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Liquid Telecom receives $180m investment to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity

Liquid Telecom receives $180m investment to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity

December 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom receives $180m investment to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has reached an agreement with CDC Group Plc, the UK’s development finance institution, to invest $180m with the company. This investment will enable Liquid Telecom to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity to some of the most underserved communities across the African continent, including supporting...

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Huawei launches budget friendly smartphone in Kenya

December 11, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Huawei launches budget friendly smartphone in Kenya

Chinese smartphone manufacturer; Huawei has launched a budget friendly smartphone; the Huawei Y5 Lite in Kenya. According to reports by TechMoran; Steven Li, Head of Eastern Africa Mobile, said the introduction of the Y5 Lite in the market is part of their...

Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

December 10, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

Liquid Telecom SA, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with The Western Cape Government (WCG) to increase the number of free public Wi-Fi hotspots across the region from 178 to 1,600. This will mean that 6.6 million residents...

Vox broadens fibre-to-the-home network with new partnership

Vox launches fixed LTE-A packages from Cell C

December 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vox launches fixed LTE-A packages from Cell C

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox, has signed an agreement with Internet Solutions to become a distribution partner to offer Cell C’s fixed Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) packages, with prices starting at R219 per month. “Fixed...

Google unveils AI-driven audio news feed

December 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Google unveils AI-driven audio news feed

Google has announced a new ground-breaking innovation. On Thursday, 6 December 2018 the company announced that it was launching a radio-style, on-demand audio news feed available on smart speakers, personalized with the help of artificial intelligence. Google...

New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

December 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New Vodacom World brings latest technology trends to life

The newly designed Vodacom World officially launches today, Friday 07 December 2018. For six months, Vodacom worked on reinventing Vodacom World and now the facility offers new and exciting technologies. Inside the new facility, there is a Vodacom Shop as...

Nigerian telecos, NCC call on government to review national broadband plan

Nigerian Communications Commission suspends frequency spectrum allocation

December 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Communications Commission suspends frequency spectrum allocation

The Nigerian Communications Commission has suspended the allocation of frequency spectrum likely to be approved by the International Telecommunications Union for 5G services. NCC had planned to offer frequencies in three different bands ahead of the 5G...

MTN MusicTime

MTN launches new music streaming service in South Africa

December 6, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN launches new music streaming service in South Africa

MTN has launched its latest music streaming service, which has been dubbed “MusicTime!”. MusicTime!, as revealed by the company, is a time-based music streaming service that is expected to offer users trending and locally relevant music through...

black launches One-Time-Pin verification for Android

Consumers can now sign up for black using their mobile number

December 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Consumers can now sign up for black using their mobile number

No email, no problem. Consumers can now sign up for SA’s premium TV entertainment service black, using their mobile numbers. Consumers simply need to enter their mobile number and a one-time-pin (OTP) will be sent to customers to complete the registration...

Google rolls out telecom service Fi to iPhones

November 30, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google rolls out telecom service Fi to iPhones

On Wednesday, November 28, Google announced that it was expanding its “virtual” telecommunication service that was limited to select Android-powered smartphones to a wider range of devices, including iPhones. Rebranded “Google Fi” provider...

Econet Wireless approves demerger of Cassava Zimbabwe

November 29, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Econet Wireless approves demerger of Cassava Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s leading telecommunications group, has approved the demerger of Cassava SmarTech (“Cassava Zimbabwe”) from Econet Wireless, and the separate listing of Cassava Zimbabwe on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (“ZSE”). The...

Huawei 5G rollout banned from New Zealand

November 29, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei 5G rollout banned from New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest telecoms carrier Spark has confirmed that the country’s intelligence agency had barred it from using equipment provided by China’s Huawei in its 5G network as it posed “significant national security risks”....

Review: BlackBerry Key2

November 28, 2018 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Review: BlackBerry Key2

When BlackBerry launched the KeyOne last year, an Android smartphone with a physical keyboard, it played up nostalgia to win back BlackBerry fans of old. After test running its successor, the Blackberry KEY2, the brand has affirmed that physical keyboards...

MTN appoints new executives

MTN becomes the first African telco to join IoT World Alliance

November 28, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN becomes the first African telco to join IoT World Alliance

MTN Group, one of the biggest telecommunications operators in Africa, announced that it is joining the IoT World Alliance, making it the first African telecommunications company to do so. IoT World Alliance is a collaboration of established mobile network...

Nokia collaborates with AIS Fibre to launch mesh Wi-Fi solution

November 28, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia collaborates with AIS Fibre to launch mesh Wi-Fi solution

Broadband operator, AIS Fibre is teaming up with Nokia to provide residential customers with a new premium service that ensures a seamless Wi-Fi broadband experience reaching every corner of the home. This new innovation will benefit customers in Thailand and...

Top mobile tips for the Festive Season

Top mobile tips for the Festive Season

November 28, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Top mobile tips for the Festive Season

From mobile data-saving tips to numbers to call in a roadside emergency, the Festive Season’s the time of year when mobile-related advice flies almost as fast as those trolley races down aisles. Need to know how to trim your mobile spend in anticipation of...