Category Archives: Mobile

eMedia partners with MTN to introduce eVOD service with free mobile data

eMedia Holdings has rolled out a free streaming platform, eVOD (e-Video on Demand), in a three-year partnership with mobile telecommunications partner MTN. eMedias exclusive partnership with MTN will enable 32 million MTN users and other network subscribers to watch never seen before dramas and movies on any device at any time. Moreover, MTN customers who [...]

Equitel introduces 4G services in Kenya

Equity Telecoms mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Equitel, has introduced its fourth generation (4G) services in Kenya. The new 4G high-speed broadband network offers faster speeds to browse, stream, download and upload for customers in line with current market demands. Equity’s Group IT and Operations Director, Lanre Bamisebi, noted that the upgrade would improve customer [...]

MTN and Sanlam join forces to develop insurtech in Africa

The South African giant in telecommunications, MTN, and compatriot financial services Sanlam are joining their forces to offer insurance products to the telecommunications operators subscribers in Africa, where relatively few have an insurance cover. The Sanlam-MTN Alliance will build a digital insurance and investment business, which will be an integral part of MTNs fintech offering, [...]

Safaricom-led consortium to introduce mobile money service in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has cleared the path for Safaricom-led consortium to launch its popular M-Pesa in the Ethiopian market after deciding to include the mobile phone-based financial services in the telcos license offered in May. According to the Business Daily Africa website, the Ethiopian authorities have stated that the license making the consortium the first new [...]

Ooredoo provides 5G for free to Samsung and Huawei devices in Oman

Ooredoo customers can now enjoy the 5G experience for free on any Samsung or Huawei 5G-enabled smartphone. Accessible from 5G-covered areas across the Sultanate, the limited-time offer will provide users with power of lightning-fast speeds, giving amazing performance, whether watching a movie or joining a video conference. Taking internet use to a whole new level [...]

Expresso Telecom to provide WhatsApp based customer communication across Senegal

Global leader in business communications services Infobip announced on the 4th of August 2021 that it will now provide WhatsApp customer communication services and its Conversations CPaaS-based contact center solution to leading Senegal mobile operator Expresso. Mobile operators worldwide are increasingly adopting cloud-based customer communication solutions, in no small part driven by the COVID-19 pandemic [...]

South Africa’s Eastern Cape province to receive MTN’s network services

The South African operator MTN is planning to invest approximately $11.8 million in network expansion in South Africas Eastern Cape province. According to the CAJ News website, both the LTE and 5G networks will be expanded by MTN in the Eastern Cape province. The hope is that the additional investment will enable the mobile operator [...]

Hormuud Telecom unveils its first mobile money app in Somalia

Waafi is considered as one of Somalias major telecom companys mobile money applications that brings quick impact when it comes to ease access to manage mobile money and other related financial services all in one app. The Waafi app combines mobile money, communication, entertainment, and payments where consumers can access bank accounts, perform online transactions, [...]

MFS Africa collaborates with Afrimoney in Sierra Leone

MFS Africa describes itself as Africas largest payment gateway. The company has announced its entry into Sierra Leone, partnering with Afrimoney, the mobile money service offered by pan-African telecommunications company Africell. The goal will be to enable mobile money users in the country to receive payments from abroad smoothly and affordably. As explained by MFS, [...]