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Alliance for Affordable Internet welcomes Ghanaian moves to cut mobile phone taxes

Alliance for Affordable Internet welcomes Ghanaian moves to cut mobile phone taxes

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has welcomed Ghana’s commitment to scrap hefty import duties on smartphones.  Read More

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VMware Study: Businesses can Take Three Weeks to get Employees Mobile-ReadyVMware Study: Businesses can Take Three Weeks to get Employees Mobile-Ready EMEA businesses say concerns over trust, ownership and delivery capability may hold back taking advantage of ...
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Safaricom launches M-PESA mobile financial journalSafaricom launches M-PESA mobile financial journal Safaricom has announced the launch of M-Ledger, an Android based application that provides subscribers on the ...
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Ghana moots lifting of smartphone import tax Ghana moots lifting of smartphone import tax The Government of Ghana is set to consider the lifting of import tax duties on smart ...
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Thursday 20 Nov

Airtel, Access Bank strike Access Money deal

NIGERIA
Access Bank Plc has collaborated one of Nigeria’s leading telcos, Airtel to develop and launch a new mobile money service.»
Thursday 20 Nov

How service quality can improve: NCC

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s NCC says quality of service problems are caused by too much traffic on networks, and operators have been urged to keep expanding their capacity. »
Wednesday 19 Nov

Mobile subscriptions in Africa near billion mark

Mobile subscriptions in Africa passed 880 million in Q3 of 2014 with a 77 percent mobile penetration, says Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report.»
Wednesday 19 Nov

Microsoft, Opera Software to extend Opera Mobile Store to more Nokia phones

Opera Mobile Store will replace Nokia Store as the default app store for Nokia feature phones, Symbian and Nokia X smartphones, following an agreement between Opera Software and Microsoft.»
Wednesday 19 Nov

Apple commends Glo on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus launch

NIGERIA
The creative management of the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Nigeria by Globacom has earned commendation from Apple, manufacturer of high end smartphones.»
Tuesday 18 Nov

Africell DRC’s free calls delight users despite lack of interconnection

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Despite its lack of interconnection, Africell’s low rates make it a popular choice for DRC subscribers.»
Tuesday 18 Nov

Nigeria grows subscribers to 134.5m

NIGERIA
Nigeria has grown subscribers figures to 134.5 million at the end third quarter of this year. It also grew teledensity to 96.08 per cent.»
Monday 17 Nov

Mobile transaction users to hit 2bn by 2017

A new report from Juniper Research has found that just over 2 billion mobile phone or tablet users will make some form of mobile commerce transaction by the end of 2017, up from 1.6 billion this year.»
Sunday 16 Nov

Satellite-powered tablet to use Newtec technology for e-learning

SOUTH AFRICA
Satellite solution provider Yazmi has announced a new e-learning scheme using the first satellite-enabled tablet, called Odyssey, and Newtec's multicast technology to deliver content via satellite to rural, remote and low income regions in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.»
Sunday 16 Nov

Zero-rating key to customer acquisition - Airtel Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
Making OTT services such as Facebook and WhatsApp available for free on mobile networks - or so-called “zero-rating” - is a key part of customer acquisition, according to Willie Ellis, head of products and innovation at Airtel Africa.»
Friday 14 Nov

Value, content as important as cost for African devices

SOUTH AFRICA
African consumers are more concerned with value for money than getting the cheapest phone available when buying devices, with manufacturers needing to get the balance between cost and content right in order to make sales, according to panelists at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town.»
Friday 14 Nov

TECNO to launch sub-$30 smartphone next year

NIGERIA
Device manufacturer TECNO Mobile is planning to launch a smartphone next year that will cost less than US$30, as it looks to remove the barriers to smartphone ownership in Africa.»
Friday 14 Nov

Airtel to offer insurance cover for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

KENYA
Airtel has announced that it will offer a 2-year insurance cover to its customers who purchase iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in any of its designated outlets in Kenya.  »
Friday 14 Nov

EcoCash-Western Union link up

ZIMBABWE
The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, and Zimbabwe’s leading mobile money service provider, Econet Wireless, have teamed up to offer consumers fast and reliable international money transfers.»
Friday 14 Nov

Mobile money services must innovate to be sustainable - Tigo

SOUTH AFRICA
Mobile money services must continually be innovating if they are to make their business sustainable in the long-run, according to Diego Gutierrez, general manager of Tigo Tanzania.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Mobile money operators must take holistic approach – panel

SOUTH AFRICA
Companies launching mobile money services were urged by panelists at AfricaCom in Cape Town to approach the market strategically and holistically if they are to be sustainable.  »

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