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MTN extends Black Friday deals

MTN extends Black Friday deals

November 23, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday 23 November 2017, South African telecommunications company, MTN announced a new array of Black Friday deals which will be running from this Friday 24 November 2017 through to Cyber Monday 27 November 2017. MTN revealed that customers can walk away with free devices, televisions and data deals of up to 100Gigs. “This day [&hellip...

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Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment

Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment services

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ethiopia’s sole telecommunication provider, Ethio Telecom has announced the launch of payment services for prepaid mobile recharging. The service allows customers to recharge their mobile airtime online. The new system has been made available to...

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

Infinix Zero 5 launches in Nigeria

November 21, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Monday 20 November 2017 Infinix mobility unveiled, in Nigeria, its flagship model for 2017 the Infinix Zero 5. Infinix first unveiled the Zero series 5 years ago in Nigeria and, according to the company, it has become a leading brand in the country....

Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda has announced a partnership with Kigali Veterans Cooperatives Society (KVCS), a company in charge of collecting parking fees, to introduce a payment option for parking fees via the MTN Mobile Money platform. Motorists in Kigali will now be able to...

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

Cisco launches 7 free online courses in South Africa

November 21, 2017 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Cisco has announced the release of seven free, self-enrol online courses to help South Africans to develop their digital skills. The company believes that in doing so, it is following through on its pledge to train an additional 100 000 students by...

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

IoT – driving traffic and enhancing business value for the telco sector

November 21, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Internet of Things (IoT) started as a great marketing buzzword with the promise of business benefits and new services, much like cloud. In fact, the concept of connected edge peripherals, has been around for quite some time now, albeit mostly on a private...

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

November 20, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Uganda announced the winners of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The 2nd annual MTN Innovation Awards which is a platform through which MTN, recognises some of the most outstanding locally developed mobile and desktop applications, as well as individuals...

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

Nigeria: Uber like app for electricians launched

November 20, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Friday 17 November 2017, Nigerian startup Install.com.ng launched its on-demand electrician service. The newly launched service, which could be loosely described as an Uber for electricians, looks to offer easy access to installation and repair services as...

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

Nigeria: Farmcrowdy launches mobile app for agritech

November 20, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform has announced that the company has introduced a new category of funding small-scale farming in Africa by allowing Nigerians to venture and sponsor agriculture. The company also simultaneously...

WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

WorldRemit and Arsenal sign first official money transfer partnership

November 20, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Digital money transfer business, WorldRemit, announced on Friday 17 November 2017 that the company has signed the first official online money transfer partner of English Premier League club, Arsenal. According to the business, which was formed by a UK-based...

MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

MTN introduces industry-first biometric system

November 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African telecommunications company, MTN, has revealed that the company will introduce a new biometric system in an attempt to reduce consumer fraud and protect its customers. The fingerprint biometric solution will be used to authenticate the identity...

Smart Hospitality transforming South Africa's hospitality industry

Smart Hospitality transforming South Africa’s hospitality industry

November 15, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millennials are upwardly mobile, they are wired into the world around them with the newest technology, they expect connectivity options to cater to their every need and they demand control of every aspect of their lives. Millennials, also known as Generation...

AI-enabled phones paving the road to 5G

AI-enabled phones paving the road to 5G

November 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this year, global research company Gartner predicted that an impressive 8.4 billion things would be connected by the end of 2017, a significant 31% increase from 2016. By 2020, Gartner forecasts, that number could almost triple to 21 billion. IoT is...

Nigeria: Airtel bags three NITITA awards

Nigeria: Airtel picks up three awards

November 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Saturday 11 November 2017, telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, was awarded three accolades at the Nigeria Technology Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTIT) 2017 organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria...

Nigeria: Vodacom Business wins 4 NTIT awards

Nigeria: Vodacom Business wins 4 NTIT awards

November 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Saturday 11 November 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria Vodacom Business Nigeria won four awards at the 2017 Nigerian Technology Innovation and Telecoms Awards (NTIT) which included Internet of Things Provider of the Year, the Telecom Business of the year and the...

Samsung Knox address the risks of going mobile.

Samsung Knox addresses the risks of going mobile

November 14, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Now more than before, our mobile devices keep us connected to the things that matter most. They store important information needed to manage our lives, conduct business and stay in touch with our friends and loved ones. With so much data available and the...