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MTN SA introduces iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to SA

October 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN today announced it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on Friday, 24 October in MTN Branded stores. iPhone 6 will be available starting at R499 per month and iPhone 6 Plus will be available starting at R649 per month. MTN will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers to connect to...

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Google reveals new Inbox app

October 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google has gone ahead and launched a new mobile app called “Inbox.” According to Google, the app is only available via invitation for the meantime. The app has been developed by the Gmail team and is intended to better organise email messages....

Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Kenya: Airtel adds tax payments to mobile money service

October 23, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Kenya has inked a partnership with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). The partnership will allow Kenyan citizens the opportunity to pay their taxes through the Airtel Money service. According to Airtel, it will now allow customers across the country to...

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Liquid Telecom to bolster research progress in Kenya

October 22, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom Kenya has installed a Sh400m fibre optic network connecting 25 Kenya Agricultural And Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) centres and enabling the country’s agricultural research institution to use technology to bolster its research...

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Gabon: Airtel partners with UNESCO for IT youth training

October 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel with launch a new training programme targeting to impart new technological skills to thousands of youth in Gabon in partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The three-year initiative –...

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Ebola SMS system set to launch in West Africa

October 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The SMS-based system used to advise people about Ebola in Sierra Leone is set to launch across seven additional West African nations. These countries include: Benin, Togo, Ghana, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia and Burkina Faso. According to the BBC, the system...

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Nigeria: MTN claims USD 13 Billion investment

October 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to MTN Nigeria, the company has invested USD 13 Billion in fixed assets and facilities nationwide in its thirteen years of operation in the country. MTN is set to renew its license by 2016 in Nigeria and currently has a 45 percent market share with...

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Wiko sets sights on Nigeria’s mobile phone market

October 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wiko has set its sights on Nigeria’s mobile phone market. The mobile phone manufacturer intends to introduce ten of its devices to the country on 22 October 2014. Ahead of its formal launch in Nigeria, the company was reported to take 12 channel...

“This is very important because it would definitely be a sign of stability in Egypt.” Etisalat Group CEO Ahmad Abdul Karim Julfar (image credit: arabianbusiness.com)

Egyptian government wants Etisalat on national exchange

October 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports, the Egyptian Government has requested that mobile operator, Etisalat, begins the process of becoming listed on the national exchange. ICT minister, Atef Helmy, stated that: “Etisalat is planning a USD 500 million listing that would...

Chidi Okpala is the Director and Africa Head, Airtel Money at Airtel Africa. (Image Source: Airtel).

Airtel Money to launch cross border money transfer service across East Africa

October 18, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Kigali, Rwanda, October 17th, 2014 – Bharti Airtel African leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has today announced plans to launch a cross border money transfer product in East Africa. This is a...

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Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria

October 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Samsung has revealed its plans to launch the Galaxy Note 4 in Nigeria on 24 October. The device will be available for purchase through all authorised Samsung partner stores and telecom operator stores nationwide. Emmanouil Revmatas, Samsung Electronics West...

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Telkom SA warns businesses of possible crime syndicate

October 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Criminals intent on stealing valuables from homes and offices are attempting to gain entry into business as well as residential premises by posing as Telkom technicians. Ms Jacqui O’ Sullivan, Telkom’s Managing Executive: Corporate Communication, says...

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MTN SA now offering iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

October 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN SA announced that it will offer the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, beginning on 24 of October. Customers can now pre-register for their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus here. The iPhone 6 Plus features a 5.5-inch...

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Airtel Kenya cuts roaming rates in Rwanda

October 15, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Kenya has revealed that it will reduce call rates by 60 percent and offer free incoming calls for postpaid and prepaid customers roaming in Rwanda. The move came in swiftly after Safaricom reviewed its tariff rate in Rwanda. Safaricom set the bar high...

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Algeria: Alcatel-Lucent to meet ultra-broadband demand

October 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent is providing DJEZZY (OTA) with its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio solution, which will essentially upgrade OTA’s mobile backhaul architecture in order to meet demand created by expanding ownership of smartphones. Philip Tohme, CEO of DJEZZY...

Within Africa, Egypt and South Africa posted the largest year-on-year handset shipment growth, at 37 percent and 32 percent respectively.

Handset sales boom in Middle-East and Africa

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 percent year on year to 64 million units, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the...