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Lowering smartphone costs could drive next African smartphone boom

For many years, African countries served as the growth engine for the global smartphone market. Recent times, however, tell a different story. In 2016, according to Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales grew at a modest 2 percent and the...

Rwanda: Mobile penetration one the decline

According to the most recent statistics from Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), the country's mobile penetration rate has declined. The report shows that mobile telephone subscriptions in Rwanda decreased from 8,37 million at the end of April- 2017 to 8,35...

Nigeria: Mobile phone subscribers on the rise

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Nigeria's mobile operators added 2.1 million new subscribers in June 2015. This is according to a report via Telecompaper. According to the report, the total number of mobile subscribers had risen from 144 million...

BlackBerry BIS service disruptions in EMEA region

BlackBerry BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) subscribers have experienced service disruptions with some blaming the outage on BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) Ltd. According to The Wall Street Journal, Problems appeared to be limited to accessing the Internet, instant messaging...

Kenya: Nokia Siemens launches self-adapting ‘Liquid Net’

Nokia Siemens Networks has launched “Liquid Net”, a solution that will help deliver services and content fluently across a network anywhere at any time. The launch, according to Nokia Siemens, will relieve the burden on local mobile broadband networks which...

Rwanda: 7 million users lack mobile phones

MTN Rwanda has about 7 million people who have no access to mobile phones. At least half of them are potential customers. This is according to Yves Kimenyi, MTN Rwanda Senior Manager for Information Systems. “Rwanda’s total population is about 11...

Nokia rolls-out dual SIM phones in Kenya

Nokia, a global mobile phone supplier, is showing its continued confidence in the African mobile market with the release of affordable phones in Kenya. Nokia has released the Nokia 100 and dual-SIM Nokia 101. Nokia estimates that by the year 2015...

Political instability shakes MTN Middle East business

MTN Group is facing a challenging business environment in the middle east due to the political instability in Yemen and Syria. In Syria, MTN airtime and subscription revenue as well as interconnect revenue showed negative growth as a result...

Globacom introduces new mobile price plan

Globacom has introduced a new telecom service that offers one free minute for every minute spent on the network. The new price plan offer, known as the "Glo1derful offer" was launched in Lagos, Nigeria. Mohamed Jameel, Globacom Group COO, says the...

Uganda Telecom gets aggressive with promos

Uganda Telecom has launched a mobile marketing campaign to entice users to continue using its service. Uganda’s telecom price war is forcing the country’s mobile operators to launch aggressive marketing plans in order to maximize their profits. The new mobile promotion,...
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Oracle’s Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Partner

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