Telecoms

Aug 30, 2017
WhatsApp is giving business accounts verified green badges if their contact information checks out. So far, business verification is limited to the small number of businesses that are participating in…
Aug 24, 2017
MTN Botswana has introduced an Internet package called SKYe Connect with components that cater for SMEs, and especially those offering ICT related services. The internet package comes with a number…
Aug 21, 2017
More than 20 years after democracy it seems incredible that a leading South African insurance company, Outsurance would put out a Father’s Day advertisement which featured mostly white dads. If…
Aug 19, 2017
South Africa's competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the high cost of internet data, the regulator said on Friday, after a groundswell of complaints from consumers and civil society.…
Aug 16, 2017
Android phones sometimes follow Apple's lead when it comes to key functionality features, and the next generation of smartphones could be no different. Future Android devices are expected to mimic…
Aug 10, 2017
Samsung's on a streak of not copying the iPhone, with original features like curved edges and iris scanners actually outpacing innovation at Apple. But that could end with its upcoming…
Aug 04, 2017
Facebook is to send more potential hoax articles to third-party fact checkers and show their findings below the original post, the world’s largest online social network said on Thursday as…
Jul 30, 2017
Facebook recently announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly users. This makes its “population” larger than that of China, the US, Mexico and Japan combined. Its popularity, and…
Jul 30, 2017
In confirmation of its withdrawal from Nigeria, the Abu Dhabi-based Etisalat Group announced Monday that it had terminated its management agreement with its Nigerian arm and gave Etisalat Nigeria three…
Jul 01, 2017
Late on 27 June, the New York Times reported that a number of Ukrainian banks and Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian state power distributor, had been affected by unidentified malware which caused…
Jun 30, 2017
Safaricom will beginning today undertake a three-week upgrade of M-Pesa to enable the rollout of more features on the mobile money platform, which serves more than 26 million customers. The…
Jun 27, 2017
Abu Dhabi state investment fund Mubadala has pulled out of Etisalat Nigeria after the telecoms firm failed to renegotiate a $1.2 billion loan taken out four years ago with 13…
Jun 27, 2017
WhatsApp has made a u-turn on plans to withdraw their service from older devices.  They announced the move in an updated blog post, backtracking on the previous announcement that WhatsApp…
Jun 15, 2017
When consumers visit the Phonefinder.co.za cellphone contract comparison engine, they are able to view and compare packages from various Mobile Network Operators (MNO), including Telkom Mobile. As Lance Krom, founder…

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