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Airtel Nigeria partners with Oando Marketing

May 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Oando Marketing and Airtel Nigeria have announced a strategic retail partnership. The aim of the new partnership is to deliver Airtel products to customers, across Nigeria, using the expertise and knowledge that Oando already has in understanding multiple facets of the market. Airtel Nigeria has been seeking new entrances into retail opportunities and...

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Ooredoo Qatar reveals free calls with Mobile Money transfers

May 6, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ooredoo Qatar has announced that its Mobile Money service will give 20 free international minutes, with all international transfers to selected African countries, until 25 July 2015. According to the company, the offer will be valid in: Cameroon, Ghana,...

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Etisalat Nigeria offering new data plan

May 6, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Etisalat Nigeria is boosting its data options available to customers by announcing a new 2 GB data plan for NGN 2,000. The goal of the new data plan offering is to encourage users to employ their mobile phones as a main source of Internet browsing. Etisalat...

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Tigo Tanzania offers free access to Facebook

May 6, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Staying connected with friends and family is getting one step easier in Tanzania after the country’s leading telecom operator announced that it had partnered with the social networking company to give its users free access to Facebook. Tigo Tanzania made...

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Orange Tunisia begins selling Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

May 6, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tunisia is quickly becoming a leader in telecommunications across North Africa. Orange Tunisia’s announcement that customers will now be able to get their hands on Samsung’s flagship devices is likely to spur interest and growth in the country’s growing...

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Eaton Towers plans $350m expansion in Egypt

May 6, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In an effort to boost its expansion across Africa, starting with Egypt, telecommunications tower company Eaton Towers announced it has raised some $350 million in that effort. The move will allow the company to push out its towers in order to deliver better...

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Oppo to invest EGP 100 million in Egypt’s smartphone market

May 5, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Egypt is receiving a boost to its stalled smartphone market, where pricing of top end smartphones have left the vast majority of the population on the outside of the sector. The announcement from Oppo Electronics will see massive investment in the North...

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Airtel Kenya working to improve 3.75G Network performance

May 5, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Kenya has stated that it was working to improve the quality of its 3.75G network performance in the capital, Nairobi, as part of the company’s overall push to increase the productivity of its network and increase speed of browsing for its customers....

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Etisalat Nigeria partnering with taxi service Uber

May 5, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Etisalat Nigeria has announced a new partnership with taxi sharing service provider, Uber, in an effort to boost the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company’s access to Etisalat customers in the West African country. According to the company, Etisalat...

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Airtel expands fibre optic network in Ghana

May 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Ghana has completed the expansion of its fibre optic cables in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi in a development, according to Airtel, poised to enable customers experience superior network capability. This includes including speeds of up to 42mbps on...

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Lenovo delivers new smartphone range to Nigeria

May 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Lenovo is set to deliver three new smartphones to the Nigerian market. According to the company, it will launch the P70, S90 and S60 in Nigeria. According to Lenovo, the Lenovo P70 has a 4000mAh battery, which has a batery life of up to three days. The P70...

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Nigeria: Telecoms market offers multiple growth opportunities

April 30, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, has stated that the country’s telecoms market offers multiple growth opportunities, stating that with 78 percent mobile penetration in December 2014, there is massive untapped market potential. Ogunsanya also...

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Nigeria: Mobile users unimpressed with customer service

April 29, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nearly half of mobile subscribers are unimpressed with the level of customer service they receive from their chosen mobile operators. This is according to research from MobileSquared on behalf of French mobile network and subscriber intelligence provider...

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South Africa: Govt. unveils app to counter xenophobic violence

April 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has unveiled a mobile app, which is set to support the government’s efforts against attacks on foreign nationals. The app launched on 24 April 2015. The ‘We are Africa’...

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Ghana: Vodafone supports Ebola call centre

April 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Vodafone Ghana Foundation is set to collaborate with Ghana Health Services (GHS) and Vantage Medical Solutions, with support from World Health Organisation (WHO), to launch a ‘health-worker-to-health worker’ call service regarding Ebola....

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MEA smartphone shipments boosted by low cost devices

April 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smartphone shipment volumes to the Middle East and Africa grew 83 percent in 2014, boosted the increased availability of cheaper models and dual-Sim devices, according to a media release issued by the IDC. Smartphones accounted for 41.9 percent of all mobile...