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iWayAfrica Kenya acquires Callkey Networks

October 6, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on iWayAfrica Kenya acquires Callkey Networks

African ISP, iWayAfrica Kenya, has secured regulatory approval to acquire the terrestrial and VSAT customer base of Callkey Networks, a Nairobi-based corporate communications service provider and a subsidiary of ImaraSat. In a strategic move to grow its local presence, iWayAfrica Kenya finalised the deal with CallKey to acquire its 200-strong customer base....

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Newly appointed MTN VP

MTN appoints new regional Vice President

October 6, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN appoints new regional Vice President

MTN Group has announced the appointment of Ebenezer Asante as Vice President (VP) of the expanded Southern & East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region. The role became vacant when then VP, Godfrey Motsa, was appointed CEO of MTN South Africa. Karl Toriola, VP...

Vodacom rebrands to become a digital company

Vodacom rebrands to become a digital company

October 5, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom rebrands to become a digital company

Vodacom announced on Thursday 5 October 2017 that the company is rebranding and becoming a digital company, expanding from their traditional telco model. The repositioning of its brand is in line with Vodacom’s parent company, Vodafone, global shift. As...

Etisalat Misr and Ericsson partner to to evolve network in Egypt

Etisalat Misr and Ericsson to evolve its network in Egypt

October 5, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat Misr and Ericsson to evolve its network in Egypt

Etisalat Misr has partnered with Ericsson in a bid to modernise and expand its core network and business support systems, which will help the operator capitalise on the growth in 4G and pave the way for 5G and Internet of Things. The partnership will play an...

The future of mobile in Sub Saharan Africa hinges on privacy regulation

The future of mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa hinges on privacy regulation

October 5, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The future of mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa hinges on privacy regulation

Mobile is critical for creating a truly “Digital Africa”, a connected region where digital technologies are delivering positive impacts to societies and economies. Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing mobile market in the world. Fuelled by growing...

Nigeria: Ernest Akinlola named new ntel MD/CEO

Nigeria: Ernest Akinlola named new ntel MD/CEO

October 5, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Ernest Akinlola named new ntel MD/CEO

Telecoms company, ntel, Nigeria’s first 4G/LTE-advanced network, announced on Wednesday 4 October that the company has appointed Ernest Akinlola as the substantive managing director/chief executive officer of the company, according to a report from Nigerian...

M-Pesa 1 tap service is now available in five towns.

Kenya: M-Pesa 1 tap service now available in five towns

October 5, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, RetailComments Off on Kenya: M-Pesa 1 tap service now available in five towns

Safaricom’s M-pesa 1 tap service has been launched in five towns in Kenya. The M-Pesa 1 tap service was first launched in Nakuru County in Kenya in May 2017. The service allows customers to use devices such as phone stickers, wristbands or cards to make...

Uber like App to help metered taxi's

Uber like App to help metered taxi’s in South Africa

October 5, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber like App to help metered taxi’s in South Africa

Scoop a Cab, a taxi and ridesharing application similar to Uber, has revealed that the company has launched its services in Bloemfontein adding to its services which are already available in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The app matches a rider’s location to a...

Finalists announced for the AppsAfrica.com Awards 2017

Finalists announced for the AppsAfrica.com Awards 2017

October 5, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Finalists announced for the AppsAfrica.com Awards 2017

The shortlisted finalists for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2017, which celebrates the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa, were announced on Wednesday 4 October 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The annual Awards, now in their third...

Kenya Elections

Six Safaricom staff members to be investigated for possible election fraud

October 5, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Six Safaricom staff members to be investigated for possible election fraud

Six employees of Kenyan telecom operator Safaricom will be investigated for allegedly conspiring with election board officials to rig the 08 August 2017 presidential elections. This comes after the chief prosecutor ordered an investigation which is to be...

South Africans to get home assistance app in 2018.

Mobile app aimed at combating crime launched in Nigeria

October 4, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mobile app aimed at combating crime launched in Nigeria

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, a new mobile app has been launched in Nigeria and Ghana that will allegedly help combat crime in West African countries. The app, which was developed in the United Kingdom, is called Code9Help and is...

Android app

Top 10 essential Google apps for every Android user

October 3, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 essential Google apps for every Android user

When you buy an Android smartphone, you are buying into a rich set of applications, services and products from Google, the developer of the Android ecosystem. There is far more to Google than its search engine and operating system—it has you covered for...

MTN Zambia and Stanbic bank

MTN Zambia launches payment plans for mobile devices

October 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Zambia launches payment plans for mobile devices

MTN Zambia has launched a financing system that will enable customers to acquire mobile devices and data packages using flexible payment plans. The financing system will be offered by the bank and it will be exclusively for Stanbic Bank clients who need...

Mobile broadband can boost economic development. (Image source: Shutterstock.con)

Mobile broadband adoption results in economic development – report

October 2, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mobile broadband adoption results in economic development – report

Research conducted by Ericsson, in collaboration with the Imperial College of London, has revealed that when a country adopts mobile broadband, the result is solid overall economic development. The report, entitled ‘How Important Are Mobile Broadband...

MTN Nigeria appeal order to pay N4.8bn to former employee

MTN Nigeria ordered to pay N4.8bn to former employee

October 2, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria ordered to pay N4.8bn to former employee

According to a report by Nigerian Communications Week, the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN), Akure Division, ordered MTN Nigeria Communications Limited and MTN International, Mauritius, to pay its former Network Group Operations Manager,  Paul...

Wafacash and WorldRemmit to offer instant money transfers across Africa

Wafacash and WorldRemmit to offer instant money transfers across Africa

October 1, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Wafacash and WorldRemmit to offer instant money transfers across Africa

Morocco-based financial services company, Wafacash, has announced that the company is scaling up operations with digital money transfer service WorldRemit to offer instant money transfers across West and Central Africa. The companies, who already work...