Mobile and Telecoms


ACME seals deal for ESS unit in Africa

July 10, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Indian energy management company, ACME, recently won a contractual agreement to install Africa’s first lithium-ion based energy storage solution (ESS) unit for an African telecom player and tower company. ACME will be tasked to produce and sell lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in the continent based on an agreement with a Korean ESS major. According to...

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Could Zim become Africa’s first cashless economy?

July 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless, wants to turn the company’s mobile wallet technology, known as EcoCash, into Zimbabwe’s primary method of payment. Masiyiwa claims that it will no small task; however, he essentially wants...


2 Billion Smartphones to Ship in 2018

July 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to research done by ABI Research, over 1.25 billion smartphones are expected to ship in 2014. Additionally, the company forecasts smartphone shipments to pass the 2 billion mark in 2018. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the forecast...


Telkom rejects allegations that race will result in retrenchment

July 9, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Trade union Solidarity and the South African Communications Union (Sacu) launched a campaign against Telkom, accusing the group of attempting to carry out large-scale retrenchments where race was to be used as a criteria. Furthermore, Solidarity stated that...

Samsung Heist

Samsung suffers R380 Million loss in Brazil heist

July 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Samsung plant, located in Brazil, was hit hard in one of the largest tech heists to date. According to reports, more than 40,000 smartphones, tablet devices, laptops and electronic devices were stolen. According to reports, 20 criminals disguised as...


Liquid Telecom seals Far South Networks distribution deal

July 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has recently partnered with Far South Networks in order to form a distribution agreement to resell its products. In a press statement, Liquid Telecom stated that IP, PBX and SIP products will be distributed to Zimbabwe first. The statement...

Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Nigeria: Airtel powers first research & education network

July 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel has shown commitment to empower Nigerians with the latest mobile internet solutions and enterprise business solutions. Airtel Nigeria recently entered into a strategic partnership with the Computer Warehouse Group in order to deploy the country’s...


Wi-Fi paving the way for e-Learning

July 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to research conducted by Ambient Insight, South Africa is said to be one of the most dynamic e-Learning markets in Africa, where over the last two years, many countries across Africa have embarked on new initiatives to integrate learning technology...

Phatisa IRR App

Phatisa launches app aimed at private investors In Africa

July 7, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Phatisa has launched an internal rate of return (IRR) app that is aimed at investors and industry professionals in the African private equity business. The app is designed to calculate financial indicators at a much faster rate in order to enable accurate...

BlackBerry Z3

BlackBerry launching cost conscious Z3 smartphone

July 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

BlackBerry revealed the new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone, which is set to launch in South Africa during mid July 2014. The BlackBerry Z3 smartphone will be available to Vodacom customers. The device has the recommended selling price of R2 999 and will also be...