Category Archives: Mobile

Showmax to live-stream the UEFA Champions League on their mobile app

Showmax Pro subscribers can now enjoy the UEFA Champions League on their mobile. On September 15, the quest for Europes most coveted trophy in club soccer begun again. The highly-anticipated 67th edition of the UEFA CHampions League tournament will see 32 top teams battle it out over the next nine months, all with an eye [...]

UAE’s Yahsat and Cobham SATCOM partner on new mobile broadband system

Al Yah Satellite (Yahsat), the UAE-headquartered satellite solutions provider, has selected Cobham SATCOM to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and products, to operate as part of its next-generation Thuraya 4-NGS system. According to Yahsat, Cobham SATCOMs expertise and capabilities will further enhance their mobile satellite services (MSS) advanced broadband data services, [...]

Flutterwave announces mobile money partnership with MTN

Flutterwave, Africas leading payments technology company, announced a mobile money partnership with Africas largest telecommunications provider, MTN Group. This partnership will allow businesses integrating Flutterwave in Cameroon, Côte dIvoire, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia to receive payments via MTN Mobile Money (MoMo). MTN MoMo is a fintech platform providing consumers and businesses with an electronic wallet, [...]

Mdundo inks deal with MTN in Nigeria

Mdundo, the East Africa-based music distribution platform, has partnered with MTN Nigeria to launch a music bundle that offers Mdundos Premium service to the telcos subscribers. The arrangement will bring Mdundos catalogue of more than 2 million songs, as well as exclusively curated music playlists, to over 100 million mobile customers in Nigeria. Patrick Sambao, [...]

Vodacom released 5G services in Northern Cape

Vodacom Central Region became the first network provider to switch on the first live 5G mobile network in Kimberley, in the Northern Cape, thus allowing customers who have 5G-enabled devices and are within a 5G coverage area to now have access the new 5G network. Evah Mthimunye, Managing Executive for Vodacom Central Region, has commented [...]

MTN projects to deploy 5G services in Cameroon

MTN Cameroon (MTNC), a subsidiary of the South African multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN Group, has requested a licence from the telecom regulator to deploy 5G. The operator said it is currently implementing high-impact projects including experimentation with 5G technology and has submitted a request to the Telecommunications Regulatory Board for a relevant licence to [...]

GMIS and Etisalat joined forces to speed up 5G roll out in UAE

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS) is partnering with the telecom giant Etisalat to speed up the development of 5G network services to spur the digital transformation both in the UAE and globally. Dr Ahmed bin Ali, Group Senior Vice-President – Corporate Communications at Etisalat, said  that digital technology and 5G networks generate enormous [...]

UNITEL and Huawei join forces to launch mobile money service in Angola

UNITEL launched this week a digital money service “UNITEL Money” in Angola. The service allows users to make deposit, withdrawal, transfer and payment via mobile phone, without needing a bank account.The technology platform used by UNITEL is powered by Huawei, with whom the company has been cooperating over the past couple of years. “The project [...]

Saudi Research and Media Group launches Arabic anime project titled ‘Manga Arabia’

Saudi Research & Media Group (SRMG) launches Arabic anime project Manga Arabia. This project will have two offerings: Manga Arabia Kids with content catering to the 1015-year-old age group, and a second title targeting those 16 and above. Both offerings will be available free of charge in digital formats and monthly printed copies. The launch [...]