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Warren Bonheim, COO of Zinia.

Opinion: The future of SA Telecoms

January 30, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Opinion: The future of SA Telecoms

The South African telecommunications industry is due for some serious disruption in 2017 and beyond. Telco providers will be forced to reevaluate their business strategies in order to keep up with a rapidly changing landscape. As margins continue to erode, consolidation increases, the Fibre “landgrab” progresses, and customer loyalty diminishes, the...

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Nokia MIKA to provide automated assistance for telecom operators

January 30, 2017 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia MIKA to provide automated assistance for telecom operators

Multi-purpose Intuitive Knowledge Assistant (MIKA) introduced by Nokia is a digital assistant ‘trained’ specifically for the telecom industry, designed to provide automated assistance. MIKA will provide voice-dictated automated assistance to...

Developers in the VR and AR realm are anticipating major smartphone makers such as Apple to throw their considerable weight behind AR capabilities.

Why brands can dive deeper into Augmented Reality in 2017

January 27, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Why brands can dive deeper into Augmented Reality in 2017

In 2016, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) stepped directly into mainstream consciousness, with both businesses and consumers alike putting their money behind new devices and applications. For businesses in particular, augmented and mixed...

A possible merger between  Airtel Ghana and tiGo could shake up Ghana's telecoms sector.

Telecoms merger could see major shake up in Ghana

January 25, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Telecoms merger could see major shake up in Ghana

Ghana’s telecommunications sector could be in for a major shake up as two major players Bharti Airtel, owners of Airtel Ghana, and rival company Millicom International Cellular, operators of tiGo Ghana, embark on merger talks according to CitiFm online....

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MTN Ghana and AMOG bring African movies to life

January 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Ghana and AMOG bring African movies to life

MTN Ghana has partnered up with African Movies on the GO (AMOG), to provide African movie lovers around the continent access to their favorite African movies on the go using their smartphones according to Citi FM online. Through their App AMOG puts African...

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Huawei P9 hits record 10 million mark

January 24, 2017 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei P9 hits record 10 million mark

Huawei CEO of Consumer Business Group (CBG) recently announced that the company has shipped more than 10 million Huawei P9/P9 plus smartphones globally. This makes the device the company’s first flagship series to pass the 10 million mark This is a...

Schalk Nolte,  CEO of Entersekt.

4 key lessons for banks pursuing mobile innovation in 2017

January 24, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on 4 key lessons for banks pursuing mobile innovation in 2017

At the start of a new year fraught with uncertainty on many levels, leaders in the local banking and financial spheres are looking to gain any competitive advantage they can. As Internet access and smartphone penetration make exponential gains in South Africa...

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MTN renews contract with IMImobile to grow Digital Services

January 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN renews contract with IMImobile to grow Digital Services

IMImobile, a cloud communications software and solutions provider today announced that it has added new digital customer engagement capabilities to IMIdigital; its content management and service delivery platform. New product capabilities added to IMIdigital...

Takwana Tyaranini, one of the founders of Senditoo.

Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017

January 19, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Senditoo looking to conquer Africa in 2017

Senditoo, a new mobile airtime startup, has started 2017 with ambitious plans to become of one Africa’s fastest growing airtime transfer services. The company buoyed by funding secured in December, has started an aggressive marketing campaign to expand...

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MTN wants you to manage your data better

January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN wants you to manage your data better

With recent reports of data price increases and the #Datamustfall campaign, MTN has embarked on a campaign to educate its customers on cost effective ways of using data in order to minimise bill shock. Social network platforms MTN states that access to...

Calvin Collett, CEO at iConnect Telecoms

Don’t be unwittingly lured by the ISP honey trap

January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Don’t be unwittingly lured by the ISP honey trap

As the Fibre To The Home (FTTH) market explodes in the South African market, consumers are faced with a flood of Internet Service Provider (ISP) options. Choosing the right one is increasingly difficult. There can be upwards of thirty-five ISPs on a fibre...

Econet has reportedly reimbursed customers following a reversal of their tariff increase. (Image source: Google/bulawayo24.com)

Econet Wireless to reimburse customers

January 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Econet Wireless to reimburse customers

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s leading telecommunications company has decided to reimburse customers who were affected by recent tariff hikes, which was subsequently reversed according to a report from News Day. Econet raised its prices on data and voice...

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South Africa: Free Facebook on Vodacom

January 17, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Free Facebook on Vodacom

Vodacom announced the launch of Facebook Flex on Tuesday. In an attempt to lower the cost to communicate and increase connectivity in South Africa, Facebook Flex is the first of many products that it will be launching under the Vodacom Siyakha platform. Using...

This solution in particular supports women farmers in Africa.

Mastercard launches 2KUZE a mobile payment solution for farmers

January 17, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard launches 2KUZE a mobile payment solution for farmers

Mastercard has announced the launch of 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE enables farmers to buy, sell and receive payments for agricultural goods via their feature phones. The platform...

Ericsson an exclusive, multi-year feature film deal with leading international content distributor 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, for its subscription video on demand (VOD) service, Nuvu. (Image Source: cnbc.com)

Ericsson inks deal with 20th Century Fox for DreamWorks Animated features

January 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson inks deal with 20th Century Fox for DreamWorks Animated features

Ericsson has signed a deal with international content distributor 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, for its subscription video on demand (VOD) service, Nuvu. The second run feature film deal will see the distribution of DreamWorks Animated features...

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Cell C hikes prices in 2017

January 11, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C hikes prices in 2017

Cell C customers can expect to spend a little more this year. This, according to Cell C, is due to the inflation rate and the GDP growth.The telecoms released a statement on their website informing all their customers of the price increase from the 1...