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South Africa: Study reveals best telco for prepaid consumers

July 20, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new analysis of South Africa’s prepaid mobile market found that Telkom offers more high value plans for consumers than any other operator in the country. The study was conducted by Tarifica, a leading using the Tarifica Score. The Tarifica Score is a comprehensive algorithm that weighs every feature of a mobile plan (including usage [&hellip...

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Zim Govt. to buy Telecel Zimbabwe

July 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via financialgazette.co.zw, the Zimbabwean government is set to buy the entire shareholding of Telecel Zimbabwe as it moves to increase its influence in the telecommunications sector. ICT, Postal and Courier Services minister Supa...

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Ghana: USD 15 mln Ethernet expansion set for Accra

July 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Internet solutions, has unveiled a metro-fibre Ethernet network infrastructure expansion project in the capital city of Ghana, Accra. According to Internet Solutions, the USD 15 million project is intended to meet the growing demand for data and provide...

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Nigeria: NCC approves online SIM replacements

July 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved Online SIM Replacement (OSR) in the new draft of its SIM Replacement Guidelines, this is according to a report via The Vanguard. The report reveals that Head of Legal Services at the Commission,...

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Are South Africans ready to give up their wallets?

July 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

After years of hype the mobile commerce bandwagon may have just rolled into town. And if projections are anything to go by, the days of the traditional wallet might be numbered. The global mobile wallet market is projected to grow at an annual compounded...

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Nigeria: Airtel unveils 3-in-1 SIM card

July 15, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the announcement of a new application challenge for startup developers by Bharti Airtel, Airtel Nigeria has now unveiled a 3-in-1 SIM card. According to Airtel Nigeria, the 3-in-1 SIM card is intended to give smartphone users the freedom to switch...

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Paytoo offers remittance solution for 29 African countries

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Paytoo has entered into an agreement with Infenix in order to offer a remittance solution to more than 79 million subscribers in 29 African countries. The partnership which combines Paytoo’s mobile wallet services solution with Infenix’s...

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SnapnSave app launched in South Africa

July 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

SnapnSave, a free web and mobile shopping app developed in Cape Town, has been launched in South Africa. According to the development company, the app allows South African shoppers to get cash back, on everyday grocery items, wherever they shop in-store...

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Global investment increasing in Africa’s telecoms industry

July 14, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Africa’s telecoms industry forms a vital component to the country’s economic growth, affecting all aspects of the business and social sphere. Dramatic expansion in the telecoms sector has taken place over the past five years, with a 72% penetration on...

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Safaricom takes another swing at Airtel

July 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom has taken another swing at rival, Airtel. In June 2015, Safaricom revealed that it felt resentment towards Airtel’s move to display the M-Pesa logo on its advertorial to market the Airtel Money Service. In July 2015, it looks as though both...

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MEA smartphone shipments to total 155 mln units in 2015

July 14, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% year on year during the first quarter to reach more than 36 million units, according to the latest figures announced today by global technology...

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Telkom announces next steps in turnaround strategy

July 13, 2015 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has revealed the next steps in its strategy to position the company for a more competitive environment and to ensure its sustainability over the long term. According to Telkom, it respects the decision of the Labour Court handed down last week (8 July...

Minister-Nsengimana-Jean-Philbert, CEO of RDB Francis Gatare and CEO of oRn Patrick Yoon charting at the 4G SQUARE inauguration.

4G LTE Square inaugurated in Rwanda

July 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Olleh Rwanda network (ORn) has inaugurated 4G Square in Kigali City which accommodates all 4G LTE internet providers. During the inauguration, oRn CEO, Patrick Yoon said “We wanted to create a state-of-the-art facility where anyone can explore 4G LTE...

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Liquid Telecom to deliver faster Internet speeds in Africa

July 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has revealed that it has successfully migrated its customers to the Anycast Domain Name System (DNS). According to the company this guarantees near 100 per cent server uptime at much faster speeds than any other ISP in Africa. Speaking at the...

Back in 2009, Bharti Airtel reached the 100 million customers mark. In 2012 the company pushed on until it crossed the 200 million mark. 
(Image: Christian de Faria, CEO, Airtel Africa.)

Airtel introduces cross-border money transfers in Niger

July 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed the launch of a cross-border money transfer service for its customer’s in Niger. Niger will join three other African countries – the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Rwanda – where Airtel Money...

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Ghana: Mobile money licence required by telcos

July 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile Money has become an extremely popular service within Africa; however, the service has taken a heavy blows recently. In Uganda, the service was deemed illegal. While not deemed illegal in Ghana, as of yet, Ghana’s central bank (BoG) has now...