Category Archives: Mobile

Zamtel partners with Mastercard for online transactions and transfers

The government-owned telecom service provider, Zamtel, has collaborated with Mastercard that will allow Zamtel Mobile Money customers to make safe and seamless digital payments on the Mastercard network including international e-commerce transactions. The customer will obtain a physical Mastercard debit card linked to Zamtel Mobile Money wallet while making payments on stores and outlets can [...]

Telkom rolls out new music streaming app ‘Telkom Music’ in South Africa

Telkom has introduced its new music streaming platform Telkom Music in South Africa. Introduced in collaboration with Tencent-owned JOOX, the platform is available on the Huawei AppGallery and Google Play Store. Telkom stated that the landscape of music streaming is evolving and highlights that the main feature of its music app is the fact that [...]

Orange launched 5G pilot test in Mali

Mobile operator Orange Mali has launched a 5G pilot in Mali’s capital Bamako, inviting subscribers to be the first to test the new network. According to local media reports, this pilot phase has been approved by the Malian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Information and Communication Technologies, and Posts (AMRTP). This represents the latest development in the [...]

Audiomack partners with Ziiki Media to promote African artists

Audiomack has announced a new partnership with Ziiki Media which will give access to artists via Ziiki Medias platform. This new collaboration will take effect soon and will be available in 54 African countries. Charlotte Bwana, Head of Business Development and Media Partnerships for Audiomack Africa said, At Audiomack, we constantly work to identify challenges [...]

Boomplay and Airtel joined forces to bring affordable music streaming to Nigeria

Boomplay and Airtel Nigeria have announced a strategic partnership that will offer subscribers access to more affordable streaming via the music streaming platform. General Manager, Boomplay Nigeria, Oladele Kadiri stated We are very optimistic about the partnership with Airtel, which will enhance music streaming and downloading for our users, through affordable data packages, while also [...]

Anghami launches six new telco partnerships across MENA

Anghami has announced its new partnerships with telco partners across KSA, UAE, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria in H1 2021. Anghami has bulit a big network over these nine years of telco partnerships across the MENA region. Choucri Khairallah, Anghamis VP of Business Development, said: Were delighted to be teaming up with our strategic partners across [...]

Naijatastic streaming platform to promote independent music artists in Africa

The new music streaming platform, Naijatastic, based in Nigeria, enables independent artists to showcase their music talents, connect with fans and also collaborate with other artists. Since its establishment in 2017, Naijatastic has gained big support from large independent musicians and has a fan base of more than 200,000 active monthly listeners. Registration and creation [...]

Safaricom introduce M-Pesa Super App

Safaricom announced the launch its Super App which comes with offline mode and a mini-app functionality. The app had a soft launch last September and Safaricom has been testing the app with over 1 million customers in Kenya. With the M-Pesa Super App, customers can use the M-Pesa service and complete transactions by sending and [...]

Netflix launches new mobile streaming plan in South Africa

Netflix Africa launched a new, lower-cost, mobile only plan which is available with immediate effect. The plan is at R49/month in South Africa while US$3.99 in most other African countries. The other plans cost R99/month (basic), R139/month (standard) and R169/month (premium, which includes 4K-resolution streams and other benefits). “After several months of testing, we’re excited [...]