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    How to turn mobile IT into business insight

    December 1, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    As CIOs increase their strategic contribution, mobility provides a key entry point. Start with five critical moves. The bottom line What: Use mobile data to provide unprecedented business insight. Why: As IT moves from “cost center” to strategic...

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    67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones

    April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones

    New data from mobile operator Safaricom reveals that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones. In addition, the report shows that in excess of 100 000 new smartphones are shipped to customers each month. “Safaricom will continue championing...

  • Red Bull Mobile, Cell C gives data wings

    July 17, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Red Bull Mobile, Cell C gives data wings

    Red Bull MOBILE in partnership with Cell C is making new waves with the launch of a new data intensive prepaid offering. “Cell C is excited to be putting more muscle behind the Red Bull MOBILE brand. With the launch of the new prepaid offering, Red Bull...

  • MTN SA extends current mobile data price reductions

    June 26, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN SA extends current mobile data price reductions

    Following the announcement in March 2013 to aggressively reduce Internet price plans and bundle rates, MTN SA is pleased to announce an extension of this big mobile data sale until 30 September 2013. “The price plan reduction has proven to be sufficiently...

  • Orange Kenya’s plan to woo festive shoppers

    November 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Kenya’s plan to woo festive shoppers

    As part of continued efforts to broaden its presence within the local Kenyan market and maintain its market share, Orange Kenya has announced a new promotion that will offer large discounts on all mobile devices, including tablets and data-enabled mobile...

  • South African mobile data to increase 49 times

    March 23, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    South African mobile data will increase 49 times by 2016! This is according to Cisco’s Visual Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2011-2016. That’s a staggering 118% compound annual growth. Breakdown of South Africa: South African mobile data is...

  • How to Empower SMEs through cloud computing

    October 20, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on How to Empower SMEs through cloud computing

    Operating a successful SME in the current economic environment takes a fiercely determined and entrepreneurial attitude, some out-of-the-box thinking to gain a competitive edge and a keen financial mind to manage cash flow and save on costs. Over the last...

  • Q&A: Is Africa on the brink of a networked society?

    October 12, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Q&A: Is Africa on the brink of a networked society?

    Ericsson held a media briefing today 12 October 2011, to discuss  key findings in the ‘global economic impact of increased broadband speeds’ research report. Mobile data traffic continues to grow, doubling from the second quarter of 2010 to the...

  • Egypt’s Mobinil taps into data services

    August 11, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt’s Mobinil taps into data services

    Mobinil, Egyptian mobile service provider is planning to expand its data services to make up half its revenue by 2013. In addition, Mobinil is planning to switch its focus from market share to boosting revenue per user. “We have reached a level with...

  • Comviva drives African data volumes

    July 6, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Comviva drives African data volumes

    Comviva, a provider of mobile solutions beyond VAS, says its Mobile Data Solutions can help operators in Africa increase their data volume by 41% and increase the ARPU (Average Revenue per User) by 20%. “Africa has witnessed the highest growth in mobile...

  • MTN Nigeria increases data service capacity

    July 1, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Nigeria increases data service capacity

    MTN Nigeria is partnering with Huawei to introduce a new solution that will allow its subscribers to get data services from multiple mobile devices. The introduction of the new solution is in response to the need to address the prevalent issue of multiple...

  • South Africa’s 8ta demonstrates its mobile capability

    June 21, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s 8ta demonstrates its mobile capability

    Telkom’s mobile network 8ta recently hosted a network showcase and discussion panel in order to demonstrate its vast mobile network capability. 8ta is currently using its mobile platform to address some of its unique fixed line challenges. These include...

  • Tablets to drive mobile data growth

    May 25, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Tablets to drive mobile data growth

    South Africa’s largest independent telecommunications solutions provider, Nashua Mobile believes that the rapidly growing tablet computer market could spark new demand for mobile data that will handsomely benefit South African cellular operators and...

  • Telecel Zim to offer mobile data services

    May 13, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecel Zim to offer mobile data services

    Telecel Zimbabwe customers, with data capable handsets, will from today (May 13) be able to access data services as part of a new phase of Telecel’s data services preparatory pilot project. The latest phase is intended to enable Telecel to test its data...

  • Etisalat looking to expand in Egypt

    March 17, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Etisalat looking to expand in Egypt

    Egypt’s second largest data carrier Etisalat has announced it is implementing a new strategy to push forward on its market share in the country. At a press conference on Wednesday, Mohamed Omran said that his company has enabled Egypt’s mobile data...

  • Global mobile data traffic nearly triples in 1 year

    August 16, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Global mobile data traffic nearly triples in 1 year

    Mobile broadband currently accounts for only 10% of total mobile subscriptions but a rapidly increasing majority of the traffic. Ericsson’s measurement of actual traffic in networks around the world show that global mobile data has nearly tripled in the...