Category Archives: Mobile

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 [...]

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 [...]