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Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at New Telco SA.

The fibre boom and its impact on home and business users

April 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on The fibre boom and its impact on home and business users

The plethora or fibre – and fibre service providers – flooding urban areas, offering Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and Fibre-to-the-business(FTTB) services has rapidly changed the way Internet services are delivered to customers. Thanks to the open access nature of most fibre networks, the connectivity market has expanded exponentially over a relatively...

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ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus Training Platform and Assessment Tool offer on-demand, hands-on training and skills assessment in live lab environment.  (image: Yu Samoilov)

New payment controls service to bloster customers’ fraud and cyber-crime controls

April 12, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on New payment controls service to bloster customers’ fraud and cyber-crime controls

SWIFT, financial messaging services has announced a new real-time payment controls service to complement and strengthen its customers’ existing fraud controls. The new fraud and cyber-crime prevention service will enable SWIFT customers to screen their...

Craig Terblanche, regional director for Outsystems

OutSystems recognised as a mobile low-code development platform leader

April 12, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & SocialComments (1)

OutSystems, a platform for low-code application development, has been recognised as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Mobile Low-Code Development Platforms, Q1 2017. “One of the keys to simplifying digital transformation, is the ability to deploy...

The app is now available to download on Google Playstore for Android users and App Store for iOS.

Tech start up to penetrate the East African mobile airtime transfer market

April 11, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Tech start up to penetrate the East African mobile airtime transfer market

Mobile airtime transfer service start up, Senditoo has launched an app that allows users to send top-ups to mobile phones across the world in just 15 seconds. According to the company’s CEO and co-founder, Ibrahima Soumano, the app will drive the tech...

2017 YahClick Awards and Gala Dinner - Emirates Palace - Vox Telecom. (image: Vox Telecom)

Vox Telecom awarded prestigious subscriber award

April 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox Telecom awarded prestigious subscriber award

YahClick, the satellite broadband service, has awarded its ‘Subscriber Retention Award’ to Vox at the annual YahClick Service Partner Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Vox was recognised for its ability to retain the highest number of customers, as a result of its...

Kwese has announced a partnership with MTN Ghana to extend their digital offering.

Kwesé TV Partner With MTN Ghana To Expand Mobile Offering

April 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Econet Media’s Kwesé TV and MTN Ghana have announced that the two will be entering into a partnership. The partnership will see Kwesé TV facilitate the delivery of video content to MTN’s mobile customers. Kwesé will make use of MTN’s 4G LTE...

Africa’s top Facebook developers and partners set to showcase products at the annual F8 conference.

Facebook To Maintain African Growth With Addition Of Wifi Hotspots

April 6, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook To Maintain African Growth With Addition Of Wifi Hotspots

Having announced yesterday at the opening of their new offices in Johannesburg that the number African Facebook users has increased to 170 million, the company has announced further plans to expand by adding wifi hotspots and laying fiber-optic cables in a...

Vodafone Ghana have launched a new comprehensive product. (Image source: Google/ telegraph.co.uk)

Ghana’s First Convergence Product- Vodafone One

April 6, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana’s First Convergence Product- Vodafone One

In what is being called by Vodafone Ghana as the Ghana telecoms industry’s first convergence product – Vodafone One has recently been launched to the public. The product, which was officially launched at the luxurious Kempiski Royal Hotel in Accra,...

Mark McCallum, CIO, Orange Business Services

IPv6 security – a new playing field in Nigeria

April 5, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, West AfricaComments Off on IPv6 security – a new playing field in Nigeria

The slow migration of African countries from Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) has become a source of concern in the region. Even Nigeria, boasting West Africa’s largest economy, has been slow in adopting the new...

Samsung Galaxy S8 series (Image Source: CNET)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Series Revealed

April 4, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments (1)

Samsung has finally launched the long anticipated Galaxy S8 series. The new flagship device is a smartphone that according to Samsung pushes the boundaries of traditional smartphones with its seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings....

A mobile friendly website ensures you get larger and easy to read texts. (Image Source: blouinnews.com)

Keeping your data backed-up on your Android smartphone

April 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Keeping your data backed-up on your Android smartphone

There’s nothing worse than realising that you have lost valuable data on your smartphone because you didn’t back it up. Here are some quick tips on how you can effectively recover your information should something happen to your phone. Backing up to your...

Amritesh Anand, Practice Lead - Unified Communication, In2IT

Digital whacks the benefits of unified communications into a new league

March 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Digital whacks the benefits of unified communications into a new league

With the arrival of digital everything, there’s been a step change in the benefits that a unified communications (UC) strategy can deliver, yet companies in the public and private sector still appear reluctant to step into the future. As cloud solutions...

Vodacom, through its Siyakha Platform, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby. (image credit: wideopenplatform.com)

Vodacom launches mobile solutions for expecting mums

March 29, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom launches mobile solutions for expecting mums

Vodacom through one of their platforms, Siyakha which means ‘we are building’ in isiZulu, has launched a mobile solution called Mum and Baby that offers maternal support to expectant mothers. Mum and Baby will provide FREE health information and videos...

Ryan Barlow, Chief Technology Officer, e4.

Virtual Identity app makes paperless process a reality

March 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Virtual Identity app makes paperless process a reality

e4, a Software as a Service company has launched Virtual Identity, a business application that is aimed at successfully connecting institutions with customers online. The app, available on web and iOS and Android, will digitize the Financial Intelligence...

Martin Walshaw, Senior Engineer at F5 Networks.

The role of Optimisation in 5G networks

March 28, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on The role of Optimisation in 5G networks

As we all know, 4G and LTE are designed to improve capacity, user data-rates, spectrum usage and latency. However, 5G represents more than just an evolution of mobile broadband. It will be a key enabler of the future digital world and the next generation of...

The Safaricom network outage affected Voice, Data, SMS, M-PESA and Enterprise services.

Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of mobile money

March 28, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of mobile money

To mark the 10th anniversary of mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit has released new data showing that the Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts. Transfers to mobile money accounts make up 93% of WorldRemit...