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5 reasons why Cell C might be seeking a buyer

March 1, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 5 reasons why Cell C might be seeking a buyer

South African mobile operator, Cell C has entered an agreement which will see Blue Label telecoms acquire a 45% stake in Cell C as part of its recapitalisation programme. Reports have surfaced that there is also a third party; an unnamed firm that plans to invest over R2bn in exchange for a 15% stake in the mobile [&hellip...

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Coming soon to South Africa, Huawei’s new P series debuts new colors and Leica style portraiture.

Huawei unveils new trendy p series

February 28, 2017 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei unveils new trendy p series

Huawei Consumer Business Group announced the launch of the new HUAWEI P10 and P10 plus at the Mobile World Congress 2017. The additions to the P series feature a combination of  hardware and the latest advances in software technology. The new phones will...

Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at New Telco SA.

Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

February 27, 2017 • Big Data, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Telecoms trends for 2017 – the year IoT comes into its own

2017 promises to be an exciting year in the field of IT and telecommunication as projects and technologies that have been unable to get out of the starting blocks for the last two to three years, take off. The big story for 2017 is going to be the push to get...

A revamped version of Snake will also be pre-installed on the new Nokia 3310.

Nokia’s Snake makes a comeback

February 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia’s Snake makes a comeback

Nokia’s most popular game, Snake is back. HMD Global, a company that was founded to create new generation Nokia-branded smartphones, feature phones and tablets, announced that the new version of Snake will be part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross...

Internet provider rolls out shop-in-shop stores in selected Shoprite outlets.

New Partnership for Vodafone Zambia and Shoprite

February 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New Partnership for Vodafone Zambia and Shoprite

Vodafone Zambia has announced a partnership with South African food retail chain Shoprite, that allows the 4G internet provider to set up shop-in-shop stores at various Shoprite outlets. The move is a part of the company’s latest attempt to reach out to its...

Calvin Collett, CEO at iConnect Telecoms

Is your FTTH connectivity service provider short-changing you?

February 27, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Is your FTTH connectivity service provider short-changing you?

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is sweeping the nation, and many people are caught up in the excitement of the possibilities it offers. The prospect of high speed, stable connectivity is being well-received and has many consumers facing the challenge of selecting a...

NCC announced that Nigerian consumers spent $6.6 billion in 2016.

Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center

February 24, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center

MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria. The partnership seeks to take advantage of the numerous networks and content...

Viesturs Zalaiskalns, HansaWorld South Channel Manager.

The rise of the remote workforce

February 23, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on The rise of the remote workforce

With the rise of broadband technology and a global move towards the pursuit of a healthy work/life balance, the number of employees working remotely has increased exponentially over the past couple of decades. Studies have conclusively shown that this more...

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Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s end-to-end ICT solutions provider

February 23, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s end-to-end ICT solutions provider

Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider. This new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, is...

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South Africa: MTN customer wins R100 000

February 23, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: MTN customer wins R100 000

MTN has made one of its customers R100 000 ($7700) richer through its music sponsorship prize. Misiwe Maki of Beacon Bay, East London won the life-changing prize money  after downloading ‘Blou’ by Laurika Rauch which was one of the caller tunez in the...

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Nokia, Intel launch labs to bring 5G to the market

February 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia, Intel launch labs to bring 5G to the market

Nokia and Intel are creating joint testing facilities to focus on all aspects of 5G networks from device to cloud. The 5G acceleration labs will build on the companies’ core competencies and technology strengths. This partnership will enable the two...

Telkom are said to be considering a $1billion bid for Cell C. (Image Source: Events Burg)

Telkom pondering $1bn bid for Cell C

February 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom pondering $1bn bid for Cell C

According to Bloomberg reports, South African telecom giant Telkom is considering a $1 billion bid for mobile operator Cell C, this is according to three people “familiar to the matter.” Cell C is trying to complete a recapitalisation drive...

If implemented correctly, emerging technologies like virtual reality could provide the on-going customer engagement telecoms companies crave.

Telecoms to take advantage Virtual Reality

February 21, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Telecoms to take advantage Virtual Reality

Unfortunately for telecoms companies, there are only a handful of times when they are front of mind for their customers – when their core service is delivering a poor user experience (especially when friends on other networks have full reception or 4G in...

Flickswitch can now enable a business to align their mobile communication spend with a range of MTC products, all in real time.

Flickswitch to deliver Enterprise SIM management on MTC Namibia

February 20, 2017 • General, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Flickswitch to deliver Enterprise SIM management on MTC Namibia

Mobile Telecommunications Limited Namibia has reached an Agreement with Flickswitch International to launch a business SIM management service in Namibia. Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC Tim Ekandjo said, “With this partnership with...

By 2020 There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use – 18 billion associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

5G optimisation technologies- an emerging priority for service providers

February 17, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G optimisation technologies- an emerging priority for service providers

Service providers need to pull out all the stops to ensure the game-changing impact of 5G is optimised. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be 550 million 5G connections by 2022. There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use...

TerraPay joins forces with MoneyTrans and Paga to make cross border remittance easy between Europe and Nigeria.

From Europe to Nigeria, easy cross-border remitances

February 17, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on From Europe to Nigeria, easy cross-border remitances

TerraPay, a mobile international payment network, has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, a leading Money Transfer company established in Europe and Africa as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch...