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Mobile commerce changes the game for retailers in Africa

Mobile commerce changes the game for retailers in Africa

The rapid evolution in the capabilities of mobile phones is revolutionising the retail space, and the concept of mobile commerce or mCommerce has become a central focus in the digital strategies of many retailers, says Wipro. Read More

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MTN leads in Cameroon with 11.2 million usersMTN leads in Cameroon with 11.2 million users The third-quarterly verdict delivered last week by ART, the Cameroon telecom regulator, shows that MTN had ...
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MTN is Ivory Coast mobile market leaderMTN is Ivory Coast mobile market leader With eight million subscribers out of a population of 22 million, South Africa’s mobile operator ...
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Orange rolls out 3G network to 14 more areas of KenyaOrange rolls out 3G network to 14 more areas of Kenya Orange has added 14 more urban centres to its 3G network as it moves to consolidate ...
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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.»
Thursday 22 Jan

Airtel Kenya drops roaming rates in Uganda

KENYA
Airtel customers can now browse for as low as Ksh 10 per MB while roaming in Uganda, a 78% drop in price. »
Thursday 22 Jan

TNM mobile money usage grows by 20%

MALAWI
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has announced that the number of customers using its mobile money service, called Mpamba meaning ‘capital’, has increased by 20 percent.»
Wednesday 21 Jan

M-Shwari loans help customers acquire smart devices

KENYA
Following a month of trials, the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom have formally introduced a new proposition that will enable M-Shwari customers to access affordable loans to acquire smartphones and tablets.»
Wednesday 21 Jan

Azimo launches instant money transfer to eight new countries in West Africa

BENIN
Azimo, the online money transfer service, has announced that customers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in West African CFA francs for instant cash pick-up.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

Airtel partners Cignifi and WSBI on mobile savings products

GHANA
Brussels-based WSBI (World Savings and Retail Banking Institute) and Cignifi today announced an agreement to develop and test-market an innovative mobile savings product targeted at underserved and dormant savers. »
Tuesday 20 Jan

Orange grows Kenyan market share

KENYA
Orange Kenya reports that its market share has grown to 9.2%, with growth in its off-net and on-net share and ARPU.»
Tuesday 20 Jan

WorldRemit, MTN in Mobile Money partnership

WorldRemit and MTN have signed a global partnership that will enable WorldRemit customers to send remittances instantly to MTN’s Mobile Money customers.»
Monday 19 Jan

Data, digital services our focus this year, says MTN

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria says this year will see it move to 'Telco 2.0' with a focus on the provision of data and digital services to its customers in the country.»
Saturday 17 Jan

Survey finds Malawi’s telecoms costs exorbitant

MALAWI
Findings from a survey by Research ICT Solutions indicate that Malawi ranks amongst African countries with highest cost of making phone calls and Internet usage.»
Saturday 17 Jan

Orange, title partner of the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea

GUINEA
Orange is once again the title sponsor of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Equatorial Guinea this weekend.»
Friday 16 Jan

Kenya’s smartphone owners turn to insurance

KENYA
Kenyan smartphone owners are fast adopting specialized insurance to cover loss, theft or damage to their devices, reports Kenya Orient Insurance.»
Friday 16 Jan

Globacom win ‘changed my life’, says farmer

NIGERIA
Globacom has presented N1 million each to lucky subscribers, including a 50-year-old farmer who just came out of detention for a minor traffic offence, and a musician in the ongoing N120 million Glo Overload promotion.»
Wednesday 14 Jan

Safaricom progresses ONA

KENYA
Safaricom subscribers are set to enjoy significantly discounted roaming rates for roaming calls made in Uganda following the adoption of the One Network Area initiative by the country.»
Wednesday 14 Jan

yuMobile customers now part of Airtel’s network

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has announced that it has successfully integrated yuMobile customers into its network. »
Wednesday 14 Jan

Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones

TANZANIA
Tigo Tanzania today announced the launch of Tigo Music through a partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service that will provide Tanzanians with unlimited music experience.»

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UCC launches 2015 ACIA awardsUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.

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Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.

COMPANY NEWS

MTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct Connect

MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the ...

“All Systems GO!” for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in Zambia

It’s “All Systems GO!” for the winners of the fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards to be announced at the awards ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia ...

Spectra Wireless, Microsoft 4Afrika launch first commercial TV white spaces services in Africa

University students will now get fast, affordable Internet bundles and receive zero-interest financing when purchasing a new device.