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Nikki Popoola joins WIOCC as Sales Director

August 30, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Highly-experienced senior telecoms professional Nikki Popoola has joined WIOCC as Director – Sales, where she will be helping international carriers procure simple solutions to their complex connectivity challenges into and within Africa. Commenting on the latest addition to the WIOCC team, WIOCC CEO Chris Wood said: “Nikki has invaluable breadth of...

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Ghana: CEO of Millicom Africa sees growth opportunities in data

August 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services. “We were the first to...

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Nigeria: Inactive telephone lines on the rise in 2016

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report, via TelecomPaper, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that inactive lines in the country’s telecommunications industry have increased from 65.19 million in May 2016 to 67.33 million in June 2016. According to...

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South Africa: MTN launches new R9.9 billion BEE transaction

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

The MTN Group has revealed, within a media statement, that it intends to implement a new R9.9 billion Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Transaction called MTN Zakhele Futhi, when its existing special purpose empowerment vehicle, MTN Zakhele,...

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South Africa: Telkom strike and sabotage update

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to South Africa telecommunications giant Telkom, by 19 August 2016 approximately 13 200 Telkom customers had been hit by outages caused by sabotage. This happened as the Communication Workers Union strike against Telkom moved into its fourth week....

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Seacom to connect UbuntuNet in East Africa

August 18, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

UbuntuNet Alliance has awarded a 15-year contract to SEACOM to provide point to point connectivity services to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of Eastern and Southern Africa through the European Union co-funded AfricaConnect2 project. This...

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Telkom offers R500 000 reward for information as business sabotage spikes

August 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

A number of Telkom facilities around South Africa have, according to the telecom giant, been targeted in a series of acts of sabotage. Telkom revealed that facilities in Midrand, Pretoria West, Silverton, Durban, Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg, Makhado and...

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Carrier neutral data centres – The key to unlocking SA’s connectivity potential?

August 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Recently, the telecommunications industry has seen a sweeping growth in data traffic on a global scale, attributable to the smartphone boom that has taken place over the last few years. This massive growth has resulted in an increasing demand for sufficient...

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Can FTTH bring an end to capped services in South Africa?

August 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s bandwidth pricing has experienced less dramatic reductions of late, after several years of more aggressive price drops – but, predicts Brian Timperley of Turrito Networks, a new round of disruption is due under the twin pressures of...

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Google’s latest video calling app launches globally

August 16, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has unveiled its latest video calling app, which has been dubbed by the company as “Duo.” According to Google, the app has gone live globally and is available on either Android or iOS devices. Google revealed that Duo works off your phone...

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Nigeria: Govt. unveils smartphone App for flood prediction

August 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Govt. unveils smartphone App for flood prediction

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria has launched a smartphone application, which has been dubbed “Wetin App” for flood forecasting especially along the Niger and Benue rivers, this is according to a report via...

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Record entries received for Women in ICT Partnership for Change Awards

August 10, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Record entries received for Women in ICT Partnership for Change Awards

The inaugural Women in ICT – Partnership for Change Awards has garnered over 100 entries for the inaugural event. A panel of experts will be meeting on 12 August 2016 to judge the entries submitted. Finalists in the different categories will be announced on...

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Nigeria: Smile unveils Unlimited Premium Plan

August 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Smile unveils Unlimited Premium Plan

Smile Nigeria has unveiled its latest mobile offering, which has been dubbed by the company as the “Unlimited Premium Plan.” According to the company, the new plan gives customers internet freedom so that they can decide where they can download...

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Uganda: UCC warns consumers of SIM fraud

August 8, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: UCC warns consumers of SIM fraud

According to a report via TelecomPaper, the Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) has warned the public against an emergent trend in the industry in which fraudsters impersonate subscribers. Once done, the fraudsters then attempt to extort money from the...

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MTN Business reveals winners of the App of the Year Awards 2016

August 5, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business reveals winners of the App of the Year Awards 2016

MTN Business has revealed the winners of its 5th annual MTN Business App of the Year Awards during a ceremony held at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Tonight’s ceremony honoured app developers whose winning solutions were selected from over 450...

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Ghana: Tigo launches new recharge promo

August 5, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Tigo launches new recharge promo

Tigo has launched a recharge campaign that is intended to give away prizes every time customers purchase top-up cards to make calls and browse the internet on Tigo’s network. Termed ‘Wo suro aaa wondi’ meaning ‘you cannot win if you are afraid’,...