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Huawei, in partnership with Zapper, has officially launched its new mobile payment service - Huawei Pay - in South Africa. “We are proud to launch Huawei Pay in South Africa,” says Likun Zhao, VP at Huawei Consumer Business Group for Southern Africa. Huawei Pay users will be able to add their...
Vodacom South Africa has confirmed that the Apple iPhone 12 range will be available on 18 December 2020. The telo also revealed that it will accept pre-orders from the 11th. "With a beautiful all-new design, iPhone 12 family models feature unparalleled new camera systems, edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR displays for...
Telkom has officially launched a mobile payment solution called Telkom Pay Digital Wallet (or Telkom Pay). The platform is expected to allow users to pay others and get paid themselves using their mobile phone through the WhatsApp messaging app; to anyone on their contacts list. It also serves as a...
Sony Africa has officially introduced the FX6 (model ILME-FX6V) camera, the latest addition to Sony’s Cinema Line. “The new FX6 is the latest example of Sony’s drive to continuously push the boundaries of imaging technology based on the needs of our customers,” says Murat Gebeceli, Head of Digital Imaging at...
MTN has introduced its newly improved eSIM solution - capable of supporting a number of Apple and Samsung devices. “The digital journey of MTN customers takes another leap forward with the addition of embedded SIM (eSIM) connections on selected smartphones this month and the inclusion of eSIM connections for selected...
TMCEL has partnered with Ericsson in a five-year deal which aims to expand and modernize its network and digital services ecosystem in Mozambique. This collaboration will see the telco adopt Ericsson's Business Support Systems (BSS) and Mobile Money software innovations, features and services. As a result of the agreement, TMCEL...
Absa bank has confirmed a data breach which exposed the personal information of a number of clients. The FSP has also pinned the leak on one of its employees who "acted unlawfully". “Absa advises that an employee has unlawfully made selected customer data available to a small number of external...
Huawei has joined forces with Zapper to introduce Huawei Pay - its new mobile payment service. “We are proud to launch Huawei Pay in South Africa in partnership with Zapper," says Likun Zhao, VP at Huawei Consumer Business Group for Southern Africa. Huawei Pay users will be able to add their...
The number of new shoppers introduced to eCommerce over lockdown boosted Black Friday weekend total online transaction volumes by 50%, compared to 2019. This is according to data released by online payment gateway PayFast. The company processed a 283% increase in total payment volumes on Black Friday alone compared...
Nokia and Airtel Kenya have joined forces in a three-year deal to modernize Nairobi with high speed 4G and 5G-ready hardware. Deployment, which began in June, will cover hundreds of sites and include upgrading existing 2G, 3G and 4G radio access network (RAN) coverage in urban, semi-urban, highways, tourist spots...
Safaricom could reduce M-Pesa transaction fees, according to Business Daily who also suggested that the telco is considering this move in an effort to "retain the higher business volumes that followed the imposition of free M-Pesa for deals of up to Sh1,000". Safaricom CEO, Peter Ndegwa confirmed this, saying “We...
Apple fans in South Africa could expect the new iPhone 12 range to launch on 18 December. This is according to Cellucity, after it posted a cryptic tweet with the date and a series of 'apple' emojis. https://twitter.com/Cellucity/status/1331899016653705216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1331899016653705216%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmybroadband.co.za%2Fnews%2Fsmartphones%2F377624-iphone-12-launch-date-for-south-africa.html This smartphone range includes the iPhone 12 5G, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12...
South African's are spending 68% more online now than they were prior to the pandemic, according to a study by Mastercard. Essential items have seen highest surge online with the majority (81%) of SA consumers saying they purchased data, and over half saying they bought clothing (56%) and groceries (54%)...
Liquid Telecom has revealed that it is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana. This expansion connects the Lobatse Border to Gaborone with intent to create efficient mobility and connectivity in Botswana. “At Liquid Telecom, we have a proven track record of investing in and deploying technology...
As is often said, Africa is not a country – and according to KnowBe4's annual What Keeps You up at Night Report, what concerns one of the economic powerhouses is not necessarily a priority for the others and it's an eye-opener around Africa's diverse security challenges. "It's a known fact...
MTN Nigeria has partnered with Gameloft to launch MTN Gameworld - a new gaming platform for its subscribers. The platform is expected to offer the Nigerian gaming community access to a variety of fun and exciting games online through an extensive premium catalogue from Gameloft and other renowned publishers. Speaking on...
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