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Vodacom makes first VoLTE call in SA

September 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Vodacom, it has made the country’s first ever Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call over its 4G/LTE network. Typically reserved for data, the move to use 4G/LTE technology to carry voice traffic will, in the future, mean that call quality will essentially become better for consumers as well as a more efficient use of ...

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Ghana: NCA to regulate telecom promotions

September 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghana’s National Communication Authority (NCA) has drafted guidelines in order to regulate promos as well as packaged services offered by telco operators in Ghana. According to reports, copies of the drafted guidelines have already been submitted to...

Windows Phone apps can now be charged to a monthly Vodacom bill (image: WP Central)

WhatsApp preferred by Nigerian professionals

September 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a recent study, the WhatsApp messaging service has been noted as the preferred social media platform among Nigerian Professionals. This is according to a survey conducted by Nigeria’s social innovation centre, Co-creation Hub. According to...

Report reveals tips for launching a successful mhealth app. (image credit: Shutterstock, Image ID: 183802295)

Unicef’s RapidPro platform aimed at African mhealth

September 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unicef has launched RapidPro – an open-source platform of applications that can, according to the company, help governments deliver rapid and vital real-time information and connect communities to lifesaving services. Produced by Unicef’s global...

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RingCredible app slashes African calls by 50%

September 22, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Due to ease of use, a clear proposition and unbeatable rates, phone app RingCredible is rapidly conquering the international call market. After the earlier acquisition in May in Hong Kong of Yeloworld, RingCredible has now  acquired African Jabbaworld.  To...

L-R, Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel with former Commissioner of Ogun State, Dr. Josephine Olatomi Soboyejo presenting the ‘Telecom CEO of The Year’ Award won by Airtel CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, to the Chief Operations Officer, Airtel, Mr. Tolu Ojo who represented the CEO at the Nigerian Telecom Awards 2014 held on Saturday in Lagos.

Nigeria: Ogunsanya named Telecom CEO of The Year

September 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has been revealed as the “Telecom CEO of The Year.” The announcement was made at the 2014 Nigerian Telecoms Awards, which was held this past Saturday 20th September in...

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Ghana: Samsung & MTN offering free Airtime & Data

September 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Samsung Ghana has revealed a special offer for two of its models under the Galaxy range, the Galaxy Ace 3 and Galaxy Trendlite. According to the company, the new prices of the GHS 279 and GHS 349 respectively are apart of Samsung’s initiative to ensure...

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MTN introduces new WoW tiers

September 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa introduced two new WoW tiers for its prepaid customers to give them even more budget flexibility and additional value in their voice and data usage. In addition to already popular WoW bouquet of promotions, MTN is rewarding customers who use...

Orange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize (image credit: Romania Insider)

Orange, BANK OF AFRICA in mobile financial services partnership

September 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

BANK OF AFRICA and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa.  Orange ( customers will have the opportunity to carry out safe and real-time...


Vodacom rolls out Fibre To The Business

September 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom Business today announced the launch of Fibre To The Business (FTTB) services in South Africa. The initial rollout phase of Vodacom’s new Broadband Connect Fibre service sees broadband connectivity of up to 100Mbit/s coming to selected business...