MENU

Mobile and Telecoms
Category

#datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

#datafree Internet and app access is coming to South Africa

August 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

biNu, the company responsible for the Moya Messenger app, announced on Wednesday, 21 August 2019, that it’s partnering up with MTN South Africa in a bid to enable mobile subscribers in the country to access certain websites and apps at no charge to mobile data. So, instead of subscribers using their mobile data to visit [&hellip...

Read More
4 exciting results from the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

4 insights into the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

August 21, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile analytics company, Opensignal has released a report analysing the mobile network experience in South Africa. The report, utilising 105,883 devices and recording over 259,426,348 measurements from 1 May to 29 July 2019, covers everything from 4G...

MTN granted permission to bring digital banking to Nigeria

MTN granted permission to bring digital banking to Nigeria

August 20, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

South African telecoms provider, MTN announced on Friday, 16 August 2019, that a subsidiary MTN Nigeria Communications PLC has been granted permission to offer financial services by Nigeria’s central bank.  The announcement comes after the Nigerian...

South African Internet speed rankings released

South African Internet speed rankings released

August 15, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

  QuotesAdvisor.com released their latest report on Internet speed in South Africa on Wednesday, 14 August 2019. The report shows that South Africa ranks in the top 100 countries for broadband speed in the world, taking the 76th spot but still falls...

Collaboration seeks to provide internet connectivity across Central Africa

Intelsat, Stratosat to provide internet connectivity across Central Africa

August 13, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Broadband service provider, Intelsat announced it plans to work with Stratosat Datacom in the hopes of providing high-speed broadband services across Central Africa. The collaboration integrates managed connectivity from Intelsat’s high throughput global...

Kenya: Ex-Airtel staff challenge Airtel-Telkom merger

Kenya: Ex-Airtel staff challenge Airtel-Telkom merger

August 12, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

52 former Airtel employees have written to the Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) to oppose the merger of Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya which, according to the employees, would compromise the chances of their pending case being concluded. The ex-employees...

OS set to replace Android is released

New OS set to replace Android

August 12, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Chinese technology company, Huawei introduced the world to its latest innovation-in-progress, HarmonyOS, on Friday, 9 August 2019. HarmonyOS is the company’s first in-house operating software — designed to reduce Huawei’s reliance on American technology...

Samsung unveils Note 10 in Nigeria

Samsung unveils Note 10 in Nigeria

August 12, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Smartphone manufacturer, Samsung unveiled the brand new Galaxy Note10 in Nigeria on Thursday, 8 August 2019. The latest smartphone is said to combine elegant design with powerful performance and productivity tools to help users make the most of every...

MTN releases mid-2019 financial results

MTN releases mid-2019 financial results

August 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday, 8 August 2019, mobile network operator, MTN announced its results for the six months ended 30 June 2019.  The company saw growth of 12 per cent in earnings per share and service revenue grew to just below 10 per cent.  Commenting on the...

Nokia set to further 5G network

Nokia set to further 5G network

August 9, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Multinational telecommunications company, Nokia has been awarded a contract that will allow it to bring the first 5G network to New Zealand. The announcement came on Thursday, 8 August 2019, following a campaign launched by Vodafone New Zealand unveiling its...

Cell C extends roaming agreement with MTN

Cell C extends roaming agreement with MTN

August 9, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Cell C has finalised a term sheet detailing a further national roaming agreement with MTN, which is mutually beneficial to both parties. “This agreement lays the groundwork for a broader national roaming agreement, supporting the policy goals of avoiding...

Japanese mobile operator launches eSIM mobile service

Japanese mobile operator launches eSIM mobile service

August 8, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Japanese network provider, Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) announced it has launched an eSIM service for mobile on Wednesday, 7 August 2019. The AirOn+ platform from G+D Mobile Security is enabling eSIM management. The service, officially named ‘IIJmio...

5 things to know about Cell C's new CEO

5 things to know about Cell C’s new CEO

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Months after Jose Dos Santos stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer of Cell C, the company has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Stevenson was appointed as interim CEO in March this year. Craigie...

Namibian telecoms provider expands mobile LTE network

Namibian telecoms provider expands mobile LTE network

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Namibian network provider, Paratus, announced the completion of the initial phase of its National Mobile-LTE rollout plan on Wednesday, 7 August 2019.  The company, who has invested in its very own ‘independent’ Mobile-LTE network in Walvisbay and...

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

August 7, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Network provider, Paratus has invested in a 4160km long fibre network that spans all the way from the West to the East coast of Africa. The route — that would normally take more than 60 hours to drive with a car — can be crossed digitally in about 31...

USTDA awards grant to South Africa TV White Space project. Image sourced from Twitter.

USTDA expands affordable internet access across South Africa

August 7, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on USTDA expands affordable internet access across South Africa

On 5 August 2019, The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced that they had awarded a grant to South Africa’s Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) for a pilot project that aims to help improve internet access for rural and...