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South Africa: Mall of Africa goes wireless

April 28, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

VAST Networks and Ruckus Wireless have, according to both parties, successfully deployed the continent’s largest mall Wi-Fi installation in order to provide consumers and retailers with Wi-Fi throughout the Mall of Africa. According to Vast Networks, Wi-Fi on this scale has never been delivered before on the continent, marking yet another “African...

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Cell C launches LTE-Advanced in South Africa

April 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cell C has revealed the commercial availability of its next generation broadband technology, LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. According to the company, LTE Advanced is the next major step in the evolution of our LTE network that...

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Etisalat Nigeria sets up ‘Fight Malaria’ Clubs in Schools

April 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As part of activities to mark World Malaria Day (WMD) 2016, held on April 25,  Etisalat revealed plans to commemorate this day by setting up ‘Fight Malaria Clubs’ across Secondary schools in Nigeria which forms part of its commitment in the fight against...

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Nigeria: Jongla unveils light usage instant messaging app

April 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At the latest Mobile West Africa Conference, which was held in Lagos Nigeria, Jongla unveiled its “light” instant messaging app. At the launch, the company revealed that the app is expected to enable users to send and receive free text messages,...

Uber South Africa

Uber set to deliver flu shots in South Africa

April 19, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Winter is slowly but surely making its way to South Africa and with it comes flu season. With winter fast approaching, Discovery has revealed a partnership with Uber & Dis-Chem to bring the flu vaccine to consumers in the country. On Friday, 22 April 2016...

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Kenya: Court Reinstates Communication Authority Board

April 19, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a media statement, the Industrial Court has reinstated the board of directors of the Communication Authority, pending the hearing of an appeal challenging their ouster. In his ruling, Industrial Court Judge Nelson Abuodha, ruled that the Ministry...

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Kenya to assist counties with free Wi-Fi to public

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

The Kenyan government is scaling up the last few miles of optic connections across the country’s 47 counties, in order to boost Wi-Fi networks. This is according to a report via Telecompaper. The report revealed that Broadcasting and Telecommunications...

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MTN attempts fine resolution amid CEO exit – report

April 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN attempts fine resolution amid CEO exit – report

According to a report via Bloomberg, MTN Group will attempt to strike a deal with Nigerian authorities over the NGN 780 billion fine imposed on the company back in 2015. Sources close to the company revealed to Bloomberg that the group’s interim CEO,...

Mobile security

Sendr courier app now available on Android in SA

April 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Sendr, a smart-phone based mobile application (app) courier service, revealed that it is now available on Android’s mobile operating system. At the reveal, Sendr’s co-founder, George Sibotshiwe. stated that: “Our end goal has always been to offer all...

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Etisalat Nigeria appoints new Directors

April 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat Nigeria appoints new Directors

Etisalat Nigeria revealed the appointment of Adeolu Dairo as Director of the Consumer Segment; Elvis Ogiemwanye as Director of Brand & Experience; and Eric Uwaoma as the Director of Enterprise Segment. According to the company the appointments followed a...

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Zuri smartphones roll out in East Africa

April 11, 2016 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zuri smartphones roll out in East Africa

Hong Kong-based mobile device manufacturer Zuri has revealed that it has partnered with Despec in order to roll-out its latest devices in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The company revealed that the four devices to be rolled out include the Zuri C41, C46, C52...

Mobile Healthcare

Mobile technology proven to address challenges around healthcare

April 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile technology proven to address challenges around healthcare

ViiV Healthcare, a global specialist HIV company, announced jointly with its global partners, Vodafone Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, ELMA Philanthropies and the United States Government through the United States Agency for International...

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Orange completes acquisition of Liberian mobile operator Cellcom

April 7, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange completes acquisition of Liberian mobile operator Cellcom

Orange has revealed that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Cellcom through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire. Less than three months after signing the agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited for the acquisition of its Liberian...

Whatsapp encryption

WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption

April 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp implements full end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp has revealed, via a company blog post, that it has rolled out full end-to-end encryption across its messaging app. Essentially, this means that every call, message, photo, video, file and voice message sent over the app is encrypted by default,...

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NEC South Atlantic Cable System to connect Africa and South America

April 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on NEC South Atlantic Cable System to connect Africa and South America

Angola Cables S.A and NEC Corporation have announced that the contract to build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first subsea fiber optic cable system ever to connect Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere has come into force. SACS is...

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Xiaomi hit by Court Injunction in Nigeria

March 31, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Xiaomi hit by Court Injunction in Nigeria

According to a media statement released by mobile device brand mi-Fone, the Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an interim injunction against Xiaomi – a mobile phone manufacturer whose Mi branded mobile devices are currently on sale across Nigeria....

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