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Posts Tagged ‘Mobile and Telecoms’

  • rain launches its new 5G network

    rain to commission Africa’s first 5G network

    September 18, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on rain to commission Africa’s first 5G network

    On 18 September 2019, network provider rain announced the activation of what is said to be Africa’s first commercial 5G network. The provider is making 5G available to all existing customers in certain parts of Johannesburg and Tshwane. The company has...

  • V-Nova and Simplestream partner up to launch new streaming platform

    New streaming service to launch in Africa

    September 17, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on New streaming service to launch in Africa

    On 11 September 2019, video compression technologies company V-Nova announced a new partnership with OTT TV company Simpestream to launch new streaming service MVMO. This new streaming service is set to launch in Africa in late 2019. The service, according to...

  • The Arabsat-6A satellite launched in April 2019. Image sourced from Arabsat.

    Talia extends collaboration with Arabsat

    September 16, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Talia extends collaboration with Arabsat

    On 14 September 2019, communications solutions provider Talia Limited announced that it has strengthened its long-term collaboration with Arabsat, a satellite operator. Talia Limited operates in the Americas, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. This...

  • Energizer Power Max P490s

    Review: Energizer Power Max P490s

    September 12, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Review: Energizer Power Max P490s

    The Energizer Power Max P490s is an Android smartphone that was announced in June 2018 and made available for purchase on August 2018. The P490s is an incredibly competent smartphone that comes equipped with all the bells and whistles expected of smartphones...

  • Samsung launches Interactive Galaxy Studio

    Samsung launches interactive Galaxy Studio in South Africa

    September 2, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung launches interactive Galaxy Studio in South Africa

    On 30 August 2019, Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy Studio in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Galaxy Studio was launched to celebrate the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note10. The Galaxy Studio will include activities, experiences, well-known...

  • Yousef Arafat, Managing Director, Middle east and Africa, Nexans Cabling Solutions

    Nexans appoints new Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa

    September 2, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Nexans appoints new Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa

    On 2 September 2019, Nexans, a cable and optical fibre company, announced the appointment of Arafat Yousef as the new Managing Director of the LAN Systems Business Unit in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). In this new role, Arafat will be responsible for...

  • Intelsat and Africa Mobile Networks reach pivotal milestone in connecting remote regions in sub-Saharan Africa

    Africa Mobile Networks and Intelsat reach significant milestone

    August 31, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Africa Mobile Networks and Intelsat reach significant milestone

    On 29 August 2019, Intelsat, an integrated satellite communications company, and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), a mobile network infrastructure company, announced that they have reached a milestone in bringing mobile connectivity to unserved areas and...

  • Sipho Bengu appointed as the new Board Member in charge of the Communications and Membership portfolio

    WASPA appoints new Communications Chief

    August 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on WASPA appoints new Communications Chief

    On 29 August 2019 WASPA, an industry for South African companies in the mobile services industry, announced the appointment of Sipho Bengu as a new Board member in charge of the Communications and Membership portfolio. Bengu was elected to the governing body...

  • Hexatronic Group AB announces changes to its Executive Management Team

    Hexatronic announces changes to its Executive Management team

    August 29, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Hexatronic announces changes to its Executive Management team

    On 27 August 2019, fibre communications group Hexatronic Group AB announced a number of changes to its Executive Management team. “As a natural part of a succession process, and to lay a better foundation for further expansion, the following changes...

  • Globecast partners with Eutelsat to develop new HOTBIRD platform

    Globecast expands partnership with Eutelsat

    August 29, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Globecast expands partnership with Eutelsat

    Globecast, a service company for the media, radio and television industry, announced that it is expanding its partnership with telecommunications company Eutelsat Communications to develop a new HOTBIRD platform that, the company claims, will satisfy the...

  • Mike Sicoli at the 2019 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards. Sicoli was awarded the CFO of the Year award at the ceremony. Image sourced from the Northern Virginia Technical Council.

    Cloud networking company GTT announces departure of CFO

    August 28, 2019 • PeopleComments Off on Cloud networking company GTT announces departure of CFO

    On 27 August 2019, cloud networking company GTT Communications announced the departure of its Chief Financial Officer, Mike Sicoli. Sicoli is set to part ways with the company on 30 September 2019 after accepting a more senior role at a data centre and cloud...

  • 9mobile approved by AFC for $230 million loan. Image sourced from 9mobile.

    9mobile receives $230 million loan

    August 27, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 9mobile receives $230 million loan

    Nigerian telecommunications company, 9mobile, has recently been approved for a $230 million loan by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). The AFC is a pan-African multilateral development financial institution that was created with the goal of minimizing...

  • SEACOM announces partnership with Sophos to develop new security solution

    SEACOM announces partnership with Sophos

    August 26, 2019 • Security, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on SEACOM announces partnership with Sophos

    On 26 August 2019, Pan-African telecommunications service provider SEACOM announced a partnership with cybersecurity Sophos. This partnership will see the two companies develop a “next-generation” security solution called ‘On-Premise...

  • AIM Brokerage recently announced the launch of the Mzuri app, a real estate application available for smartphones.

    New app streamlines the process of purchasing property

    August 22, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern AfricaComments Off on New app streamlines the process of purchasing property

    AIM Brokerage, a subsidiary of AIM Investment Holdings and has recently launched a real estate web-based application that is compatible with both Apple and Android devices off the Mzuri website. The app allows property investors to view, consider and reserve...

  • SABC Acting COO and GE: Technology resigns

    August 13, 2019 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on SABC Acting COO and GE: Technology resigns

    On 12 August 2019, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced the resignation of its Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Group Executive: Technology, Dr Craig van Rooyen. Dr van Rooyen cited personal and family reasons as his reasons...

  • MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

    MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

    August 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern AfricaComments Off on MultiChoice Africa appoints new Head of Corporate Affairs

    On August 1 2019, MutliChoice announced the appointment of Reatile Tekateka as the new Executive Head of Corporate Affairs for MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V. Tekateka will report to Hennie Visser, CEO of MultiChoice Africa. According to a statement from...