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Wallettec integrates Snapscan into its service in SA

February 5, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile wallet integration company Wallettec has integrated Snapscan into its service. According to the company, the move is intended to assist it to become a single interface point between the Point of Sale and any mobile or e-wallet solution. According to Snapscan, its application allows users to pay for goods using their smartphones at over ...

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Telkom SA plagued by yet another scam

February 3, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a release issued by Telkom, the telecom operator has been made aware of a recruitment scam promising successful candidates a paid “Telkom Internship” at the company upon payment of a “learnership fee” of R90. According to Telkom: “Upon...

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Ghana: Mobile subscriptions rise above 30 Million

February 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to latest statistics from Ghana’s regulator the National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana’s mobile phone subscriptions grew by 0.47 percent in December 2014 to 30.6 million from 30.22 million in November. According to the report,...

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Nigeria: Harsh business environment to blame for Bitflux delay

February 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Back in February 2014, the Bitflux Consortium won the 2.3GHz spectrum license in Nigeria; however, it has now blamed the harsh business environment for its delay in rolling out the operation. According to ThisDay, CEO of VDT Communications, Biodun Omoniyi,...

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Solidarity concerned over redundancies occurring at MTN

February 2, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports, trade union Solidarity has expressed its concern over potential retrenchments at mobile operator MTN. Solidarity revealed that the latest cuts would likely affect approximately 578 of the telecom providers employees. MTN made an...

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Kenya: CA seeks to identify ICT access gaps

January 30, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Communications Authority of Kenya is seeking a consultant to identify regions facing challenges in access to ICT services as it prepares to implement the Universal Service Fund’s functions, this according to The Star. According to the report, the CA...

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Mobile Streams moves forward into Africa

January 30, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile Streams revealed in its latest trading update that revenues for its fiscal first half to end December 2014 fell to GBP 18.5 million from 27.1 million the year before, and was pulled down by the continued devaluation of the Argentinian Peso. Earnings...

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South Africa: SACF submits comments on Integrated ICT policy

January 30, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Submitting comments on the integrated ICT policy discussion paper today (Friday 30 January 2015) to the Department of Telecommunications and Postal services, ICT industry forum, the South Africa Communications Forum (SACF) has revealed that it is upbeat about...

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“PPP’s key to fighting international epidemics” – Airtel MD

January 30, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In August 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) formally declared Ebola an International Public Health Emergency – the largest, most severe and most complex outbreak in four-decade history of the disease. Since then, it has been a race against time to...

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Telecom Namibia to complete phase 1 of fibre grid in Q1

January 28, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecom Namibia has stated that plans are at an advanced stage to construct a fibre-based network to connect all regional capitals in the country. Telecom Namibia’s senior manager of corporate communications, Oiva Angula, said that the construction of...

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Facebook to test Facebook Lite in Africa

January 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by TechCrunch, Facebook has been testing a new version of Facebook dubbed “Facebook Lite.” The app is essentially a simplified version of its mobile website, which has been specifically designed for low-end Android devices in...

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Alcatel-Lucent to build FTTH network in South Africa

January 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by Vodacom to build a gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution to expand the service provider’s customer base in the enterprise and residential markets. According to Alcatel-Lucent, the converged fibre to the...

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WhatsApp makes a move to PC

January 23, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Popular messaging service “WhatsApp” has made its way to PC browsers across the African continent. The reveal was made public by the firm’s CEO Jan Koum – on the company’s Facebook page. Loum stated that: “Today, for the...

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Zimbabwe: Mobile subscriptions on the rise in Q3

January 22, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

The total number of subscribers in Zimbabwe’s telecommunication sector grew by 2.6 percent to 11.4 million in the third quarter of 2014 from 11.1 million in 2013.  This is according to the Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe...

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Kenya: Nokia to modernise Safaricom network infrastructure

January 21, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a public statement, Kenyan operator Safaricom has revealed that it has selected Nokia Networks as one of its partners to modernise and expand its 2G and 3G network infrastructure. In addition to this, Nokia will also assist Safaricom to launch the first...

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MTN inks major Mobile Money partnership for Africa

January 21, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Online money transfer service WorldRemit and telecoms operator MTN have inked a global partnership that will enable WorldRemit customers to send remittances instantly to MTN’s Mobile Money customers. The agreement is expected to extend WorldRemit’s...