Category Archives: Mobile

NetOne negotiates with Telkom for a possible joint venture in Zimbabwe

NetOne, the state-owned mobile operator has begun negotiations with South African telecom operator Telkom to form a new joint venture in Zimbabwe. NetOne is among the 35 state-owned enterprises that the government has decided to privatize to raise funds to strengthen the state’s finances and finance its Transition Stabilization Program (TSP). Zimbabwes treasury is extending [...]

Spotify launch Afro Hub to promote African music

Spotify, the world leader in music streaming, announced the launch of Afro Hub, a section dedicated to music from the African continent. This action was implemented as part of Global Cultures, a Spotify initiative to promote music from traditionally neglected cultural backgrounds. In a communication, Spotify announced, “Afro Hub celebrates and honors African culture and [...]

AKA rolls out new app with Vodacom

Vodacom and rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes has launched an app called AKA Beam World. AKA Beam World is an app accessible exclusively to Vodacom subscribers and offering content that isnt available on other social networks. After closing his company, Beam Group, the rapper is extending his reach with his new collaboration with Vodacom. [...]

Tigo introduced 4G+ in Tanzania

Mobile operator Tigo Tanzania introduced the 4G+ network promising data customers “an ultra-fast digital experience”. The Chief Technical and Information Officer of Tigo, Jerome Albou, said, “The launch of 4G+ is in line with Tigo’s transformative journey and the company’s objective of offering customers the best digital experience.” Tigo subscribers with a 4G+ enabled smartphone [...]

Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is extending its African video offering with a mobile-first news video service, Africa Journal. Africa Journal is all about stories of Africa from a local and global perspective, reuniting Reuters pan-African coverage with comprehensive video reporting. This follows the growing mobile and digital consumption of news on the [...]

Digital Virgo Africa acquires exclusive Mobile Video Content Rights 2018 Football World Cup

Currently present at the Mobile world congress in Barcelona, Digital Virgo, a French company specializing in digital marketing, has acquired the exclusive rights for mobile exploitation of video content related to the 2018 Football World Cup.. The acquisition was made possible thanks to an agreement with FIFA and Econet Media, the parent company of Kwese [...]

Ghanaian will soon pay to watch TV channels on mobile

In Ghana, people with access to mobile TV channels may soon be paying royalties. This information was provided by Akuffo Annor-Ntow, General Manager of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). One can even speak of certainty since the interested party declared: “finally, the laws will apply to those who consume this content on mobile applications”. For [...]

JOOX Mobile app for music streaming now in SA

Tencent Africa launched a mobile music streaming app allowing South Africans to stream and download music. The app will come with functionalities, including hundreds of local music playlists with a soundtrack suiting every mood. JOOX will provide free and paid VIP experiences to users and offline music listening as well, saving up on mobile data. [...]

Ooredoo Oman offers 4G services to 200 new locations

The leading telecom provider, Ooredoo Oman revealed the expansion of its high speed 4G services to more than 200 locations across the country. Areas benefiting from this major network expansion include Adam, Izki, Ibra, Al Qabil, Bidiyah, as well as Bawshar and As Seeb in Muscat and Salalah in the Governorate of Dhofar.  Feras bin [...]