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Biometric & mobile tech innovation is driving the evolution of digital identity

July 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

According to the latest market analysis from Acuity Market Intelligence, the combination of tumultuous world events and the proliferation of innovative, disruptive biometric and mobile technology has created a perfect storm that is driving the evolution of digital identity for commerce, payments, the enterprise, and civil applications. Acuity projects that...

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Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

July 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Orange has revealed that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV...

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South Africa: Absa launches Masterpass App

July 19, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Absa has revealed that it has launched the Absa Masterpass App. According to the company, the App is a digital wallet powered by Mastercard. The app is set to enable South African consumers to make safe and easy payments wherever Masterpass is accepted....

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Etisalat Nigeria to curb unsolicited messages

July 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an attempt to curb consumers from receiving unsolicited messages, Etisalat Nigeria has implemented a new facility dubbed “Do-not-Disturb” (DND). According to the company, the service is set to enable consumers, on its network, to opt-out either...

Tigo

Tigo Tanzania to connect secondary schools to the internet

July 15, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Tanzania has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure to facilitate the roll-out of internet access points in the country’s secondary schools so as to complement the e-Schools Project for a period of 2...

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DRC Helios Towers secures US$105 million funding

July 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Helios Towers DRC SARL (“HTD”), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd (“HTA”), has announced the successful completion of a US$105 million upsizing of its syndicated term loan facility led by The Standard Bank...

Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise introduces mobile call-transfer product

July 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

ALE, operating under the brand Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, is introducing a new innovative mobile capability to help employees shift between communication devices simply and rapidly in today’s work environment. The OpenTouch Contactless Call Shift uses NFC...

Tigo appoints Stephen Essien as Director for Tigo Business

Tigo Ghana appoints Stephen Essien as Director for Tigo Business

July 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Telecom operator Tigo, has appointed Stephen Essien as the new Director for its enterprise unit, Tigo Business. Mr. Essien’s over 16 years working experience in customer operations will drive the company’s quest to deliver an unmatched customer experience...

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Study reveals mobile internet access reduces inequality

July 8, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Study reveals mobile internet access reduces inequality

Access to mobile internet presents revolutionary opportunities for addressing issues of inequality. This is according to a study by Vodafone published via TelecomPaper. The mobile operator has commissioned independent experts to explore the ways in which...

Tigo

Tigo Rwanda slashes roaming fees for East Africa countries

July 6, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo Rwanda slashes roaming fees for East Africa countries

Tigo Rwanda has revealed an 80 percent reduction in data roaming fees for its customers travelling to Kenya and Uganda. According to the company, subscribers and visitors roaming on the Tigo network will now browse at RWF 90 per meg, down from RWF 440, with...

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Intelsat & AfricaOnline to accelerate broadband connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

July 5, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Intelsat & AfricaOnline to accelerate broadband connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Intelsat S.A. has revealed that it has partnered with AfricaOnline in order to provide a managed broadband internet service for sub-Saharan Africa. Under the agreement, Intelsat will provide satellite services via Intelsat 28 located at 33° East, and...

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Nigeria: Etisalat reveals new super recharge offer

July 5, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Etisalat reveals new super recharge offer

Etisalat Nigeria has introduced a new offering to its clients dubbed “The Super Recharge Offer.” According to the company, its latest offering guarantees real bonuses that can be used across all networks. The latest recharge offer, according to...

Telepresence technology

Telepresence technology connects Students in Kenya and UAE

July 5, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telepresence technology connects Students in Kenya and UAE

As part of its efforts to inspire youth to consider careers in technology, Cisco brought together students from Jebel Ali School in Dubai with their counterparts from Makini School in Nairobi, Kenya through Cisco Telepresence. Aligned with Cisco’s vision of...

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Nigeria: 10 rural villages receive voice and high-speed data services

July 5, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: 10 rural villages receive voice and high-speed data services

Gilat Satcom has revealed that it is providing voice and high-speed data to ten villages in the states of Adamawa, Borno, Kano, Katsina, Oyo and Yobe in the North East of Nigeria. According to the company, its Village Island system has been deployed in each...

MTN Cloud

South Africa: MTN Group reveals new management changes

July 4, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: MTN Group reveals new management changes

MTN has revealed the appointment of Stephen van Coller as Vice President of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions, effective 1 October 2016. According to MTN, Stephen will be the fourth Vice President of the Group, the other three having responsibility for...

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MEF survey shows South Africa’s evolving connectivity priorities

June 30, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MEF survey shows South Africa’s evolving connectivity priorities

While slow speeds and high costs dominate most discussions about South Africa’s broadband, a survey at the MEF Johannesburg Seminar revealed that business now rates fast and agile set up and modification as its top priority. This is according to Gary...