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Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards

May 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards

Mobile operator Tigo has walked away with multiple awards at the 6th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards. At the event, Tigo walked away with the title of Brand of the Year. Along with the title of Brand of the Year, Tigo also won an award for its Corporate Social Responsibility project titled “Shelter 4 [&hellip...

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Djezzy awarded license to provide 4G/LTE services in Algeria

May 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Djezzy awarded license to provide 4G/LTE services in Algeria

VimpelCom and Global Telecom Holding S.A.E has revealed that Djezzy, their subsidiary in Algeria, has been awarded one of three licenses to provide 4G/LTE services in the country. “We are proud that Djezzy has been granted the license to provide...

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What consumers need to know before signing up for FTTH

May 24, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on What consumers need to know before signing up for FTTH

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is a trending buzzword in South Africa at the moment. Affluent suburbs are a hive of activity as trenches are dug and fibre laid, with the goal of delivering high speed connectivity to a person’s doorstep. Driving this trend are the...

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Cell C and Huawei achieve over 600Mbps speeds

May 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C and Huawei achieve over 600Mbps speeds

In a media statement, Cell C and Huawei revealed that both parties had achieved speeds of over 600Mbps download on an LTE-U test site. Using a pre-commercial device, Cell C used 15MHz of its licensed spectrum in 2100MHz and 2 x 20MHz of spectrum in the 5GHz...

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Sierra Leone: Digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives

May 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sierra Leone: Digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives

Mobile phones serving as digital “wallets” for payments to response workers proved an invaluable tool in Sierra Leone’s response to the Ebola crisis, according to a new study from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance. With economic...

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Ghana: Tigo empowers pupils on WTISD

May 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Tigo empowers pupils on WTISD

To mark World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), which was held on May 17, 2016, Tigo together with its Digital Change leaders, Marie Godwyll of Young @ Heart and Hayford Siaw of E-Library on Wheels visited two Shelter 4 Education schools...

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Nigeria: Airtel reduces data tariffs

May 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel reduces data tariffs

Airtel Nigeria has announced a review of its data tariff plans in order to essentially offer more value to its customers. According to the company, under the new data plans, customers can now enjoy up to 30MB with just N100, and 7GB at just N3,500 for a 30...

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Etisalat Nigeria upgrades EasyMobile App

May 16, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat Nigeria upgrades EasyMobile App

Etisalat Nigeria has launched a revamped version of its EasyMobile App. According to the company, among features, the new EasyMobile App enables customers on the network to get things done by eliminating the trouble of having to remember, text or dial certain...

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Nomanini sees 1500 percent growth in transactions

May 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nomanini sees 1500 percent growth in transactions

Payments platform provider, Nomanini, has achieved 1500 percent growth in transactions over 20 months as the company successfully scales its mobile point-of-sale (PoS) platform for informal markets. Having hit one million transactions in August 2014, the...

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Airtel and Facebook to bring basic Internet services to Nigerians

May 11, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel and Facebook to bring basic Internet services to Nigerians

Bharti Airtel Africa, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, today announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook. Nigerians with an Airtel mobile connection will be...

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Wallettec CEO discusses the mobile money industry

May 10, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Wallettec CEO discusses the mobile money industry

There is a huge difference between mobile money and mobile payments… People are confusing the two technologies and although they are very similar, the difference is huge. Mobile Money is the ability to store money in a value store not linked to a bank...

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LTE set to enable the mobile workforce

May 10, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on LTE set to enable the mobile workforce

Many organisations are now turning to mobile-first strategies that provide more access and encourage employees’ mobility in order to improve productivity and overcome tough economic time. These strategies depend on Information and Communications Technology...

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Terragon Group set to make Augmented Reality mainstream in Africa

May 9, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Terragon Group set to make Augmented Reality mainstream in Africa

The Terragon Group has revealed the launch of its Augmented Reality (AR) solution for Africa. According to the company, this new feat which ties into its vision – Innovation to make mobile meaningful – further strengthens the capabilities of the...

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Nigeria: Airtel and Lagos City Mall partner on free Wi-Fi

May 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel and Lagos City Mall partner on free Wi-Fi

Airtel Nigeria has inked a partnership with Lagos City Mall in order to provide free Wi-Fi services to tenants and consumers at the mall. The Airtel Wi-Fi service, which was rolled out in 2015, was originally established in order to serve public...

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Global Carrier WiFi Equipment Market to Reach $1.5 Billion by 2020

May 6, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Global Carrier WiFi Equipment Market to Reach $1.5 Billion by 2020

The global carrier WiFi equipment market totaled $713 million in 2015. The market has grown consistently year-over-year since 2007, initially due to the proliferation of WiFi as a hotspot service, but increasingly driven by a diverse customer base and...

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Africa leads the way with mobile data

May 5, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa leads the way with mobile data

There has been a significant shift in the telecommunications landscape over the last 15 years, and the fast evolution of connectivity has brought us from the screeching tones of a dial up connection to ADSL, fibre, WiFi and 2,3 and 4G connections. This...

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