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MTN Nigeria gears up for listing in 2017

00 JOHANNESBURG MTN Nigeria is preparing for a listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as soon as this is commercially and legally possible, it said on Thursday. This comes as a result of a settlement between it and Nigerian communication authorities last month in which, in addition to paying a fine, the company agreed…

NCC appoints new commissioners

00ABUJA According to a report by TelecomPaper, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye as chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to the report, Buhari requested the Senate confirm the nominees into the positions of Chairman, Executive Commissioner, and Non-Executive Commissioners of the NCC. As stated within the report, Femi Adesina,…

NetOne joins Econet and Telecel in the suspension of airtime promotions

00HARARE It’s not just Econet Wireless and Telecel that have been forced by POTRAZ to suspend their promotions, NetOne has also received a regulatory directive to halt airtime bonuses. The state owned mobile network operator issued a press statement announcing the suspension of its Data Bundles Reloaded and Bundles Reappear Promotions. The suspension will take…

Any Twitter user can now apply for a verified Account

00HARARE Gone are the days when only very popular celebrity accounts, were the only ones to be awarded blue badges on Twitter. The blue badge AKA verified accounts are only handed to important people in society, so scarce were these blue badges that only a handful of Zimbabweans had verified accounts, but that is all about…

Samsung Galaxy Note7 unveiled

00Samsung Electronics has unveiled its latest device, the Galaxy Note7. According to the company, the latest device packs in a plethora of features that are expected to set a new standard for the large-screen device sector. Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment, with strong security…

Portaz Instructs Telecel To Stop Mega Bonus Promotion

00 HARARE The Zimbabwe regulator Potraz has told mobile operators to stop all current and new promotions. As the sector comes to grip with this new directive .Senior industry sources confirmed receiving fresh Potraz directive to stopping not just product promotions but all forms of campaigns that may “project” the activities of players in the…

Brainworks rebrands Nettcash to GetCash, launches mobile money service

00HARARE Investment holding company Brainworks Capital which acquired the entire shareholding of mobile wallet company Nettcash has rebranded the mobile money platform to GetCash in order to identify with the group’s flagship companies. Speaking at the official launch which was attended by three Cabinet Ministers, Group CEO George Manyere said the company will leverage on…

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