Mobile and Telecoms

One of Tizeti's internet towers.

Nigerian Startup Receives $2.1 Million in Funding

June 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

  Nigerian Startup, Tizeti and its consumer facing brand, which offers unlimited, uncapped internet service across Lagos, Nigeria, today announced that it has closed on seed funding of $2.1 million from international investors including Western Technology Investment, Social Capital, Vy Capital, Picus Capital, Ace & Company, Lynett...

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Nigeria Leads Africa’s Mobile Subscription Growth- Ericsson

June 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to the latest Ericsson Mobility report, Africa has seen a major growth of new mobile subscriptions with 9 million Africans joining services in the first quarter of 2017. This rise has seen the total number of mobile subscriptions on the continent to...

There have been sporadic calls in the media for the #DataMustFall campaign to be resurrected.

Opinion: Data – let each provider decide for themselves

June 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The #DataMustFall campaign has been relatively quiet in recent months, after the flurry of calls for greedy companies such as MTN and Vodacom to do away with a basic, moral tenet of business: making a profit. While we wait as the bureaucratic process takes...

Tigo Rwanda to offer 4G to tourists using their roaming network.

Tigo Ghana to launch SuperSMS network with UK Partner

June 23, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network in partnership with Onem Communications, a London-based telco. The newly launched network will be providing access to what it is being largely describes as “a growing ecosystem...


Tigo Tanzania to expand Network

June 23, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Tanzania has announced plans to further expand their network. The mobile operator has made an investment of $70 million, over Sh150 billion in 2017. Last year the operator invested $75 million adding new 535 sites with 3G technology and upgraded 408...

Brad Taylor, CEO, Workz Group,

Mobile solutions provider launches new IoT services

June 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Workz Group, the mobile solutions and serialization software company has announced a agreement with UK telecoms software company Simulity Labs. The Value-Added Reseller agreement sees Workz provide Simulity regional commercial and technical support for...


Win R1 Million in Cell C Original Reality Show ‘Hangman’

June 21, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African telecoms company, Cell C, today announced the launch of Hangman, a unique fast-paced online reality show which aims to uncover South Africa’s greatest innovator. The programme offers contestants a chance to win R1 million in prize money....

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MTN SA makes five executive appointments to bolster operational efficiency

June 20, 2017 • Careers, Company News, General, Mobile and Telecoms, SponsoredComments (0)

MTN has strengthened its executive team even further by appointing five new members in a bid to enhance operational efficiency across the operation and provide more in-depth commercial skills and experience. Marco Gagiano: Executive for Customer Value...

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Huawei’s Mobile Ascendancy Continues

June 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

  In what is another step forward for Huawei in the South African market the company recorded a 68% growth in the first month of sales of the new flagship devices the P10 and P10 plus when compared to that of last years model the P9 series. What makes...

Remi de-Fouchier, VP Marketing Communications at Gemalto

Reaching the mobile tipping point

June 19, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Our lives have become, in many ways, a ‘mobile experience’. We’ve become inseparable from, dependent on and emotionally attached to our devices to the extent that we feel lost without them. Whether for social media, banking, business tasks, buying and...

Ethiopian government has blocked mobile internet access ahead of exam. (image: Whiteafrican)

Zero-Rated SMS+ To Save South Africans Money

June 15, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s 35 million plus mobile consumers are set to benefit from a next generation SMS (Short Message Service) service which can replace the two-decade old USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Data Service) and zero-rate it to boot. Archer...

Bridging the gap between youth unemployment and skills shortages.

Nokia looking to combat youth unemployment in Africa

June 15, 2017 • Education, General, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unemployment in South Africa remains a major issue, currently sitting at 26.50 percent, while the country’s youth unemployment is currently at a staggering 50.9 percent. Despite this, many technology companies continue to cite skills shortages as one of...

Telkom Mobile partners with to boost subscriber acquisitions.  (Image source: File)

Telkom Mobile boosts subscriber acquisitions

June 15, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

When consumers visit the cellphone contract comparison engine, they are able to view and compare packages from various Mobile Network Operators (MNO), including Telkom Mobile. As Lance Krom, founder and managing director at Phonefinder,...

Rain, which offers LTE-Advanced network, has appointed Gareth Tindall as Chief Operating Officer.

Newly launched LTE network provider appoints COO

June 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South Africa’s newly launched LTE-Advanced network, Rain, has appointed Gareth Tindall as Chief Operating Officer. Announced in September 2016, the Rain LTE-A network of currently 750 active base stations, and increasing daily, already extends across...


MTN Rwanda launches customised voice bundle products

June 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda has launched a new product with an aim to enhance internet usage and connectivity in the country. The product called, MTN Irekure, will allow customers to choose from three possible voice deals, and purchase any one of them using airtime from the...

Mobile internet use will account for 26% of global media consumption by 2019.

GSMA Records 5 Billionth Mobile Subscriber World Wide

June 14, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA, the world’s mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber  The 5 billion milestone means that more than two-thirds of the global population is now...