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NEC South Atlantic Cable System to connect Africa and South America

April 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on NEC South Atlantic Cable System to connect Africa and South America

Angola Cables S.A and NEC Corporation have announced that the contract to build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first subsea fiber optic cable system ever to connect Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere has come into force. SACS is scheduled to be ready for service by the middle of 2018. The [&hellip...

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Xiaomi hit by Court Injunction in Nigeria

March 31, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Xiaomi hit by Court Injunction in Nigeria

According to a media statement released by mobile device brand mi-Fone, the Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an interim injunction against Xiaomi – a mobile phone manufacturer whose Mi branded mobile devices are currently on sale across Nigeria....

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You’ve downloaded a digital wallet, now what?

March 30, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on You’ve downloaded a digital wallet, now what?

South Africans are among the most banked on the continent, ranking second place in a Brookings study that included 21 developing economies across Asia, Africa and South America for both digital and financial inclusion. Around 86% of adults have access to...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Nigeria

March 29, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung launches Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Nigeria

Samsung has launched its latest devices, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Nigeria. According to Samsung the devices will be available in black onyx, gold platinum and silver titanium from various mobile network providers within the country. Related...

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MEA mobile wallet market expected to grow globally by 2020

March 29, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MEA mobile wallet market expected to grow globally by 2020

Consumers within the Middle-East and Africa use mobile phones to pay for a wide range of services, and digital or hard goods. The growth in smartphone and mobile internet users, and greater convenience and accessibility are the key growth drivers for the...

Mobile Data Usage

Optimising mobile data usage in Africa is key

March 29, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Optimising mobile data usage in Africa is key

With the majority of consumers in Africa accessing the internet via mobile devices, the issue of how to optimise data usage to effectively manage costs has become a major topic of discussion. It is important for people to realise that when connecting to the...

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Kenya: Uber takes to the streets of Mombasa

March 23, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Uber takes to the streets of Mombasa

Uber has officially revealed that is has launched its services in Mombasa, Kenya. According to the company, Mombasa’s natural beauty has always made it a popular tourist destination attracting local and international visitors. This is one of the many...

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9 ways Africans can boost the performance of their smartphone

March 23, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 9 ways Africans can boost the performance of their smartphone

There’s nothing more frustrating than a smartphone that isn’t functioning as quickly and reliably as it should be. The good news is that some simple tweaks can often put the zip back into your smartphone’s performance. Alcatel shares some tips about...

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Zambia: Ericsson Chosen by Airtel for network transformation

March 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: Ericsson Chosen by Airtel for network transformation

Ericsson has extended its partnership with Airtel Zambia, headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia, with a new contract covering the transformation of Airtel’s radio access network (RAN) infrastructure in every major region of Zambia. This extended partnership will,...

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Vodacom Business sees upsurge in ICT in Africa

March 16, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Business sees upsurge in ICT in Africa

Vodacom Business is witnessing an upsurge in demand for ICT services – in particular the application of cloud, M2M and enterprise mobility on the continent. Last week the company announced a partnership with IBM to open the first industrial-scale cloud...

Xoom expands reach in Africa

Xoom expands reach in Africa with instant bank transfers in Nigeria

March 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Xoom expands reach in Africa with instant bank transfers in Nigeria

Xoom, a digital money transfer provider, has revealed that it will be expanding its services in Africa. The company revealed that the move will essentially allow individuals in the United States to send money to Nigeria via a mobile phone, tablet or...

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Prepaid data meets IoT in the enterprise

March 15, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Prepaid data meets IoT in the enterprise

Data traffic is expected to see an almost ten-fold increase by 2019, due to the growing range of new services and applications. However, while the GSMA Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Economy 2015 report projects that machine-to-machine connections (M2M) in the...

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Agility is key for Tier 2 Telco’s in Africa

March 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Agility is key for Tier 2 Telco’s in Africa

There’s a significant opportunity for Tier 2 fibre-to-the-home/office (FTTX) providers that can offer users more flexible and more tailored solutions. Experienced FTTX solution builders have earned their stripes on large, complex FTTX rollouts, and custom...

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MTN offers $1.5Bn USD to settle NCC fine

March 11, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN offers $1.5Bn USD to settle NCC fine

According to a report published by Nigeria Communications Week, MTN has offered to pay $1.5 billion USD to settle the fine issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to the report, this comes just days after South African President,...

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Nigeria: 2.6 GHz spectrum to pave the way for faster networks

March 10, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: 2.6 GHz spectrum to pave the way for faster networks

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has resumed the 2.6 GHz spectrum auction process, and here’s hoping there are no more obstacles as the band would pave the way for faster networks and more affordable smartphones for its citizens. Since the first...

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications, has insisted that MTN pay N1.04 trillion fine in full instead of the reduced rate of N780bn. (image: Nigerian national assembly)

Nigeria: Legislators insist MTN pay fine in full

March 10, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Legislators insist MTN pay fine in full

According to an article by dailypost.ng, Hon. Sajeed Fijabi, of the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications, has insisted that MTN Nigeria pay the N1.04 trillion fine in full instead of the reduced rate of N780bn. Back in October...

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