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Takealot reveals new mobile store

August 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Takealot has revealed the launch of its new mobile website. According to Takealot, the mobile site features a redesigned user interface and an improved user experience. Commenting on the announcement, Takealot, CO-CEO Willem Van Biljon said: “We are a customer obsessed company and our new mobile website significantly raises the bar of our user’s...

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MTN using street lamps as network towers in SA

August 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has started deploying antennas on street light poles, and erecting purpose-built pole masts with zero visual impact around west and northern Johannesburg to improve network coverage and quality. The deployment of this technology follows a three year...

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Huawei Uganda launches Mobile Broadband Demo truck show

August 19, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei officially launched the Mobile Broadband demo truck show at Kampala Serena Hotel, in Uganda. The five day demo is set to showcase Huawei’s latest converged communications solutions and philosophies to enhance its brand industry leadership, with a...

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Vodacom unveils R1 Billion network upgrade for Gauteng

August 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year, Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub announced plans for a 30% increase in investment in Vodacom’s network across South Africa. He stated that amongst other things, the money would go towards adding base stations, getting more data coverage...

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Telkom set to enforce Fair Usage Policy in SA

August 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has revealed that its Internet Service Provider (ISP) will begin to enforce its Fair Usage Policy (FUP). According to Telkom, the reason behind the move is in the spirit of enhancing the Internet experience of all its users. The company has stated...

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MTN reveals 2014 App of the Year Award winners

August 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN held the 2014 App of the Year Awards on Thursday the 14th of August at The Venue, Melrose Arch. The event, conceptualised by Creative Space Media in partnership with headline sponsor MTN Business, showcased locally developed applications that have made a...

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MTN SA reveals promotion for Prepaid & TopUp customers

August 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has introduced a new WoW promotion for Prepaid and TopUp customers that gives them anything from R50 to R170 additional value when making calls, sending SMSs and using data. The promotion is structured according to different tiers where the...

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Uganda: Airtel introduces mobile money saving solution

August 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Uganda, in conjunction with Grameen Foundation, has developed a service that will allow Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and other forms of savings groups, such as Chamas or investment clubs, to store their group’s cash as mobile money....

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Tanzania: TTCL upgrading network in 202 villages

August 15, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tanzania Telecommunications Company (TTCL) has revealed that is expecting to invest over USD 6 million in order to upgrade telecom equipment for over 300,000 people living in 202 villages. The project is expected to commence soon and will cover 16 regions in...

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Eltel inks optical fibre contract with Huawei

August 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eltel has revealed that it has inked a vital contract with Huawei Technologies. The contract includes an installation of approximately 1,600 kilometres of Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) on existing power transmission lines. The project is expected to be...