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Episode 174: Simple, efficient, agency software with Magnetic.

Date: 19 May 2016
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The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

GIBA announces partnership with GeoPoll and Kantar Media
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The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association announced that it has partnered with mobile surveying company GeoPoll to be the provider of media data to GIBA members...

27 Nov 2015

[Mobile 360 Africa] Local digital content for Africa!
[Mobile 360 Africa] Local digital content for Africa!

The need for greater digital literacy was addressed at the recent Mobile360 Africa conference...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Oct 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa launch 'Ebola Public Health Project'
Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa launch 'Ebola Public Health Project'

Vodafone Ghana and Kirusa have announced the launch of 'Ebola Public Health Project' under Vodafone's Ghana Foundation's 'Mobile for Good' initiative, on Kirusa's platform...

24 Feb 2015

OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement
OMG moment: Taking note of Africa's mobile media movement

TEAMtalk Media, MobiMedia, AddSuite, LoveDigital and Honeykome are all making waves in the African marketing industry. Ole! Media Group CMO Deseré Orrill tells us more...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jan 2015

Tigo Ghana appoints new head of mobile
Tigo Ghana appoints new head of mobile

Tara Squire has joined Tigo Ghana as its new Head of Mobile, responsible for both the Commercial and Mobile Financial Services strategy and execution...

9 Dec 2014

[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave
[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave

There's a swelling global wave of participatory citizenship. While it's definitely the way forward and enhanced by mobile, there are unique challenges to be faced in Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2014

[MRMW] Adapt or die - spotlight on mobile market research
[MRMW] Adapt or die - spotlight on mobile market research

Market research is a tricky topic, particularly when related to mobile use in Africa. Simplify the process by being device-agnostic and keeping literacy and language top of mind...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Nov 2014

Vantage contributes to 4G LTE network expansion in Ghana
Vantage contributes to 4G LTE network expansion in Ghana

Vantage Mezzanine has provided $30m of expansion capital to Surfline Communications together with a fund co-investor in order to further expand Surfline's 4G LTE network in Ghana...

4 Nov 2014

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014

Vodafone to release iPhone 6 in Ghana
Vodafone to release iPhone 6 in Ghana

IT News Africa reports that Vodafone Ghana will be releasing the iPhone6 and 6 Plus in the country with 15GB of data which will be valid for 90 days after purchase, for free...

7 Oct 2014

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014

West Africa Telecom Summit to take place in Ghana
West Africa Telecom Summit to take place in Ghana

On 4 April 2014 Mobile World Magazine will be hosting the third West Africa Telecom Summit in Ghana at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

6 Mar 2014

Increased voice, data service rates for Ghanaians
Increased voice, data service rates for Ghanaians

Ghanaians are experiencing increased rates on voice and data services from some telecommunication companies due to the rise in taxes by the government, reports Modern Ghana.

17 Jan 2014

Mobile internet key in Africa
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The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013

Annual rent for operators on new phone numbers
Annual rent for operators on new phone numbers

According to a report on Modern Ghana, the National Communication Authority (NCA) "is now going to charge an annual rent on new blocks of phone numbers it would issue to operators".

26 Nov 2013

MEF Africa embarks on study of mobile businesses
MEF Africa embarks on study of mobile businesses

MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, in partnership with KPMG has embarked on a major study of mobile businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

14 Oct 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 set to launch in Ghana
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 set to launch in Ghana

Modern Ghana reports that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be launching in Ghana tomorrow, 4 October 2013.

3 Oct 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

Leadership shifts at MTN
Leadership shifts at MTN

Key leadership appointments and changes have been made to strengthen the MTN Group as well as its key operations in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.

25 Jul 2013

Media consumption, audience tracking tool launched
Media consumption, audience tracking tool launched

A successful pilot of Pinpoint, a media consumption and audience tracking tool for the African continent, has recently been conducted in Ghana, with plans to move into Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola and Uganda.

18 Jul 2013

African youths and ICT: opportunities abound

In a tiny sweltering tin-roofed shack inside one of Mogadishu's bullet-riddled neighbourhoods, two brothers, Ali Hassan and Mustafa Yare, sit hunched over one of eight humming desktop computers. Together they show Nasteexo Cadey, a young veiled student at Mogadishu University, how to set up her Facebook account, browse YouTube videos and check her e-mail.

By Jonathan Kalan 28 Jun 2013

Airtel wins at Ghana Telecoms Awards
Airtel wins at Ghana Telecoms Awards

Airtel Ghana has been recognised with two awards for its Customer Care and Mobile Broadband Services respectively. The awards, Best Customer Care and Best Mobile Broadband Service of the Year were handed to Airtel at the 3rd Ghana Telecoms Awards 2013 organised by Mobile World magazine at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana.

3 Jun 2013

Africa's entrepreneurial explosion: a space ripe for the taking

"Africa's current environment is ripe for gaming to take off," says Michael Szymanski, the director of Business Development for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), an incubator that manages the MEST seed fund in Accra.

By Michelle Atagana 24 May 2013

Siendon expands phone distribution network across Ghana

British phone manufacturer, Siendon, is expanding its distribution network throughout Ghana. The company is engaging wholesalers and sub-dealers across both continents to distribute its leading range of quality smartphones, feature phones and tablets.

9 May 2013

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