Vodacom provides SMS World Cup service (Mozambique)

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Mozambique operator Vodacom is providing live coverage from the 2014 World Cup on mobile phones. For MZN 10 per week, customers get SMS updates on the football matches being played in Brazil, including info on teams, the best players, goals and results. The operator has also enabled customers to download the two official songs of the World Cup (“La La …

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WAPA urges split of Vodacom into wholesale and retail (South Africa)

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The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) stated Vodacom should be required to separate itself into distinct retail and wholesale arms, in a similar way to Telkom, if the mobile operator’s ZAR7 billion acquisition of Neotel is allowed by regulators to go ahead, as reported by Techcentral. WAPA represents about 200 organisations, most of them independent ones who rely on Neotel’s infrastructure …

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Vodacom Mozambique runs Lucky SMS competition (Mozambique)

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Mozambican operator Vodacom has launched the ‘Lucky SMS’ competition, offering MZN 1 million as the grand prize. Vodacom Mozambique will give away a Samsung S3 smartphone and MZN 500 in credit daily for twelve months.The competition is a texting quiz and it runs until 10 August. In order to take part, customers need to send an SMS with the word …

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Mobile operators deliver cheap school Internet

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) recently amended the universal service obligations of MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Neotel, which form part of their radio frequency licenses. These obligations were published in the Government Gazette on Wednesday, 4 June 2014, and also included details on what the operators had done in fulfilling their previous obligations. Three mobile operators …

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Dar’s Tigo nets a million mobile money users

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According to an official statement released by Tigo Tanzania, a unit of emerging markets telecom group Millicom Cellular International, it had added 1 million mobile money service users over the past year and now wants to expand further in the fast-growing market. Mobile money transfers, pioneered by Vodafone’s Kenyan unit Safaricom, have grown rapidly in east Africa, offering companies an …

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