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Nigeria: eTranzact invests $350,000 into Mobile Money project

September 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

eTranzact International PLC has announce the investment of $350,000 into a mobile money activation project in collaboration with EFInA, a financial sector development organisation. The project which will be piloted in Northern and South Western Nigeria is called “The PocketMoni 500” project. The project which is in line with the Central Bank’s...

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Uganda: iWayAfrica offering fibre access to SMEs

September 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its iWayAfrica Uganda business has launched its new fibre connectivity service in Uganda. Ken Mwai, Managing Director, iWayAfrica Uganda, stated that: “The demand...

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A3&O set to secure African LTE networks

September 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

A3&O, a telecom systems integrator and systems provider, operating in the MEA, is preparing to provide LTE security systems to mobile operators in Africa as well as key European nations. Stoke, a security gateway provider, has stated that it has signed a...

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Rwanda: Airtel launches MAMO

September 1, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Airtel Rwanda recently unveiled its interactive self-service platform. The platform titled “MAMO” (My Airtel My Offer) has been designed to enable customer access to a variety of Airtel products from their mobile device. According to Airtel, MAMO...

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Namibia: Microsoft trials largest TV white spaces project

August 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Back in June 2014, Microsoft successfully launched the implementation phase of the TV White Space (TVWS) pilot project in Limpopo. The pilot project was part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative and its end goal was to help ignite Africa’s economic...

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MTN launches Rush Hour bundles in SA

August 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has introduced Rush Hour Voice and Internet bundles. According to MTN, the bundles provide customers with the ability to make MTN to MTN calls for 60 minutes or receive 50MB of data to be used within an hour of activating them. With the Rush...

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Ghana: Microsoft introduces Nokia X2

August 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has announced that the Nokia X2 is now available in Ghana. According to Microsoft, the device has been designed to assist residents to connect to mobile internet and cloud services. The Nokia X2 features a 4.3-inch Clear Black display. Additionally,...

This accolade follows hot on the heels of two accolades that MTN scooped last month.

South Africa: MTN & Huawei trial terabit-speed network

August 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN and Huawei have announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system. According to MTN, this trial is currently the fastest and most intelligent optical network to...

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Ghana: MTN preparing to launch online device sales

August 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Ghana is planning to enter the e-commerce space in order to supply consumers with mobile phones, tablets and electronic devices among others to subscribers at, according to the company, affordable prices. MTN Ghana’s Brand and Advertising Manager,...

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Ghana: GCB Bank adopting goSwiff mPOS

August 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghana’s GCB Bank is the latest bank to adopt goSwiff’s mPOS to serve merchant clients. With clients in 25 countries, goSwiff provides the mobile point-of-sale platform for financial institutions, mobile network operators and merchants. Erik...