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AfriOne unveiled a new manufacturing plant in Lagos, Nigeria.

“Made in Nigeria” phones to become a reality

April 25, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on “Made in Nigeria” phones to become a reality

AfriOne Ltd, a technology-driven enterprise, presented their new assembly plant in Nigeria on Friday. The plant forms part of the company’s “Made in Nigeria” strategy where they will produce phones and other technological devices according to the Guardian Nigeria. Mr Sahir Berry, Chief Executive Officer of AfriOne, who spoke during the...

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The Safaricom network outage affected Voice, Data, SMS, M-PESA and Enterprise services.

Twitter reacts to Safaricom network outage

April 25, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter reacts to Safaricom network outage

Kenyans who use the Safaricom network were not able to make calls, send messages and use the internet after the telecoms company suffered a network outage that affected the entire country. Customers were not able to send or receive calls or text messages for...

Airtel touching lives

Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

April 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership  to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria. Having beeen the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial, in...

The right security architecture can also be a powerful enabler.

5 Steps to Ensure Your Website is Mobile Friendly

April 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, SponsoredComments Off on 5 Steps to Ensure Your Website is Mobile Friendly

We are living in the age of mobile internet and a growing number of people use their smartphones to access websites. As more people traverse the mobile web, it is important for your business website to work well on smartphones. Does every website work well...

Greg de Chasteauneuf, Chief Technology Officer at Saicom Voice Services.

Saicom extends its offering with managed SD-WAN service

April 24, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Saicom extends its offering with managed SD-WAN service

End-to-end telecommunications and networking solutions provider Saicom has extended its offering with a fully managed Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) service. Saicom’s SD-WAN service is powered by VeloCloud. “SD-WAN is of particular...

After several months in decline, Exploit kit infections show sharp uplift and deliver a variety of threats, says Check Point. (Image source: Business Advice UK)

MTN Ghana, Police Tackle Mobile Money Fraud

April 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Ghana, Police Tackle Mobile Money Fraud

MTN Ghana have joined forces with the Ghana Police Service and e-Crime Bureau in a bid to tackle the threat of mobile money fraud in the country. According to telecompaper, the two organisations held a day’s workshop at the Police General Headquarters...

MTN SA, in partnership with Huawei, successfully trialed Africa’s first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network. (Image source: File)

MTN SA & Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa

April 21, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN SA & Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa

MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa. LTE LAA is an evolution of the LTE-Unlicensed mobile technology, which enables LTE to utilise unlicensed spectrum to significantly enhance network capacity....

x-Mobility provides East African mobile operator the ability to grow subscribers beyond national boundaries – increasing user revenue and broadening subscriber base.

East African mobile operator goes global with x-Mobility

April 21, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on East African mobile operator goes global with x-Mobility

Mobile Virtual Network Aggregator (MVNA), x-Mobility is helping to drive an East African network operator’s quest to extend its subscriber base beyond its national boundaries and increase revenues. x-Mobility has provided the East African network operator...

Vodacom Tanzania

South African schools to receive digital management solution

April 21, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African schools to receive digital management solution

Vodacom will supply over 5000 schools in Eastern Cape, South Africa with a digital management solution. The solution will enable the Eastern Cape Department of Education  to use technology to better manage the sparsely distributed and remote schools in the...

Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

NCC to drive Nigerian telecoms sector forward

April 19, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC to drive Nigerian telecoms sector forward

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has reiterated their commitment to further develop the telecoms industry in Nigeria. The NCC will continue to move the industry forward through strategic partnerships with all levels of government as well as other...

Andy Gent, Founder and CEO at Revector.

Telecommunications fraud on the African Continent

April 18, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecommunications fraud on the African Continent

In 2015 the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) estimated that mobile network operators lost more than $38 billion to fraud and revenue loss. In percentage terms this figure is more than the amount lost by retailers to theft and remains a serious...

Chris Daffy, Chief Commercial Officer of MobileData.

Opinion: Embracing digital change

April 18, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Opinion: Embracing digital change

Digital has moved beyond the buzzword stage and has transformed into being the vocal point of the organisation. The [digital] evolution is now a practical reality and organisations need to embrace the efficiencies it provides. One only needs to look at how...

dotAfrica (.africa)

Register for dotAfrica domain or face significant legal costs

April 18, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Register for dotAfrica domain or face significant legal costs

The sunrise phase of the dotAfrica (.africa) domain opened on the 4th of April and will remain open until the 2nd of June. Trademark owners have been encouraged to register their domain names matching their brand names during the sunrise phase, failure to do...

The Taxi hailing app service was designed with respect to the culture and technology in Somalia.

Poor Device and App Care Leaves Users Drowning in Digital Clutter

April 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Poor Device and App Care Leaves Users Drowning in Digital Clutter

Digital clutter is growing due to an explosion in application usage and advances in the storage capacity of devices. But poor maintenance of these apps is leaving devices vulnerable to security threats. A new report by Kaspersky Lab reveals the scale of the...

Tigo Tanzania’s facility is providing a unique, personalized and harmonized customer experience platform. (image: Tigo)

Tigo launches new high-end call centre in Tanzania

April 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo launches new high-end call centre in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania has announced the opening of a call centre in Tanzania this week. A first of its kind in the country, the call centre is equipped with the latest technology and complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and...

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

The fibre boom and its impact on home and business users

April 13, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on The fibre boom and its impact on home and business users

The plethora or fibre – and fibre service providers – flooding urban areas, offering Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and Fibre-to-the-business(FTTB) services has rapidly changed the way Internet services are delivered to customers. Thanks to the open access...