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Vodacom extends FTTH reach

September 23, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has signed lease agreements with third party network infrastructure providers Fibrehoods, Openserve, Century City Connect, Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa to deliver Vodacom Fibre products. Vodacom customers will now have access to the Vodacom Fibre services through these providers, including Vodacom Fibre Broadband, Vodacom Fibre Fixed Voice and...

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Mobile Services: How to Crack High Growth Markets

September 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smartphone use in high growth markets like India and Africa differs from developed markets. This is because there are a very different set of constraints in operation, most of which stem from cost and infrastructure. If businesses want to deliver successful...

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Video on demand (VOD) partnerships key to growth for telcos

September 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

With voice revenues in terminal decline and future data revenue models uncertain, Africa’s telcos have to expand their value-added services portfolios. “On-demand entertainment and infotainment present the next big opportunity for telco VAS business...

TECNO Mobile launched its premium flagship smartphone, TECNO PHANTOM 5.

Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5

September 22, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5  features such as 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full metal body casing. A premium smartphone fully optimized for work and leisure, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek...

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Mukuru, EcoCash simplifiy money transfers to Zimbabwe

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

Mukuru has partnered with EcoCash, a Zimbabwean mobile money provider, to offer a quick and easy way of sending money to Zimbabwe. The partnership was facilitated and structured by Cassava, a wholly-owned financial technology (FinTech) subsidiary of the...

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Google Allo takes chat to the next level

September 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google South Africa has announced the launch of Google Allo to the South African market. Allo is a messaging app that works off your phone number and is available for Android and iOS mobile devices. Initially announced at the Google I/O Developer conference...

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South Africa: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to launch in November

September 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite the number of reported incidents around the world related to battery cell issues in the new Galaxy Note7, Samsung SA has reported that South African customers will receive a Galaxy Note7 that offers full battery usage. Globally, in markets which the...

Telkom and ShowMax partner to provide zero-rated data for streaming content

ShowMax subscribers get streaming boost

September 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom and ShowMax have jointly announced a partnership to allow Showax users to purchase bolt-on packages from Telkom which would effectively zero-rate the data consumed by the streaming service. Customers also have the option to add the R99 monthly ShowMax...

Ericsson Ericsson is calling for a more open and collaborative approach in the TV industry and is keen on new partnership models.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

Ericsson partners with Google to produce electronic pay TV

September 19, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ericsson and Google are partnering to extend the reach of Ericsson’s cloud-based MediaFirst TV Platform into the Android TV ecosystem, Google’s operating system for the set-top-box. Ericsson’s MediaFirst TV Platform will integrate with Google’s...

Tigo cash recently launched their international innovation

Tigo Cash goes International

September 16, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Cash has recently launched an innovation that allows customers to buy international airtime for friends and families in Ghana and overseas. Effective from September 13, 2016, all Tigo cash customers can purchase airtime for over 100 countries across the...

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MTN Business rewards its partners

September 16, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, StartupsComments (0)

MTN Business showed some appreciation for its top partners at the company’s inaugural Partnership Summit in Johannesburg this week. It is through this initiative that MTN Business is committed to strengthening its partner ecosystem and official recognition...

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Huawei officially opens two customer service centres in SA

September 16, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) South Africa yesterday announced the official opening of the first two Huawei customer service centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The service centres are open to customers and will provide the finest service...

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MTN SA shuts down Mobile Money service

September 16, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN SA has taken a decision to decommission its Mobile Money offering due to lack of commercial viability. MTN is working with its mobile money partners to ensure that its customers are not adversely affected. Launched in 2012, the mobile money platform aimed...

Tech Mahindra teams with Mahindra Comviva to launch of Tech Mahindra South Africa in partnership with Falcorp. (Image source: Google/

New revenue experience platform for mobile operators launched

September 15, 2016 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Comviva, have announced the launch of “Data Revenue Booster (DRB)”. DRB allows Communication Service Providers (CSP) to open up additional revenue opportunities while delivering innovative services to users. The DRB Solution...

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Nokia, Sonera team up to showcase ultra high speed 5G

September 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nokia and Sonera, have underlined the leading role they are playing in bringing next-generation communications to market. Trials were undertaken at Sonera headquarters in Helsinki of both 5G mobile networking and new copper cable technologies capable of...


Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

September 13, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments (0)

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America jointly announce a new...