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Mobile tools to unlock the productivity of African utilities’ workforces.

Mobile tools to unlock the productivity of African utilities’ workforces

May 15, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

Africa’s abundant natural resources and urgent need for power mean that it is one of the most exciting and innovative energy markets in a world that is moving rapidly towards clean, renewable energy sources. The continent’s energy industry is taking new approaches to providing unserved and underserved communities with access to power, with an emphasis...

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Partnering for better network collaboration between Africa and Asia

China Telecom Global, Liquid Telecom partner for better network collaboration between Africa and Asia

May 10, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on China Telecom Global, Liquid Telecom partner for better network collaboration between Africa and Asia

China Telecom Global (CTG), a subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited – providers of integrated telecommunication services, and Liquid Telecom, a pan-African telecoms group, announced the signing of a historic strategic partnership whereby the two...

The use of mobile applications to send money instead of using cash has proven successful across many African countries due to both safety and convenience factors.

South Africa’s mobile phone evolution: What’s still to come

May 10, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s mobile phone evolution: What’s still to come

It’s difficult to remember a time before ‘the smartphone’, let alone cell phones in general. How did we manage to stay in touch? How did we get hold of someone in an emergency? What did we do to simply pass the time when waiting in line at the shop,...

Martin van Staden Legal Researcher at the Free Market Foundation and co-author of The Real Digital Divide

ICT policy: Don’t fix what isn’t broken

May 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on ICT policy: Don’t fix what isn’t broken

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have caused unprecedented change during the previous two and a half decades. Whereas previously communication technologies used analogue methods, digitalisation means data can be generated in a private network,...

Next generation Monet undersea cable now fully operational

Next generation Monet undersea cable now fully operational

May 9, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Next generation Monet undersea cable now fully operational

Algar Telecom from Brazil, Angola Cables from Angola, Antel from Uruguay and Google’s Alphabet,  have announced that the 10,556 km Monet Cable System connecting Boca Raton, Florida to both Fortaleza and Santos, Brazil is complete, establishing an...

MTN Launches Africa’s First 5G Field Trial with Huawei E2E Solution

MTN and Huawei unveil Africa’s first 5G field trial

May 8, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN and Huawei unveil Africa’s first 5G field trial

MTN and Huawei have unveiled what they call Africa’s first 5G field trial with an end-to-end Huawei 5G solution. The field trial demonstrated a 5G fixed-wireless access use case with Huawei’s 5G 28GHz millimetre-wave technology in a “real-world”...

Omni-channel strategy essential for eCommerce survival in the new mobile connected South Africa, says Deseré Orrill, CEO of the Ole! Media Group and Managing Director of HoneyKome

Omni-channel strategy essential for eCommerce survival in new mobile connected South Africa

May 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Omni-channel strategy essential for eCommerce survival in new mobile connected South Africa

By the end of 2017, two billion people globally used their mobile devices to shop online. While not all online shoppers make purchases with their mobile phone, 95% of mobile Internet users look up local information on their phone before calling or visiting a...

Sony Mobile announces partnership with Takealot.com

Sony Mobile announces partnership with Takealot.com

May 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Sony Mobile announces partnership with Takealot.com

Sony Mobile Communications and Takealot.com, South African online store, have announced a partnership that enables customers to purchase preferred Sony Mobile Xperia smartphone plus select original or Made for Xperia accessories through Takealot. Sony Mobile...

LG G7 ThinQ

LG’s latest smartphone designed to be a ‘brighter,’ smarter device

May 5, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on LG’s latest smartphone designed to be a ‘brighter,’ smarter device

LG has just launched its latest flagship, the G7 ThinQ, with functions that promise brighter photography and enhanced AI. The LG G7 ThinQ is bigger than its predecessor, featuring a larger screen of 6.1-inches, with a super-wide 19.5:9 aspect and resolution...

AI is now starting a true revolution in smartphone camera technology.

Why AI looks set to take smartphone photography to the next level

May 5, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Why AI looks set to take smartphone photography to the next level

AI has been making its presence felt in almost every arena of our lives and is now also taking the lead role in our smartphone cameras. While our previous demands of our mobile cameras focused mainly on the number of megapixels and variety of filters, AI is...

MTN Nigeria pays customer over illegal call credit deductions

MTN introduces new social bundles

May 3, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN introduces new social bundles

MTN has introduced a range of social bundles starting from as little as R1 a day. The bundles give new and existing customers access to some of their favourite social media platforms. The social bundles are dedicated data bundles tailored for the popular...

MTN Launches Africa’s First 5G Field Trial with Huawei E2E Solution

5G connection forecasts grow with deployment announcements

May 2, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 5G connection forecasts grow with deployment announcements

5G connection forecasts have risen, even before the first standardized 5G commercial deployments, according to 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas. By 2023, there are 1 billion forecast subscriptions for 5G...

Mobile Subscribers in Israel on the rise

Mobile Subscribers in Israel on the rise

May 1, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mobile Subscribers in Israel on the rise

Increasing number of mobile operators in Israeli will drive mobile subscribers to 11.3 million by 2022, says GlobalData. Israel has a relatively small population of almost 9 million people and a saturated telecom market with over five mobile operators and a...

Orange Digital Ventures invests in African telecoms

Orange Digital Ventures invests in African telecoms

April 30, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Orange Digital Ventures invests in African telecoms

Orange Digital Ventures Africa, the Orange investment fund’s new initiative for Africa launched last June, is proud to announce its first investment, helping Africa’s Talking to raise $8.6 million alongside the IFC World Bank and Social Capital. Based in...

By using foldable screens, smartphone-makers notably hope to double display size for consumers while maintaining pocket-sized form factors.

Huawei plans to launch world’s first foldable smartphone

April 26, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Huawei plans to launch world’s first foldable smartphone

While smartphone giants are working on foldable phone there were expectations that Apple will be the first to launch a foldable  smartphone in 2020. However, it seems that Chinese Smartphone brand has come first in the race of Foldable Smartphones as Huawei...

When will Fibre replace Satellite?

When will Fibre replace Satellite?

April 25, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on When will Fibre replace Satellite?

The ever-increasing growth in terrestrial fibre networks, both international submarine cables as well as national and metropolitan networks, has created an expectation that fibre networks and fibre connectivity will soon be the default option for broadband...