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Mobile money could give Kenyan entrepreneurs a business boost

June 10, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile money could give Kenyan entrepreneurs a business boost

Much has been said and written about how person-to-person mobile money transactions are transforming Kenya’s economy, but the technology also has the potential to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. That’s according to Dr. Rutendo Hwindingwi, divisional director for Sage East and West Africa, who says that the explosion in mobile...

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Safaricom

Kenya: Safaricom strikes M-Pesa deal with Carrefour Hypermarket

June 9, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom strikes M-Pesa deal with Carrefour Hypermarket

The Carrefour hypermarket chain, located within Kenya, has become one of the first retailers in Kenya to fully integrate Safaricom’s payments service “Lipa Na M-Pesa.” According to Safaricom, customers shopping at Carrefour now have the...

Uber Strike South Africa

Accra becomes next smart African city to offer Uber

June 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Accra becomes next smart African city to offer Uber

Accra has been named as the next city to join Uber’s network in Africa. The economically vibrant hub is the first city in Ghana to receive the service. With a thriving urban population, Accra’s 2.27 million people will have access to efficient transport...

Nigeria

High consumer taxes on mobile could hold back Nigeria’s development

June 7, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on High consumer taxes on mobile could hold back Nigeria’s development

Mobile connectivity has fundamentally changed the fabric of society in Nigeria. Since the first mobile services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001, consumer demand has rocketed. Today the country has more than 83 million unique subscribers, accounting for 45...

Mobile banking

Should the world be following Africa’s mobile banking example?

June 6, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Should the world be following Africa’s mobile banking example?

Entersekt CEO, Schalk Nolte, looks at how African banks are responding to mobile security threats and points out that the rest of the world should be taking a page out of their book. The growth of mobile banking has surged over the last two years. An...

Vodacom Tanzania

Nokia & Vodacom to bring 4G experience to Tanzania

June 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia & Vodacom to bring 4G experience to Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania 4G went live in Dar es Salaam on May 11th 2016. Nokia and Vodacom have once again demonstrated the strong partnership that is linking the two entities in Tanzania since the beginning of mobile telecommunication in the country 16 years ago....

Uber Strike South Africa

Uganda: Uber launches in Kampala

June 2, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Uber launches in Kampala

Following the success of Uber in many other African cities, the company revealed that it is excited to launch its ride-sharing platform to the people of Uganda in Kampala. At launch Alon Lits, General Manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa stated that:...

MTN Discounts

MTN employees mark 10 years of volunteerism in their communities

June 2, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN employees mark 10 years of volunteerism in their communities

MTN employees in Afghanistan will spend the next 21 days establishing a computer lab and painting various schools in Kabul, while their colleagues in Syria will renovate a library and playground of a public school in Damascus. In Sudan, MTNers will establish...

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Internet of Things to overtake mobile phones by 2018

June 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Internet of Things to overtake mobile phones by 2018

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018. Between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow...

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Vodafone Study: 75% of global companies leverage flexible working policies

June 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Study: 75% of global companies leverage flexible working policies

Vodafone has revealed the  results of its Flexible: friend or foe? study which found 75 percent of companies worldwide have introduced flexible working policies to enable employees to vary their hours and use the latest technologies to work remotely. The...

Microsoft Translator

Bundling Voice and Data reduces costs and complexity

May 31, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Bundling Voice and Data reduces costs and complexity

The Internet is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’, but rather, a necessary utility. Much like other utilities, we depend on it to better our daily lives, using it for both business and personal communication. It is the foundation for a multitude of Information...

MTN App Awards

MTN Business SA App of the Year Awards calls for entries

May 27, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Business SA App of the Year Awards calls for entries

Submissions for the MTN Business SA App of the Year Awards 2016, the biggest and most prestigious app development awards, are now open. The App of the Year Awards is a springboard for creative developers and their original solutions. Previous winners of the...

Ntel Nigeria

Nigeria: Ntel unveils unlimited data offer

May 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Ntel unveils unlimited data offer

Nigerian mobile operator Ntel has revealed a new mobile data offer for its customers. The company revealed that the latest offer will provide Nigerian consumers with unlimited data, for a period of 3 months. Under the terms of the Smart Phone data weekly and...

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Ericsson reveals Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian responses

May 26, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ericsson reveals Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian responses

Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organizations and affected populations within Africa as well as...

Ghana tech news

Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards

May 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards

Mobile operator Tigo has walked away with multiple awards at the 6th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards. At the event, Tigo walked away with the title of Brand of the Year. Along with the title of Brand of the Year, Tigo also won an award for its...

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Djezzy awarded license to provide 4G/LTE services in Algeria

May 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Djezzy awarded license to provide 4G/LTE services in Algeria

VimpelCom and Global Telecom Holding S.A.E has revealed that Djezzy, their subsidiary in Algeria, has been awarded one of three licenses to provide 4G/LTE services in the country. “We are proud that Djezzy has been granted the license to provide...

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