Category Archives: Mobile

Vodacom to launch Alipay in South Africa

Vodacom Group has partnered with digital platform Alipay to create a superapp for South Africa which will be operational as from next year. We already offer South African customers an ecosystem of innovative digital financial services products, but this technology partnership with Alipay will enable us to be on par with leading global digital counterparts [...]

Audiomack extends its reach in Africa

According to Billboard, free music streaming service Audiomack is extending its operations in Africa by opening a new office in Lagos, Nigeria. The service is already accessible in all 54 countries on the continent, and is the No. 1 free music app, the No. 6 free app overall, after Facebooks suite of apps and Snapchat [...]

MTN Nigeria rolls out first e-SIM technology in West Africa

Nigerias telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria is continuously driving their way to lead digital transformation to improve customer experience and uphold the high quality of services for its subscribers. Hence, the telecommunication company has started the trial of e-SIM services on its network for a period of 12 months, after receiving the approval from the Nigerian Communication [...]

Safaricom rolls out Lipa Na M-PESA business app in Kenya

Kenya-based telco, Safaricom, has introduced a Lipa Na M-PESA business smartphone app for more than 170,000 agents on the service. Also known as M-PESA for Business, the app allows business owners to benefit from real-time statements, export statements and track their business performance on the go. Through the app, entrepreneurs can withdraw funds from Lipa [...]

Telma and Ericsson introduce 5G network in Madagascar

Telma has rolled out Madagascars first 5G network, via the network infrastructure supplied by Swedish tech giant, Ericsson. Telma introduced Madagascars first 5G consumer services using spectrum in the 3.6-3.7 GHz band, with the network going live on the 26th June 2020. By rolling out 5G on the island, Telma forms part of the few operators [...]

Ethiopia receives 12 bids for two telco licenses

Ethiopias communications regulator announced that it has received twelve bids for the two telecom licenses it intends to grant to multinational mobile companies, breaking the state monopoly. Th regulator stated that nine bidders are telecom operators and two non-telecom operators, and one submission was incomplete. Bidders consist of Etisalat, Axian, MTN, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, [...]