Mobile and Telecoms

Tiens Lange, Director Unified Communications and Collaboration at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Office workers prefer mobile over desk phones

May 22, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, SponsoredComments (0)

In a recent report by Westcon-Comstor vendor partner, Avaya, workers are calling time out on “dumb phones” urging employers to allow them to make use of mobile devices. The report, conducted by research company YouGov on behalf of Avaya, surveyed 3,000 global office workers, asking if they felt that they were equipped to work and [&hellip...

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Is Content Really King?

May 22, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Recently I was thinking of the increase in adoption OTT players have gained and the consequent dilemma it’s wrapping around operators who now have to grapple with the concern of who owns and influences the consumer. This also got me thinking about something...

One of the winners receiving their award at the WAMAS.

West Africa Mobile Award Winners 2017 Announced

May 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

  The 10 winners of the West Africa Mobile Awards, an award show that recognises the region’s best mobile and tech companies, were announced over the weekend at an event in Lagos, Nigeria. The awards which were sponsored by BBM, Mobile West Africa...

Motorola Announces the ‘Transform the Smartphone’ Challenge in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Motorola VivaTech challenge applications open

May 19, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Technology startup, creators and developers are invited to present their ideas at the 2017 Viva Technology taking place in Paris from 15- 17 June. As part of VivaTech 2017, Motorola, a Lenovo company has extended its ‘Transform the Smartphone’ challenge,...

Facebook invests in Uganda

Facebook invests $170m in Uganda

May 18, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ugandans have a growing passion for the internet and social media – and it’s being reciprocated. Facebook has chosen the country for a $170 million fibre infrastructure project. “This investment shows that Uganda is one of Facebook’s top priority...

MTN Group has selected PeerApp to improve customer quality of experience and loyalty . (Image: Dean Workman)

MTN acknowledges $8.5m Rwanda Fine

May 18, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda in a statement to the press has acknowledged that they have received official notification of a fine equivalent to US$ 8,5 million from the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA). The fine relates to non-compliance with the Directives issued...

Internet Solutions in partnership with Comsol will develop  South Africa’s First Network-Agnostic IoT Platform.
 (image: Red Hat Developers)

SA’s to get first Network-Agnostic IoT Platform

May 17, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecommunications service provider, Internet Solutions announced its roadmap to South Africa’s first network- and tech-agnostic Internet of Things (IoT) platform to enable its vision of “Hybrid IoT”. In partnership with Comsol Networks as the initial...

Rwandan President Paul Kagame (image: NPR)

Rwanda: Smart City Innovation rolled out

May 17, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nokia and SRG will collaborate with the Government of Rwanda to deploy Smart City technology to improve the lifestyles and social sustainability of its citizens in 2017. This announcement was made last week in Kigali during the Transform Africa Summit....

ShowMax and Vodacom to offer subscribers extra data at no cost.

Showmax strikes deal with mobile operator in Poland

May 16, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

After launching their Internet TV service in Poland in February 2017, Showmax has followed their local strategy by agreeing a deal with the Polish mobile network operator Play to supply the Showmax service to Play’s entire contract customer base, totalling...

Huawei P10 now available at MTN stores.

Huawei P10 now available at MTN stores

May 16, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

MTN customers can now purchase the much-anticipated Huawei P10, the latest and most advanced flagship smartphone from Huawei, from selected MTN stores from as little as R399 a month. The Huawei P10 Lite and P10 are available on My MTNChoice+ S for R399 and...


New Medical App Launches in SA

May 15, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Medici, the app that is revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa and will continue to expand into the rest of Africa. The next-generation secure messaging app enables users to communicate virtually with medical...

Vodacom Down

Vodacom to Acquire Vodafone’s 35% Stake in Kenya’s Safaricom

May 15, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports by Forbes, Vodacom Group, the South African telecoms giant, has announced that they will spend $2.6 billion (R34,6 billion) to buy out their parent company’s (Vodafone) 34.94% stake in Kenyan operator Safaricom. The deal will see...

Lagos Nigeria

Free Wi-Fi in Lagos Now Available

May 15, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Partnership the Lagos State Government and MainOne, a Nigeria telecommunications company, has launched a free public Wi-Fi project at parks and gardens in Lagos, Nigeria. The launch of the project was announced on the 12th of May at Ndubisi Kanu Park,...

The MyEtisalat platform offers unique security features that enable customers to disable their devices if stolen (image: Charlie Fripp)

Etisalat Nigeria, banks still negotiating debts

May 12, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In a statement released to the media on Thursday, Etisalat Nigeria revealed that contrary to some reports in the media, negotiations between the telecommunications company and Nigerian banks are still ongoing and have not “stalled or reached a...

How to keep yourself safe while using public Wi-Fi.

5 ways to keep yourself safe when using public Wi-Fi

May 11, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, SecurityComments (0)

Free Wi-Fi at cafes, airports, restaurants and city streets is used by almost everyone who’s traveling – but how many people take an extra step to make sure their browsing is not only convenient, but also safe? According to a study by, 79%...

ZTE South Africa aims to employ 10 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduates for a year, during which time they will receive a market-related stipend.

South Africa: ZTE to offer youth ICT training

May 10, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

ZTE South Africa, part of the ZTE Corporation – a global brand in the provision of telecommunications equipment and network solutions – has committed itself to improving the skills of South African youth. “Statistics tell us that joblessness is...