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South African crypto-exchange cuts trade fees in half

South African crypto exchange launches automated withdrawals

January 24, 2020 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African cryptocurrency exchange, Luno announced on Wednesday, 23 January 2019 that it has introduced faster and automated withdrawals to its South African customers at no additional charge. This means customers are no longer restricted to daily withdrawal schedules. “Luno customers wanting to withdraw their rands on the Luno platform can now count...

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Chargeable WiFi Zones spotted in Nairobi

January 23, 2020 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Safaricom is allegedly testing wireless internet access points in Nairobi, Kenya. According to a report by TechWeez, the mobile network provider could be using these designated WiFi zones to increase their consumer base. “The operator is yet to clarify...

Liquid Telecoms reveals 5G network plans

January 20, 2020 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecoms has plans to launch a wholesale 5G network in early 2020 – according to a statement published by the South African network provider – making it the first network of its kind in the country. “Liquid Telecom is to launch the first...

Vivo launches the Y19 budget smartphone in Kenya

January 17, 2020 • East Africa, Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Vivo announced that it has expanded its Y-series portfolio with the launch of the new Vivo Y19 in Kenya. The new device, said to be inspired and powered by the youth, premiers a 5000mAh battery, a Halo FullView Display, an AI Triple Rear...

Telkom could cut as many as 3,000 jobs

January 16, 2020 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom has faced gloomy share-price performance on top of dwindling earnings in the last few months – leaving the South African network provider in big trouble. With very few options, it’s reported that the partially state-owned enterprise could...

Huawei could launch the Nova 5T in Kenya

January 15, 2020 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Smartphone manufacturer, Huawei might be releasing its Nova 5T device in Kenya this year. According to reports from TechWeez, “Huawei has strong relationships with the Kenyan telco and smartphone market” which means the possibility of this device...

Cell C in talks with Vodacom over post-paid subscribers

January 14, 2020 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African network provider, Vodacom is allegedly in talks with Cell C over contract-paying mobile-phone customers, reports Bloomberg. This deal would also allow Vodacom, currently South Africa’s second-largest network provider, to gain just over 1...

MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

Fibre now live in Polokwane

January 14, 2020 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Open-access fibre network provider, Frogfoot Networks announced that it has commenced with a phased rollout of its infrastructure in the Limpopo capital Polokwane. Areas that have gone live with high-speed broadband internet are Bendor Park and Welgelegen,...

South Africans say Goodbye to Dion Wired

January 13, 2020 • Features, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African branch of Walmart, Massmart has revealed that it plans on shutting down the entire Dion Wired chain – a total of 23 stores across the country – in an attempt to recover from disappointing earnings. In an initial statement from the...

South Africa’s best mobile network revealed

January 13, 2020 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa – according to the Mobile Network Quality report by MyBroadband Insights. The report is based on 310,649 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across...

South Africa on route to keep 50 million citizens connected

December 17, 2019 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa on route to keep 50 million citizens connected

Tech solutions company, Synthesis announced on Tuesday, 17 December 2019, that it will soon officially launch its tailored technology platform that will enable millions of citizens to communicate with all arms of the South African government –...

Axon AI solution reduces SIM activation to just 90 seconds

December 13, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Axon AI solution reduces SIM activation to just 90 seconds

On Friday, 13 December 2019, Axon Wireless announced that West African mobile network operators (MNOs) will be able to offer clients 90 second SIM card activations thanks to the rollout of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancement to its Face2Face 4.X...

Saharan Africa in 2019: A Facebook Review

December 12, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Saharan Africa in 2019: A Facebook Review

Facebook released its ‘2019 Year in Review’ results on Thursday, 12 December 2019, showcasing just some of its investments across Sub-Saharan in 2019.  Committed to giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together,...

Nokia 2.3 launches in Kenya

December 12, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia 2.3 launches in Kenya

HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 2.3 is now available in Kenya – making it the first market that the phone is on sale after its global launch in Cairo on 5 December 2019. “Consumers in Kenya have really appreciated the Nokia 2 family of products....

Google’s Year in Search: Kenya

December 12, 2019 • East Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Google’s Year in Search: Kenya

Earlier this week, Google released the results of its 2019 ‘Year in Search’, providing a unique insight into the year’s biggest moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Kenya. Search trends information is gleaned from data...

FNB Connect reduces Lifestyle Top Up package price

FNB expands Smart ID and Passports service across South Africa

December 11, 2019 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FNB expands Smart ID and Passports service across South Africa

South African financial services provider, FNB announced on Wednesday, 11 December 2019, that it is now expanding the Smart IDs and Passports service to its customers in Limpopo. FNB customers in the province can now apply via the online system of the...