Category archives for: Mobile money

MTN unveils smart feature phone rollout plans

Left Huidi Li, Executive Vice President at China Mobile and Rob Shutter, MTN Group Chief Executive Officer at the press event in Cape Town on Tuesday. Photo by Mthulisi Sibanda, CAJ News

by MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – MOBILE network operator, MTN, has announced plans to introduce a “smart feature phone” in its African markets next year, in line with strategies to bridge the mobile internet access divide. The plans, announced in partnership with China Mobile and Unisoc among others, have been […]

Brexit slows down IT spending in EMEA

Global Information Technology (IT) spending

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SPENDING on information technology (IT) in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions is projected to total $973 billion in 2019. This represents an increase of 2 percent from the estimated spending of $954 billion (R13.68 trillion) in 2018. This is according to projections by Gartner, the […]

MTN backs Rwanda’s mobile money agenda

MoMo Mobile

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MOBILE network operator, MTN, has pledged its support to Rwanda’s national agenda to promote a cashless economy. This follows the launch of the third edition of its annual Mobile Money Month. The campaign is based on the theme, “Let’s Go Cashless.” MTN Mobile Money currently […]

Winners feature highly in AfricaCom award nominations

Huawei, MTN

by  AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME perennial favourites are shortlisted for the annual AfricaCom Awards set for Cape Town later this month. Among the multiple nominees are Econet, Huawei, MTN and Orange. Supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, the awards will be held on November 14 in the coastal South African city. […]

Retail spending to leap $200 billion in 2019

Gartner Symposium

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GLOBAL retail sector technology spending will reach over $203 billion (about R2.98 trillion) in 2019 as customer expectations and competition force retailers to evolve and invest heavily in digital business transformation. This is according to Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company, which forecast a growth of […]

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