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  • Jacques Swanepoel, Cellfind

    SMS outpaces other direct channels

    July 7, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on SMS outpaces other direct channels

    The relatively low penetration of smartphones in Africa, paired with high data costs, means that the humble SMS remains the best way for organisations to reach a mass market with targeted marketing messages, alerts, statements, and other information. That’s...

  • MTN and Absa have formulated a task team that will keep a close eye on fraud (image: file)

    MTN staff, touching lives across Africa

    June 5, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on MTN staff, touching lives across Africa

    This week marked the start of an ambitious project by MTN employees in Ivory Coast to teach at least 1000 women how to read and write, using a mobile phone. Aptly called the “Y’ello ABC”, the 3-week project forms part of MTN’s group-wide annual 21...

  • Kampala in Uganda will play host to this year’s eLearning Africa (image: file)

    Uganda Telecom relaunches Voice SMS

    February 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda Telecom relaunches Voice SMS

    Uganda Telecom has announced the re-launch of its Voice SMS service on Kirusa Platforms. This service will enable the carrier’s subscribers to “Have a Voice!” and seamlessly connect with their loved ones. Voice SMS is based on the pioneering Voice SMS...

  • Safaricom's Chief executive Bob Collymore (image: file)

    Safaricom’s public message worries Kenyan subscribers

    January 17, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Safaricom’s public message worries Kenyan subscribers

    A Short Messages Service (SMS) from Safaricom providing instruction for consumers in relation to their dealings with three former banks and the need to engage the country’s Deposit Protection Fund Board (DPFB), has reportedly irked subscribers. The SMS is...

  • CCK Director General Francis Wangusi. (Image source: Google/youtube.com)

    Kenya: CCK double-checks on service quality

    December 5, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: CCK double-checks on service quality

    The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has announced this week that it will initiate an audit of the quality of non-voice services to consumers. The regulator has confirmed that it is scouting for consultants to assist with a comprehensive Quality of...

  • ATCON President Lanre Ajayi. (Image source: Google/technologytimes.ng)

    Poor QoS costing Nigeria’s mobile subscribers billions

    December 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Poor QoS costing Nigeria’s mobile subscribers billions

    From Lagos, media reports stemming from a one-day Forum, organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), say that telecommunications subscribers in the country lose in the region of N730 billion (approximately $4,6...

  • Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced Telecash as a form of payment for Dstv (Image source: File)

    Telecel Zimbabwe announces SMS promotion

    November 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telecel Zimbabwe announces SMS promotion

    Telecel Zimbabwe has introduced a new promotion that will allow pre-paid subscribers to purchase short message service (SMS) bundles that cut the cost of sending local text messages considerably. There are three bundles to choose from. A bundle of 25 text...

  • Pieter Streicher, managing director BulkSMS.com. (Image source: BulkSMS)

    Stopping information overload in its tracks

    November 15, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Stopping information overload in its tracks

    It used to be said that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. I think most of us can add a third to that list: too much information. We are constantly connected, constantly reachable, and it becomes very difficult and time-consuming to filter...

  • Globacom launches SMS newspaper

    June 13, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Globacom launches SMS newspaper

    Mobile operator Globacom has launched a mobile newspaper in Nigeria, which will provide subscribers on the network with news and updates from around the region. “We are glad to announce to our esteemed subscribers the birth of Glo-Mpaper, a service that...

  • SMS remains the best channel for business messaging

    June 5, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on SMS remains the best channel for business messaging

    Some commentators on the state of the SMS messaging industry point to the death of SMS as a communications medium. This may be true for global consumer use of SMS messaging in the face of newer communication technologies but these prophecies of SMS’s doom...

  • Airtel Nigeria invites consumers to ‘bid and get’

    May 27, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Nigeria invites consumers to ‘bid and get’

    Telecommunications company Airtel Nigeria has launched a bidding service called ‘Bid and Get’ for consumers who, with the lowest and most unique bid, will automatically win an advertised item for the day. The service is a direct reverse of the traditional...

  • Airtel’s new roaming service for travellers

    April 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel’s new roaming service for travellers

    Global telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel (‘Airtel’) has introduced the ONE AIRTEL service which is expected to ease the burden of roaming costs whilst travelling. The newly introduced service will further enhance communication...

  • Vodacom doubles SMS bundles for hearing impaired

    March 25, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom doubles SMS bundles for hearing impaired

    Vodacom has announced a new value offer for hearing impaired customers who will now receive double the value on every SMS bundle purchased. This offer is now available to Vodacom Contract, Top Up and Prepaid customers. Customers with hearing impairments use...

  • Nigeria: Telecommunications regulator steps in with new MNP conditions

    February 22, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    In Nigeria, telecommunication authorities have announced a new set of conditions for Mobile Number Portability (MNP).   The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that “subscribers who apply to port their numbers will be required to swap...

  • Nigeria: mobile voice tariffs to be reduced

    February 15, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: mobile voice tariffs to be reduced

    Nigerian telecommunication subscribers can expect a reduction in their mobile voice tariffs in the near future following an announcement by the country’s telecommunications regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on a cap on SMS...

  • Vodafone Egypt launches new data packages

    February 15, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodafone Egypt launches new data packages

    Amid ongoing political tension in Egypt and frustration over the recent hikes in Vodafone’s recharge tariffs, Vodafone Egypt has announced a new mobile Internet data bundle for USB modems, tablets and Mifi devices. The belief is that the new promotion...