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 …

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

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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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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Vodacom Lesotho: More than just a leading brand (Africa)

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The Vodacom Group is a leading cellular communications company in Africa. Vodacom Lesotho started operating in 1996 with the Government of Lesotho as a shareholder through its stake in Lesotho Telecommunications Corporation. According to company reports, the global partnership with Vodafone, which started in 2008, put the leading Lesotho network operator at the forefront of developments, and changed the face …

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African mMoney revenue to grow to $3 bn in 2015

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A new study has revealed that in Africa, mMoney operator revenue as a percentage of total operator revenue will continue to rise to more than 5% in 2015, representing a nearly US$3 billion opportunity. While Safaricom’s M-Pesa in Kenya has long been the lone success story in the mMoney universe, researcher can now see success being replicated in Uganda and …

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Vodacom and MTN cleared of price fixing charges (S Africa)

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South Africa’s Competition Commission has reportedly cleared Vodacom and MTN of price-fixing, collusion and setting interconnect fees unfairly high. According to reports, this decision was made despite the Competition Commission finding that MTN and Vodacom had similar rates and admitting that it still had residual concerns about the companies’ high rates between 2004 and 2009. The Competition Commission’s manager for …

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Rwanda completes $95m fibre network

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Rwanda has reportedly completed construction of a 2,300 kilometre fibre optic network that links the country to undersea cables running along the east African coast. The project which was commenced in October 2009 at a cost of $95 million, was set up to increase access to broadband services and attracts foreign investment through business process outsourcing. According to Ignace Gatare, …

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