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Chief Executive Officer,  Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Matthew Willsher  highlighting a point while the Managing Director, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr. Guy Clarke and Executive Director of Commercial, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr. Solomon Ogufure listen with interest at the signing of a business agreement by the companies in Lagos on Tuesday.

Vodacom Business Nigeria, Etisalat seal enterprise partnership

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

Vodacom Business Nigeria and Etisalat Nigeria have announced a partnership agreement that enables Vodacom provide mobile voice and data services to its customers and equips Etisalat to provide improved enterprise solutions to its customers. This strategic partnership brings together two forward-looking companies focused on delivering superior...

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MTN fine: Government sets conditions for talks

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The government of Nigeria has called on MTN to make a down payment as a “show of good faith” before the mobile operator’s proposal for an out of court settlement will be considered, this according to a report in Nigeria Communications Week. Mr. Adebayo...

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Mobile operators accused of ripping off musicians

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Artists in South Africa have accused local mobile operators Vodacom and MTN of violating copyright laws. According to a report in The City Press, popular musicians DJ Cleo and Flavour N’abania have requested for sales data from MTN, Content Connect...

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What are the capabilities of 5G?

February 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia is showing how 5G applications run on its network infrastructure as operators explore the new business opportunities of an increasingly connected world. These demonstrations, including eight from Bell Labs,...

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Nigeria: Etisalat locks horns with MTN over Visafone buy

February 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Etisalat has raised objections to MTN’s recently-concluded purchase of Visafone Nigeria and has called on the regulator ,the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to reverse its approval of the deal. According to a report in The Guardian,...

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Free WhatsApp for Tanzanians

February 5, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Tigo Tanzania, has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users. This makes Tigo the first telecom in the country to offer the social media service for free, once again demonstrating its leadership in delivering cutting-edge technology and...

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Konga.com and mi-Fone launch Mi-Tribe

February 5, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In pursuit of its goal to constantly add value to the lives of customers, Konga.com has partnered with mi-Fone to launch the mi-Tribe series of mobile devices. mi-Fone founder and CEO Alpesh Patel said “The mi-Tribe offering is made exclusively for the...

Kenya is now a market leader in Africa in Internet connectivity, with the highest bandwidth per person.

Liquid Telecom Kenya announces completion of Nairobi network

February 4, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Internet provider Liquid Telecom Kenya today unveiled an intensive last mile strategy for 2016 as it announced the completion of its new Nairobi Metro network, built as part of its Sh20.3bn Internet infrastructure investment programme in Kenya. According to...

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AG Mobile launches in Nigeria

February 3, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African mobile technology brand AG Mobile has launched in Nigeria. Recognised as one of the continent’s first ODM (original design manufacturer), it was the first South African brand to release its own mobile device in 2007. This is the ninth African...

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WhatsApp hits 1B users

February 2, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile messaging app WhatsApp today hit one billion ‘monthly active users’, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced. A post on the WhatsApp blog states: As of today, one billion people are using WhatsApp. That’s nearly one in seven people on...

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Nigeria: Airtel subscribers to open bank accounts via cellphones

February 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to deepen financial access in Nigeria, Access Bank in partnership with Airtel Nigeria has launched Smart Savers initiative. The initiative will enable Airtel customers open bank accounts directly from their mobile phones without the bureaucracy...

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South Africa: Telkom offers free fibre trial

February 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom today launched an offer to more than 11 000 DSL customers across the country, who can now experience Telkom’s fibre technology, at no additional cost. In this trial, DSL customers within Telkom’s fibre footprint will be given the opportunity to...

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Kenya: Safaricom unveils M-Pesa statements service

January 28, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom has announced a new service that allow M-PESA customers to access monthly statements free of charge via email. The service is one of the enhancements made possible to the system following the relocation of the M-PESA servers from Germany to Kenya,...

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South Africa: Vodacom responds to network outage

January 27, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

On 27 January 2016 Vodacom subscribers in Gauteng reported problems on the network, via social media platform Twitter. Vodacom subscribers were unable to access data services as well as had difficulty making voice calls. According to downdetector.co.za the...

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South Africa: Twitter reacts to Vodacom outage

January 27, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Twitter reacts to Vodacom outage

Vodacom subscribers in Gauteng have reported problems on the network, via social media platform Twitter, on 27 June 2016 saying that they have been unable to access data services as well as had difficulty making voice calls. According to downdetector.co.za...

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InnJoo inks partnership with MediaTek

January 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on InnJoo inks partnership with MediaTek

InnJoo has revealed that it has recently partnered with MediaTek in order to develop its next generation of mobility solutions. Commenting on the latest tie-up with MediaTek, the Co-founder and CEO for InnJoo, Tim Chen stated: “With this partnership in...