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Date: 27 Nov 2014
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[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 07:39

Leigh Andrews
[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 08:00

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 14:38

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 10:12

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 12:52

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 06:23

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 07:39

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 11:21

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 07:57

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

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 15:01

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 14:33

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 09:05

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 09:22

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 14:25

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 05:42

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 14:09

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 16:03

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 10:21

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 12:20

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 11:32

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 11:49

Airtel creates borderless network
Airtel creates borderless network

Bharti Airtel, the global telecommunications services provider with operations in countries across Asia and Africa has introduced the ONE AIRTEL service which will further ease the burden of roaming costs whilst travelling.

6 May 2013 10:10

MTN goes live with cloud services
MTN goes live with cloud services

MTN is going live with its bouquet of distinct cloud services this April, following a trial period in six of its major markets across Africa.

9 Apr 2013 10:23

Seeing beyond the stereotypes

More than half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone - and not just for talking. The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare. Africa has experienced an incredible boom in mobile phone use.

By Richard Firth 18 Mar 2013 11:14

Dr KF Lai
A mobile Africa: innovation is key

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07

Marcela Ospina
Mobile and digital trends in 5 African countries: a cultural interpretation

This piece addresses the intersections between technology and culture that I identified while doing fieldwork. Therefore, this is not the result of strict data analysis, but rather the outcome of an immersion in each of these cultures.

By Marcela Ospina 7 Feb 2013 12:15

MTN re-launches MTN Play portal
MTN re-launches MTN Play portal

MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), in line with its commitment to enhance users' experience and its delivery of digital products and services.

19 Dec 2012 10:37

Vodafone forces capped broadband services on subscribers
Vodafone forces capped broadband services on subscribers

Vodafone Ghana's contentious capped fixed broadband services commenced on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, for all new Vodafone subscribers.

By Masahudu Kunateh 29 Nov 2012 14:29

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

Mobile communication towers inaugurated in rural Ghana
Mobile communication towers inaugurated in rural Ghana

K-NET Limited, a network solutions provider operating throughout Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa, brings first-time mobile voice and data connectivity to rural communities.

22 Nov 2012 13:26

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