Category Archives: Mobile

Mobile Operator Tigo rolls out 4G in Senegal

The mobile operator Tigo has officially rolled out 4G in Senegal. The agreement was signed on December 4 in Dakar between Mass Thiam, CEO of Tigo and Abdou Karim Sall, General Director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and positions (ARTP). In order to exploit the 4G, Tigo had to pay 4.6 million USD (27 billion [...]

MTN rolls out first Disney Mobile Web Service in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has introduced the first Disney mobile web service in Nigeria, Disney nigeria.mobi which is Disney-themed short-form content, games and shareables. The service is the outcome of a partnership between MTN Nigeria and The Walt Disney Company Africa. The two-year deal allows MTN Nigeria exclusivity for the first year of the partnership. The General [...]

Orange and MTN launched Pan-African Mobile Money

Two of Africas largest mobile operators and mobile money providers, Orange Group and MTN Group announced a joint venture, Mowali (mobile wallet interoperability), where the aim is to make interoperable payments across Africa. Mowali makes it possible to send money between mobile money accounts issued by any mobile money provider, in real time and at [...]

Spotify rolls out premium promo package in South Africa

Spotify is offering a new premium subscription in South Africa. The new promo package is R5.99 ($0.42).  The pricing is available for three months, after which the subscription price will be R59.99, or $4.27 USD per month. Spotify also offers a free version, which includes ads, limited song skips, and no offline listening. The promo is only [...]

Spotify is now accessible in MENA

Spotify, the paid music streaming service has officially rolled out in the Middle East and North Africa. The company declared services would now be accessible in 13 Arab markets, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Morocco but not Libya, Iraq, Syria, or Yemen. For several years, Spotify has been accessible in the [...]

Entel announces deal with Netflix in Peru

Peruvian operator Entel has announced that its clients will be able to pay for Netflix’s subscription through their monthly mobile phone bills, local media reported. This option is already available in the operation of the company in Chile. The deal, available starting today, comes a few days after Movistar Peru, the largest pay TV operator, [...]

Entel Perú anuncia alianza con Netflix

El operador peruano Entel anunció que sus clientes podrán pagar la suscripción de Netflix a través de su factura mensual de telefonía móvil, informaron medios locales. Esta opción ya está vigente en la operación de Chile desde el mes pasado. La novedad, disponible a partir del 6 de noviembre, se da a conocer pocos días [...]

Showmax rolls out free data deal with Vodacom

Showmax has introduced a new deal with Vodacom offering free access to the Showmax service and free Showmax data. Vodacom subscribers who add Showmax to their bill between 1 November 2018 and 31 January 2019 will have 15 GB of free Showmax data (5 GB per month for three months). Moreover, the usual Showmax 6.97 [...]