SA launches Night Express Internet bundles

October 17, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has unveiled Night Express internet bundles. According to MTN, for a monthly subscription from as low as R10, MTN prepaid subscribers will receive 100MB worth of data bundles to use to surf the Internet and connect to social media platforms. This data is...

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Zambia: Facebook’s Internet.org app adds new services

October 17, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Users of the Internet.org app will be pleased to know that the service has been updated. According to the online portal there are now three news services, Zambiareports, SuperSoprt.com, and Ebola Info by UNICEF. The company has stated that: “We’ve...

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MTN SA unveils rollout plans and pricing for FTTH

October 15, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Following the successful deployment of Fibre To The Home (FTTH) at the gated estate of Monaghan Farm in Johannesburg, MTN South Africa has announced plans to deploy this cutting edge network nationally including a range of competitive pricing. MTN conducted a...

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Telkom SA warns businesses of possible crime syndicate

October 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Criminals intent on stealing valuables from homes and offices are attempting to gain entry into business as well as residential premises by posing as Telkom technicians. Ms Jacqui O’ Sullivan, Telkom’s Managing Executive: Corporate Communication, says...

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MTN SA now offering iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

October 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN SA announced that it will offer the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on 24 of October. Customers can now pre-register for their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus here. The iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch...

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Video Interview: “Africa’s mobile future is exciting” – Brett Loubser

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa caught up with Brett Loubser, WeChat’s head of Africa, at the Tech4Africa conference – which was held at the Sci Bono Centre in Johannesburg. Recently, IT News Africa also spoke to Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa in order to...

Within Africa, Egypt and South Africa posted the largest year-on-year handset shipment growth, at 37 percent and 32 percent respectively.

Handset sales boom in Middle-East and Africa

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 percent year on year to 64 million units, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the...

Amr-Shady, CEO of TA Telecoms

TA Telecom to map identity of Africa with mobile tech

October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TA Telecom has revealed that the beta trials for Nafsi, Africa’s most ambitious big data analysis project according to the company, is now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. The survey aims to use mobile technology to collect data from...

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Vodacom launches LTE connectivity in Lesotho

October 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has launched the Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in Lesotho. According to Vodacom, the service will bring high-speed mobile internet to the people of the Mountain Kingdom as well as address the relative scarcity of fixed line connections in the...

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AfricaCom Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The AfricaCom Awards are set to take place on the 12th November 2014, at The Waterfront Lookout in Cape Town. The event celebrates and acknowledges leaders in digital technology, ICT, Telecommunications and Media across Africa. As the event grows each year,...

Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).

Top 10 benefits of the $50 smartphone in Africa

October 10, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tech4Africa is still underway at the SciBono Discovery Center, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg. IT News Africa caught up with Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa, in order to discuss the top 10 benefits of the extremely sought after USD $50...