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Rudi Barnard (Director Flickswitch International), Violet Verimuje (Manager: Key Accounts), Kees Snijders (Managing Director, Flickswitch).

Business SIM management launched in Namibia

March 9, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Flickswitch, African SIM management solutions company has launched its business SIM management service in Namibia. This follows its recent launch in Kenya and is part of the company’s pan-African expansion strategy. In partnership with local telecom MTC, the company aims to help companies manage large numbers of business SIM cards cost-effectively....

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In markets where 4G adoption is already gaining traction, discussions around fifth-generation network technology (5G) will take centre stage.

African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat

March 8, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on African telcos prioritise emerging opportunity to stay afloat

Telcos across Africa are focusing on effectively maximising the return on investment from data and monetising emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things (IoT) to remain competitive and afloat. This is due to increasing levels of competition and is...

The revised functionality of Music+ is the first proposition of its kind in South Africa.

MTN introduces revamped digital music platform

March 8, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN introduces revamped digital music platform

In an attempt to become a key player in the digital and music streaming arena, MTN South Africa has unveiled its revamped online music platform, MTN Music+. This platform has a music library with over 670 000 tracks (40 % local and 60 % international)....

Maria Pienaar brings Silicon Valley experience to Blue Label Ventures. (Image Source: Brainstorm Magazine)

Former Cell C CIO joins Blue Label Ventures

March 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Former Cell C CIO joins Blue Label Ventures

Blue Label Ventures , the boutique business accelerator from JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms and Blue Pencil Ventures, has announced that Maria Pienaar has joined as a founding director. A former CIO at Cell C, Pienaar brings to the accelerator two decades of...

Eric Xu, Huawei's Deputy Chairman and rotating CEO.(image: Huawehoc.com)

MWC 2017 : Video is a trillion dollar business for Telcos says Huawei.CEO

March 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MWC 2017 : Video is a trillion dollar business for Telcos says Huawei.CEO

At the Mobile World Congress, Huawei Technologies continued its drive to create platforms that help telecom operators and other service providers realise improved revenue streams. With this, consumers will also have a great experience on one video service...

Millicom and Airtel sign agreement to combine 
operations in Ghana.

Millicom and Airtel to combine operations in Ghana

March 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Millicom and Airtel to combine operations in Ghana

It was announced on Friday that Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”) and Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), through their respective subsidiaries, have entered into an agreement for Tigo Ghana Limited and Airtel Ghana Limited to...

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MTN and 16 SA firms warned to vacate Nigeria

March 2, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN and 16 SA firms warned to vacate Nigeria

Nigerian militant groups on Wednesday, threatened to bomb South African companies in retaliation for the Xenophobic attacks that have occurred in Johannesburg and Pretoria over the past couple of weeks. Nigeria Communications Week reports that Niger Delta...

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MTN ends turbulent year by announcing first loss in 20 years

March 2, 2017 • Events, General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN ends turbulent year by announcing first loss in 20 years

Mobile operator MTN has reported a headline loss of R1.4 billion ($108 million) or 77cents per share for the financial year ending 31 December 2016. The announcement was made at the release of their financial results on Thursday at the MTN Innovation Center...

5 Reasons you should have a password on your device.

5 Reasons To Have A Password Lock On Your Device

March 2, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 Reasons To Have A Password Lock On Your Device

It is time to get rid of the notion that using a password for your devices means you have something to hide. In today’s world where sensitive data like banking and account details, social security details, corporate email information and so on is stored...

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5 reasons why Cell C might be seeking a buyer

March 1, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 reasons why Cell C might be seeking a buyer

South African mobile operator, Cell C has entered an agreement which will see Blue Label telecoms acquire a 45% stake in Cell C as part of its recapitalisation programme. Reports have surfaced that there is also a third party; an unnamed firm that plans to...

Coming soon to South Africa, Huawei’s new P series debuts new colors and Leica style portraiture.

Huawei unveils new trendy p series

February 28, 2017 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei unveils new trendy p series

Huawei Consumer Business Group announced the launch of the new HUAWEI P10 and P10 plus at the Mobile World Congress 2017. The additions to the P series feature a combination of  hardware and the latest advances in software technology. The new phones will...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at New Telco SA.

Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

February 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

2017 promises to be an exciting year in the field of IT and telecommunication as projects and technologies that have been unable to get out of the starting blocks for the last two to three years, take off. The big story for 2017 is going to be the push to get...

A revamped version of Snake will also be pre-installed on the new Nokia 3310.

Nokia’s Snake makes a comeback

February 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia’s Snake makes a comeback

Nokia’s most popular game, Snake is back. HMD Global, a company that was founded to create new generation Nokia-branded smartphones, feature phones and tablets, announced that the new version of Snake will be part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross...

Internet provider rolls out shop-in-shop stores in selected Shoprite outlets.

New Partnership for Vodafone Zambia and Shoprite

February 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New Partnership for Vodafone Zambia and Shoprite

Vodafone Zambia has announced a partnership with South African food retail chain Shoprite, that allows the 4G internet provider to set up shop-in-shop stores at various Shoprite outlets. The move is a part of the company’s latest attempt to reach out to its...

Calvin Collett, CEO at iConnect Telecoms

Is your FTTH connectivity service provider short-changing you?

February 27, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Is your FTTH connectivity service provider short-changing you?

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is sweeping the nation, and many people are caught up in the excitement of the possibilities it offers. The prospect of high speed, stable connectivity is being well-received and has many consumers facing the challenge of selecting a...

NCC announced that Nigerian consumers spent $6.6 billion in 2016.

Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center

February 24, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center

MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria. The partnership seeks to take advantage of the numerous networks and content...