Category Archives: Mobile

NetOne negotiates with Telkom for a possible joint venture in Zimbabwe

NetOne, the state-owned mobile operator has begun negotiations with South African telecom operator Telkom to form a new joint venture in Zimbabwe. NetOne is among the 35 state-owned enterprises that the government has decided to privatize to raise funds to strengthen the state’s finances and finance its Transition Stabilization Program (TSP). Zimbabwes treasury is extending [...]

Transferencia de más espectro en banda C requerirá nuevos satélites

Intelsat afirmó que algunos operadores se verían forzados a comprar nuevos satélites en caso de que los reguladores de EE. UU exijan la transferencia de 200 o más MHz de espectro de banda C a las compañías de telefonía celular, para el despliegue de 5G, según reportó Space News. Desde la FCC dijeron que los [...]

Spotify launch Afro Hub to promote African music

Spotify, the world leader in music streaming, announced the launch of Afro Hub, a section dedicated to music from the African continent. This action was implemented as part of Global Cultures, a Spotify initiative to promote music from traditionally neglected cultural backgrounds. In a communication, Spotify announced, “Afro Hub celebrates and honors African culture and [...]

AKA rolls out new app with Vodacom

Vodacom and rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes has launched an app called AKA Beam World. AKA Beam World is an app accessible exclusively to Vodacom subscribers and offering content that isnt available on other social networks. After closing his company, Beam Group, the rapper is extending his reach with his new collaboration with Vodacom. [...]

Claro apresenta novos planos pós-pagos com franquia extra para vídeo

A Claro renovou seu portfólio e adicionou ao pós-pago benefícios que ampliam ainda mais as possibilidades de navegação na internet. A iniciativa faz parte da celebração pelos 15 anos da marca no Brasil. A operadora adicionou mais capacidade nos planos, com uma franquia de internet denominada Extra Play, dedicada a aplicativos de vídeos, e ainda [...]

Tigo introduced 4G+ in Tanzania

Mobile operator Tigo Tanzania introduced the 4G+ network promising data customers “an ultra-fast digital experience”. The Chief Technical and Information Officer of Tigo, Jerome Albou, said, “The launch of 4G+ is in line with Tigo’s transformative journey and the company’s objective of offering customers the best digital experience.” Tigo subscribers with a 4G+ enabled smartphone [...]

Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is extending its African video offering with a mobile-first news video service, Africa Journal. Africa Journal is all about stories of Africa from a local and global perspective, reuniting Reuters pan-African coverage with comprehensive video reporting. This follows the growing mobile and digital consumption of news on the [...]

Telefónica to offer NFL games on mobile devices

Telefónica, which operates under the Vivo brand in Brazil, has reached an agreement with NFL for the distribution of the leagues direct-to-consumer digital service, NFL Game Pass, to mobile customers. The monthly subscription costs R$ 29.99 (USD 7.3). The telecom company said the Season Plus package enables subscribers to stream all 2018 NFL preseason, regular [...]