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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/11/2019
Vodacom's financial services department is planning to launch a new savings and investment product. This is part of the mobile operator's plans to become a more holistic financial services player -- on the back of successes from its insurance and airtime advance products -- with plans for a multi-purpose "super-app" in the works.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/10/2019
Rolling power blackouts across South Africa are putting pressure on the country's mobile networks, costing operators money and impacting services for mobile customers.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/6/2019
If Vodacom and MTN halve their data prices like the South African Competition Commission (CompCom) is demanding, it could actually be a bad thing for the two smaller operators -- Cell C and Telkom -- who could find it difficult to hold onto customers and make profit.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/5/2019
French operator Orange has unveiled its new strategic plan, Engage2025, and Africa has an important place in the strategy, which includes continued growth in the region and more financial services offerings.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/4/2019
South African mobile operators Vodacom and MTN are less than delighted with a recent report from the Competition Commission which found that the operators' data prices are excessive in their home market.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/3/2019
South Africa's mobile operators must provide all prepaid subscribers a "lifeline package" of daily free data "to ensure all citizens have data access on a continual basis, regardless of income levels."
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 12/2/2019
South African operators MTN and Vodacom must reduce mobile data prices immediately or face prosecution from the country's Competition Commission (CompCom).
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/29/2019
African artificial intelligence (AI) experts came together at the recent 2019 AI Summit at AfricaCom in Cape Town to debate and discuss how AI is addressing the most urgent challenges on the African continent.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/29/2019
South African operator Telkom will not be buying fellow operator Cell C, at least for now.
AfricaCom Perspectives, 11/11/2019
The possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) and its millions of connected devices create are infinite and can bring many benefits to consumers and society as a whole. However, they could also leave users open to devastating vulnerabilities if not properly secured.
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