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Telkom SA Launches eSIM Support

South Africa's semi-private telecom group, Telkom Mobile today launched eSIM support for its customers across Huawei, Samsung and Apple smartphones. eSIM is a digital Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) that allows customers to activate a tariff plan from Telkom, or other...

ICT Veteran Joins NEC XON as Executive VP

Johann Coetzee, a seasoned ICT industry executive, has joined South African technology integrator and managed services provider NEC XON, taking over from Eugene le Roux as Executive VP of the organisation. Johann had previously worked at HPE, Dimension Data, and...

ATCON Tasks Nigerian Government to Begin Digitizing the Economy

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has charged the Federal Government to begin the digitization of the nation's economy. The association stressed the importance and crucial need for the government to map out fresh plans that would assist...

NCC says No 5G Licenses have been Issued to Network Operators in Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is adamant that it has not yet issued 5G licenses to any of the countries operators - despite rumours spread via social media platforms that claim the local telecoms industry would switch on 5G...

South African’s can’t Opt-Out of COVID-19 Texts Sent by Government

The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) has advised South African mobile users to expect educational SMS text messages relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic from Government. “Aside from expecting these messages disseminated by the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs)...

NCC fines major mobile operators for contravening its laws

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has fined two mobile network operators a total of $350 344.82 for violating various industry regulations. The NCC, in its 2019 first quarter enforcement report, stated that the network providers flouted different industry regulations such...

Integrated social payments platform launched in Africa

Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a fintech company in Africa, announced on Wednesday, 24 July 2019, the launch of their integrated Social Payments platform.  Sasai will be available to individuals and businesses and offered in partnership with Mobile Network Operators...

AfricaCom 2018 – Telcos creating value in new, unprecedented ways

Whether your focus is on 5G, policy and regulatory frameworks that are going to enable communications, ICT investment, new revenue streams or accelerating the spread of digital connectivity throughout sub-Saharan Africa, AfricaCom 2018 – 13 to 15 November at...

Mobility is key to building the enterprise of the future

South Africa now boasts an astonishing 88 million unique mobile subscriptions (according to compiled data from the major network operators), which shows how our country’s love affair with cellular tech is more passionate than ever. That is an average of...

Network operators can preserve their way of life

Recent events are evidence of unprecedented pressure on mobile network operators (MNOs) to lower their prices. Yet a sober analysis reveals that the networks are really their own worst enemies, and can turn their fortunes around by simply lowering...
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