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Nigeria: Truecaller launches developer program

November 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Truecaller launches developer program

On Thursday 2 November 2017, Truecaller kicked off its Africa Launch Event at the CcHUB, Africa’s leading social innovation centre. The company hosted the exclusive event inviting media, developers and entrepreneurs to share their plans for Nigeria. The company revealed that as a part of those plans it will be setting up headquarters in the [&hellip...

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BICS to provide voice and data roaming services in Swaziland.

Veza app launches in South Africa to replace business cards

November 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Veza app launches in South Africa to replace business cards

Veza, a networking and business card replacement app, announced on Thursday 2 November 2017 that the app has launched in South Africa and is aiming to make it easier to follow up with new contacts from business events. Many business executives who attend...

The world comes to a standstill as WhatsApp crashes

The world comes to a standstill as WhatsApp crashes

November 3, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The world comes to a standstill as WhatsApp crashes

On Friday 3 November 2017, instant messaging app, WhatsApp, experienced some unscheduled downtime in South Africa as well as various other countries across the world. The interruption occurred at around 10 am CAT and a number of users took to various social...

Five reasons why ESCOs are the future for African telecom tower power

South Atlantic Cable System: A Paradigm Shift for Africa’s Telecommunications Sector

November 3, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South Atlantic Cable System: A Paradigm Shift for Africa’s Telecommunications Sector

While Africa has traditionally been able to ‘leap frog’ the poor landline infrastructure on the continent by using mobile technology, the rapid rise of mobile devises and demand for broadband is pushing current infrastructure to its limits. In fact, the...

MySidekick shopping specials app launches in South Africa

MySidekick shopping specials app launches in South Africa

November 2, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MySidekick shopping specials app launches in South Africa

On Wednesday 1 November 2017 MySidekick, a Stellenbosch based Tech Start-up, announced that they have released a new app which acts as a shopping application that hunts down deals for you while you shop. The app acts as a personal shopping assistant by using...

5 useful smartphone apps for motorists

5 useful smartphone apps for motorists

November 2, 2017 • Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 useful smartphone apps for motorists

Someday, we won’t have to worry so much about driving around. The car will just do it all for us. No need to focus on what you’re doing – or what other people are doing – and no need to even watch the road. You could enjoy breakfast or catch up on...

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NewTelco SA launches African based IaaS offering for international Telcos

November 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on NewTelco SA launches African based IaaS offering for international Telcos

On Wednesday 1 November 2017, ICT solutions company, Jasco, announced that they are launching an Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering through NewTelco SA. The new offering will be using its carrier-neutral data centre solutions provider in a joint...

How to control your data usage on Netflix

How to control your data usage on Netflix

November 1, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How to control your data usage on Netflix

Internet TV service, Netflix, provides users with a way to stream thousands of titles of online content, including well-known TV series, movies, mind-broadening documentaries and stand-up comedy shows, whenever and wherever you are. The catch, however, comes...

Uber reveals massive data breach

Uber adds new features for South African drivers

October 31, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber adds new features for South African drivers

Ride-hailing service, Uber, announced on Monday 30 October 2017 that the company has launched a new set of features for driver-partners in South Africa. Some of the new addition to the popular app will allow the drivers to choose when, where and how they...

TD Mobile launches in Ghana to advance mobile penetration

TD Mobile launches in Ghana to advance mobile penetration

October 31, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on TD Mobile launches in Ghana to advance mobile penetration

TD Mobile has revealed that in Accra the company has officially launched its operations in Ghana and has also been appointed as the exclusive distributors of Nokia mobile phones in the West African country, a development that both Nokia and TD Mobile believe...

Researchers discover security vulnerability in home IoT appliances . (image source: LG)

Researchers discover security vulnerability in home IoT appliances

October 27, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Researchers discover security vulnerability in home IoT appliances

Check Point Software Technologies has announced that its security researchers have discovered HomeHack – a vulnerability that exposed millions of users of LG SmartThinQ smart home devices to the risk of unauthorised remote control of their SmartThinkQ home...

Huawei Mate 10 Pro launches in South Africa

How AI phones can keep your data safe

October 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How AI phones can keep your data safe

Not too long ago, only two things were guaranteed – death and taxes. However, in the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, businesses can almost be assured of a cyber-security breech in the near future. Just last week, South Africans received a wake-up...

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FNB set to give away millions of Gigabytes of data

October 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on FNB set to give away millions of Gigabytes of data

FNB Connect will kick-off this festive season by giving away millions of Gigabytes of data to reward customers who use the bank’s integrated digital and telco ecosystem over the festive season period, starting from 1 November 2017 all the way to 31 January...

Tigo Rwanda introduces new call rates promotion.

Tigo Rwanda introduces new call rates promotion

October 26, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tigo Rwanda introduces new call rates promotion

Tigo Rwanda has launched the “Imirongo yose” promotion which will allow customers to call across local mobile networks at the same rate as those making on-net calls. According to Tigo, the launch is part of “Tigo yangye” campaign that...

Apple leads the way in 2017 SAcsi for mobile handsets

Apple leads the way in the 2017 SAcsi for mobile handsets

October 25, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple leads the way in the 2017 SAcsi for mobile handsets

The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for Mobile Handsets, conducted by Consulta, indicates that local mobile handset users are most satisfied with Apple iPhone, despite the brand’s high prices. With an overall SAcsi score of 84,...

Health and wellness mobile application tracks Africa's pro cycling team

How consumers can take control of their mobile content

October 25, 2017 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How consumers can take control of their mobile content

Consumers can take control of their mobile content selection by correctly configuring their cellular network subscription services and by learning more about the structure of the mobile industry. “Taking charge of one’s own mobile content options can be...