Mobile and Telecoms


Zamtel & NEC to boost mobile coverage in Zambia

September 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Zamtel and NEC Corporation have agreed to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network to boost mobile coverage and capacity for citizens, enterprises and tourists across Zambia. The deal, which includes the supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of NEC’s microwave transmission network equipment, is expected to be completed...

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Mobile is revolutionising business in Africa

September 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Twinpine Network held its #KuunganaKE event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi recently. The event highlighted the opportunities for businesses through the mobile web. Elo Umeh, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Twinpine Network, in his opening...

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East Africa tops Africa for internet access & connectivity

September 10, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya currently leads in African connectivity with the highest bandwidth per person on the continent, the fastest speeds, and some of the lowest internet costs, according to a presentation held by Liquid Telecom Kenya CEO Ben Roberts, at the

Speculation is rife over whether or not Bharti Airtel plans to sell mobile tower infrastructrure in Nigeria. (Image source: Google/

Bharti Airtel to sell 3500 mobile towers to Eaton Towers

September 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel is set to sell over 3500 of its mobile towers, located in six African countries, to telecommunications tower firm – Eaton Towers. According to Bharti Airtel, the move has been put in place in order to reduce costs. Bharti Airtel revealed...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Ghana: Tigo reveals top-ups for mobile money service

September 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Ghana will be allowing users to purchase airtime for friends and family from other networks. According to Tigo, the move is set to enhance its mobile money service. According to the company, registered users of Tigo Ghana’s Mobile Financial...

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Gemalto offers mobile security through latest Connection Hub

September 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Gemalto has introduced its Allynis Trusted Services Hub, a business service that is intended to enable financial institutions, enterprises, transport operators and digital service providers to benefit from a single connection in order to securely deploy their...

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MTN launches new internet bundles for SA

September 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has announced the availability of new bite sized internet bundles, designed to give consumers quick access to the internet for 3 months. “MTN is very excited about these new on the go bundles as we are continuously innovating and...


Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

September 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, OnlineComments (0)

Yookos has recently updated its mobile app features in order to enhance the user experience on Android, IOS and Blackberry handsets. The social networking site released the upgrade on September 4th and intends on focusing on photos, status updates  and...

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TomTom enables local search capabilities for smartphones

September 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

TomTom Africa together with Location Based Services partner, deCarta, have revealed that they will be supplying a local search application to a unspecified mobile manufacturer. deCarta has been hosting and running the search service since early August 2014...

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SEACOM deploys two PoPs in Uganda

September 3, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

SEACOM has moved to strengthen its pan-African presence with the direct deployment of two Points of Presence (PoPs) in Uganda. With the Uganda Communications Commission giving its clearance to SEACOM Uganda, by issuing the Public Infrastructure Provider...