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Terragon Group to unveil African-focused Mobile Advertising Technology at MWC

Terragon Group to unveil African-focused Mobile Advertising Technology at MWC

Nigeria-based Terragon Group is set to unveil its dynamic data monetisation and advertising platform, described as a first for mobile in developing markets, at MWC. Read More

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MTN demonstrates the benefits of its video on demand offeringMTN demonstrates the benefits of its video on demand offering MTN showcased the benefits of FrontRow when it streamed high bandwidth video content onto multiple mobile ...
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Vodacom, Tigo agree on mobile money interoperabilityVodacom, Tigo agree on mobile money interoperability Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and ...
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Airtel Ghana launches DOTGO SMS Web browsing service Airtel Ghana launches DOTGO SMS Web browsing service Airtel Ghana has deployed DOTGO’s SMS-based Internet service, which enables any mobile phone to be ...
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Saturday 21 Feb

Glo’s smart plan gives enhanced voice, value to customers

NIGERIA
Globacom subscribers on the postpaid platform will enjoy up to 5,000 free Short Messaging Service (SMS), up to 50GB data and up to 50 hours of free voice calls in a new and unprecedented Smart Postpaid Plan launched by the company in Lagos.»
Thursday 19 Feb

African Android growth makes strong headway for mobile internet access

Africa is poised to become a hotbed for mobile growth and commerce in the coming years, according to Opera Mediaworks’ State of Mobile Advertising report released today.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

MoneyGram reaches 25,000 locations across Africa

KENYA
MoneyGram has announced an agreement with Safaricom that enables consumers in over 90 countries outside Kenya to send funds directly to nearly 20 million customers of M-PESA.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Gabon Telecom to launch TV on demand

GABON
Gabon Telecom will in near future launch a series of innovative products in the telecommunication market, and one of these includes TV on demand.»
Saturday 14 Feb

TrustPay defines new space in cashless payment, commerce

TrustPay has officially launched a new range of innovative m/e Commerce merchant solutions it says are set to accelerate economic growth in developing markets.»
Friday 13 Feb

Econet launches Dial a Doc

ZIMBABWE
Econet Wireless has launched a new service that will allow subscribers to access health advice 24/7 via a mobile phone. »
Monday 9 Feb

Multi-bank mobile money goes live in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA
The new interoperable HelloCash mobile money platform has gone live in Ethiopia, aiming to provide financial services to all Ethiopians.»
Friday 6 Feb

Mobile app makes work easier for health workers

KENYA
The iAfya mobile health information app is gaining momentum in Kenya, as health workers increasingly use it to learn and to educate communities.»
Friday 6 Feb

Orange, Ecobank partner on money transfer service

Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank accounts with Ecobank to transfer money between their respective accounts. »
Wednesday 4 Feb

MTN unveils app to enhance voter education

NIGERIA
As the general elections in Nigeria draws nearer, MTN has unveiled a mobile app designed to enhance voter education and deepen the democratic process in the country.»
Tuesday 3 Feb

Ivory Coast mobile banking surges

IVORY COAST
Mobile banking in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) has surged to a penetration rate of around 80 percent, says the head of APBEF-CI.»
Monday 2 Feb

Tigo Ghana to upgrade bulk payment platform in 2015

GHANA
TIGO Ghana has assured its customers that it will upgrade its bulk payments platform this year to make payments for its TIGO cash service more convenient for customers.»
Monday 2 Feb

Airtel Gabon customers now buy electricity units via Mobile Money

GABON
Airtel Gabonhas recently launched ‘Mobiledan’, a new product that allows its subscribers nationwide purchase prepaid electricity units via its Mobile Money service.»
Thursday 29 Jan

Orange invests in Afrimarket cash-to-goods money transfer startup

IVORY COAST
Orange has contributed to a fund-raising program initiated by Afrimarket, the leader in cash-to-goods money transfers.»
Tuesday 27 Jan

Fun loving Ugandans enjoy new app

UGANDA
Entertainment loving Ugandans are snapping up the new TiKiTi app, which alerts them to trending night spots in their area, and allows them to use their phones to buy tickets for their preferred night clubs. »
Friday 23 Jan

Internet.org app now available in Ghana

GHANA
Following the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia and Kenya, Facebook is expanding its partnership with Airtel to bring the services to Ghana.»

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