Category Archives: Mobile

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 [...]

TelkomONE introduces free catch-up service in SA

Telkoms video-streaming platform has introduced a free catch-up functionality across its SABC and other free-to-air channels on the platform a first-of-its-kind value-added offering by a video-on-demand service locally. Catch-up is a system-driven recording of various popular programs across your favourite channels, that is then made available as a single asset, on-demand.  This means you [...]

Etisalat partners with Ericsson to deploy 5G high-band in the UAE

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has partnered with Ericsson to deploy 5G millimetre wave across its commercial network. The 5G high-band commercial deployment will help to reach high performance 5G downlink data speeds of 4.2Gbps and latency of 8 milliseconds. Etisalat has built a 5G network infrastructure that can offer enhanced performance, including ultra-high speeds and [...]

Zain launches new Home Broadband plans in Bahrain

Zain Bahrain has announced the accessibility of improved mobile and home broadband plans that provide many benefits to its customers on its 5G network, allowing smarter, faster broadband connectivity and providing supreme value. On the mobile broadband front, Zain Bahrain rolled out a SIM Sharing facility that will significantly benefit families and has been intended [...]