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Total offers free Wi-Fi to customers in SA

September 8, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Total South Africa has revealed that it will be offering free Wi-Fi at its services stations. According to Total, its customers can now check email messages as well as perform other internet-based actions of their device’s via the to the free Wi-Fi service. In partnership with Telkom, Total has expanded its customer experience and now offers [&hellip...

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Safaricom opens M-PESA API to devs

September 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom has announced the opening of M-PESA’s API to local and international developers. Safaricom revealed that this will give them the opportunity to develop apps that will work with the M-PESA platform. This move was made possible after Safaricom, in...

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BlackBerry makes USD425m acquisition

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

BlackBerry today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Good Technology for $425 million in cash. The acquisition of Good is aligned with BlackBerry’s strategy to offer customers the most complete, end-to-end solution that...


Orange launches offering for travellers visiting Saudi Arabia

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

Orange has added to its existing offering for travellers with two prepaid offers for those visiting Saudi Arabia. The ‘Going to Saudi Arabia’ offers are powered through the company’s launch of a light MVNO in Saudi Arabia. The SIM card offering is...

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Nigeria: Etisalat increases appeal of EasyStarter Package

September 3, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In keeping with its commitment to provide top-class telecommunication experience, Etisalat has announced new benefits on its EasyStarter package. According to the company: “On the EasyStarter package, customers can now register five ‘You & Me’...


CA insists that Airtel Kenya must pay to stay in business

September 2, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Airtel Kenya is in a stalemate with regulators over the renewal of its operating licence. The report reveals that the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is insisting that the operator must pay KES 2.1 billion to...

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Nigeria: Broadband penetration to increase by 2017

September 1, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Nigeria and the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) have predicted a sharp rise in broadband penetration by 2017, this is according to a report by This Day. In the report, NITRA says Nigeria is struggling to grow its broadband...

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Lower data costs will boost e-commerce in Kenya

September 1, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Speaking at The National Forum on sustainable Data for Development held at the Laico Regency hotel in Nairobi this August, deputy president William Ruto asked mobile firms to reduce the cost of data bundles, he noted that while the cost of mobile phones has...


SimbaPay partners with Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya

August 31, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

SimbaPay has revealed the expansion of its free instant deposit service to Choice Microfinance Bank in Kenya. SimbaPay has partnered with Choice Microfinance Bank a microfinance institution founded by Kenyans abroad. According to Victor Karanja, Head of...

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Airtel, Wari partner to expand financial inclusion in Nigeria

August 31, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of its contribution towards Federal Government’s efforts to deepen financial inclusion in the country Airtel Nigeria has collaborated with payment solution provider, Wari, to provide a new payment platform for Nigerians. Designed as a convenient and...

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MainOne submarine cable extended to Cameroon

August 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via This Day, Nigeria-based undersea cable firm MainOne has extended its submarine fibre cable to Cameroon. The reports reveals that the Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) will also branch out to two strategic points in...

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Nigeria: Mobile internet users up by 13.6 percent

August 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile internet users in Nigeria grew by 13.6 percent in the first half of 2015 to 92.6 million, according to the latest report from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) – which was revealed by TelecomPaper. The reports revealed that MTN Nigeria...

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Nokia Networks reaffirms commitment to South Africa

August 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In order to reaffirm its commitment to the South African market, Nokia Networks showcased its latest innovations in the areas of ultra-dense networks, big data and analytics, and telco cloud in Midrand Johannesburg this week. Deon Geyser, Head of Sub-region,...

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Liquid Telecom reports sharp rise of African content on network

August 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom revealed a sharp rise in the proportion of local content on its network, from 20 percent three years ago to now 50 percent. According to the company, this has been driven by the deepening of Africa’s internet infrastructure. Mathew Chigwende,...

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Fixed broadband on the rise in Africa

August 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a study by research consulting firm Quantum-Web, the number of connections to fixed broadband in Africa reached 12.8 million at the end of Q2. The research shows an increase of 5 percent on Q1 and 22 percent on the same quarter in 2014. In Q2,...

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Huawei Marine & WACS Consortium complete upgrades

August 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Marine Networks (Huawei Marine), a global submarine network provider, has revealed that it has completed upgrades on the section from South Africa to Portugal and Portugal to United Kingdom of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) using Huawei Marine’s...