Category Archives: Mobile

MTN to exit Middle East and focus on African market

MTN, Africas largest mobile operator, announced its plan to exit the Middle East region and focus mainly on the African market. The groups CEO Rob Shuter, announced, As part of our ongoing portfolio review, we believe the group is best served to focus in the future on our pan-African strategy. We will therefore be exiting [...]

Airtel Africa and Mukuru partnered for instant money transfer

Airtel Africa has announced a partnership with Mukuru, one of Africa largest remittance company, which will enable its customers to transfer money to Airtel Money wallets across 12 African countries. This new alliance will allow customers to receive funds, pay bills, purchase goods all once Airtel customers receive the money.  Commenting on the deal, Raghunath [...]

Vodacom to launch Alipay in South Africa

Vodacom Group has partnered with digital platform Alipay to create a superapp for South Africa which will be operational as from next year.  We already offer South African customers an ecosystem of innovative digital financial services products, but this technology partnership with Alipay will enable us to be on par with leading global digital counterparts [...]

Audiomack extends its reach in Africa

According to Billboard, free music streaming service Audiomack is extending its operations in Africa by opening a new office in Lagos, Nigeria. The service is already accessible in all 54 countries on the continent, and is the No. 1 free music app, the No. 6 free app overall, after Facebooks suite of apps and Snapchat [...]

MTN Nigeria rolls out first e-SIM technology in West Africa

Nigerias telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria is continuously driving their way to lead digital transformation to improve customer experience and uphold the high quality of services for its subscribers. Hence, the telecommunication company has started the trial of e-SIM services on its network for a period of 12 months, after receiving the approval from the Nigerian Communication [...]

Safaricom rolls out Lipa Na M-PESA business app in Kenya

Kenya-based telco, Safaricom, has introduced a Lipa Na M-PESA business smartphone app for more than 170,000 agents on the service. Also known as M-PESA for Business, the app allows business owners to benefit from real-time statements, export statements and track their business performance on the go. Through the app, entrepreneurs can withdraw funds from Lipa [...]