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How Parallel Wireless is helping to include rural communities with 5G RuralFirst project

April 3, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, SponsoredComments Off on How Parallel Wireless is helping to include rural communities with 5G RuralFirst project

Despite significant strides in the telecom industry, which have been made in terms of technology and reach, the spread of network connection in rural areas around the world, remain the last frontier for the telecom industry. When it comes to Africa, the continent has a relatively low teledensity, approximately 44% in sub-Saharan Africa – well [&hellip...

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Workz launches ready-to-use 5G SIM

Workz launches ready-to-use 5G SIM

April 3, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Workz launches ready-to-use 5G SIM

Mobile and IoT solutions provider, Workz Group has announced the launch of its 5G SIM card which will support the next generation of cellular mobile communications required to drive the Internet of Things. Catering to evolving cellular devices, Workz’...

Liquid Telecom, MTN partner to upgrade existing fibre network in East Africa

Liquid Telecom, MTN partner to upgrade existing fibre network in East Africa

April 1, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom, MTN partner to upgrade existing fibre network in East Africa

Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, and Nokia has announced a two-year partnership to upgrade their existing fibre network to support OTN/DWDM technology with an initial network capacity of 500G. This will result in a...

ICT remains one of the biggest industries in South Africa

April 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICT remains one of the biggest industries in South Africa

The ICT sector has one of South Africa’s biggest job markets and is also one of the biggest contributors to the economy. This is according to the State of ICT report published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The...

Cell C scoops prestigious award that recognises digital excellence

March 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C scoops prestigious award that recognises digital excellence

Cell C was last night recognised for its CellCgirl website at the coveted 11th IAB Bookmark Awards. CellCgirl walked away with a silver pixel in the competitive and sought after Brand, Retail and Commercial category that included all websites, either desktop...

Wi-Fi 6 – should you switch to the latest protocol?

March 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & SocialComments Off on Wi-Fi 6 – should you switch to the latest protocol?

In our technology-driven environment, it’s hard to imagine a world without Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi paved the way for the wireless internet connectivity that most of us appreciate we cannot live without at work, leisure or at home. Crediting one single person with the...

Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group

March 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group

Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two...

Is your cloud-based app secure or is it costing you money?

Unlocking the 5G promise

March 22, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, SponsoredComments Off on Unlocking the 5G promise

Before we can truly embrace the tantalising promise of 5G, network operators must consider a number of architectural realities As we head further into 2019, the world of telecoms continues to be abuzz with talk about 5G networks. 5G represents an exponential...

Netflix CEO confirms Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video service

March 20, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Netflix CEO confirms Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s upcoming video service

Apple has invited media to a March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theater on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service. Sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters that the service may resell...

Mobile and IoT solutions provider secures certification for eSIM data security

March 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile and IoT solutions provider secures certification for eSIM data security

Workz Group, the mobile and IoT solutions provider has been certified by the GSMA’s Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) for secure data generation and personalisation of embedded SIMs for consumer and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. Personalisation refers...

Telkom accused of stalling number portability

March 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Telkom accused of stalling number portability

Despite number portability launching in South Africa in 2006, non-geographic number portability is still being delayed by Telkom, said ISPA. This facility aimed at boosting competition within the country’s historically-uncompetitive telecoms sector has...

Huge Group merges with Otel

March 17, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Huge Group merges with Otel

Huge Group is merging independent telco company Otel with its networks business, Huge Networks (the Transactions). Huge Networks is a subsidiary company of the JSE-listed Huge Group and a data service provider and communications company. Otel is a nationwide...

Vodacom Business launches its 2019 Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer

Vodacom Business launches its 2019 Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer

March 15, 2019 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom Business launches its 2019 Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer

Vodacom Business announced findings of its latest Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer 2019. In its sixth year, the IoT Barometer highlights a clear picture of how non-adopters of IoT business will have fallen behind rivals within a few years. The Barometer...

Vodafone Institute launches the next round of F-LANE

Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G network on March 19

March 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G network on March 19

Vodafone Ghana has announced that it will launch its 4G network service across major cities in Ghana on Tuesday, 19 March 2019. The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, revealed at the pre-launch that the technical team of the company have...

Vodacom harnesses ICT to empower learners, farmers and teachers

Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills

March 13, 2019 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodacom empowers unemployed youth with ICT skills

Vodacom has announced that 367 unemployed young people will be graduating with certified diplomas in Information Technology Technical Support from the Vodacom Youth Academy during March and April this year. The Vodacom Foundation founded the Youth Academy in...

MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria rolls out smart feature phone running on KaiOS

March 11, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria rolls out smart feature phone running on KaiOS

MTN has started to roll out its new Smart S 3G phone across all of its African markets. The telco launched MTN Smart, a smart feature phone running on Kai Operating System (KaiOS) in Nigeria. MTN Smart comes with two cameras, a 2-day battery life with...