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Vodacom looking to expand its reach in Tanzania

Vodacom exceeds 80% population coverage on 4G

April 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom exceeds 80% population coverage on 4G

Vodacom has just reached a new milestone. Despite “vanishing data” problems in recent times, the network service provider has just become the first African mobile network to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G. Vodacom now provides 80.12% 4G coverage in South Africa, with 99.78% of the population covered by 3G and 99.97% covered by 2G. [&hellip...

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Form vs function in mobile phones: how design aesthetics have evolved

Smartphone storage nightmare in South Africa

April 18, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Smartphone storage nightmare in South Africa

With the all latest developments, features and apps on our smartphones, storage appears to be a real problem for many smartphone users in South Africa. According to research from a countrywide independent consumer SanDisk, 22 percent of users running out of...

Vodacom Business, Intelsat to expand broadband connectivity in West Africa

Vodacom Business, Intelsat to expand broadband connectivity in West Africa

April 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Business, Intelsat to expand broadband connectivity in West Africa

Intelsat S.A. operator of the Globalized Network and integrated satellite solutions company, has announced that Vodacom Business Nigeria has signed an agreement for satellite services to expand its enterprise broadband networks and enable new and enhanced...

Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

The importance of embracing mobile for insurance

April 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on The importance of embracing mobile for insurance

Even though the market has become more competitive in Africa, many insurers still rely on traditional methods to reach customers. While other industries have been pro-active in their adoption of mobile technology due to its convenience and reach, insurance...

First mover service providers outline 5G use case insights

First mover service providers outline 5G use case insights

April 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on First mover service providers outline 5G use case insights

As TV audiences across the world wowed in the immersive real-time interactive broadcast experiences of the recent winter sporting event in South Korea, many may have scratched their heads wondering how it was possible. In short, the answer was 5G....

Huawei launches P20 series in South Africa

Huawei launches P20 series in South Africa

April 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei launches P20 series in South Africa

Huawei Consumer Business Group, South Africa unveiled their highly anticipated Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro, on Thursday, 05 April 2018 barely a week after the phones’ global launch in Paris. According to the company, the P20 Series promises to usher in a...

MTN rolls out new retail points in Zambia

MTN’s new mobile money kiosks to drive financial inclusion in Zambia

April 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN’s new mobile money kiosks to drive financial inclusion in Zambia

MTN Zambia has announced the rollout of more than 500 new mobile money kiosks as the company steps up its drive for financial inclusion of the country’s unbanked population. This is in addition to the opening of more than 3,000 new retail points aimed at...

First mover service providers outline 5G use case insights

5G is expected to become an integral part of a connected society

April 4, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G is expected to become an integral part of a connected society

In this digital age, devices and applications require a wireless network access that is not only fast but also resilient, secure, and able to protect the individual’s right to privacy. The 5G system puts all this front and centre. The latest white paper...

Taking voice communications in a whole new direction

Taking voice communications in a whole new direction

April 4, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Taking voice communications in a whole new direction

We live in a time where businesses, regardless of their size, find financial constraints at every turn, which is why the focus on ‘doing more with less’ has become the accepted cost saving mantra. While there are a multitude of ways these businesses can...

Will the shift to 5G happen in 2018?

Will the shift to 5G happen in 2018?

April 3, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Will the shift to 5G happen in 2018?

GlobalData, a data and analytics company, has revealed that the full transition to 5G will not happen in 2018. Network equipment vendors have been promoting mobile base station gear as ‘pre-5G’ and ‘5G-ready’. In Q1, 2018, when vendors announced 5G...

Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya

Uber introduces tipping function for drivers in South Africa

March 27, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uber introduces tipping function for drivers in South Africa

As of 27 March 2018, Uber revealed that riders in South Africa will be able to offer tips to their driver-partners. At the end of every trip, riders will now be able to issue a selected range of tipping to their driver-partner. This feature will also be...

Vodafone Zambia to launch voice services

Vodafone Zambia to launch voice services

March 27, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Zambia to launch voice services

Vodafone Zambia has announced plans to launch 4G voice services (Voice over LTE – VoLTE) commercially within the next three months under a newly acquired license from the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA). Chief Executive...

Your high-end smartphone could be inadequately insured

Your high-end smartphone could be inadequately insured

March 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Your high-end smartphone could be inadequately insured

With expensive, high-end technology such as tablets and smartphones more popular than ever before, South African consumers may be blissfully unaware that their favourite electronic devices are grossly underinsured – only realising too late when they claim...

Nigeria: Teleology finalizes its takeover of 9mobile

Nigeria: Teleology finalises its takeover of 9mobile

March 22, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Teleology finalises its takeover of 9mobile

Investment company, Teleology Holdings has finalised its takeover of 9mobile with payment of $50 million in fulfilment of the terms for the acquisition of the telecommunications company. Teleology has detailed a plan of action that will guide its rapid...

Connectivity and mobile broadband powering businesses in the ‘trillion dollar female economy

Connectivity and mobile broadband powering businesses in the ‘trillion dollar female economy’

March 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Connectivity and mobile broadband powering businesses in the ‘trillion dollar female economy’

Connectivity and mobile broadband can stimulate economic growth by enabling industries to tap into the trillion dollar female economy. Still a relatively new concept, the trillion dollar female economy refers to the collective purchasing power of women...

Tech and telecom sector in Africa to thrive in 2018 and 2019

Tech and telecom sector in Africa to thrive in 2018 and 2019

March 16, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tech and telecom sector in Africa to thrive in 2018 and 2019

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017. This is according to Baker McKenzie’s Global Transaction Forecast, developed in...