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Vodacom launches the first smart feature phone in Tanzania

November 1, 2019 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom launches the first smart feature phone in Tanzania

Tanzanian cellular network company, Vodacom announced the launch of the country’s first smart feature phone, Smart Kitochi, operating on KaiOS on Friday, 1 November 2019. This new launch serves as a milestone for both the companies and the country, as it is the first smart feature phone available in the Tanzanian market. The Smart Kitochi [&hellip...

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MTN reveals revenue growth despite drop in subscribers

October 31, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN reveals revenue growth despite drop in subscribers

On Thursday, 31 October 2019, MTN South Africa published its trading update showing mixed results for the last nine months, ending 31 September 2019. The mobile network provider indicated that although there has been a slight growth in service revenue (of...

Samsung reveals its next-gen flip phone concept

October 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung reveals its next-gen flip phone concept

Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy Fold design: a ‘clamshell’ flip phone that folds vertically, rather than from the sides. The new concept, which Samsung is yet to name, was showcased at its annual Developer Conference on Tuesday, 29 October...

Nokia and Ooredoo Tunisia gear up for 5G cloud mobile core project

October 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia and Ooredoo Tunisia gear up for 5G cloud mobile core project

Tunisian mobile operator, Ooredoo Tunisia and Nokia announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, that the two companies would be partnering to deploy a 5G cloud mobile project. Ooredoo Tunisia is currently the country’s biggest mobile operator with over 8.8...

Axon Wireless launches ‘tap & go’ SIM registration in Ivory Coast

October 30, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Axon Wireless launches ‘tap & go’ SIM registration in Ivory Coast

South African tech company, Axon Wireless announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, that it has launched Africa’s first ‘tap and go’ system for mobile SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card registration. Ivory Coast is the first country on the continent...

Cell C takes home Top Consumer Service Award despite stumbling in 2019

October 24, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C takes home Top Consumer Service Award despite stumbling in 2019

South African network provider, Cell C has been awarded the Overall Telecommunications Industry Award at the 2019/2020 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards for customer service, for the second year in a row. Cell C’s CEO, Douglas Craigie Stevenson says, “We...

Vodacom launches new 4G smart feature phone

October 22, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom launches new 4G smart feature phone

South African network provider, Vodacom launched a 4G smart feature phone on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. The Vodacom Vibe 4G is said to have been designed for users who are looking for a smart, yet affordable device and is priced at R299. The Vibe 4G smart...

South Africa’s best mobile network revealed

October 22, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s best mobile network revealed

MyBroadband Insights has released its Q3 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa. The report, based on 314,751-speed tests performed by thousands of Android Speed Test App users, documents five...

Huawei and US companies in talks over 5G licensing

October 21, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei and US companies in talks over 5G licensing

Tech giant, Huawei is said to be in early-stage talks with several US telecom companies regarding licensing of its 5G network technology. According to a report by Reuters, “the idea of a one-off fee in exchange for access to Huawei’s 5G patents,...

INTERVIEW: The days of one-dimensional service providers are over, says MTN CEO

October 21, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: The days of one-dimensional service providers are over, says MTN CEO

“With the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), mobile technology innovation and quality network infrastructure become crucial to reshaping and improving living standards for more people. Mobile network operators need to be agile to...

6 things you should know about South Africa’s first smartphones

October 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 things you should know about South Africa’s first smartphones

Proudly South African smartphone manufacturer, Mara Phones officially launched the first smartphone manufacturing facility in the country on Thursday, 17 October 2019. The plant – located in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – was possible thanks to a...

Out There Media signs deal with Vodafone for RCS

October 19, 2019 • Company News, General, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Out There Media signs deal with Vodafone for RCS

Mobile advertising and data monetization agency, Out There Media (OTM) announced on Friday, 18 October 2019, that it has partnered with Vodafone Group for its Rich Communication Services (RCS) offering. According to the company, the deal follows two highly...

3 things you should know about the new CEO of MTN Ivory Coast

October 14, 2019 • Careers, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on 3 things you should know about the new CEO of MTN Ivory Coast

African network provider, MTN announced earlier this month that Djibril Ouattara has been appointed to the position of MTN Ivory Coast CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September. “In...

7 things you should know about the Huawei Watch GT 2

October 9, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 7 things you should know about the Huawei Watch GT 2

Tech giant, Huawei announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, that its new fitness wearable, the Huawei Watch GT 2 is coming to South Africa on 17 October 2019. This smartwatch marks another big improvement in helping users enhance their quality of life and...

The new Nokia 105 is coming to South Africa

October 8, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on The new Nokia 105 is coming to South Africa

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that the all-new fourth generation feature phone – the Nokia 105 – is launching in South Africa. Packing a lasting battery, an island key mat and a 1.77” colour screen with...

NEC XON unveils KYC solution for mobile network operators and financial services

October 7, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on NEC XON unveils KYC solution for mobile network operators and financial services

Systems integration company, NEC XON announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that it has created a Know-Your-Customer (KYC) solution that aims to help mobile network operators and financial services businesses comply with legislation while cutting the costs,...