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Stéphane Richard (right), Chairman and CEO of Orange, gave a bonus to Ms Kanny G., the 10 millionth customer, in Dakar

Orange celebrates 10 millionth Orange Money customer

Orange Money, now available in 13 countries, has marked its 10 millionth customer milestone. Read More

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Mobile payments to rise 40% this year  Mobile payments to rise 40% this year A new report from Juniper Research has found that the value of global payments via mobile ...
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MTN, Bharti Airtel to launch international money transferMTN, Bharti Airtel to launch international money transfer MTN Group and Bharti Airtel have announced a cross-border remittance partnership for Ivory Coast and Burkina ...
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Glo connects subscribers to millions of organisations through Directory ServiceGlo connects subscribers to millions of organisations through Directory Service Millions of subscribers on the Glo Mobile network have been given a unique opportunity to access ...
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Saturday 5 Apr

Local search to push mobile search & discovery adspend to nearly $17bn by 2018

A new report from hi-tech analysts Juniper Research has revealed that by 2018, the total advertising spend on mobile search & discovery will reach $16.8 billion.»
Thursday 3 Apr

Glo unveils games store for Nigerian mobile users

NIGERIA
Globacom has introduced a unique Games Store for Nigerian mobile users, offering premium games for all types of mobile devices.»
Wednesday 19 Mar

130 million mobile video callers by 2018

While users of mobile video calling services such as Skype are forecast to increase to over 130 million users by 2018, question marks remain over the potential for mobile video calling to generate revenues, says a new report.»
Monday 17 Mar

MTN, Ecobank partner to improve access to mobile financial services

MTN Mobile Money users, who are also Ecobank customers in 12 African countries, will soon be able to withdraw cash from Ecobank ATMs. »
Monday 17 Mar

Net1, Supa Pesa bring advance airtime to Malawi

MALAWI
SA-based Net1 Mobile Solutions and its long-time partner Supa Pesa, has expanded its Advance Airtime African footprint with the launch of TNM Airtime Credit service, Pasavute.»
Thursday 13 Mar

10bn mobile contactless transactions by 2018

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the number of contactless transactions via mobile handsets will exceed 9.9 billion globally by 2018, up from just over 3 billion this year.»
Wednesday 12 Mar

Safaricom offers free Google

KENYA
Safaricom now offers Google Free Zone, a new product  that allows Safaricom mobile users to access Google+, Gmail and Google Search without incurring data charges. »
Sunday 9 Mar

Orange launches loyalty programme for virtual service retailers.

KENYA
Integrated telecommunications service provider Orange has launched a Loyalty Programme for its electronic top-up service retailers.»
Saturday 8 Mar

Safaricom marks 7 years of M-PESA

KENYA
Safaricom is marking the 7th anniversary of the launch of its successful mobile money transfer service, M-PESA.»
Saturday 8 Mar

SA’s Net1 launches MVC solution in US

SOUTH AFRICA
South African-based Net1 Mobile Solutions, a business unit of Net 1 UEPS Technologies, has launched its Mobile Virtual Card (MVC) technology with selected partner, Pay in Private, in the United States. »
Wednesday 5 Mar

NSE introduces enhanced notification system via mobile, email

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Stock Exchange has enhanced its notification system, with alerts to be sent to investors by phone or email each time they buy or sell a security.»
Monday 3 Mar

Digital music worth $9bn this year

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Sunday 2 Mar

MasterCard, Etisalat celebrate award-winning partnership

TANZANIA
Etisalat Group, the leading telecoms operator in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, has celebrated an enduring partnership with MasterCard that has brought award-winning technologies to the market. »
Friday 28 Feb

TNM launches new airtime credit facility

MALAWI
Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) will next month launch an airtime credit facility product called “TNM Pasavute”.»
Thursday 27 Feb

Airtel Kenya to empower farmers via mobile

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has established a Farmer's Information System to provide real-time information to Kenyan farmers through its mobile network in the country.»
Monday 24 Feb

Tigo pioneers mobile money transfer with currency conversion

RWANDA
Tigo has launched what it describes as a world first mobile money transfer service between Rwanda and Tanzania.»

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