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Nigeria: NCC appoints new commissioners

August 4, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: NCC appoints new commissioners

According to a report by TelecomPaper, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye as chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to the report, Buhari requested the Senate confirm the nominees into the positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of the NCC. As stated...

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Mobile technology

South Africa: Accenture launch mobile application for municipal elections

July 29, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Accenture launch mobile application for municipal elections

The Electoral Commission of South Africa and Accenture have launched a mobile application designed to provide voters with the electoral information ahead of the Municipal Elections taking place on August. 03 2016. This collaborative approach demonstrates how...

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Networks Unlimited invests in securing Africa ’s Wi-Fi connections

July 28, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Networks Unlimited invests in securing Africa ’s Wi-Fi connections

It is estimated that 33 billion endpoints will be connected by 2020. With more than half of organisations allowing both multiple types of Internet of Things (IoT) devices as well the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomena, it really is not a great surprise...

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Tanzania: GSMA unveils rural connectivity project

July 27, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: GSMA unveils rural connectivity project

At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA announced the launch of the first active infrastructure sharing initiative in East Africa between mobile network operators (MNOs) Airtel, Millicom and Vodacom. The MNOs have committed to launch six 3G pilot sites across the...

Top mobile apps

Number of unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpasses half a billion

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Number of unique mobile subscribers in Africa surpasses half a billion

More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study. ‘The Mobile Economy: Africa 2016 study was published at the GSMA Mobile...

2016 Global Connectivity Index

Ultra broadband is becoming more prominent in Africa

July 26, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ultra broadband is becoming more prominent in Africa

Huawei ICT Summit & UBBS (Ultra-Broadband Summit) was held in Pretoria on the 19th July 2016. With the theme of “Broadband for All, Building a Better Connected Africa”, the summit was attended by some 300 delegates, including operator...

etisalat nigeria

Nigeria: Etisalat strengthens relationship with customers in Uyo

July 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Etisalat strengthens relationship with customers in Uyo

Etisalat recently hosted customers on its network to a Customer Forum at Eemjim Hotel Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. The regional Customer Forum is, according to the company, an interactive feedback session aimed at engaging customers to serve them better...

Vodacom Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania deploys PeerApp Content-Delivery Solution

July 25, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania deploys PeerApp Content-Delivery Solution

PeerApp has announced the sale of its UltraBand content-caching solution to Vodacom Tanzania. Vodacom compared the PeerApp product to competing offerings and determined that UltraBand constitutes the most efficient solution for dealing with the surge in...

Cassie Lessing

Gauteng evolves as South Africa’s hub for enterprise app development

July 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Gauteng evolves as South Africa’s hub for enterprise app development

Gauteng is fast emerging as a centre for enterprise app development. This is according to Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of the Strato IT Group, adding that the app economy is expected to create trillions of dollars of opportunities globally over the next...

Nigeria

Biometric & mobile tech innovation is driving the evolution of digital identity

July 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Biometric & mobile tech innovation is driving the evolution of digital identity

According to the latest market analysis from Acuity Market Intelligence, the combination of tumultuous world events and the proliferation of innovative, disruptive biometric and mobile technology has created a perfect storm that is driving the evolution of...

Orange acquisition

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

July 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

Orange has revealed that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV...

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South Africa: Absa launches Masterpass App

July 19, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Absa launches Masterpass App

Absa has revealed that it has launched the Absa Masterpass App. According to the company, the App is a digital wallet powered by Mastercard. The app is set to enable South African consumers to make safe and easy payments wherever Masterpass is accepted....

Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria to curb unsolicited messages

July 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat Nigeria to curb unsolicited messages

In an attempt to curb consumers from receiving unsolicited messages, Etisalat Nigeria has implemented a new facility dubbed “Do-not-Disturb” (DND). According to the company, the service is set to enable consumers, on its network, to opt-out either...

Tigo

Tigo Tanzania to connect secondary schools to the internet

July 15, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo Tanzania to connect secondary schools to the internet

Tigo Tanzania has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure to facilitate the roll-out of internet access points in the country’s secondary schools so as to complement the e-Schools Project for a period of 2...

Standard Bank of South Africa was initial mandated lead arranger for the Helios Towers deal.

DRC Helios Towers secures US$105 million funding

July 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on DRC Helios Towers secures US$105 million funding

Helios Towers DRC SARL (“HTD”), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa Ltd (“HTA”), has announced the successful completion of a US$105 million upsizing of its syndicated term loan facility led by The Standard Bank...

Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise introduces mobile call-transfer product

July 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise introduces mobile call-transfer product

ALE, operating under the brand Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, is introducing a new innovative mobile capability to help employees shift between communication devices simply and rapidly in today’s work environment. The OpenTouch Contactless Call Shift uses NFC...