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5G uptake even faster than expected-Mobility Report

5G uptake even faster than expected-Mobility Report

June 13, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

5G subscriptions now expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024, as operators ramp up deployments and users switch to 5G devices. 5G coverage is forecast to reach 45 per cent of the world’s population by end of 2024 In 2024, 5G networks are projected to carry 35 per cent of global mobile traffic. Rapid early [&hellip...

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Cell C launches Whatsapp Boosta

Cell C launches Whatsapp Boosta

June 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Cell C has launched Whatsapp Boosta, a promotional product available from 7 June to 31 August 2019. WhatsApp Boosta allows customers to boost their 1, 5 and 30-day data bundles with additional data to use exclusively on WhatsApp. Customers can enjoy the...

Poorly designed spectrum auctions risk harming consumers, warns GSMA

Poorly designed spectrum auctions risk harming consumers, warns GSMA

June 3, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Poorly designed spectrum auctions risk harming consumers, warns GSMA

The GSMA has published a global ‘Auction Best Practice‘ paper which aims to help governments and regulators guarantee affordable, high-quality mobile connectivity from spectrum awards. The paper highlights some key concerns from recent 4G and 5G...

The impact of Google's move for Africa's Huawei customers

The impact of Google’s move for Africa’s Huawei customers

June 1, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on The impact of Google’s move for Africa’s Huawei customers

Earlier last month the president of the United States of America issued an executive order that meant that US-based companies were restricted from doing business with Huawei unless they had a special licence, which then led to Google indefinitely suspending...

Huawei files motion to halt US order

Huawei files motion to halt US order

May 31, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Huawei files motion to halt US order

Huawei has filed a motion for summary judgment as part of the process to challenge the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (2019 NDAA). It also called on the U.S. government to halt its state-sanctioned campaign...

MTN, Barclays to broaden financial inclusion in Zambia

MTN, Barclays to broaden financial inclusion in Zambia

May 30, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Barclays to broaden financial inclusion in Zambia

MTN Zambia, Barclays Zambia and JUMO have announced the commercial launch of KASAKA – a unique, short term mobile saving product. This interest-bearing savings account is available to all MTN Mobile Money users through Barclays Zambia. KASAKA, the next step...

Vodafone Egypt deploys Nokia SDM to rollout 4G services

Vodafone Egypt deploys Nokia SDM to rollout 4G services

May 29, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Egypt deploys Nokia SDM to rollout 4G services

Nokia is deploying a cloud-based Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution that enables Vodafone Egypt to offer services to its 4G customers. The deployment, under the Spring SDM project, helps the service provider to continue transforming its operations...

Vodacom's Mum & Baby service empowers 1.4 million mothers

Vodacom’s Mum & Baby service empowers 1.4 million mothers

May 29, 2019 • Healthcare, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom’s Mum & Baby service empowers 1.4 million mothers

Subscribers of Vodacom’s Mum & Baby service recently grew to 1.4 million, ensuring that a significantly larger amount of parents in South Africa are able to access reliable health information during pregnancy and their child’s early years from...

Mobicel launches Trendy 2 in South Africa

Mobicel launches Trendy 2 in South Africa

May 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobicel launches Trendy 2 in South Africa

Mobicel, the South African smartphone brand, has launched the Trendy 2 – an affordable LTE-enabled smartphone that runs on the Android PGo platform. The device features a 5.45-inch display, a 2 megapixel front camera, 5 megapixel back camera and 8GB of...

Global smartphone sales declined in Q1 of 2019 says Gartner.

Global smartphone sales declined in Q1 of 2019 says Gartner

May 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Global smartphone sales declined in Q1 of 2019 says Gartner

Global sales of smartphones to end users declined 2.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, totalling 373 million units, according to Gartner. Despite its absence from the US, Huawei maintained its ranking as the No. 2 smartphone vendor worldwide and...

Telkom sees growth in mobile service revenue

Telkom sees growth in mobile service revenue

May 27, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom sees growth in mobile service revenue

Telkom SA saw mobile services revenue increase by 58.3 per cent underpinned by the group’s broadband-led proposition. This is on the back of increased competition and the fact that technology changes continue to place the fixed business under pressure....

FNB Connect reduces Lifestyle Top Up package price

FNB Connect reduces Lifestyle Top Up package price

May 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on FNB Connect reduces Lifestyle Top Up package price

FNB Connect has announced that it’s reducing the price of its Lifestyle Top Up Medium package from R139 to R99 per month, a saving of R40. The Lifestyle Top Up Medium package includes a monthly allocation of 100 minutes, 300 MB of data and 100 SMSes....

William Mzimba, Chief Executive for Vodacom Business

Vodacom enters next stage of connectivity with new partnership

May 23, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom enters next stage of connectivity with new partnership

Vodacom has unpacked its 51 per cent stake acquisitions in IoT.NxT. Through this acquisition, Vodacom will leverage on what IoT.NxT has already been doing in the IoT market and will support this by combining it with what Vodacom Business is doing in the...

Vodacom's My Muze nears 1 milliom milestone

Vodacom enters cyber security partnership with BlackFog

May 16, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom enters cyber security partnership with BlackFog

Vodacom Business announced that it has partnered with BlackFog in order to provide cybersecurity and privacy solutions it’s more than 43 million Vodacom customers. With 2017 research reporting that over 95 per cent of African businesses are operating...

MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

May 15, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

MTN Nigeria has announced announce that it has received approval to list on the Premium Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”). The listing is set to proceed on 16 May 2019 and will be done by way of an introductory listing. This means that...

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

May 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

Airtel Nigeria has launched its 4G LTE in major cities and towns in Enugu state in an aim to help boost communications in the region. Regional Operations Director, South Region, Dapo Dosunmu, who represented the Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, said...