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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Mobile technology key to closing Africa's digital divide

The Internet has undeniably become the lifeblood of our society...

By Brendan McAravey 2 Mar 2016

Virtual reality is next as smartphone sales slow

Phone makers, trying to renew consumer appetite, are turning to virtual reality headsets that can be paired with their devices to view videos and play games...

26 Feb 2016

MTN pays USD250m in Nigeria fine dispute

Telecoms giant MTN said on Wednesday it had paid $250 million to the Nigerian government in a dispute over a $3.9-billion fine imposed last year for failing to disconnect unregistered users...

25 Feb 2016

The four F-words of gamification: fun, fame and fortune for free on your phone

Simply put gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanisms in a non-game context. These were the key success factors in the recent multi-award-winning Red Bull Kas'Lami Tembisa campaign...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment 7 Dec 2015

Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps

NEW YORK: US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content...

6 Oct 2015

Mobile transactions surpass U.S.$2bn

The value of transactions processed through mobile platforms surpassed $2 billion during the first five months of the year, highlighting the increasing number of people turning to mobile devices to transact.

By Martin Kadzere 24 Jul 2015

US firm takes over Nettcash

A United States based mobile payments firm, Mozido, said yesterday it has acquired a majority stake in Zimbabwean firm NettCash, which also runs similar operations, as part of its expansion programme.

23 Jul 2015

Zarnet eyes Telecel takeover

Government-owned telecommunications firm Zarnet is negotiating with Telecel Zimbabwe shareholders for a possible takeover of the mobile phone company, Parliament heard.

17 Jul 2015

TelOne to pursue partnership with NetOne

Fixed telecoms operator TelOne is set to partner NetOne in activating its mobile operating licence. The licence granted in 2011 gives the go ahead for TelOne to be the fourth mobile operator in the country...

13 Jul 2015

Namibia: MTC launches O-Yeah

MTC Mobile Application has launched an 'app' that gives users of smartphones, tablets and personal computers easy access and flexibility to determine their own costing for voice, data, SMS and social media bundles...

By Mandisa Rasmeni 29 Jun 2015

Namibia: Find your way with pocket guide app

The Tourism Expo served as the launch platform for an exciting new app with a high utility value for tourists. It offers local establishments and tourism operators...

By Ibilola 22 Jun 2015

Telecel appoints new Chief Executive

Telecel Zimbabwe has appointed Angeline Vere as its new chief executive, she becomes Telecel Zimbabwe's fourth CEO in five years...

By Tawanda Musarurwa 22 Jun 2015

Zimbabwe's Econet reports 41% drop in profits

HARARE: Zimbabwe's biggest mobile company Econet Wiresless reported a 41% drop in profits, dragged down by significant tariff cuts, punitive regulatory measures and a deflationary economic environment in the country...

By Malcom Sharara 22 May 2015

Telecomms infrastructure sharing the in-thing

The current debate around the sharing of infrastructure by mobile phone and internet companies is one that calls for sincere dialogue among key stakeholders, who include policymakers...

By Koliwe Nyoni- Majama and Christopher Musodza 20 May 2015

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