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Nigeria: Buhari tells telcos to adhere to NCC rules

January 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Buhari tells telcos to adhere to NCC rules

Telecommunications companies, operating within Nigeria, have been urged by the Nigerian President – Muhammadu Buhari – to adhere strictly to rules and guidelines set out by the Nigerian Communications Commission… Especially when it comes to new SIM Card registrations within the country. This is according to a report via ITPulse.com.ng....

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Viber introduces public chats in Africa

January 19, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Viber introduces public chats in Africa

Viber has revealed that it has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East. Brands, organizations, celebrities, public figures and social influencers from these countries can now join Viber’s global...

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MTN Nigeria could face bankruptcy

January 19, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria could face bankruptcy

According to a report via leadership.ng Ferdi Moolman, Chief Executive of MTN Nigeria, has stated that the USD $5.2 billion fine could “fold the network.” The report reveals that, according to Moolman, the fine imposed on the mobile operator...

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Top apps for on the go African job seekers

January 19, 2016 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Top apps for on the go African job seekers

IT News Africa recently selected some of the very best recruitment websites on the web where African job seekers can essentially find the job of their dreams. The list included top recruitment websites such as robertwalters.com as well as careerjet.co.za....

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WhatsApp drops subscription fees

January 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp drops subscription fees

Registered users of WhatsApp were asked, once a year, to pay EUR 1/USD 1 to use the service; however, the company has revealed that it will stop charging users the annual fee. The announcement was made at the Digital-Life-Design Conference in Munich by...

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Tanzania: Tigo pays USD 2.1 million to customers

January 18, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: Tigo pays USD 2.1 million to customers

Tigo Tanzania has announced another quarterly payment of USD $ 2.1million (Tshs 4.4 bilion) to its 4.6 million Tigo Pesa users, the seventh time in a row that the company is distributing profit to its mobile financial services users. Speaking at a press...

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Nigeria: Telecom subscriber base on the rise

January 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Telecom subscriber base on the rise

Nigeria’s telecommunications operators reported an 11.9 percent rise in the year to September 2015 in their subscriber figures, according to statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This is according to a report by...

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Nigeria: Uber to accept cash payments

January 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Uber to accept cash payments

According to a report via today.ng, Uber will launch a cash payment experiment in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday January 18, 2016. The report reveals that, in order to pay via cash, Uber app users can now select the cash payment option within the app. Once at...

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National Bank & Airtel Kenya ink major pact to expand reach

January 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on National Bank & Airtel Kenya ink major pact to expand reach

National Bank of Kenya and Airtel Kenya have announced the opening of their distribution networks to offer each other’s services in a major partnership agreement geared at expanding reach of services. National Bank and Airtel Kenya agents will roll out...

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Nigerian-Cameroun submarine cable system now live

January 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian-Cameroun submarine cable system now live

MainOne has revealed that the high capacity Nigerian-Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroun has been completed and is now live. The new submarine cable system will, according to MainOne, address increasing demand...

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Liberia: Orange will acquire 100% of Cellcom

January 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Liberia: Orange will acquire 100% of Cellcom

Orange has revealed it has entered into a firm agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited to acquire, through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, 100% of Cellcom’s Liberia subsidiary, the leading mobile operator in Liberia, with the strongest...

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BlackBerry & Sharecare to accelerate consumer driven healthcare

January 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry & Sharecare to accelerate consumer driven healthcare

BlackBerry Limited revealed at CES 2016 a partnership with Sharecare, a digital health and wellness engagement platform, to provide consumers with better and more secure insights into their health. Over 41 million people have shared more than 6 billion data...

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Nigeria: UBA reveals advanced mobile banking platform

January 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: UBA reveals advanced mobile banking platform

According to a report via the Daily Trust, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) has unveiled the newest version of U-Mobile. In the report Yinka Adedeji, Divisional Head, Digital Banking stated that: “The new U-Mobile is an entirely new platform. It is not...

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Kenya: Mobile subscriptions and broadband on the rise

December 29, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Mobile subscriptions and broadband on the rise

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has stated that in the first quarter of the financial year 2015/2016, from July until September 2015, the number of mobile subscriptions grew by 4.7 percent to 37.8 million from 36.1 million in the fourth quarter....

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2016 Predictions: Carriers will monetize mobile video in radical ways

December 18, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 2016 Predictions: Carriers will monetize mobile video in radical ways

As 2015 draws to a close, Openwave Mobility has predicted the trends the company expects to see in 2016. John Giere, President & CEO stated that: “Mobile operators will finally monetize Over The Top (OTT) mobile data in 2016. Why? Carriers across the...

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17% of adults in Rwanda have active mobile money accounts

December 17, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 17% of adults in Rwanda have active mobile money accounts

New financial inclusion survey data from CGAP offers a first glimpse into mobile money usage in Ghana and Rwanda, where in both countries 17% of adults have active mobile money accounts. The nationally representative survey of adults provided interesting...