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Adapt IT acquires LGR Telecommunications

Adapt IT acquires LGR Telecommunications

November 29, 2017 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

SE-listed Adapt IT Holdings Limited “Adapt IT” has announced that it will acquire the business of CDR Live Limited and its subsidiaries “the LGR Group,” trading as LGR Telecommunications (LGR). The transaction encompasses four global companies and is worth approximately $5 million. LGR is a solutions provider to the global telecommunications...

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Ericsson: There will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023

Ericsson: There will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023

November 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson: There will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions in 2023

The November edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report released on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 has predicted that there will be 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by 2023. According to the report, 5G will cover over 20 percent of the...

Kenya: Telkom launches self-help mobile app

OUTsurance launches updated app with new features

November 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on OUTsurance launches updated app with new features

On Tuesday, 28 November 2017, South African insurance company, OUTsurance, launched an enhanced version of its app. The new version of the app included new features such as OUTthere, an accidental death and injury cover that doesn’t require you to commit to...

South Africa: Droppa plans 2018 expansion

South Africa: Droppa plans 2018 expansion

November 27, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Droppa plans 2018 expansion

Droppa, a South African on-demand logistics startup, revealed on Monday 27 November 2017 that it is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni since its launch in April...

Nigeria: NCC rejects telcos tariff hike plea

Nigeria: NCC rejects telcos tariff hike plea

November 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: NCC rejects telcos tariff hike plea

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that it has refused to grant telecom operators in the country permission to increase the price of calls and data This has been done in an attempt to protect many Nigerian’s from being deprived of...

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Mobile telephony is changing Africa, for the better. Once called the Dark Continent, the mobile phone revolution has lightened up the possibilities of economic prosperity in Africa. According to GSMA Mobile Economy Africa Report 2016, in 2015 mobile...

MTN extends Black Friday deals

MTN extends Black Friday deals

November 23, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN extends Black Friday deals

On Thursday 23 November 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN announced a new array of Black Friday deals which will be running from this Friday 24 November 2017 through to Cyber Monday 27 November 2017. MTN revealed that customers can walk away...

Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment

Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment services

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment services

Ethiopia’s sole telecommunication provider, Ethio Telecom has announced the launch of payment services for prepaid mobile recharging. The service allows customers to recharge their mobile airtime online. The new system has been made available to...

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

November 21, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

On Monday 20 November 2017 Infinix mobility unveiled, in Nigeria, its flagship model for 2017 the Infinix Zero 5. Infinix first unveiled the Zero series 5 years ago in Nigeria and, according to the company, it has become a leading brand in the country....

Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

MTN Rwanda has announced a partnership with Kigali Veterans Cooperatives Society (KVCS), a company in charge of collecting parking fees, to introduce a payment option for parking fees via the MTN Mobile Money platform. Motorists in Kigali will now be able to...

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

November 21, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

Cisco has announced the release of seven free, self-enrol online courses to help South Africans to develop their digital skills. The company believes that in doing so, it is following through on its pledge to train an additional 100 000 students by...

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

November 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

The Internet of Things (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like cloud. In fact, the concept of connected edge peripherals, has been around for quite some time now, albeit mostly on a private...

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

November 20, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

MTN Uganda announced the winners of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The 2nd annual MTN Innovation Awards which is a platform through which MTN, recognises some of the most outstanding locally developed mobile and desktop applications, as well as individuals...

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

November 20, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

On Friday 17 November 2017, Nigerian startup Install.com.ng launched its on-demand electrician service. The newly launched service, which could be loosely described as an Uber for electricians, looks to offer easy access to installation and repair services as...

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

November 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform has announced that the company has introduced a new category of funding small-scale farming in Africa by allowing Nigerians to venture and sponsor agriculture. The company also simultaneously...

WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

November 20, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

Digital money transfer business, WorldRemit, announced on Friday 17 November 2017 that the company has signed the first official online money transfer partner of English Premier League club, Arsenal. According to the business, which was formed by a UK-based...