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Nokia, Intel launch labs to bring 5G to the market

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

Nokia and Intel are creating joint testing facilities to focus on all aspects of 5G networks from device to cloud. The 5G acceleration labs will build on the companies’ core competencies and technology strengths. This partnership will enable the two companies to work with communication service providers and 5G ecosystems. Frank Weyerich, head of...

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Telkom are said to be considering a $1billion bid for Cell C. (Image Source: Events Burg)

Telkom pondering $1bn bid for Cell C

February 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

According to Bloomberg reports, South African telecom giant Telkom is considering a $1 billion bid for mobile operator Cell C, this is according to three people “familiar to the matter.” Cell C is trying to complete a recapitalisation drive...

If implemented correctly, emerging technologies like virtual reality could provide the on-going customer engagement telecoms companies crave.

Telecoms to take advantage Virtual Reality

February 21, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

Unfortunately for telecoms companies, there are only a handful of times when they are front of mind for their customers – when their core service is delivering a poor user experience (especially when friends on other networks have full reception or 4G in...

Flickswitch can now enable a business to align their mobile communication spend with a range of MTC products, all in real time.

Flickswitch to deliver Enterprise SIM management on MTC Namibia

February 20, 2017 • General, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Mobile Telecommunications Limited Namibia has reached an Agreement with Flickswitch International to launch a business SIM management service in Namibia. Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC Tim Ekandjo said, “With this partnership with...

By 2020 There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use – 18 billion associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

5G optimisation technologies- an emerging priority for service providers

February 17, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

Service providers need to pull out all the stops to ensure the game-changing impact of 5G is optimised. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be 550 million 5G connections by 2022. There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use...

TerraPay joins forces with MoneyTrans and Paga to make cross border remittance easy between Europe and Nigeria.

From Europe to Nigeria, easy cross-border remitances

February 17, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TerraPay, a mobile international payment network, has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, a leading Money Transfer company established in Europe and Africa as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch...

Nokia will re-launch the 3310, one of Nokia's most reliable phones. (image:Flickr)

Could the Nokia 3310 make a come back?

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

Reports have surfaced that Nokia is set to relaunch of the Nokia 3310. The reports are yet to be confirmed as the company has not released an official statement. Renowned for it “die hard” capabilities the Nokia 3310 had what we now know as basic...


5 features to help you get the best out of your smartphone

February 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Much more than just making calls and sending text messages, your smartphone can do so many other things, from scanning documents, to measuring your pulse. Here are five features that will make your smartphone your best ally. Scan your documents You may be...

Eckart Zollner, Business Development Manager at New Telco SA

Can carriers keep up with the data explosion?

February 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The migration from traditional voice to new IP based technologies and services – alongside a data explosion and increasing consumer data capacity demands – brings massive disruption to the telecoms arena. For carriers, it signals a shift in not just...

Employees are happier and more productive when not chained to their desks.

Opinion: How WiFi is enabling the Mobile-Office revolution

February 14, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today’s largest and most in-demand segment of employees are operating in a vastly different digital landscape than they would have only ten years ago. The nine-to-five workday has given way to the demands of an always-on lifestyle. And forward-thinking...

Soria Hay of independent investment bank and advisory firm Bravura.

New ICT sector codes to prompt new era for BEE

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

In the State of the Nation address, President Jacob Zuma highlighted that radical economic transformation remains at the core of South Africa’s economic strategy and the new BEE ICT sector codes, effective from November 2016, reflect this. Soria Hay of...

Airtel Kenya offers routers and 3G connectivity to ensure free internet connection services.

Kenya: “She Will Connect” reaches over 3200

February 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Kenya and Intel have partnered on She Will Connect; a program aimed at delivering free internet connectivity by providing routers and 3G access to urban and semi urban communities in the country. According to Kenya Tech News the program has already...

Tigo, Ghana, pledges to do their bit to promote safer internet.

Tigo strives for safer Internet in Ghana

February 9, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile Network Operator, Tigo, has called on stakeholders, including internet service providers, policy makers, security agencies, child rights activists, parents and the media to help make the internet a safer and better place, especially for children and...

The LG V20 comes with the Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box. (image: LG)

Unpacking Android 7.0 Nougat

February 8, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Unpacking Android 7.0 Nougat

With technological breakthroughs being made almost daily, it’s increasingly difficult to keep up. This is certainly the case in the mobile industry, with the new Android 7.0 Nougat bringing advancements in VR, machine learning and more. Do more with less...

MTN Group has appointed Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation.

MTN appoints Saim Yaksan Exec for Transformation

February 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN appoints Saim Yaksan Exec for Transformation

MTN Group has announced the appointment of Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation, effective immediately. The appointment of Yaksan’s follows the launch of MTN’s holistic transformation programme, IGNITE, in the third quarter of 2016. IGNITE is...

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MTN, IHS patnership strengthened through new deal

February 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN, IHS patnership strengthened through new deal

MTN Group today announced that it will exchange its 51% interest in Nigeria Tower InterCo B.V., the parent company of INT Towers Limited (INT), the Nigerian telecom tower operator, for an additional shareholding in IHS Holding Limited (IHS Group), the largest...