Category Archives: Mobile

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 [...]

MTN to launch 4G+ in Ghana

MTN Ghana has introduced its 4G+ service to offer faster data speeds with the broadest coverage for its customers. The 4G+ service runs on 4G LTE Advanced technology using the amalgamation of the 800MHz and 2600MHz for carrier aggregation which is an improvement on the 4G LTE experience. This offers more capacity and enhanced data speed of [...]

Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and downloading service in Africa has signed a deal with Warner Music to bring record companys closer to the region. The partnership will allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Musics range of music to the listeners in over ten countries such as Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Joe He, CEO of Boomplay, says: “Major [...]

MTN confirmed the relaunched of Mobile Money service in South Africa

MTN has announced the relaunched of Mobile Money (MoMo), alongside new media offerings which will increase digital revenue. To note, MTN launched its Mobile Money in 2012 which attracted over 2 million customers, but shut it down in 2016 due to lack of commercial feasibility. The operating costs of providing a mobile money platform have [...]

Bayede Mobile to be available in SA mid-2019

King Goodwill Zwelithini has apparently aligned with JR Capital, and a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) to introduce a new mobile network in South Africa in mid-2019. Labelled Bayede Mobile, the new mobile network intends to deliver affordable mobile rates to the people of South Africa, allowing communities to easily connect. Moreover, Bayede is a [...]

MTN to roll out ‘WeChat of Africa’

MTN Group has declared it will introduce an instant messaging (IM) service like to Chinas WeChat and Facebooks WhatsApp as it looks forward to boost revenue from digital services and mobile money. With the IM platform, which will be part of the groups mobile money initiatives, MTN wants to shape what group CEO Rob Shuter calls [...]

MultiChoice launched MyDStv mobile app in Kenya

MultiChoice has revealed its new exciting project, the mobile app, called MyDStv which has been tailored to the Kenyan market to ensure minimal data consumption and  will be available for download in Kenya from 25 February 2019 via the iOS and Android app stores at no cost. In this ever-growing digital environment, its our mission [...]

Zain and Nokia roll out 4.9G trial in Saudi Arabia

Nokia and Zain KSA have rolled out a Massive MIMO pilot in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, which seeks to offer download speeds of up to 700Mbps. The pilot uses spectrum in the 2.6GHz range over Zain’s LTE network and will exploit Nokia’s 5G ready AirScale Massive MIMO antenna for 4.9G calls. The head [...]

Sirius Telecoms rolls out MVNO services in Senegal

Sirius Telecoms launched the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Promobile in Senegal owned by local business tycoon Mbackiou Faye. It is the first virtual mobile network operator in Senegal to enter the telecom market. The new mobile operator will try to position itself for the development of a digital society that aims to offer [...]