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Nigeria: Wi-Pay Technologies granted payments licence

March 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Wi-Pay Technologies granted payments licence

Wi-Pay Technologies has revealed that it has officially been granted a final licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria to operate as a Payment Terminal Service Provider in the country. According to the company the licence will allow it to roll out its services to a network of merchants and customers across the country. Apart from [&hellip...

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Mozambique: Nomanini integrates with M-Pesa for merchant cash-in

March 8, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mozambique: Nomanini integrates with M-Pesa for merchant cash-in

South Africa-based enterprise payments platform provider, Nomanini has revealed that it has integrated with M-Pesa in Mozambique, enabled via its local country partner, Mozambique Mobile Solutions (MMS), to allow merchants to use mobile money agents as a...

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Mobile phones provide fast track to financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

March 7, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile phones provide fast track to financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Even as mobile money services become part of daily life for millions in Sub-Saharan Africa, many potential customers face basic barriers to accessing the services on their own mobile phones. Lack of awareness and basic prerequisites, and low appreciation of...

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Kenya: Doctors develop smartphone app to detect blindness

March 3, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Doctors develop smartphone app to detect blindness

A new smartphone application, which has been dubbed PEEK (Portable Eye Examination Kit), has been developed in order to help address cases of visual impairment among schoolchildren. Developed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in...

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Rwanda: MTN launches 4G LTE on mobile devices

March 3, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: MTN launches 4G LTE on mobile devices

MTN has announced the launch of 4G services in Rwanda. The company revealed that the service will be available to customers who own LTE-enabled devices. This latest development, according to MTN, will allow customers to maintain a full 4G experience during a...

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MTN working on solutions to address Sim swop issues

March 2, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN working on solutions to address Sim swop issues

According to a press statement released by mobile giant MTN, the company has noted the reports about customers losing money from their personal bank accounts. According to the company, it wishes to assure its customers that it has put security requirements...

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Ugandan mobile and fixed line subscriptions rise in Q3

March 2, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ugandan mobile and fixed line subscriptions rise in Q3

Uganda’s total mobile and fixed telephony subscriptions increased by 3.1 percent to 22.97 million in the third quarter from July-September 2015, from 22.29 million in the second quarter. According to the latest statistics from the Uganda Communication...

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OTT regulation? That’s so over-the-top

March 1, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on OTT regulation? That’s so over-the-top

The first item on the South African Parliament’s agenda this year was an eleventh hour hearing, scheduled by the Portfolio on Telecommunications and Postal Service (the Department). The hearing was ostensibly prompted by calls from mobile network...

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Cell C CEO discusses Vodacom’s acquisition of Neotel licenses

February 29, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C CEO discusses Vodacom’s acquisition of Neotel licenses

Consumers are the big winners in the High Court’s judgment against Vodacom’s acquisition of Neotel licenses. It is hard to paint a rosy picture of telecommunications in South Africa. The environment is dominated by two players and policed by a regulator...

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WhatsApp to can BlackBerry support by end of 2016

February 29, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WhatsApp to can BlackBerry support by end of 2016

According to a blog post issued by mobile messaging service WhatsApp, the company has made the decision to end support for all BlackBerry devices by the end of 2016. According to the company: “As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus...

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The Rise of Mobile Payments in Nigeria

February 29, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The Rise of Mobile Payments in Nigeria

During the course of February 2016, Uber had launched a brand new wallet payment system in India. A lot of people in the tech ecosystem have been pontificating on what this would mean in relation to Nigeria, seeing as Uber can be seen as arguably the largest...

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Cisco and partners to develop Next-Gen 5G Router

February 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco and partners to develop Next-Gen 5G Router

Cisco has announced that it will begin collaborating with Ericsson and Intel to develop and trial what is expected to be the industry’s first 5G (fifth generation mobile networks) router.  As members of the Verizon 5G Technology Forum, Cisco, Ericsson and...

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Further update on fine imposed on MTN Nigeria

February 24, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Further update on fine imposed on MTN Nigeria

During the course of February 2016, the government of Nigeria had called on MTN to make a down payment as a “show of good faith” before the mobile operator’s proposal for an out of court settlement would be considered. According to a statement issued by...

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Nigeria: Airtel reveals Smart Number service

February 24, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel reveals Smart Number service

Airtel Nigeria has announced the introduction of its Smart Number service. According to the company, the Smart Number service essentially allows individuals to use an additional line or number on their original Airtel SIM card. The new package, according to...

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Vodafone to extend M-Pesa remittances to new African markets

February 24, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone to extend M-Pesa remittances to new African markets

HomeSend, an international payment and money transfer hub, has revealed the expansion of its global framework agreement with Vodafone Group for M-Pesa, including the launch of remittance services into five new markets during 2016. The two companies will work...

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Vodafone global survey reveals rapid adoption of flexible working

February 19, 2016 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodafone global survey reveals rapid adoption of flexible working

75 per cent of companies worldwide have now introduced flexible working policies to enable employees to vary their hours and use the latest technologies to work from home or on the move according to one of the largest global surveys of its kind conducted with...

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