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Amr-Shady, CEO of TA Telecoms

TA Telecom to map identity of Africa with mobile tech

October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TA Telecom has revealed that the beta trials for Nafsi, Africa’s most ambitious big data analysis project according to the company, is now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. The survey aims to use mobile technology to collect data from individual countries and map the personalities of the people living there. Nafsi, which ...

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Vodacom launches LTE connectivity in Lesotho

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

Vodacom has launched the Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in Lesotho. According to Vodacom, the service will bring high-speed mobile internet to the people of the Mountain Kingdom as well as address the relative scarcity of fixed line connections in the...

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Kenya king of mobile banking even with privacy concerns

October 10, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile privacy is the single biggest concern for today’s mobile consumers and remains the largest obstacle to growth, according to MEF’s fourth Global Consumer Survey, which analysed consumer behaviour from 15,000 respondents in 15 countries. According to...

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Movitel named fastest-growing telco in Africa

October 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Movitel, SA – a joint venture between of Viettel in Mozambiuqe – gained its second honourable international prize of the year by winning Golden Globe of “Fastest Growing of the Year in Middle-East and Africa” at the International Business Awards...

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Nigeria: Etisalat launches Kirusa entertainment services

October 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Kirusa has unveiled the launch of its Celeb Connect and Sports Connect services with Etisalat Nigeria. According to both entities, customers can now stay in touch with their favourite celebrities and receive exclusive sports voice bytes on their mobile...

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NEC signs deal for AAE-1 submarine cable

October 10, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

The consortium behind the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) submarine cable system have signed a supply contract with NEC for the S1H segment. According to reports, the AAE-1 will be the first high-capacity cable system to link all major South East Asian nations...

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Ghana: 1million users register with mobile firms in 8 months

October 9, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports, mobile networks across Ghana saw over 1 million new subscribers subscribe to services within a period of 8 months. This has increased the penetration rate to 111 percent. The latest stats presented by the National Communication Authority...

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East African Telecoms rush to cut calling rates

October 8, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports MTN Rwanda announced on Monday, October 6, that it has cut down charges on call for its roaming subscribers ahead of Wednesday’s launch of One Network Area Agreement. MTN follows Kenya’s Safaricom who slashed their rates to...

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MTN Rwanda slashes roaming tariffs in Kenya

October 8, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda has lowered its roaming charges across East Africa by implementing the One Network Area concept within the East Africa Community (EAC). According to MTN, customers roaming on all networks in Kenya, both prepaid and post-paid, will now be charged...

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Ghana: Mobile phone users on the rise

October 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has revealed that the mobile voice subscriber base has increased from 29.37 million at the end of July to 29.53 million as at the end of August 2014. According to reports, MTN had an increase of 110,042 from July to...

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Kenya: Equity Bank challenges M-Pesa’s monopoly with Smart SIM

October 7, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Taisys Technologies has revealed that Kenya’s Equity Bank will be issuing a ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM, which incorporates technology from Taisys. According to Equity Bank, customers can now transfer funds, make micro-payments and gain access to...

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Nigeria: Nitel cleared for privatisation

October 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigeria Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) has revealed confirmation for the appointment of a guided liquidator for the privatisation of Nigeria Telecommunications (Nitel) as well as its mobile counter-part, MTel. BPE, Director General, Benjamin Dikki...

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Ghana: Vodafone to launch iPhone 6

October 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodafone Ghana has revealed its plans to launch the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in Ghana. The move comes two weeks after the devices global launch, which saw the masses line up in order to pick up the devices. According to Vodafone Ghana, the network will offer 15GB...

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Aflix extends service to 30 African countries

October 7, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Online mobile video streaming application, Aflix, has extended its Hollywood mobile streaming service to 30 more countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The service originally launched in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. According to the company, the service will now be...

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MTN Ghana reveals 2014 app challenge

October 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Ghana has revealed the details for Version 2.0 of the MTN Ghana Application Challenge. Back in 2013, Software Engineer Setriakor Nyomi was named as the overall winner with his Oware 3D application. According to MTN Ghana, this year’s edition under the...

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Safaricom slashes Kenya & Rwanda roaming rates

October 3, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom has slashed its call and roaming rates between Kenya and Rwanda. The rate cut has already been implemented and will allow its customers visiting Rwanda to receive up to 60 percent discount. Safaricom customers visiting Rwanda will make calls to...