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Ericsson an exclusive, multi-year feature film deal with leading international content distributor 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, for its subscription video on demand (VOD) service, Nuvu. (Image Source: cnbc.com)

Ericsson inks deal with 20th Century Fox for DreamWorks Animated features

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

Ericsson has signed a deal with international content distributor 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, for its subscription video on demand (VOD) service, Nuvu. The second run feature film deal will see the distribution of DreamWorks Animated features and global film franchises for areas across sub-Saharan Africa in multiple languages. Nuvu is a...

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Cell C hikes prices in 2017

January 11, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cell C customers can expect to spend a little more this year. This, according to Cell C, is due to the inflation rate and the GDP growth.The telecoms released a statement on their website informing all their customers of the price increase from the 1...

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Are you getting the internet speeds you have been promised?

January 11, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Internet is an essential part of our daily activities, at home and at work. As a result, the performance of your Internet connection can significantly affect productivity and impact leisure activities such as streaming movies and music. Internet Service...

Nokia, Vodafone and Telit collaborate to expand the IoT ecosystem using NB-IoT technology.

African first: Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria achieve 1 Terabit-per-second

January 10, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.   The trial...

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UBA launches first merchant app for MSMEs

January 9, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

United Bank Africa (UBA) has introduced its first merchant-focused app in Africa with the aim of creating a SMART (secure, mobile, accessible, reliable, transparent) network of 100,000 micro merchants and driving financial inclusion. The announcement follows...

Hon. Given Lubinda and CEO Lars Stork pose with Vodafone Zambia Brand Ambassadors.

Zambia: Vodafone unveils ICT centre

December 31, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: Vodafone unveils ICT centre

Justice Minister Hon. Given Lubinda toured the Vodafone Zambia head office and operational hub in Lusaka to familiarise himself with the telecommunications centre. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is considered one of the key elements...

Increased customer engagement generated via Kirusa’s Contest Application Technology Platform.

Rwanda: Airtel partners Kirusa to Launch SMS Trivia Contest

December 31, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Airtel partners Kirusa to Launch SMS Trivia Contest

Airtel Rwanda organized a consumer promotion contest titled ‘Tunga,’ in partnership with Kirusa. The promotion that ran from August 11, 2016, to November 17, 2016, recently concluded where Airtel handed over a brand new car Suzuki Alto to the lucky...

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MTN increases voice and data traffic over festive season

December 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN increases voice and data traffic over festive season

MTN has optimised its network capacity and coverage to cater for increased voice and data traffic over the festive season. MTN expects traffic on its network to peak during the next few days as people take a break from work and get to spend more time on...

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Safeguard introduces Bloodhound real-time guard monitoring

December 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern AfricaComments Off on Safeguard introduces Bloodhound real-time guard monitoring

Safeguard Security  uses the Bloodhound smartphone-based guard monitoring system that utilises a Global Positioning System (GPS) locator to provide a guard’s exact location at any time during his tour of duty. It is the first and only security company in...

Mobile Data Usage

Opinion: Data must fall? But it is Falling!

December 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Opinion: Data must fall? But it is Falling!

Cellphone and smartphone usage is one of South Africa’s great development success stories. Mobile telecommunications and smartphones have enabled many African countries to leapfrog into the digital and information age. Before the proliferation of mobile...

Vodacom has launched One Net Business, a cloud-based unified communications solution that seamlessly converges fixed and mobile telephony services across any device.(image: Vodafone)

Vodacom One Net Business enables communications across devices

December 19, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom One Net Business enables communications across devices

Vodacom has launched One Net Business, a cloud-based unified communications solution that converges fixed and mobile telephony services across any device. This means that customers can switch a call between their mobile and landline phone at the push of a...

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Vodacom expands international prepaid data roaming footprint

December 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom expands international prepaid data roaming footprint

Ahead of the festive season travel rush, Vodacom has broadened its international prepaid data roaming footprint from 10 countries to 64. International prepaid data roaming will now be available in countries including the UAE, Brazil, Zambia, Tanzania,...

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Zoto tops Google play shopping category list

December 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Zoto tops Google play shopping category list

Zoto has announced that it has become the number one app in Google play store in Nigeria for the shopping category. With this new development, Zoto has registered a strong presence in the airtime recharge segment in Africa, which was dependent upon physical...

Video calling apps

Beentouch brings people closer with video communication

December 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Beentouch brings people closer with video communication

Beentouch has released an app that aims to enhance distance communication. The app allows communication even with bad network conditions without giving up on quality. It allows to communicate in those areas where it has been difficult so far. The app is...

The NCC discovered that procedure for SIM swap differs from one operator to the other and wants to standardise how SIM Swap is done.

Nigeria: Regulator to introduce new SIM swap guidelines

December 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Regulator to introduce new SIM swap guidelines

According to a report in The Gaurdian, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has plans to introduce new guidelines that will standardise the processes and procedures for Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) swaps across all networks. The decision...

A new world of consumer choice – powered by on-demand technology – is changing customers’ expectations of the payments experience. (Image Source: blouinnews.com)

Tipping the scales on mobile payments

December 14, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Tipping the scales on mobile payments

The app economy is here, and it has changed the way that we live. We depend on our smartphone apps for everything from entertainment to photography to messaging to personal productivity to ordering transport or accommodation. And in South Africa, we’re...