Mobile and Telecoms

The New Huawei Retail Experience Store, Mall of Africa.

Huawei Opens First Retail Experience Store in South Africa

March 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei opened their first retail experience store in South Africa today during the unveiling of the store located in the Mall of Africa, Midrand. The opening of the store adds to the two service stores which Huawei has in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg and Canal Walk, Cape Town. The store aims to provide a premium service [&hellip...

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The why and how of encrypting files on your Android smartphone

March 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Your smartphone is crammed with sensitive information about your life, from confidential business emails and mobile banking passwords to private photos and social media logins. That means you should secure it as carefully as you would your credit cards or...

Ariel Efrati, CEO of Telco Systems together with Richard Hechle, Managing Director of Internet Solutions Kenya.

Kenya to upgrade Fibre network infrastructure to 10GB

March 22, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telco Systems, provider of of innovative CE 2.0, MPLS, IP and SDN & NFV solutions and Internet Solutions Kenya, a Pan-African communications service provider of Cloud, communication, connectivity and carrier services within Kenya and connecting outside...

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

MTN Group appoints PeerApp to boost customer satisfaction

March 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

PeerApp a provider of local content-delivery solutions announced that South Africa-based multinational mobile operator, MTN Group, has chosen PeerApp’s local content delivery solution for its operations in various geographic regions. With mobile...

USSD and its role in enabling banks and merchants to reach mobile consumers when they have limited data access.

Connecting Web-Based Services To People Without The Internet

March 20, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

3.9 billion people globally do not have access to the internet, according to recent research from the United Nations telecommunications agency, International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The report reveals that 75% of Africans are offline; a startling...

Top 10 Publishers of 2016. (Image Source: UA Tech)

Top 10 Mobile Publishers of 2016

March 17, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (1)

We carry them around with us where ever we go and as soon as we are provided with the slightest of gaps we will whip them out and they gain our undivided attention, they are our smartphones. But what would we do on these devices without the games and...

Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder and CEO of Kirusa Inc.

Interview: Dr Mumick of Kirusa discusses telecoms in emerging markets

March 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

A telecom visionary with over two decades of working in the telecom environment, and a serial entrepreneur, meet Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick is the Founder and CEO of Kirusa, a provider of telecom and social media solutions in the emerging markets of Africa and...

Gerhard Oosthuizen,Entersekt CIO.

Four mega-trends shaping mobile payment platforms

March 17, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

With rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local fintech players are turning their attention towards mobile payment innovation. Mobile payments could be very lucrative in the local market, as...

Biometrics and facial recognition to be used in the registration process.

World First, PayToo to Use Biometrics and Facial Recognition in Sign Up Process

March 16, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

PayToo® Wallet, a mobile banking solution, announced on the 9th of March the exclusive release of PayToo® Assistant, a new digital application that uses facial verification and biometrics to verify customers’ identity, facilitating the PayToo® sign...

NCC announced that Nigerian consumers spent $6.6 billion in 2016.

Nigerian Telecoms Consumers Spend $6.6 billion in 2016- NCC

March 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Prof. Umar Gaarba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) disclosed, on Wednesday in Abuja during the launch of the NCC Year of Consumer initiative, that Nigerian telecoms consumers spent $6.6 billion in 2016. He...

Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Lead at SAP Africa.

Strategic Focus Areas For Africa’s Telcos in 2017

March 15, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphones, is changing the face of the...

Apple have been found guilty by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service of price-fixing. (image: Apple)

Apple found guilty of price-fixing in Russia

March 15, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by the BBC, US tech giants, Apple, have today been found guilty of price-fixing by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). The company has reportedly been arranging for retailers to co-ordinate their prices of the Iphone 5 and...

Cell C has released their financial results for the year ending  31 December 2016.

Cell C Posts R540 million Profit

March 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African mobile services provider Cell C has today, released its financial results for the year ending 31 December 2016. Following strong operational and financial growth across key financial indicators, the company posted a profit of R540 million....

West Africa Mobile Awards

Two Weeks Left to Enter West Africa Mobile Awards

March 14, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) will take place on the 18th of May in Lagos, Nigeria. This leaves potential contenders with just two weeks if they want to be considered at the gala awards ceremony which will take place in front of local and...

Three Nigerian banks are set to take over telecommunications firm Etisalat over unpaid N541.8billion debt.

$1.72 billion debt creates Etisalat Nigeria takeover drama

March 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to reports from the Premium Times three Nigerian banks (Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank and Zenith Bank) attempted to take over operations of telecommunications firm Etisalat on Wednesday 8th of January due to the company’s unpaid debts which...

The 3-in-1 Seamless Half SIM along with the all-in-one pack is designed to reduce costs for the operators without diluting the brand experience.

Seamless SIM card solution launched for mobile operators

March 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Workz Group, a telecoms subscriber products manufacturer, and serialized software company has, officially launched its optimal SIM solution for mobile network operators. The solution aims to allow operators significantly reduce the cost of subscriber...