Mobile and Telecoms

Galaxy Note7 banned from all flights in South Africa.
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South Africa: Galaxy Note7 not allowed on flights

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

Samsung South Africa, in support of the global recall and banning of Galaxy Note7 devices from flights, is implementing an exchange programme with exchange kiosks at major local airports. As a precautionary measure Samsung South Africa is setting up these exchange kiosks at the departure points at OR Tambo, Cape Town and Durban international airports,...

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Mobile Data Usage

5 ways to lower your cellular charges while travelling

October 21, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Being in a completely strange place without having anything in common,exploring new cultures and destinations brings you the ultimate happiness. You can have the time of your life until something very ‘’little’’ just spoils your entire vacation. One...

MTN zero rates access to online curriculum for university students.
Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive Officer: MTN South Africa.

South Africa: Students to enjoy free internet access on university campuses

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

South Africa’s university students will now be able to access their online curriculum without incurring data costs, thanks to a decision by MTN to zero rate access to university online content. MTN announced that it will allow university students free...

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6 things you didn’t know you could do with your smartphone

October 20, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

A majority of us have and use smartphones on the daily, but how many of us actually maximize its functions? Aside from voice calls, social networking, telling the time, listening to music and maybe using the device as a flashlight, there are so many other...

Ringier Africa & Asia CEO, Robin Lingg said Ringier is constantly reaching for new opportunities to strengthen its position as an innovative and leading publisher.

Kenya: Ringier partners with entertainment brand, Ghafla

October 20, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of its continued expansion, Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), Ringier Africa’s publishing company, will work with Kenya’s top entertainment website ‘Ghafla’ ( The partnership sees Kenya’s leading entertainment platform...

Openserve Media Release: Openserve and Huawei Join Forces for Seven-Fold Increase in Fibre Network Provision across South Africa.

Openserve and Huawei join forces

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

Openserve, a leading integrated communications company, and Huawei, a leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, have jointly announced the successful deployment of a high-speed fibre packet and optical transport network. This...

Mike Weston - Vice President - Cisco Middle East

Cisco Helps Rebuild Iraqi National Backbone

October 18, 2016 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

At the Packet Optical Networking Conference today in Rome, Cisco announced its role to restore and rebuild the Iraqi National Backbone, a multi-layer IP and optical network that spans the long terrestrial route from Iraq to Turkey. The Iraqi National Backbone...

Shola Taylor (right), Secretary-General of CTO congratulating Patick Masambu (left), Director-General of ITSO.

Ugandan appointed DG of International Telecommunications Satellite Organization

October 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Patrick Masambu, a Uganda citizen and former chairman of the Council of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) ( has been elected director-general of the US-based International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)...

Nirmal Manoharan, regional director of sales, ManageEngine.

ManageEngine announces new ServiceDesk Plus MSP and support for Android for Work software

October 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

ManageEngine announced the latest version of ServiceDesk Plus MSP, the web-based, ITIL-ready help desk software specifically built for managed service providers. The company also announced it supports Android for Work in the latest version of its mobile...

Smart Tanzania allows users to interact on any mobile phone without the use of internet. (Image Source:

Smart Tanzania offers free mobile services

October 14, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

For the first time, millions of people can now access exciting new interactive services on any mobile phone via SMS such as group chat and useful internet content without the need for internet. All of this is possible through Smart Tanzania a services...

Godwana International Networks CEO Mathew Welthagen.

GIN to bring cost effective satellite connectivity to Africa

October 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments (0)

Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has launched Source, a fully managed, virtual network satellite operator service. Aimed at telecoms and internet service providers, Source will be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa on the first Jupiter hub in Africa,...

Tech Education

Online education portal and mobile app opens up for Africa

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

itSM Solutions, a development training organization, has announced its partnership with eLearnAfrica, to provide more than 1,400 professional and vocational classes in close to 175 specialized areas through the eLearnAfrica platform. eLearnAfrica is a web...

Samsung Electronics has decided to permanently discontinue the production of the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shelved, social media reacts

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

Samsung Electronics has revealed the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7. This comes after numerous reports from users of overheating batteries and the device catching fire. Shortly after the reports Samsung recalled the Note 7 and issued out replacement...


South Africa: Euphoria introduces toll-free system for all cell numbers

October 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Whilst the fierce battle continues to brew between mobile operators and voice service providers over the cost of toll-free calls, Euphoria Telecom has introduced a toll-free system that enables free calls from all cellphone numbers. The service was initially...

Ubank has serviced neglected and underserviced mine workers in the gold and platinum sectors who previously had difficulty accessing financial services.

Ubank partners WIZZIT to launch digital payment platform

October 11, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ubank, has shaken up the financial services industry by launching their own mobile and digital payment platform in partnership with WIZZIT International. The implementation of the platform – nicknamed Vulindlela – aims to competitively position Ubank to...

Etisalat, has launched mobile 4G Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) service into the Nigerian market (image: Charlie Fripp)

Nigeria: Etisalat launches mobile 4G LTE

October 10, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian mobile operator, Etisalat, has launched its mobile 4G Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) service. The Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, disclosed that the latest offering demonstrates Etisalat Nigeria’s unwavering commitment...