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SICO set to expand reach in Africa

Egyptian manufactured smartphone to expand African reach

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), Egypt’s first smartphone maker is set to expand to the rest of Africa by the end of 2018 or early 2019. SICO which already exports to the Gulf and aims to start selling phones in Kenya, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique and Ghana, said Mahmoud Ali, [&hellip...

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Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse

Telkom Kenya denies redundancy plans, urges action against Safaricom

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Telkom Kenya has renewed calls for rival Safaricom be declared a dominant player, reports Citizen News. CEO Aldo Mareuse also sought to allay fears that it was planning to make staff redundant on consulting firm McKinsey’s recommendation. Safaricom holds...

MTN brings back Mahala Calls for prepaid subscribers

MTN brings back Mahala Calls for prepaid subscribers

October 15, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

From 16 October 2018 MTN will be bringing back Mahala Calls, as part of the MTN Zone offering – just in time for long summer days and holiday trips. MTN knows how important it is to stay in touch with loved ones and is always looking at ways to make...

Meeting the digital expectations of mobile customers in Africa

Meeting the digital expectations of mobile customers in Africa

October 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

With multinational cloud service providers investing in South Africa and other infrastructure providers expanding data centre operations across Africa, the hyper-availability future is looking bright for the continent. This has resulted in an evolving...

Finalist for the 4th AppsAfrica Innovation Awards revealed

Finalist for the 4th AppsAfrica Innovation Awards revealed

October 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The final shortlist for the 4th AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards have been announced. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa with winners announced in Cape Town on November 12th, 2018. The annual Awards attracted over 300...

Cell C extending free data offer

Cell C extending free data offer

October 10, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

With the festive season around the corner, Cell C is extending its free data offer to watch the premium entertainment streaming service, Black, until the end of February 2019. The free data is available on any of Cell C’s prepaid or contract plans including...

OnePlus 6T set to launch on October 30

OnePlus 6T set to launch on October 30

October 10, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

OnePlus has announced the launch day for the upcoming OnePlus 6T smartphone. On October 30, the company will be hosting a launch event with featured slogan, “Unlock The Speed,” at 11am EDT in New York. The Chinese phone maker teased the event on...

South Africa: Free TV is here with TV2GO

Cell C extends ShoutOut social bundles promotion

October 10, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Cell C has extended its ShoutOut social bundles promotion until the end of January 2019. “Customers have really seen the value in our ShoutOut bundles. With the holiday season coming up, we have decided to extend the promotion to ensure that customers are...

Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

October 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has announced a partnership with Phase 3 Telecom subsidiary, Coverage Broadband to launch the 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria. With this partnership, customers who subscribe to a special, bundle data plan on Airtel will now have unfettered...

LG's new V40 ThinQ smartphone has five cameras

LG’s new V40 ThinQ smartphone has five cameras

October 9, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

LG has finally unveiled the new V40 ThinQ flagship smartphone – this is their fifth phone in just under a year. After the V30, V30S ThinQ, V35 and G7 ThinQ comes the V40 ThinQ, the company’s new flagship with a twist – it features five cameras. The LG...

Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network

Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network

October 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Paratus has successfully concluded the first phase of the upgrades to its Mobile LTE Data network. The operator has confirmed that phase two will commence during November 2018 when the equipment arrives from the vendor manufacturing line. The upgrade has...

BBM Messenger gets new features

BBM Messenger gets new features

October 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Experience the latest BBM version for Android, which is also coming soon for iOS. In this latest BBM release, as revealed by the company, you’ll enjoy the expanded experience of customising chat background, BBM Desktop (Android only), a new Album Tab in...

Get free YouTube with Telkom.

Get free YouTube with Telkom

October 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom announced the inclusion of free YouTube as the latest addition to its FreeMe prepaid bundles. This is one of the benefits that comes with Telkom’s latest summer campaign aptly themed Summer of More. Customers on Telkom’s FreeMe Post-paid are still...

South African tech startup RapidDeploy partners with APD Communications

South African tech startup RapidDeploy partners with APD Communications

October 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, StartupsComments (0)

Following the recent announcement of South African tech startup RapidDeploy’s partnership with multinational telecommunications company AT&T, RapidDeploy has announced an alliance with APD Communications to provide a complete hosted solution for control...

MTN brings back Mahala Calls for prepaid subscribers

MTN launches Entertainment Pass bundles

October 5, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

MTN contract customers, according to the firm, can now enjoy free data access to social media, music and video streaming with the recently launched Entertainment Pass bundles. The Entertainment Pass gives customers, on select price plans, access to Facebook,...

South Africa’s app developers have upped their game

South Africa’s app developers have upped their game

October 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The MTN Business App of the Year Awards is in full swing. The intensive judging process that concluded last week will culminate with the winners, in various categories, being announced in Johannesburg on 11 October 2018. The judging panel, made up of business...