Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Samsung Africa Forum returns to continent

2016 Samsung Forum AFRICA in Monaco, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Photo: Gero Breloer for Samsung

By MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SAMSUNG will showcase products selected specifically for the unique needs of African customers when the annual Africa Forum makes a return to continent this week. The forum will take place between Wednesday and Friday at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) in South Africa. With the expected […]

  Mobile industry endorses code of conduct

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By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME 390 South African mobile content and application providers have committed themselves to upholding the Code of Conduct of the Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA). WASPA first introduced a Code of Conduct to regulate the then emerging mobile content and applications industry in 2004. “From a loose collection […]

Funding secured to accelerate MTN growth in Iran

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By TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IRAN’S leading internet company has announced the closing of a funding round led by MTN Irancell, an entity of the South African-based mobile network operator. The Iran Internet Group (IIG), with several million unique and paid transactions every month, whose ventures include the by far market-leading car hailing […]

Funds sought to revive telcoms in northeast Nigeria

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From AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – ABOUT US$5 million (N1,573 billion) is required to set up telecommunications infrastructure and coordinate humanitarian projects in the terror-prone northeast Nigeria. The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) is at the forefront of the fundraising campaign. Its requirements for the Borno and Yobe States is US$ 4,9 […]

New savings, loan offering for Rwandans

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From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda, in partnership with Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has launched a ground breaking savings and loans product enabling registered MTN Mobile Money customers to save and earn interest and to take loans on a short term basis using their phones. Dubbed MoKash, it […]

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