Category Archives: Mobile

Playfre to stream its music service across Africa

Playfre has just announced its expansion across the whole African continent. Playfre was launched in May 2019 serving only 18 African countries. According to the CEO and co-founder, Chika Nwaogu We just crossed the milestone of 20,000 registered users and 10 million streams, so we felt it was time to expand our services to include [...]

Africell secures mobile operator license in Angola

The Angolan government has granted Lebanese owned Africell the mobile operator license in the country. Africell is already operating in four African countries Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Angola’s mobile phone market, with almost 14 million users, is currently controlled by two privately held companies — Unitel and Movicel. A third [...]

Safaricom and Visa joint forces for M-Pesa customers

Safaricom and Visa have announced a new partnership by developing products to support digital payments for M-PESA customers. The partnership will cover more than 24 million M-PESA customers, over 173,000 Lipa Na M-PESA merchants from Safaricom and 61 million merchant locations throughout Visas global network. We are delighted to partner with Visa in exploring products [...]

m-Gurush to launch the first International remittance service in South Sudan

m-GURUSH, South Sudans first Mobile Money service, has launched the International Remittance services on their Mobile Money Platform. This is yet another ground breaking innovative feature from m-GURUSH that will enable customers to conveniently send money across Africa and beyond. The service will benefit m-GURUSH customers, especially the business and trading communities sending funds from [...]

Snapchat introduced 40 new shows for Ramadan

Snapchat has just launched exclusive new shows from Snapchats Discover partners available through its app. The 40 new Snapchat shows, curated in partnership with broadcasters, digital natives and creators in the Middle East region, have been developed specifically for the month of Ramadan.     There is indeed a great variety of shows such as Ramez [...]

ICASA allocates emergency radio frequency to telecom operators in SA

SA mobile subscribers will get better internet speeds and overall better service as the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), the telecom regulator, has issued temporary radio frequency spectrum to operators to tackle communication challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last Friday, ICASA said MTN, Telkom, Vodacom, Rain and Liquid Telecoms have been allocated more [...]

Vodacom and Safaricom seal the acquisition of M-Pesa brand from Vodafone

Vodacom and Safaricom announce that they have finalized the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture. The transaction, which was first announced in 2019, will accelerate M-PESAs growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-PESA brand, product development and [...]

Rain rolls out new 5G product in SA

Rain has introduced a new 5G product, called the Standard Plan, which provides subscribers an uncapped 30Mbps service for 44.70 USD (R699) per month. The operators existing 5G package which proposes speeds of over 200Mbps has been renamed to the Premium Plan. Rain started the commercialization of its 5G service on 11 November [...]