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Vodacom has launched One Net Business, a cloud-based unified communications solution that seamlessly converges fixed and mobile telephony services across any device.(image: Vodafone)

Vodacom One Net Business enables communications across devices

December 19, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom One Net Business enables communications across devices

Vodacom has launched One Net Business, a cloud-based unified communications solution that converges fixed and mobile telephony services across any device. This means that customers can switch a call between their mobile and landline phone at the push of a button, without transferring the call. Making or receiving a call in the office on a [&hellip...

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Vodacom expands international prepaid data roaming footprint

December 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom expands international prepaid data roaming footprint

Ahead of the festive season travel rush, Vodacom has broadened its international prepaid data roaming footprint from 10 countries to 64. International prepaid data roaming will now be available in countries including the UAE, Brazil, Zambia, Tanzania,...

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Zoto tops Google play shopping category list

December 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Zoto tops Google play shopping category list

Zoto has announced that it has become the number one app in Google play store in Nigeria for the shopping category. With this new development, Zoto has registered a strong presence in the airtime recharge segment in Africa, which was dependent upon physical...

Video calling apps

Beentouch brings people closer with video communication

December 15, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Beentouch brings people closer with video communication

Beentouch has released an app that aims to enhance distance communication. The app allows communication even with bad network conditions without giving up on quality. It allows to communicate in those areas where it has been difficult so far. The app is...

The NCC discovered that procedure for SIM swap differs from one operator to the other and wants to standardise how SIM Swap is done.

Nigeria: Regulator to introduce new SIM swap guidelines

December 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Regulator to introduce new SIM swap guidelines

According to a report in The Gaurdian, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has plans to introduce new guidelines that will standardise the processes and procedures for Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) swaps across all networks. The decision...

A new world of consumer choice – powered by on-demand technology – is changing customers’ expectations of the payments experience. (Image Source: blouinnews.com)

Tipping the scales on mobile payments

December 14, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Tipping the scales on mobile payments

The app economy is here, and it has changed the way that we live. We depend on our smartphone apps for everything from entertainment to photography to messaging to personal productivity to ordering transport or accommodation. And in South Africa, we’re...

Yolande Steyn, Head of Innovation at FNB.

FNB South Africa and Sterling Bank Nigeria win global award

December 13, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on FNB South Africa and Sterling Bank Nigeria win global award

FNB has won the title of Excellence in Mobile Banking at the Lafferty Global Awards in Cape Town, jointly with Sterling Bank of Nigeria. FNB was recognised for its innovative approach and achievements in integrating mobile technology as one of the preferred...

The service is part of the Bank’s USD 1.5 billion investment in technology announced in 2015. (image: Pixels.com)

Kenya: Standard Chartered Bank introduces Touch Login for smartphones

December 12, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Standard Chartered Bank introduces Touch Login for smartphones

Kenya’s Standard Chartered Bank has launched the Touch Login feature for smartphones that allows customers to use fingerprint to access their accounts. According to Telecompaper, the portal is available on iPhones, tablets and iPads, making it easy for...

The app allows users to  manage missed calls,  voicemails and voice messages over a seamless and intuitive chat-like interface. (image: Jan Persiel)

Nigeria: Bingham University graduate invents elections app

December 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Bingham University graduate invents elections app

A young graduate, Shamah Abubakar has invented e-Franchise, an elections application. According to The Guardian the app was developed by an alumnus of the Bingham University in Karu local Government area. According to the report the app was used during the...

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BlackBerry unveils Mobile-Security platform for the Enterprise of Things

December 9, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry unveils Mobile-Security platform for the Enterprise of Things

BlackBerry Limited has unveiled its mobile-native approach to security with the launch of a comprehensive platform designed for the Enterprise of Things. The new platform is designed to be the foundation that drives the company’s ongoing move to software,...

(l-r): Chief Product and Information Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Otuyemi Otule;Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Wema Bank Plc, Segun Oloketuyi; Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher and Head of Retail, Wema Bank PLC, Dotun Ifebogun doing a product demonstration at the unveiling of WemaEasySavers Account by the companies in Lagos on Thursday.

Nigeria: Wema Bank and Etisalat launch account for youth

December 9, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Wema Bank and Etisalat launch account for youth

Wema Bank Plc and Etisalat Nigeria have partnered to introduce WemaEasySavers, a Tier-1 savings account aimed to ensure financial inclusion for more Nigerians especially the youth. The newly launched WemaEasySavers is an easy to open and use account designed...

(l-r): Director, Consumer Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Adeola Dairo; Managing Director, Samsung West Africa, Paul Lee and Vice President, Marketing, Etisalat Nigeria, Adebisi Idowu, at the launch of the Samsung Experience Zone in the Etisalat Experience Centre, Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Etisalat expands service footprints with Samsung Experience Zone

December 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat expands service footprints with Samsung Experience Zone

Nigerian telecommunications network, Etisalat Nigeria, has launched a Samsung Experience Zone within the Etisalat Experience Centre in Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos. Etisalat in partnership with Samsung West Africa unveiled the first of many Samsung...

Nirmal Nair, Head of Products, SVP Marketing and Digital Sales at Clickatell.

Forget mobile-first, your customer is demanding mobile-always

December 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Forget mobile-first, your customer is demanding mobile-always

As smartphones reach saturation point in developing markets and make up a significant part of phone ownership in developing nations, customers are demanding an entirely different way of engaging with brands. This seismic shift towards mobile requires an...

De Wet Bisschoff, Managing Director of Communications, Media and Technology at Accenture in South Africa.

Opinion: Telcos risk becoming single-digit-margin businesses

December 7, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Opinion: Telcos risk becoming single-digit-margin businesses

Over the past two decades the telecommunications industry has been driven by new and faster technology, coupled with strong demand for connectivity—moving from the wireline arena to the mobile boom, and finally to the convergence of voice and data services....

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FNB launches Smart Device festive season deals

December 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FNB launches Smart Device festive season deals

FNB has unveiled five exciting promotional deals aimed at keeping customers and their loved ones connected at all times, no matter where they find themselves in South Africa during the busy festive season. New and existing FNB customers will now be able to...

ZAOU acting Vice-Chancellor,  Professor Yerokun Olusegun Adedayo.

ZAOU partners eLearnAfrica to extend learning throughout Africa

December 6, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ZAOU partners eLearnAfrica to extend learning throughout Africa

The Zambian Open University (ZAOU) announced its courses and degree programs will be available on eLearnAfrica, further extending the university’s reach into the country and across the continent. eLearnAfrica.com is a newly launched mobile application and...