Mobile is rapidly outpacing traditional channels such as television and print as the medium of choice by African consumers for accessing information and entertainment.
Kwesé TV has signed distribution agreements with Africa's leading mobile network operators in a significant development for the broadcaster which seeks to disrupt the industry by giving more viewers access to premium content through its innovative multi-platform business model...
WATERLOO, US: As well as in Europe and the middle East, Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in 30 African countries.
25 Mar 2011
The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.
15 Mar 2011
Here is a roundup of the posts published on sxswsa.co.za this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]
Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa 14 Mar 2011
WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, 8 March 2011, International Women's Day, Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, participated as special guest speaker at a ceremony at the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) headquarters, where the Village Phone program received the annual IFC CEO Gender Award for outstanding achievement in promoting women in business.
10 Mar 2011
LONDON: The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) yesterday, 22 February 2011, announced the appointment of Chris Kirubi as co-chairman of the newly established MMA East Africa Council. Kirubi will join Frank Mania, CEO of PHD, a Saracen media agency, as joint chairman.
23 Feb 2011
Digital Life, a global research project into people's online activities and behaviour has revealed significant findings as well as indicators for the future of the world's online behaviour. The research covered 88% of the world's online population through 50,000 interviews with consumers in 46 countries.
Carole Kimutai 3 Nov 2010
ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.
16 Sep 2010
Eaton Telecom on Tuesday (27 July 2010) announced the launch of Eaton Towers Tanzania, claiming it to be the country's first independent mobile tower company.
28 Jul 2010
Safaricom, one of Kenya's leading mobile telephone service providers, has made a deal with Equity Bank to allow its staff to access loans for the acquisition of its IPO shares through the bank at a subsidised interest rate of 10%.
Walter Wafula 11 Apr 2008
Malawi has hosted a telecommunication services workshop at its lakeshore district in Mangochi with calls to various rival telecommunications operators to share services so that consumers can access them at affordable charges.
Gregory Gondwe 7 Apr 2008
A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest $1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
30 Nov 2007
A study conducted by two students from Upsalla University, Sweden, in collaboration with the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), has concluded that the use of mobile phones has improved the livelihood of the Tanzanian fishermen who had hitherto no reliable means of communication.
Zachary Ochieng 19 Nov 2007
Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV... Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa's local business partner in Nigeria, recently launched Africa's first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja.
30 Aug 2007
Mobile phones have revolutionised communication in Africa - even during elections.
30 Jul 2007
Leading pan African mobile phone network expands its One Network to include Central Africa and more than 160 million people in six countries.
13 Jun 2007
Cape Town-based telecommunications company, Yeigo, is one of the first companies worldwide to have developed mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), enabling it to offer cheaper and even free mobile calls.
4 Jun 2007
letsroamTM Limited has launched its new global SIM card which provides free roaming in over 50 countries and operates in over 90. The service simply requires the customer to replace the SIM in their unlocked GSM phone before travelling.
3 May 2007
China's Zhongxing Telecom Corporation competed against five other major players to win the lucrative contract that should see a major improvement in northern African state’s communications.
30 Apr 2007
According to forecasts by Informa Telecoms & Media's WCIS, the African market is on the increase, with African subscriptions expected to have surpassed 211m at the end of March. This will reflect over an 8% increase on the previous quarter.
26 Apr 2007