MOBILE

eTranzact invests $350k in Nigerian mobile money activation project

eTranzact invests $350k in Nigerian mobile money activation project

eTranzact has made an investment of US$350,000 into a mobile money activation project in northern and southwestern Nigeria in collaboration with financial sector development organisation EFInA. Read More

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MTN Ghana witnesses massive subscription through iFest MTN Ghana witnesses massive subscription through iFest MTN Ghana says it recorded close to 25,000 new data subscriptions through iFest last year ...
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Revenues from tablet games to triple Revenues from tablet games to triple New data from Juniper Research has revealed that by 2019 worldwide revenues from tablet games will ...
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Airtel DRC launches ‘Back to School’ promotionAirtel DRC launches ‘Back to School’ promotion Mobile operator Airtel has this week launched a humanitarian programme to support its cash-strapped subscribers in ...
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Friday 29 Aug

Safaricom-Equity battle for mobile banking hots up

KENYA
Equity bank's entry to the mobile banking and telephony industry is still hanging in the balance with London-based global association of mobile operators (GSMA) calling for independent audit. »
Friday 29 Aug

MTN, Huawei trial 2.4T WDM system

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications operator and Huawei today announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system. »
Thursday 28 Aug

Tigo supports 19th Ghana journalist awards

Mobile Network Operator Tigo Ghana has presented 10 tablets valued at GHC20,000 to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) towards the annual Journalist Awards scheduled to take place at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra.  »
Tuesday 26 Aug

Samsung showcases biometric scanner-enabled Galaxy Tab S

NIGERIA
Samsung Electronics has announced the availability of its new flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, in Nigeria. »
Tuesday 26 Aug

Airtel Uganda money transfer voted best digital financial service

UGANDA
Airtel Uganda was voted the Best Digital Financial Service of the year at the Digital Impact Awards Africa held at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel. »
Monday 25 Aug

DRC civil servants hail mobile banking, ICTs

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Civil servants in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have described mobile banking as the ‘biggest miracle’ of the 21st century.»
Sunday 24 Aug

AccessKenya Group launches mobile service application

KENYA
Corporate Internet and Information Technology Solutions provider AccessKenya Group has launched a mobile service solution for smart phones and tablets.»
Saturday 23 Aug

Streamed services to push digital music sales to $14bn by 2019

A new report from Juniper Research found that the digital music industry will experience slow growth in revenue over the next 5 years, from $12.3bn this year to $13.9bn in 2019. »
Saturday 23 Aug

SSA telecoms growing faster than any other region

The African telecoms market is set to be one of the main growth success stories for the telecoms sector in the next 5 years, according to a new report.»
Friday 22 Aug

Airtel, Tigo launch cross-network money transfer service in Tanzania

TANZANIA
Bharti Airtel has announced the introduction of a service that will allow customers send and receive between Airtel’s mobile money service and that of Tigo in Tanzania.»
Friday 22 Aug

MTN Cameroon launches youth development programme

CAMEROON
MTN Cameroon has announced the launch of the YEP programme to develop Cameroonian youths.  »
Friday 22 Aug

Tigo introduces unified short code for products and services

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has announced the installation of a world-class IVR (Interactive Voice Response) that will give both its pre-paid and post-paid customers the opportunity to access all its product through a unified short code, 555. »
Wednesday 20 Aug

Airtel, VeriFone Mobile Money speed up merchant enablement

KENYA
Bharti Airtel and VeriFone Mobile Money have reached an agreement to offer VeriFone Mobile Money’s merchant enablement applications for mobile Tap n Pay across Airtel’s 17 operating countries in Africa. »
Wednesday 20 Aug

Umati Capital secures $10m finance line from ApexPeak

KENYA
Kenyan financial tech startup Umati Capital has agreed a deal with ApexPeak securing its first line of wholesale capital. »
Wednesday 20 Aug

Kirusa acquires Ghana’s Saya Mobile

GHANA
Voice messaging and social media apps firm Kirusa has acquired Ghana-based Saya Mobile, which provides instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers. »
Wednesday 20 Aug

TNM to conduct biggest promotion pay-out

MALAWI
TNM will on August 26 splash out over K100 million in its Ufulu@50 Promotion, the biggest payout in a single day in the history of promotions in Malawi.»

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Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.