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The evolution and revolution of business networks in Africa

Trade is in Africa's blood. Its rich resources, numerous societies and access to the world have created a hotbed of trade civilisations...

By Brett Parker 18 Jul 2016

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service

Tanzania's leading telecommunication company renown for driving digital lifestyle transformation, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz), has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users...

5 Feb 2016

Praekelt Foundation partners with Facebook to support social change

The Praekelt Foundation has partnered with Facebook to support the impact of Internet.org and the Free Basics by Facebook platform...

18 Nov 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Helios Towers Tanzania, Vodacom joins forces

Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has announced that its Tanzanian subsidiary, Helios Towers Tanzania, has reached an agreement with Vodacom Tanzania Limited to acquire 100% of its existing tower network in the country for stock and cash in the Vodacom Group's first ever towers transaction.

22 Jul 2013

Datatec forecast remains unchanged

International Information and communications technology group Datatec said on Wednesday (17 July) that overall group revenues and earnings for the period March to June this year were similar to those for the same four months last year but underlying earnings‚ basic earnings and headline earnings per share were all slightly lower.

17 Jul 2013

Vodacom Business wants to grow fast

Within five years‚ Vodacom Business could account for 25% of Vodacom South Africa's service revenue according to new plans revealed by Vuyani Jarana‚ chief executive of the company

5 Jul 2013

197m people paying MTN for services

Telecommunications group MTN said on Tuesday (28 May) that the group had increased its subscriber base by 4% in the four months to April 30 to 197.4m mobile subscribers across its operations.

29 May 2013

Ugandans get 4G connections

MTN said last week it had launched its long-term evolution (LTE) or 4G network in Uganda, making it the first mobile operator in that country to do so.

By Thabiso Mochiko 29 Apr 2013

MTN now has 195m subscribers

Mobile phone operator MTN has increased its subscriber numbers by 3.2% in the first quarter 2013 and now has 195.4m users of its service in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

26 Apr 2013

BlackBerry wants SA app developers

BlackBerry is investigating opportunities to support local mobile software applications (apps) developers in Africa, in a bid to attract more customers and claw back market share, the local company claims.

2 Apr 2013

Mobile cash services bank on growth

The growth of mobile money will continue at a rapid rate this year‚ global mobile industry body GSMA said in a recently released report entitled The Economy of Mobile 2013.

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Mar 2013

Mobile money could encourage savings

Research in northern Ghana funded by SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) showed that mobile money can help foster a savings culture and address financial exclusion.

By Helmo Preuss 27 Feb 2013

MoneyGram remittance costs are just 5%

MoneyGram remittance costs are 5% or less depending on the size of the transaction‚ MoneyGram's Vice President for Africa Hervé Chomel told a media roundtable on Thursday (7 February).

8 Feb 2013

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