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Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

February 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom Kenya has announced that its subscriber base has increased by one million and reached 4 million subscribers in six months. To celebrate this, the telecommunications firm launched a promotion to reward 50 subscribers with a Toyota Belta. Telkom is now set to invest in the second phase of network modernisation and expansion of 3G [&hellip...

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Smart Link Communications & Alepo to Launch Algeria’s first Public WiFi Service

Smart Link Communications & Alepo to launch Algeria’s first public WiFi service

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

Alepo, a provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, has announced that it has been selected by Smart Link Communications (SLC), an Algerian internet service provider, for its public wireless broadband service. As...

Top technologies delivering premium experience to every smartphone

Top technologies delivering premium experience to every smartphone

February 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

We’ve come to take the power of our smartphones for granted, but they’re the result of a decade of amazing innovation. We have watched the advent of new features such as high dynamic range (HDR) photography and 4G/LTE connectivity, and we have seen...

Top android apps to download this Valentine's Day

Top Android apps to download this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Alcatel, as well as IT News Africa, suggests a selection of Android apps to help you make the most of Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single or in a relationship. Netflorist Use this app from South Africa’s...

Zambia: Airtel and Standard Chartered Bank launch mobile money platform

Zambia: Airtel and Standard Chartered Bank launch mobile money platform

February 12, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Zambia has revealed that it has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank Zambia to launch a new mobile money wallet platform dubbed “Straight2Bank.” This newly launched mobile money wallet will, according to the firm, give its customers the...

Competition Commission's inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018

Competition Commission’s inquiry into data costs finalised in 2018

February 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The past two years have seen the Competition Commission undertake a number of market inquiries involving the retail, healthcare and public passenger transport markets. However, few market inquiries have captured the attention of South African consumers more...

Airtel Kenya ready to roll out 4G network

Airtel Kenya ready to roll out 4G network

February 9, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Communications Authority (CA) has confirmed that Airtel Kenya has finalised payment for its 4G LTE licence Kenya. The telecom operator paid $25 million licence fee for the 4G LTE 800 MHz signal. Airtel Kenya has not yet officially launched the high-speed...

Analysys Masone and Huawei study: Digitalisation is reshaping operations

Analysys Mason and Huawei study: Digitalisation is reshaping telecoms operations

February 9, 2018 • General, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

On Wednesday 7 February 2018, consultancy and telecommunications research firm, Analysys Mason, in collaboration with global ICT solutions provider, Huawei, released a study titled, ‘Digitalisation reshaping operations: a new digital operational model for...

Nigeria, Keystone Bank launches new mobile banking app

Nigeria: Keystone Bank launches new mobile banking app

February 8, 2018 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday 7 February 2018, Nigerian Bank, Keystone Bank, announced the launch of its new mobile banking application which, according to the bank, has many user-friendly features that can be accessed from a mobile phone. The new mobile app has, as stated...

Get cyber insurance for your mobile through Mycybercare and The Foschini Group.

First of its kind cyber insurance launched in Africa

February 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 6 February 2018, The Foschini Group (TFG) announced a partnership with cyber insurance company, Mycybercare, which will see customers buying mobile phones from TFG stores be financially protected, and covered for financial losses incurred due to...

Is your business harnessing remote IT support services?

How to avoid disaster in the wake of spectre and meltdowm

February 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Security, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Earlier this month, while the majority of South African business owners were still enjoying their summer holiday, the global technology industry suffered a rather devastating blow. Two major security vulnerabilities, dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, were...

Opera news app hits 1 million downloads in 4 weeks .

Opera news app hits 1 million downloads in 4 weeks

February 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On February 6, 2018, Opera News revealed that it has just broken the 1 million milestone, just four weeks after the app was launched. The app, which provides users with access to their favourite news and entertainment content, has also been ranked number 1 on...

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks ₦5 million in compensation

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks 5 million naira in compensation

February 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

It has emerged that Niyi Bada, a subscriber on Airtel’s network in Nigeria, has logged a claim demanding that the company pay him a ₦5 million (USD $13, 907) compensation for alleged illegal and constant deductions for airtime recharges on his...

Huawei showcases 4K video streaming solution with FTTH

Huawei showcases 4K video streaming solution with FTTH

February 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Technologies is piloting its 4K video streaming solution in a residential complex in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. In a first for South Africa, according to the company, supported by Telkom’s deployment of a 100mbps fibre to the home (FTTH),...

The best mobile data bundle alternatives in South Africa.

The best and cheapest mobile data bundle alternatives in South Africa

February 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Although the petrol price is on the steady decline and inflation has settled, exorbitant mobile data costs is still a problem. Many people have taken to social media over the past few months to rise up against ridiculous spikes in data bundles around South...

BBD and Vodacom partner to win Best Mobile App award

BBD and Vodacom partner to win Best Mobile App award

February 2, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BBD and Vodacom partner to win Best Mobile App award

For the third year in a row, the My Vodacom App won Best Mobile App in Africa at the latest Digital Impact Awards Africa. BBD, a South African software development company, partnered with Vodacom to develop their My Vodacom App. Norman Van Der Mescht, a BBD...