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Vodacom announces M-Pesa shutdown in Albania

July 6, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom announces M-Pesa shutdown in Albania

Mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa, which has more than 90 percent penetration in Kenya will no longer be available in Albania. Vodafone’s Kenya unit Safaricom was the first to offer M-Pesa, and had 24.8 million registered users, of which 17.6 million were active users, at the beginning of September 2016. The mobile money service was launched in...

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Mobile Technologies are changing the way South Africans do business.

Remote working on the rise in SA

July 4, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Remote working on the rise in SA

A third of South African employees are currently working outside of their company offices, this proves that remote working is on the rise. A recent survey conducted by Regus states that organisations are investing in sofware to facilitate remote working,...

Godfrey Sserwamukoko has been appointed as new MD and board member of iWayAfrica Uganda.

iWayAfrica Uganda gets new boss

July 3, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on iWayAfrica Uganda gets new boss

Converged ICT solutions provider, iWayAfrica Uganda, has appointed Godfrey Sserwamukoko as Managing Director and a board member with immediate effect. The announcement takes place amid significant growth within the local market and an increased uptake of...

Initial service rollout includes remittances to all mobile wallets in Tanzania and all mobile numbers in Nigeria.  (image: Whiteafrican)

Rwanda: Mobile penetration one the decline

July 3, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Mobile penetration one the decline

According to the most recent statistics from Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), the country’s mobile penetration rate has declined. The report shows that mobile telephone subscriptions in Rwanda decreased from 8,37 million at the end of...

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A Mobile App That Actually Saves Battery Life?

July 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on A Mobile App That Actually Saves Battery Life?

Kaspersky Lab, a global cyber security company, has introduced a new  free application for Android device users, Battery Life, which is designed to conserve battery power. According to a survey, 9 out of 10 people feel sense of panic when their phone battery...

Safaicom will undertake a three-week upgrade of M-Pesa. (image: Wikimedia)

Major features upgrade expected for M-Pesa

June 30, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Major features upgrade expected for M-Pesa

Kenyan mobile operator, Safaricom is expected to undergo the third upgrade in 10 years of M-Pesa. The upgrade is expected to take up to three weeks and will  include a rollout of more features on the mobile money platform. The mobile platform serves more...

Sub-Saharan’s mobile economy valued at $110 Billion – 7.7 Per Cent of GDP.

Are data prices a barrier to financial inclusion in Africa?

June 29, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, OpinionComments Off on Are data prices a barrier to financial inclusion in Africa?

In Africa, banking the unbanked remains a pressing need. Roughly 700 million people in Africa are financially excluded – denied economic citizenship. Discussions on the issue beg the same question, time and again: why aren’t traditional banks offering...

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SDN and NFV – the building blocks of becoming a digital telco

June 29, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on SDN and NFV – the building blocks of becoming a digital telco

Telcos in Africa are walking a fine line having to balance the needs of providing higher quality and feature rich network services while maximising return on their network investments. With quality of service recognised as one of the key reasons in people...

Remi de-Fouchier, VP Marketing Communications at Gemalto

App Economy Worth $6.3 Trillion By 2021- Report

June 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on App Economy Worth $6.3 Trillion By 2021- Report

App Annie, a world renowned app analytics company, has predicted that by 2021 the global app economy will be worth a staggering $6.3 trillion. The company made the revelation in their latest report titled The App Economy Forecast: $6 Trillion In New Value....

Schalk Nolte, CEO of Entersekt.

The App Transition Of Banking

June 28, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on The App Transition Of Banking

Banking apps on mobile phones, which use sophisticated security and authentication technology, are starting to offer a wider set of online transactional services to consumers. Fears about security are one of the last barriers to more widespread mobile...

Tyrone Soondarjee, New Cell C CFO.

New Cell C CFO Announced

June 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New Cell C CFO Announced

South African telecommunications company, Cell C, announced today that Tyrone Soondarjee will be joining the company as the new Chief Financial Officer. Jose Dos Santos, Cell C Chief Executive Officer, speaking on the appointment of Soondarjee said that,...

One of Tizeti's internet towers.

Nigerian Startup Receives $2.1 Million in Funding

June 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

  Nigerian Startup, Tizeti and its consumer facing brand, Wifi.com.ng which offers unlimited, uncapped internet service across Lagos, Nigeria, today announced that it has closed on seed funding of $2.1 million from international investors including...

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Nigeria Leads Africa’s Mobile Subscription Growth- Ericsson

June 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria Leads Africa’s Mobile Subscription Growth- Ericsson

According to the latest Ericsson Mobility report, Africa has seen a major growth of new mobile subscriptions with 9 million Africans joining services in the first quarter of 2017. This rise has seen the total number of mobile subscriptions on the continent to...

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Opinion: Data – let each provider decide for themselves

June 24, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Opinion: Data – let each provider decide for themselves

The #DataMustFall campaign has been relatively quiet in recent months, after the flurry of calls for greedy companies such as MTN and Vodacom to do away with a basic, moral tenet of business: making a profit. While we wait as the bureaucratic process takes...

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Tigo Tanzania to expand Network

June 23, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo Tanzania to expand Network

Tigo Tanzania has announced plans to further expand their network. The mobile operator has made an investment of $70 million, over Sh150 billion in 2017. Last year the operator invested $75 million adding new 535 sites with 3G technology and upgraded 408...

Brad Taylor, CEO, Workz Group,

Mobile solutions provider launches new IoT services

June 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile solutions provider launches new IoT services

Workz Group, the mobile solutions and serialization software company has announced a agreement with UK telecoms software company Simulity Labs. The Value-Added Reseller agreement sees Workz provide Simulity regional commercial and technical support for...