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Orange & Airtel enable international money transfers in Côte d’Ivoire

March 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to telcom operator Orange, consumers utilising Orange Money in Côte d’Ivoire can use their mobile phones to send money to customers of Airtel Money in Burkina Faso, and vice versa. This partnership between Orange and Airtel enables Orange consumers to send and receive money between people based in a country outside the Group’s footprint. ...

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Cell C downed by network glitch in SA

March 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African Mobile network “Cell C” has been downed by a network glitch, which occurred on Friday 13 March 2015. According to Fin24, Cell C customers have complained that they are currently failing to make calls while using the network....

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Nigeria: Smartphones used mainly for product research

March 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report conducted by search engine Google, smartphones are becoming a vital part of online shopping in Nigeria. According to the report, 85 percent of shoppers use smartphones for product research compared to the 30 percent who use computers,...

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Maroc Telecom reveals major investment plan for West Africa

March 13, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by Telegeography.com, Maroc Telecom is planning to invest MAD 1.6 billion (USD 162.49 million) in its newly acquired West African operations over the next five years, after securing an ‘interest-free four-year loan. According to the...

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Govt. orders Telecel to stop operating in Zimbabwe

March 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by zbc.co.zw, Government has directed mobile phone operator, Telecel Zimbabwe to stop operating within Zimbabwe. According to the report, the company has no license to operate and does not comply with the country’s laws. According to...

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Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele sets the stage for Wi-Fi Forum SA

March 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The newly-established Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa held its inaugural conference in Johannesburg, South Africa on 12 March 2015. According to the forum, the organisation will essentially play an active and positive role in the development of the Wi-Fi industry...

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Botswana Innovation Hub launches new TV white spaces pilot project

March 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

The Botswana Innovation Hub, in collaboration with Microsoft, the Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP), Global Broadband Solutions, Vista Life Sciences, BoFiNet, Adaptrum and USAID-NetHope, has launched a new TV white spaces (TVWS) pilot project. The project,...

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Ghana: Telco firms seek NCA intervention on tariffs

March 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Ghana, smaller telecom companies, led by Airtel Ghana, are now seeking cover from the National Communications Authority (NCA) against low tariff promotions held by larger telecom operators such as Vodafone and Tigo. According to a report by Adom News,...

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Kenya: Mobile Operators start cross-border mobile money transfers

March 10, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom is set to allow its M-Pesa user base to send and receive money from Tanzania. According to the telecom operator, the move is aimed at deepening financial inclusion and giving a further boost to its regional integration agenda. In order to secure the...

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Zoom Wireless set to offer high-speed internet in Uganda

March 9, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Zoom Wireless is expecting to deliver affordable, unlimited high-speed internet to businesses and residences in and around Gulu, Uganda. According to the company, it has partnered with EveryLayer to roll-out the project as well as been granted a commercial...

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MWC 2015: Huawei & Surfline set to expand 4G LTE in Ghana

March 5, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Surfline Communications and Huawei held an intimate press conference in order to disclose to IT News Africa that both parties plan to expand their 4G LTE network collaboration. The agreement is essentially planned to cover...

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Kenya: Liquid Telecom to re-enter home market

March 5, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has stated to media that it is currently set to re-enter Kenya’s retail internet market. Liquid Telecom Kenya CEO, Ben Roberts, told media that the company intends to complete the very many Fibre To The Home (FTTH) projects that the...

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MWC 2015: Acer launches Liquid M220 smartphone

March 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), Acer unveiled the Liquid M220 smartphone. According to Acer, at the unveiling, the Liquid M220 is the first ever Liquid smartphone to run on the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. At MWC 2015, ST Liew, Smartphone...

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GSMA Mobile Connect launches in 13 countries

March 3, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The GSMA has revealed that 17 mobile network operators (MNOs) have launched Mobile Connect services in 13 countries since Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014, with plans for additional launches and beta trials to follow throughout the course of 2015. According...

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MTN Côte d’Ivoire to broadcast live TV channels on smartphones

March 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) is really pulling out all the stops this year. At the event, MTN confirmed a partnership with Summview in order to launch a new service dubbed “MTN TV” on mobile devices. MTN Côte d’Ivoire is now expected to...

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MWC 2015: Orange set to deliver mobile internet across Africa

March 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange is expecting to put mobile internet within reach of millions. Orange revealed, at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), the launch of a new digital offer across its African and Middle Eastern footprint. According to Orange, it will be launching the...