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After 10 years under Orange identity, Telkom has rebranded.

Telkom Kenya Re-brands Identity

June 7, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya Re-brands Identity

A Kenyan telecommunications company, Telkom Kenya, has announced a change in its brand identity. The company will also introduce a range of new products in a bid to leverage on expanded investments in network infrastructure. Telkom, previously know as Orange, has undergone the rebranding just 12 months after the firm was acquired by Helios, a UK-based...

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Ethiopian government has blocked mobile internet access ahead of exam. (image: Whiteafrican)

Ethiopia shuts down internet ahead of exams

June 5, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia shuts down internet ahead of exams

Ethiopian telecommunications company Ethio Telecom, owned by the state has blocked the mobile internet. The blackout started on Tuesday, 30 May ahead of a scheduled national examination that was due to take place in the country on Wednesday. It is unclear...

Mobile internet use will account for 26% of global media consumption by 2019.

26% of media consumption will be mobile in 2019

June 2, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 26% of media consumption will be mobile in 2019

According to Zenith’s Media Consumption Forecasts, Mobile internet use will account for 26% of global media consumption by 2019. This prediction will see a significant rise from the 19% in 2016 as people are increasingly using their mobile phones to consume...

Gift of the Givers leverages SAP Cloud Platform to launch first mobile app to facilitate donations.

Gartner: Mobile app development is not accelerating

June 2, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner: Mobile app development is not accelerating

A Gatner survey has revealed that more than a quarter of organisations globally have not built, customised or virtualised any mobile apps in the last 12 months. This number is surprisingly high, Gartner analysts said, but it is still down from the year...

Martin Walshaw, Senior Engineer at F5 Networks.

The era of the conscious app

June 2, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on The era of the conscious app

The era of the app is on the up. There are no more limits. Programming and development are no longer restricted to technological tools – it is purely about the power of the idea. Experts predict that our minds are the only barriers to greater wisdom and...

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iflix to take on Netflix with African expansion

June 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on iflix to take on Netflix with African expansion

In an attempt to grow their global footprint and take on industry giants such as Netflix, iflix (www.iflix.com), a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, today announced the establishment of iflix Africa to bring its world class...

WiFi as as service will greatly impact business, retail and marketing in the near future.

Why WiFi as a service is the future of business, retail and marketing

June 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Why WiFi as a service is the future of business, retail and marketing

As the information age continues to deliver on innovation, constant change, and continuous improvement, tech journals are buried in SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and various other common technologically driven services. With connectivity binding all technology together,...

Fibre Optic

Africa’s demand for fibre is set to boom

June 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s demand for fibre is set to boom

The telecoms industry in Africa is on the cusp of a fibre and mobile broadband boom, as network operators scramble to meet the demand for video, cloud applications and mobile solutions among consumers and businesses. Suveer Ramdhani, Chief Development...

MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

MTN kicks off continent wide share knowledge programme

June 1, 2017 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN kicks off continent wide share knowledge programme

MTN Group is inviting social media users across Africa and the Middle East to join its employees in a virtual campaign to break down traditional barriers to education, by sharing interesting facts during the company’s annual 21 Days of Y’ello Care...

7 ways to protect your business from cyber crime. (image: Shutterstock)

10 Must-Have Android Privacy and Security Apps for 2017

June 1, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, SecurityComments (1)

  This year has seen some of the biggest hacks in history. For example, Yahoo, who admitted one of the largest breaches last year, announced about another hack in February, which might have affected millions of users. Gmail has been experiencing a...

The man who secured the waiver, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

MTN Nigeria gets N221 Million Waiver

May 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria gets N221 Million Waiver

Nigerian Communications Commission executive vice chairman, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has secured a permit fee waiver of an astonishing N221 million ($697 thousand) for MTN Nigeria in Kano State, this is according to reports from Nigerian Communications Week....

x-Mobility provides East African mobile operator the ability to grow subscribers beyond national boundaries – increasing user revenue and broadening subscriber base.

SA Telecoms Companies Allowed to Keep Broadband Spectrum

May 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA Telecoms Companies Allowed to Keep Broadband Spectrum

According to reports from Reuters, Minister Siyabonga Cwele, the minister of communications announced on Wednesday that six South African telecoms companies, including MTN Group and Vodacom, would be allowed to keep their broadband radio spectrum licences...

YouTube Smart Offline, customers can save on data costs when downloading their favourite videos

Vodacom offers YouTube Smart Offline

May 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom offers YouTube Smart Offline

Vodacom is working with YouTube to launch YouTube Smart Offline. This service allows Vodacom Android customers to schedule video downloads overnight (between 00:00 and 05:00). According to Vodacom, customers can save on data by purchasing the lower priced...

NCC threatens telecoms companies who fail to comply with their frequency regulations.

New NCC inks partnership to protect Nigerian Telecoms

May 26, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on New NCC inks partnership to protect Nigerian Telecoms

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) announced on Tuesday that it would enter into a partnership with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other security agencies in an attempt to curtail the vandalisation of telecom...

Tiens Lange, Director Unified Communications and Collaboration at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Office workers prefer mobile over desk phones

May 22, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, SponsoredComments Off on Office workers prefer mobile over desk phones

In a recent report by Westcon-Comstor vendor partner, Avaya, workers are calling time out on “dumb phones” urging employers to allow them to make use of mobile devices. The report, conducted by research company YouGov on behalf of Avaya, surveyed 3,000...

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Is Content Really King?

May 22, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Is Content Really King?

Recently I was thinking of the increase in adoption OTT players have gained and the consequent dilemma it’s wrapping around operators who now have to grapple with the concern of who owns and influences the consumer. This also got me thinking about something...