Category Archives: Mobile

MTN Ghana target 20 million mobile money subscribers

According to Ghanaian Times, MTN Ghana is set to attract 20 million subscribers on its Mobile Money service by 2022. The General Manager of MTN Mobile Financial Services Limited, Eli Hini who disclosed this in an interview with the media after the launch of the 10th anniversary celebration of MTN Mobile Money (Momo), said “we [...]

MTN Ghana target 20 million mobile money subscribers

According to Ghanaian Times, MTN Ghana is set to attract 20 million subscribers on its Mobile Money service by 2022. The General Manager of MTN Mobile Financial Services Limited, Eli Hini who disclosed this in an interview with the media after the launch of the 10th anniversary celebration of MTN Mobile Money (Momo), said “we [...]

Telkom Kenya launched free WIFI hotspots in Nairobi CBD

Nairobi County Government in partnership with Meelin Media Limited and Telkom Kenya will be providing free wireless internet access in select parts of Nairobi, to fill in the connectivity gap. This initiative is a boost to the governments efforts to bridge existing gaps in internet connectivity. Whereas internet penetration has grown over the last few [...]

Ooredoo Money launched new promotion in Qatar

Ooredoo Money introduced a new deal to accommodate its customers who send remittances to its home countries over the Eid period as well as to stay connected to their loved ones.  Customers transferring $275 or more to any eligible countries with competitive fees will get 2GB data free. The countries where the promotion is suitable [...]

Wari, the Senegal payment service now available on WhatsApp

WhatsApp users can now have access to the services of Wari, the Senegalese payments firm. “The availability of Wari’s financial services on WhatsApp will allow millions of consumers to easily initiate financial transactions no matter where they are located in the world,” said a representative of Wari.  WhatsApp users will now be able to charge [...]

Maliyo Games inked distribution deal with Telecoming for the African market

Maliyo Games, have recently signed a gaming distribution deal with Telecoming, the European technology company specialized in digital services monetization to distribute its offer in the region, by doing this Telecoming, can now enhance its presence on the African market.  According to Nicolas Gimenez, Telecomings Content Director the combination of quality content and technology is [...]

Ooredoo offers free Yupp TV subscription to Hala customers

Ooredoo announced a new promotion by providing Hala customers with one months free subscription to Yupp Tv, which is an app-based content provider. Yupp TV offers a wide variety of movies and programmes in different Indian languages, as well as content from other apps provided within the Yupp TV app. The telco leader is offering [...]

Safaricom introduces affordable 4G-enabled smartphones in Kenya

Safaricom has introduced a smartphone campaign by launching the cheapest 4G-enabled smartphones Neon Ray and Neon Nova in Kenya. The introduction of the smartphones is intended to offer a digital experience for those who do not have smartphones. The Chief Customer Officer at Safaricom, Sylvia Mulinge, said, At Safaricom, we aim to transform lives by providing solutions to [...]

Ooredoo Money offered instant cash back reward

Ooredoo Money customers who send money for the first time using existing Ooredoo Money International Money Transfer partners MoneyGram, Aldar Exchange or Ooredoo Exchange will get a $6 instant fee cashback reward.  Any Ooredoo customer who subscribes to Ooredoo Money and sends money using an international money transfer option for the first time will enjoy [...]

Boomplay, the next Spotify of Africa

Boomplay, a service founded by Transsnet has raised $20 million in outside funding as it looks to break into more sub-Saharan countries and continue to build up its database of music tracks.  The company currently has some 5 million music tracks and videos on its platform, with a huge emphasis on African artists, with 42 [...]