MOBILE

Tigo Pesa returns TZS 3bn to customers

Tigo Pesa returns TZS 3bn to customers

Tigo Tanzania has announced the first of its regular quarterly payments worth 3bn/- (US $ 1.8 million) to Tigo Pesa users.  Read More

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Airtel launches 4G in SeychellesAirtel launches 4G in Seychelles Airtel Seychelles has launched one of Africa’s first state-of-the-art FD-LTE networks, to deliver best-in-class wireless ...
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Airtel Kenya formally introduces the new Chairman of the Board Airtel Kenya formally introduces the new Chairman of the Board Airtel has formally introduced the new Chairman of the Board to management and staff of Airtel ...
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Vodacom Business Nigeria expands to Ibadan, KanoVodacom Business Nigeria expands to Ibadan, Kano Vodacom Business Nigeria has announced the opening of new offices in Ibadan and Kano as part ...
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Tuesday 25 Nov

Airtel Ghana sweeps PR Excellence Awards

GHANA
Airtel Ghana, Telecommunications giant and winner of CIMG Marketing Oriented Company of the Year, has won five awards at the 2014 Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards. »
Tuesday 25 Nov

Who wins Vodafone Icons 2014?

GHANA
Come Wednesday, the final five Vodafone Icons contestants will battle it out and trill music fans to their wonderful compositions to climax this year’s Remix Edition of Vodafone Icons at the National Theatre. »
Tuesday 25 Nov

Econet-Ericsson in new network deal

ZIMBABWE
Ericsson has announced that it has been selected as the sole supplier by Zimbabwe's largest provider of telecommunications services, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, for the company’s Core network upgrade programme.»
Tuesday 25 Nov

Regin: a malicious platform capable of spying on GSM networks

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published its research on Regin – the first cyber-attack platform known to penetrate and monitor GSM networks in addition to other “standard” spying tasks. »
Monday 24 Nov

Mobile backlog affects revenues

New research shows that a slow approach to app development is increasingly damaging revenue opportunities in the enterprise. The study found that organisations are currently struggling with a significant mobile backlog and unable to cope with business demands.»
Saturday 22 Nov

Tigo deploys overhead fibre in Ghana

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has embarked on an overhead fibre project in some parts of the country in a bid to reduce damage to its cables.»
Friday 21 Nov

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

GHANA
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has welcomed Ghana’s commitment to scrap hefty import duties on smartphones. »
Friday 21 Nov

VMware 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 the mobile cloud-era.»
Friday 21 Nov

Safaricom launches M-PESA mobile financial journal

KENYA
Safaricom has announced the launch of M-Ledger, an Android based application that provides subscribers on the company’s network with a simple and easy to use financial journal to track and monitor their M-PESA transactions. »
Thursday 20 Nov

Ghana moots lifting of smartphone import tax

GHANA
The Government of Ghana is set to consider the lifting of import tax duties on smart phones. »
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.»

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