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Ghana: Samsung suspends phone swap promo due to backlash

August 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Samsung Ghana originally announced that consumers will be offered the opportunity to swap out their old mobile device for a new Samsung smartphone or tablet. Once swapped out, the consumer would then pay the difference for the new handset or tablet device. The company introduced the promo at the beginning of August; however, it has ...

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Vodacom SA gives free access to educational sites

August 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom South Africa is stepping forward in order to offer students a better way to access educational content. Vodacom is allowing students to access five South African educational websites, which have bee approved by the Department of Education, without...

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MTN launches prepaid data roaming offering in SA

August 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has revealed the availability of its innovative prepaid data roaming offering that enables Pay As You Go and TopUp customers to access the internet while travelling abroad from R2.00 per MB. “Prepaid customers have been able to roam on...

Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Airtel inks Tramigo partnership in Sub-Saharan Africa

August 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tramigo has announced a new partnership with Airtel for the Congo Brazzaville market. The partnership is intended to offer real time vehicle tracking to Airtel Congo Brazzaville customers. Arto Tiitinen, Tramigo CEO, comments: “Our partnership with...

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Ghana: Kirusa acquires Saya Mobile

August 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile services developer Kirusa has stepped forward and acquired Saya Mobile. Saya Mobile is a Ghana-based provider of instant messaging apps geared at African consumers. According to the company, the acquisition is set to enhance Kirusa’s expertise...

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Bharti Airtel & VeriFone to drive Africa’s mobile money evolution

August 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel and VeriFone Mobile Money have reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money’s merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across Airtel’s 17 operating countries in Africa. According to the company, VeriFone Mobile Money’s...

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Takealot reveals new mobile store

August 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Takealot has revealed the launch of its new mobile website. According to Takealot, the mobile site features a redesigned user interface and an improved user experience. Commenting on the announcement, Takealot, CO-CEO Willem Van Biljon said: “We are a...

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MTN using street lamps as network towers in SA

August 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has started deploying antennas on street light poles, and erecting purpose-built pole masts with zero visual impact around west and northern Johannesburg to improve network coverage and quality. The deployment of this technology follows a three year...

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Huawei Uganda launches Mobile Broadband Demo truck show

August 19, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei officially launched the Mobile Broadband demo truck show at Kampala Serena Hotel, in Uganda. The five day demo is set to showcase Huawei’s latest converged communications solutions and philosophies to enhance its brand industry leadership, with a...

Group CEO Vodacom Shameel Joosub. (Image source: Google/africatelecomit.com)

Vodacom unveils R1 Billion network upgrade for Gauteng

August 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub announced plans for a 30% increase in investment in Vodacom’s network across South Africa. He stated that amongst other things, the money would go towards adding base stations, getting more data coverage...