Posts Tagged ‘vodacom’

Africa Tech Trends: Operators shedding their tower infrastructure

Africa Tech Trends is a fortnightly column by Tom Jackson focusing on the most important developments in Africa’s technology industry.

Fresh interest in DRC’s mobile phone industry

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s mobile telecommunications industry has received a lot of attention over the past week.

M-Pesa struggling to take off in South Africa

Despite its success in East Africa, mobile money transfer service M-Pesa is struggling to take off in South Africa.

SA’s Vodacom to boost presence in Nigeria, Business Day reports

Business Day reports that South African mobile operator Vodacom, through its subsidiary Gateway Communications, is planning to boost its presence in Nigeria’s telecommunications market.

Vodacom says it may sell DRC unit

South African mobile operator Vodacom Group may consider selling its Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) business, Bloomberg reported today.

M-PESA launched in South Africa

South African mobile operator, Vodacom, and the country’s fourth largest bank, Nedbank, have announced the launch of the M-PESA money transfer service, utilising technology developed by the Vodafone Group.

$5 per month for a computer?

South African mobile operator, Vodacom, has announced the launch of Linkbook – a low-cost compact computer designed specifically to provide users with simple and affordable internet access.

Vodacom’s DRC investment turns sour

South Africa-based Vodacom’s experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo recently took a turn for the worse due to a fall-out between the company and its local partner.