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Android Pay becomes Google Pay with added functionality

Android Pay becomes Google Pay with added functionality

February 21, 2018 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google has revealed that it is rebranding its mobile money platform, changing the name of Android Pay to Google Pay. This is not the only thing new about the platform, as a part of the update saw a number of new features added such as a new Home and Card tabs. In a post on [&hellip...

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First cryptocurrency that does not need Internet access released

mCoin: First cryptocurrency that does not need Internet access released

February 21, 2018 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

On February 20 2018 Onem announced the launch of a new cryptocurrency called mCoin. mCoin is a unique first of a kind inclusive cryptocurrency, that makes it possible for the 3 billion people around the world who don’t have access to the Internet to...

Mobile apps are empowering a collection of business processes

Mobile apps are empowering a collection of business processes

February 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

With mobile phone subscribers numbering in the billions today, the majority of businesses are wanting to develop one or more mobile apps to reach this massive audience. Mobility has changed life and business forever. It has vastly grown the types and volume...

Nigerian e-Learning platform adds new service

Nigerian e-Learning platform adds new service

February 21, 2018 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile Class Academy (MCA), a Nigerian video e-Learning platform for students in senior secondary school (Sciences, Commercial and Arts classes) has announced that it has added an additional service for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. The service...

Mobile consumers warned to only transact with WASPA members

Mobile consumers warned to only transact with WASPA members

February 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 20 February 2018, South Africa’s Wireless Application Service Providers Association (WASPA) warned mobile consumers about engaging in mobile-based communications with companies that are not members of the organisation. According to the association,...

Vodacom's NarrowBand Internet of Things Network now commercially available

Vodacom changes customer care numbers due to ICASA regulation

February 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday 20 February 2018, Vodacom announced that it will be changing its customer care contact numbers to comply with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Number Plan Regulations, 24 March 2016, Government Gazette Number 39861....

How SMEs can use mobile marketing to reach the planet’s population

How SMEs can use mobile marketing to reach the planet’s population

February 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In 2018, an estimated 65.9 percent of the world’s population will own a mobile phone. This prediction by the international GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) Association has implications for the way under-pressure SMEs reach their customers....

New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa

New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa

February 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, PeopleComments (0)

On Monday 19 January 2018, SES Video announced the appointment of Clint Brown as the new Vice President, Sales and Market Development, for Africa. The appointment forms part of SES’s strategy to bolster its video growth strategy across Africa and continue...

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

February 19, 2018 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian e-library startup, Panacea, has announced that it has launched an Android app version of the platform, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs. Panacea, which was launched for author registration and uploads in...

MTN still owes $609 million of Nigerian mega fine

MTN still owes $609 million of Nigerian mega fine

February 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Thursday 15 February 2018, Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), revealed that MTN Nigeria still needed to pay USD $609,451 million (N220 billion) into the coffers of the federal government to settle...

Cybersecurity – a digital growth enabler

Cybersecurity – A digital growth enabler

February 19, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

Organisations are in the midst of transforming their business models where everything that can be digitised, is being digitised. This raises competitive stakes, as more organisations seek to digitally transform and disrupt their industries to stay ahead of...

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

February 19, 2018 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Friday 16 February 2018 the Wikimedia Foundation announced that free access to Wikipedia will end in 2018, which was part of the Wikipedia Zero partnership programme. In a statement on its website the foundation said, “After careful evaluation, the...

Policy implementation and failure holding back South Africa's telecoms industry

Policy implementation and failure holding back South Africa’s telecoms industry

February 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Aside from laudable victories for competition such as the reduction in mobile termination rates, the South African telecommunications sector is becoming a tennis match characterised by endless sets of policy implementation decisions and policy implementation...

Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

Telkom Kenya hits 4 million subscribers in six months

February 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom Kenya has announced that its subscriber base has increased by one million and reached 4 million subscribers in six months. To celebrate this, the telecommunications firm launched a promotion to reward 50 subscribers with a Toyota Belta. Telkom is now...

Smart Link Communications & Alepo to Launch Algeria’s first Public WiFi Service

Smart Link Communications & Alepo to launch Algeria’s first public WiFi service

February 15, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alepo, a provider of core network and IT software solutions for communications service providers, has announced that it has been selected by Smart Link Communications (SLC), an Algerian internet service provider, for its public wireless broadband service. As...

Top technologies delivering premium experience to every smartphone

Top technologies delivering premium experience to every smartphone

February 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

We’ve come to take the power of our smartphones for granted, but they’re the result of a decade of amazing innovation. We have watched the advent of new features such as high dynamic range (HDR) photography and 4G/LTE connectivity, and we have seen...