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WhatsApp launches business focused app

WhatsApp launches business focused app

January 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp launches business focused app

On Thursday 18 January 2018 WhatsApp announced via its blog that it launching WhatsApp Business, a free-to-download Android app for small businesses. The new app will make it easier for companies to connect with customers, and more convenient for our 1.3 billion users to chat with businesses that matter to them. Here’s how: Business Profiles: [&hellip...

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Workonline Communications expands IP transit into Kenya

January 19, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Workonline Communications expands IP transit into Kenya

Workonline Communications, a wholesale network service provider has expanded its East African presence by making its IP transit services available in Nairobi, Kenya. Workonline Communications’ head of business development, Benjamin Deveaux, states that the...

Mobility is key to building the enterprise of the future

Mobility is key to building the enterprise of the future

January 17, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Mobility is key to building the enterprise of the future

South Africa now boasts an astonishing 88 million unique mobile subscriptions (according to compiled data from the major network operators), which shows how our country’s love affair with cellular tech is more passionate than ever. That is an average of 1.6...

Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications leaked online

Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications leaked online

January 15, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Galaxy S9 specifications leaked online

After the final design of the Samsung Galaxy S9 was leaked online, a report by Forbes revealed that another leak has followed. This time, the most significant features of Samsung’s latest flagship device have surfaced, giving fans an even more detailed...

Never lose a contact number again with Truecaller Backup

Truecaller adds backup functions to Android smartphones

January 15, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Truecaller adds backup functions to Android smartphones

On January 15, 2018, Truecaller announced the launch of Truecaller Backup for Android, a new feature which allows users to backup and restore their contacts, call history, block list and settings to Google Drive. According to the firm, every day, thousands of...

Safaricom launches campaign to reward customers

Kenya: Safaricom launches campaign to reward customers

January 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom launches campaign to reward customers

Safaricom has on Friday 12 January 2018 announced an 11-week consumer promotion dubbed Shinda Mamili na Tunukiwa that will award over five million customers across Kenya. The first phase of the promotion has been launched through a national treasure hunt...

Mobile chat app launches to connect Zimbabweans across the world.

Mobile chat app launches to connect Zimbabweans across the world

January 15, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile chat app launches to connect Zimbabweans across the world

Wangu, a new mobile chat app for Zimbabweans, has launched in the country. The unique platform is a social chat application that connects Zimbabweans in the country and millions of compatriots who are spread all over the world. Farai Mundangepfupfu, the...

Communications Authority fine three mobile operators in Kenya

Communications Authority fines three mobile operators in Kenya

January 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Communications Authority fines three mobile operators in Kenya

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has fined three mobile operators for failing to meet the quality of service (QoS) standards. The communication watchdog said that neither operator met the set for compliance with Safaricom scoring the least at 62.5...

Digicape announces iPhone battery replacement process

Premium Apple Reseller announces battery replacement process

January 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Premium Apple Reseller announces battery replacement process

Following on from Apple’s announcement in December 2017 pertaining to iPhone batteries and their performance, local Premium Apple Reseller and solutions provider Digicape has announced its battery replacement process for clients. According to Apple, phone...

Orange launches new TV and premium video platform

Orange launches new TV and premium video platform

January 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange launches new TV and premium video platform

Telecommunications corporation, Orange has launched Pickle TV, a TV and premium content offering aimed at 15-35-year-olds. According to Orange, Pickle TV is the inevitable link between the world of TV and the Internet, prioritising inventive content and...

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Namibia: Internet and voice service disrupted

January 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibia: Internet and voice service disrupted

Internet and voice services have been disrupted in Namibia due to Copper cable theft that affected Telecom Namibia’s underground network in the southern part of Windhoek in the Cimbebasia suburb since late last week. According to the company, at least...

Rwanda: Fixed telephone users increase by 44.9 percent

Rwanda: Fixed telephone users increase by 44.9 percent

January 11, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Fixed telephone users increase by 44.9 percent

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) latest statistics and Tariff Information in Telecom, Media and Postal Service reveal that the number of fixed telephone subscriptions surged by 44.9 percent over the third quarter of 2017 to 12,645 from 6,960...

Get free data and WhatsApp with Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile offers free data and WhatsApp to new customers

January 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Virgin Mobile offers free data and WhatsApp to new customers

Virgin Mobile has announced the launch of its Data Boost promotion, which will see new subscribers rewarded with free data, on-net calls and WhatsApp when they recharge on the network. This promotion is the latest attempt of a telecommunications company in...

Samsung scraps Nigerian manufacturing plant plans.

Samsung Galaxy S9 launch revealed as leaked images surface

January 11, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Galaxy S9 launch revealed as leaked images surface

According to a report by Engadget, Samsung confirmed on 10 January 2018 that the company will not be releasing its flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018). You will not, however, have to wait long for the device as DJ Koh,...

Redefining ‘open access’ for fibre networks in South Africa

Redefining ‘open access’ for fibre networks in South Africa

January 11, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Redefining ‘open access’ for fibre networks in South Africa

Everyone wants high speed fibre connectivity and providers are jostling to get fibre into the ground and to the door of businesses and residential customers. The fastest route to a return on these fibre investments is to allow open access, enabling multiple...

Opera news app hits 1 million downloads in 4 weeks .

Opera launches news app in Africa

January 10, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Opera launches news app in Africa

Opera Software, has announced on Tuesday 09 January 2018 the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access news articles and videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news...