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Expanding internet connectivity throughout rural Africa

November 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Expanding internet connectivity throughout rural Africa

According to the GSMA 2016 report on Unlocking Rural Coverage, ‘The internet is the most important enabler of social development and economic growth of our time.’ And, while connectivity across the globe is extensive, there are still more people not connected than those with connectivity; over 1.6 billion of them live beyond the reach of [&hellip...

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Uganda: Airtel money slashes money transfer rates

November 16, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda: Airtel money slashes money transfer rates

As the festive season draws closer, Airtel Uganda has announced a slash in the Person to person money transfer charges in a bid to enable its customers send money affordably throughout the festive season. Money transfer charges have been reduced to as low as...

GeoJozi Developer Challenge selects top ideas to solve the city’s address accuracy issues. (image source: Chris Eason)

GeoJozi Developer Challenge to solve Joburg’ street address issues

November 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on GeoJozi Developer Challenge to solve Joburg’ street address issues

The City of Joburg, Wits University’s Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) and mapping software company, Esri South Africa introduced the GeoJozi Dveloper Challenge aimed at young developers residing in Johannesburg to tackle problems through the...

The Opera’s State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report indicates that Opera reaches 100 million user milestone in Africa.  (Image source: mobile phone use via Shutterstock.com)

Africa’s mobile application usage report released

November 11, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s mobile application usage report released

Opera, has released its State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report, highlighting mobile internet trends across the continent, including consumer browsing behaviour and app usage. Opera – known for its compression technology and mobile browsers,...

Michael Frans, Head: Automotive, Manufacturing and Aerospace Industries at T-Systems.

T-Systems SA and BMW partner to continue powering ConnectedDrive

November 11, 2016 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems SA and BMW partner to continue powering ConnectedDrive

T-Systems SA have partnered to continue with the evolution of the popular BMW ConnectedDrive service. Since 2014, all BMW models have been fitted with an integrated SIM card embedded within the car’s chassis, enabling the BMW ConnectedDrive suite of...

Ecobank is one of the first banks in Nigeria to partner with Visa to provide the mVisa service to Nigerian consumers and merchants.

Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

November 11, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa and Ecobank to bring low cost digital payments across Africa

Visa has partnered with Pan African bank, Ecobank, to roll out mVisa, an innovative mobile payment service, in 33 African markets by year-end. The service will initially launch in the key markets of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania and signals Visa and...

Mobile Data Usage

Vox launches Vobi to drive down the cost of telephony

November 11, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox launches Vobi to drive down the cost of telephony

Integrated ICT and connectivity provider, Vox, has launched Vobi, a mobile softphone that allows users to make and receive calls from their mobile phones, using the Vox Telecom network, for better rates than those offered by the operators. ¨For 20 years the...

Belgacom company BICS  has announced   the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Nairobi, Kenya. (Image source: Google/dawn.com)

BICS optimizes connectivity in Nairobi

November 10, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BICS optimizes connectivity in Nairobi

BICS announced the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Nairobi, Kenya, thereby extending the company’s reach in the African region. BICS recognises the demand and the potential for future growth of connectivity and telecoms infrastructure in...

Samsung’s innovative digital hospital management systems further enhance patient-centric care and hospital efficiency. (Image source: File)

Android for Work and KNOX enhance security for mobile enterprise

November 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on Android for Work and KNOX enhance security for mobile enterprise

Android for Work along with Samsung’s KNOX mobile enterprise security platform, are now available on new Samsung devices to enhance the security of the mobile enterprise. “Since people stay connected via their mobile devices, the lines between work and...

ONEm Communications is teaming up with Al Jazeera Media Network to create a new
interactive channel for their news content over ordinary mobile.

Al Jazeera, ONEm team up for news by SMS

November 7, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Al Jazeera, ONEm team up for news by SMS

ONEm Communications is teaming up with Al Jazeera Media Network to create a new interactive channel for their news content over ordinary mobile. Al Jazeera Media Network already reaches over 305 million households in over 140 countries and will be now be...

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World First: MTN deploys Facebook’s Voyager platform

November 4, 2016 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on World First: MTN deploys Facebook’s Voyager platform

MTN Group has become the first mobile operator in the world to deploy and test the open optical packet transport platform designed by Facebook, known as Voyager, after joining the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) earlier this year. The TIP initiative, which was...

The Cape Sensor and Dashboard is a new, simple way for IT and network professionals to monitor their WiFi network and application quality.

Here’s a new Wifi monitoring device

November 3, 2016 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Here’s a new Wifi monitoring device

Asimmetric which has since changed its name to Cape has introduced the all-new Cape Sensor and Dashboard, the simplest way for IT and network professionals to monitor WiFi network and application quality. The Cape Sensor monitors WiFi network and application...

Indi.com is the first global community Marketplace for talent discovery.

First global marketplace for talent discovery launches in Africa

November 3, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on First global marketplace for talent discovery launches in Africa

A new social video platform, indi.com and mobile app, has launched in Africa, offering brands an innovative, next generation conduit to reach the continent’s massive Millennial market, along with all-important user engagement. Developed in Southern...

A screen grab of the new Oculeus Anti Fraud software.

New telecoms fraud prevention software launched

November 2, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, SoftwareComments Off on New telecoms fraud prevention software launched

Oculeus announced the release of version 5.0 of its Oculeus Anti-Fraud solution.  The Oculeus Anti-Fraud solution includes Live Traffic Fraud Blocking capabilities which eliminate or significantly reduce potential revenue losses caused by fraudulent traffic...

TshWi-Fi was presented with the global award for bringing data to the people of Tshwane.

South Africa: TshWi-Fi takes award for Affordable Connectivity

October 28, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: TshWi-Fi takes award for Affordable Connectivity

Tshwane’s Free Wi-Fi project won the Wi-Fi NOW award for Affordable Connectivity. TshWi-Fi is a project made possible by Project Isizwe is among the leading lights in the international Wi-Fi industry. At a prestigious ceremony in London last night, TshWi-Fi...

NorthStar introduces a solution for management of energy storage and backup energy.

Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

October 27, 2016 • Hardware, Mining & Energy, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

NorthStar introduces a groundbreaking remote management solution. The solution, named NorthStar ACE (Advanced Connected Energy), will change the way energy storage is managed. NorthStar ACE will be deployed in select installations during 2016 and be fully...