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But expert says it won't boost digital inclusion.

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Twitter faux pas causes a social media storm.

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Net1’s mobile division ‘unaffected’ by court ruling

Net1’s mobile division ‘unaffected’ by court ruling

Managing director of Net1 Mobile Solutions, Philip Belamant, says it is “business as usual”.

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‘2go is Nigeria’s biggest social network’

‘2go is Nigeria’s biggest social network’

Mobile instant messaging service has 13 million users in the West African country.

Big screen Nokia Lumia 1320 available in SA

Big screen Nokia Lumia 1320 available in SA

Device, which goes on sale in May, features a 6-inch screen and has a five megapixel camera.

MTN partners with Jumia in Ivory Coast

MTN partners with Jumia in Ivory Coast

Online customers can now pay using mobile money, says the e-commerce website.

Telecoms

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Kenya’s fixed line phone market continues downward slide

Kenya’s fixed line phone market continues downward slide

17 April 2014

Number of connections fall again, says the Communications Commission of Kenya.

WhatsApp a threat to telcos, says Zimbabwe’s NetOne

WhatsApp a threat to telcos, says Zimbabwe’s NetOne

09 April 2014

Managing director of the company, Reward Kangai, talks of the ‘over-the-top’ threat.

Huawei starts building 169 base stations in Zambia

Huawei starts building 169 base stations in Zambia

18 April 2014

Chinese telecommunications giant kicks off project, which is expected to completed by October.

Mobile

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Lenovo smartphones finally arrive in Nigeria

Lenovo smartphones finally arrive in Nigeria

04 April 2014

After months of talk, shipments of the Chinese computer maker’s phones have arrived in Africa.

MTN, PriceCheck partner on mobile app

MTN, PriceCheck partner on mobile app

27 March 2014

Plans are underway to introduce a local version of the app in other markets.

Networks

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‘Free Wi-Fi for Kenyans won’t boost digital inclusion’

‘Free Wi-Fi for Kenyans won’t boost digital inclusion’

22 April 2014

Incentives to connect do not exist in outlying areas, says a PC maker expert.

MultiChoice looks to expand African DTT services

MultiChoice looks to expand African DTT services

10 April 2014

African pay-TV operator signs on Intelsat to grow its digital terrestrial television footprint.

Zimbabwe allocates LTE spectrum for operators

Zimbabwe allocates LTE spectrum for operators

09 April 2014

Local regulator says that frequencies have already been issued to the likes of Econet.

Company News

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Call Centers are Facing Increased Pressure to Reduce Costs

Call Centers are Facing Increased Pressure to Reduce Costs

15 April 2014

There are 5 top touch points in this discussion, ranging from actual correct equipment selection, to the life-span of said equipment and the ‘treatment' that it ultimately receives at the hands of age...

Legitimate apps expose enterprises

Legitimate apps expose enterprises

23 April 2014

The average user does not read the terms of use for apps or consider the risks of exposing their mobile data to third parties, says BlackBerry's Nader Heinen.