Monthly Archives: July 2019

MTN launches the first Chatbot in Ivory Coast

MTN recently launched the first Chatbot in Ivory Coast, to perform mobile money transactions via WhatsApp.  Eva de MoMo is the new Chatbot based on AI technology. Eva plays the role of virtual assistant and is able to interact with mobile money subscribers via WhatsApp. Eva does mobile money (MoMo) transactions such as balance consultation, [...]

Google to launch free fast WI-FI in South Africa

Google is bringing Google Station, aiming to provide fast WIFI to everyone, to South Africa. The platform which makes it easy to roll out safe and protected Wi-Fi hotspots in public places by providing its partners with software and hardware support Google works with network operators, fibre providers, system integrators, and other partners to offers [...]

New reality show hosted by Ama K Abebrese launched in Ghana

A Jewel In The Streets, a new reality TV show is about to hit Ghanas TV screens, with Ama K Abebrese as the host. It will open up with an overview of the realities faced by Ghanas head porters, knows as kayayei. In Accra alone there are thousands of young women in the kayayei business, [...]

StarTimes offers free kids channels

StarTimes just announced a week of free viewing for all its kids channels over the holiday period from August 1 to 7. According to the company, this is aimed at entertaining, educating, and providing informative content for children during the holiday period without subscription. Commenting the latest move, StarTimes Public Relations manager, Kunmi Balogun, said, [...]

Du to launch second phase of 5G in UAE by end-2020

Saleem Al Balooshi, Chief Infrastructure at du, announced the launch of the second phase of the 5G network in the UAE by the end of 2020. The Emirati telecom operator also aims to invest around AED 1.3 billion to AED 1.5 billion this year, mainly in the preparations for the 5G network. The company has [...]

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South Sudan launches first mobile money transfer platform

A joint partnership between Trinity Technologies and Zain, one of the leading mobile phone networks in South Sudan will introduce M-Gurush. The service will allow subscribers to deposit, withdraw and transfer money as well as make payments for goods and services.  M-Gurush places South Sudan as the 92nd country to offer mobile money services across [...]

Airtel Nigeria rolls out 4G smartphones

Nigerian Telecommunications provider, Airtel has introduced two new 4G Smartphones the Airtel Diva and Airtel Top Notch. These smartphones come to show Airtels pledge to boost mobile Internet as well as improve the data experience of telecoms subscribers across the country.  With the Airtel Diva costing at $55 and the Airtel Top Notch at [...]

Zain and Trinity Technologies introduced Mobile Money service ‘M-Gurush’ in South Sudan

The new mobile phone-based money transfer service has been introduced through a collaboration between Trinity Technologies and Zain which will enable users to deposit, withdraw, transfer money and pay for goods and services across Sudan. South Sudans information minister, Michael Makuei stated that this development will produce job opportunities for the youth in rural and [...]

Abu Dhabi Media launched UFC Arabia for Arabic-Language Streaming Service

Abu Dhabi Media has introduced UFC Arabia, the first Arabic language UFC streaming platform in the MENA region. After seizing a partnership deal with the worlds premier mixed martial arts promotion, this launch will allow fans in the regions 21 countries to exclusively live stream events as well as access a range of fight videos. [...]

VSKIT collaborates with StarTimes to launch Nigeria’s TV show, ‘Voice to Fame’

Short video sharing platform, VSKIT has partnered with Digital cable TV, StarTimes, to launch the maiden edition of Voice to Fame, a dubbing competition in Nigeria. The TV show will be available on Sunday. The show will see eight contestants challenging celebrities, for a chance to win a grand prize of N2 million. The Voice to [...]