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Airbnb launches new travel app

November 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Airbnb launches new travel app

As the holiday season slowly creeps in, so is the urge to find affordable and comfortable accommodation. The launch of Trips by Airbnb could be a solution. Trips launches with three key areas – Experiences, Places and Homes, with Flights and Services to be added in the future. Bringing together where you stay, what you [&hellip...

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The Qantas virtual reality app aims to connect  with travellers by showcasing parts of Australia they may not be familiar with.

Qantas app gives travellers virtual experience of Australia

November 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Qantas app gives travellers virtual experience of Australia

Qantas has launched a new virtual reality app – Qantas VR – giving customers an interactive new way to discover and explore destinations before physically travelling there. Available for iPhone, Android, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive devices,...

Mobile Data Usage

#datafalls as Vox crashes cost of its Fat Pipe DSL packages

November 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on #datafalls as Vox crashes cost of its Fat Pipe DSL packages

With recent social media outrage on high priced data in South Africa, integrated ICT and connectivity provider, Vox is dropping the retail rates of its Fat Pipe Home DSL to below R1 per GB effective, 17 November 2016. ¨Our data prices are falling, just in...

David Chen,Director of Marketing & Sales Solutions of Huawei Southern Africa Region, receiving the Award of the Most Significant LTE Development .

Huawei wins 2 awards at AfricaCom 2016

November 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei wins 2 awards at AfricaCom 2016

Huawei picked up two prestigious awards, namely, The Most Significant LTE Development, and Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience at the AfricaCom 2016 awards dinner held at The Waterfront Lookout Granger Bay Cape Town. The award for Most Significant...

Eutelsat’s new SmartBeam solution, powered by Broadpeak nanoCDN™ technology, unlocks opportunity for broadcasters to extend access to OTT services. (Image source: Flickr/Eutelsat_SA)

Broadpeak and Eutelsat to offer live TV and VOD to mobile devices

November 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Broadpeak and Eutelsat to offer live TV and VOD to mobile devices

Broadpeak and Eutelsat Communications are combining their complementary skills to offer content providers a satellite-based solution for multiscreen video delivery to connected devices. The new offer is a game-changer for extending access to video content on...

MTN and Huawei demonstrate the first NB- IoT in Africa at AfricaCom in Cape Town.

MTN, Huawei demonstrate NB-IoT at AfricaCom 2016

November 17, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Huawei demonstrate NB-IoT at AfricaCom 2016

MTN and Huawei Technologies partnered at AfricaCom to conduct live demonstrations of Narrowband Internet of Things NB-IoT focused on Smart Refrigirator, Smart water metering and User-based Insurance solutions. The event is underway from the 15th -17th...

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Expanding internet connectivity throughout rural Africa

November 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Expanding internet connectivity throughout rural Africa

According to the GSMA 2016 report on Unlocking Rural Coverage, ‘The internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time.’ And, while connectivity across the globe is extensive, there are still more people not...

Airtel touching lives

Uganda: Airtel money slashes money transfer rates

November 16, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Airtel money slashes money transfer rates

As the festive season draws closer, Airtel Uganda has announced a slash in the Person to person money transfer charges in a bid to enable its customers send money affordably throughout the festive season. Money transfer charges have been reduced to as low as...

GeoJozi Developer Challenge selects top ideas to solve the city’s address accuracy issues. (image source: Chris Eason)

GeoJozi Developer Challenge to solve Joburg’ street address issues

November 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on GeoJozi Developer Challenge to solve Joburg’ street address issues

The City of Joburg, Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) and mapping software company, Esri South Africa introduced the GeoJozi Dveloper Challenge aimed at young developers residing in Johannesburg to tackle problems through the...

The Opera’s State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report indicates that Opera reaches 100 million user milestone in Africa.  (Image source: mobile phone use via Shutterstock.com)

Africa’s mobile application usage report released

November 11, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s mobile application usage report released

Opera, has released its State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report, highlighting mobile internet trends across the continent, including consumer browsing behaviour and app usage. Opera – known for its compression technology and mobile browsers,...

Michael Frans, Head: Automotive, Manufacturing and Aerospace Industries at T-Systems.

T-Systems SA and BMW partner to continue powering ConnectedDrive

November 11, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems SA and BMW partner to continue powering ConnectedDrive

T-Systems SA have partnered to continue with the evolution of the popular BMW ConnectedDrive service. Since 2014, all BMW models have been fitted with an integrated SIM card embedded within the car’s chassis, enabling the BMW ConnectedDrive suite of...

Ecobank is one of the first banks in Nigeria to partner with Visa to provide the mVisa service to Nigerian consumers and merchants.

Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

November 11, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

Visa has partnered with Pan African bank, Ecobank, to roll out mVisa, an innovative mobile payment service, in 33 African markets by year-end. The service will initially launch in the key markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania and signals Visa and...

Mobile Data Usage

Vox launches Vobi to drive down the cost of telephony

November 11, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox launches Vobi to drive down the cost of telephony

Integrated ICT and connectivity provider, Vox, has launched Vobi, a mobile softphone that allows users to make and receive calls from their mobile phones, using the Vox Telecom network, for better rates than those offered by the operators. ¨For 20 years the...

Belgacom company BICS  has announced   the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Nairobi, Kenya. (Image source: Google/dawn.com)

BICS optimizes connectivity in Nairobi

November 10, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BICS optimizes connectivity in Nairobi

BICS announced the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Nairobi, Kenya, thereby extending the company’s reach in the African region. BICS recognises the demand and the potential for future growth of connectivity and telecoms infrastructure in...

Samsung’s innovative digital hospital management systems further enhance patient-centric care and hospital efficiency. (Image source: File)

Android for Work and KNOX enhance security for mobile enterprise

November 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on Android for Work and KNOX enhance security for mobile enterprise

Android for Work along with Samsung’s KNOX mobile enterprise security platform, are now available on new Samsung devices to enhance the security of the mobile enterprise. “Since people stay connected via their mobile devices, the lines between work and...

ONEm Communications is teaming up with Al Jazeera Media Network to create a new
interactive channel for their news content over ordinary mobile.

Al Jazeera, ONEm team up for news by SMS

November 7, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Al Jazeera, ONEm team up for news by SMS

ONEm Communications is teaming up with Al Jazeera Media Network to create a new interactive channel for their news content over ordinary mobile. Al Jazeera Media Network already reaches over 305 million households in over 140 countries and will be now be...