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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, 12/5/2019
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, 12/3/2019
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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Connecting Africa, 12/2/2019
MTN is expanding its financial services offerings, now launching a mobile remittance application called MTN Homeland targeted at the African diaspora in Europe.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/22/2019
Telecoms operator Safaricom is partnering with Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) to connect and enhance its coolers using Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/18/2019
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide insights into the final day of AfricaCom 2019 and a summary of the conference in general, including how Africa is embracing the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' and the rise of smart feature phones in Africa.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/15/2019
The smart feature phone revolution continued at AfricaCom 2019 with the launch of a number of new devices that run the KaiOS mobile operating system.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/13/2019
MTN has committed to deploy more than 5,000 commercial rural sites across its 21 operations using OpenRAN technology. The sites in rural areas will bring 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity to previously unconnected places.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/13/2019
MTN's vision for its Ayoba messaging platform is for it to one day be a "super-app." So says MTN Group President and CEO Rob Shuter, who was speaking to a small group of journalists on the sidelines of the AfricaCom 2019 tech conference in Cape Town.
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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