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MTN SA reveals promotion for Prepaid & TopUp customers

August 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has introduced a new WoW promotion for Prepaid and TopUp customers that gives them anything from R50 to R170 additional value when making calls, sending SMSs and using data. The promotion is structured according to different tiers where the customer will get bonus airtime and data to spend staying in touch with ...

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Uganda: Airtel introduces mobile money saving solution

August 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Uganda, in conjunction with Grameen Foundation, has developed a service that will allow Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and other forms of savings groups, such as Chamas or investment clubs, to store their group’s cash as mobile money....

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Tanzania: TTCL upgrading network in 202 villages

August 15, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL) has revealed that is expecting to invest over USD 6 million in order to upgrade telecom equipment for over 300,000 people living in 202 villages. The project is expected to commence soon and will cover 16 regions in...

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Eltel inks optical fibre contract with Huawei

August 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eltel has revealed that it has inked a vital contract with Huawei Technologies. The contract includes an installation of approximately 1,600 kilometres of Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) on existing power transmission lines. The project is expected to be...

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Nigeria: Diamond Bank & MTN launch mobile money service

August 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Diamond Bank and MTN Nigeria have come together in order to launch a mobile money service. The service has been jointly developed for the advancement the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) cash-less initiative. The Diamond Y’ello Account is...

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Telecom Namibia set to fix WACS undersea cable

August 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecom Namibia has revealed that it will commence the repair of the West Africa Cable System (WACS), which is off Namibia’s coast, on 16 August 2014. Back in May 2014, Telecom Namibia detected a cable fault on the cable system. Traffic was restored...

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Nigeria: Government to terminate 12 million fake devices

August 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian government has said that it is in the process of ordering telecom companies, across the country, to effectively place a kill order on over 12 Million counterfeit mobile devices using telecom networks in the country. The mobile devices will be...

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South Africa: MTN launches prepaid LTE SIM cards

August 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has launched LTE pay as you go SIM cards for its prepaid customers. The move has been designed to give customers access to high-speed internet access that is ideal for a range of applications including online gaming, high definition...

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Telkom warns uncapped ADSL users of excess usage in SA

August 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has issued a warning to its uncapped ADSL customers. Telkom has stated that excessive concurrent sessions or bandwidth intensive protocols may result in throttling and bandwidth shaping. According to Telkom, streaming video as well as online gaming can...

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South Africa: MWEB slashes ADSL prices

August 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MWEB is expected to slash the price of its uncapped ADSL products as well as increase the data for its capped customers. High end capped customers are expected to have their data cap increased by up to double the amount. A Night Time Data promotion is also...