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Huawei, Xpress Money partner to grow African mobile money footprint

Huawei, Xpress Money partner to grow African mobile money footprint

December 13, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 13 December 2017, ICT solutions provider, Huawei, announced a partnership with Xpress Money, a money transfer brands, to drive mobile money services to more of the worlds unbanked, with a focus placed on the African market. The partnership will give the remittance firm access to Huawei’s mobile money service platform, which has over 100 [&hellip...

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Safaricom expands 4G coverage across Kenya

Safaricom expands 4G coverage across Kenya

December 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s mobile network operator, Safaricom has announced that 4G network will now be available across all 47 counties. According to the company, there are now one million customers enjoying 4G in Kenya. Safaricom said the milestone was achieved on the...

PayU launches new service to advance Nigeria's cashless economy

PayU launches new service to advance Nigeria’s cashless economy

December 13, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 12 December 2017, online payment solution platform, PayU announced the launch of a new service called PayU Receive. The new product, according to the company, will allow businesses in Nigeria to securely request and receive payments directly from their...

South Africa: AWS Direct Connect no available through Teraco data centers

South Africa: AWS Direct Connect now available through Teraco data centers

December 13, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday 13 December 2017, Teraco, a vendor-neutral colocation data centre in South Africa, announced the availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect through Teraco’s Johannesburg JB1 and Cape Town CT1 data centres. This will enable...

Securing the mobile enterprise

Securing the mobile enterprise

December 12, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

The use of personal mobile devices in the workplace has skyrocketed, creating unprecedented threats to information security. Organisations that are geared up to meet these risks can reap tremendous gains in productivity and competitive advantage. So says...

Why you shouldn’t have to monitor your employees’ content consumption

Why you shouldn’t have to monitor your employees’ content consumption

December 12, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Talk of monitoring and blocking employee access to certain types of Internet content might sound like draconian management measures. After all, we’re all adults in the workplace and we shouldn’t need to be told what we can and can’t look at on the...

MainOne, Tizeti and Facebook partner to improve Internet connectivity in Lagos

MainOne, Tizeti and Facebook partner to improve Internet connectivity in Lagos

December 12, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MainOne, a connectivity and data centre solutions provider, and Tizeti, a wireless Internet solutions provider, announced on Monday, 11 December 2017 that the companies have completed a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of...

Google and MediaTrek partnership to improve performance in entry-level smartphones

Google and MediaTrek partnership to improve performance in entry-level smartphones

December 8, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

MediaTek has announced a collaboration with Google in a bid to deliver improved performance in entry-level smartphones and to ensure that users have more control over their data usage. The partnership will ensure a quality Android smartphone experience that...

Huawei to launch Mobile APP store across Africa

Huawei to launch mobile app store across Africa

December 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 7 December 2017, Chinese ICT solutions provider, Huawei announced that the Huawei Mobile Service platform will be launching in Africa adding to the 328 million users who already have access across the globe. The platform will launch as a pre-installed...

Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

Hackers love public Wi-Fi more than you do

December 7, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments (0)

Public Wi-Fi is great in so many ways. It costs nothing, saves on mobile data, and is often faster when it comes to downloading. However, as much as we love the convenience, hackers love public Wi-Fi too, and for different reasons. Nastassja Poorter,...

Qualcomm announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

Qualcomm announces support for Android Oreo (Go edition)

December 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated has announced support for Android Oreo (Go edition) on Thursday, 07 December 2017. Android Oreo (Go edition) is an optimised experience for smartphones supporting 1 GB or less of memory. Qualcomm...

Google launches Files Go worldwide

Google launches Files Go worldwide

December 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday December 5 2017, Google launched Files Go, a new app for freeing up space, finding files and  sharing them with others. Files Go is now globally available on the Google Play Store for all phones running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and higher. The app...

Art in your pocket app launches in South Africa

Art in your pocket app launches in South Africa

December 5, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Monday 4 December 2017, in what is a first for the art world, the Exhibid app was launched in South Africa. The app uses GPS technology to serve up all the artworks that are available in a user’s immediate geographic area. According to the company, the...

4 Apps for Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises

4 Apps for Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises

December 5, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Small and medium-scale enterprises (SME’s) make up an integral part of the economy in developing countries across Africa. These SME’s do not have the same capital as larger companies may have, this is why it is so important that they leverage...

Kenya: Telkom launches self-help mobile app

Kenya: Telkom launches self-help mobile app

December 4, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom Kenya has launched “My Telkom,” a self-care mobile app for mobile devices. The My Telkom app, which will be available to Android and Apple iOS users, enables customers to check balances for airtime, voice or internet bundles, top up airtime...

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

December 4, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghanaian e-health startup Eiko Health has launched Kenko Doctor, a new platform that allows users to book appointments with doctors via a mobile app. The app has initially launched on IOS but the company says that Android and USSD options will be available by...