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Rain vs Cell C fixed-LTE – Big data bundles vs Night Time bonus – MyBroadband

Rain’s fixed-LTE products will stop being sold by ISPs from 1 November 2018, due to capacity constraints on its network. The end of November also marks the end of Rain’s fixed-LTE double-data promotion, which which saw users who signed up for Rain packages in 2017 receive a double data allocation. To encourage users to keep using the service, Rain recently confirmed that all ... Read More »

Last week in telecoms: from +16% for Euskaltel to -10% for Bouygues – Telecompaper

European telecoms stocks generally made a recovery during week 42. Our index was up 0.5 percent, still lagging the EuroStoxx 50 index (+2.4%). Earnings season kicked off, creating both winners and losers. Intelsat improved its year-to-date gain to more than 900 percent. Last week’s (42) winner was Euskaltel (+16%) the Spanish cable company, on news of Zegona doubling its stake ... Read More »

Mumbai team wins PUBG Mobile Campus Championship 2018 – Gadgets Now

Tencent Games and PUBG Corp recently held India’s biggest eSports Championship – ‘PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship 2018’ which culminated in the grand finale, in Bengaluru, on October 21. According to the company, the month-long eSports spectacle sponsored by Oppo India rallied 250,000 registrations over the span of one month. The company claims that players checked in from more than 1000 ... Read More »

Africa: Kirusa's 'Make Your Life Easier' Apps Target Changing How African MNOs Get Revenues From Voicemail, Roaming and Enterprise Calling

London — There are apps that change your life and apps that make your life easier: both are needed. Kirusa’s apps have focused on changing how people use their phone in Africa and point towards a different future. Russell Southwood spoke to Kirusa’s CEO Inderpal Mumick about how it all works. Kirusa talks about “re-imagining voice in a data era” ... Read More »

life:) 4G LTE now available in all regional centres

22 Oct 2018 Mobile operator Belarusian Telecommunications Network (BeST life:)), working in partnership with the country’s national infrastructure provider Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud), says that it is now able to offer 4G LTE services in all regional cities of the country, Yandex newsfeed reports. The latest switch-on took place in the city of Chechersk, Gomel region, the pair confirmed, with ... Read More »

Equitel lifts Q2 mobile commerce transactions by 13% in number and value – Telecompaper

Equitel has recorded double-digit growth in both the value and number of mobile money commerce transactions, according to the Communications Authority. Equitel processed 87.9 million mobile commerce transactions between April and June, up by 13 percent from 77.6 million transactions in the preceding quarter. The value of mobile commerce transactions increased by 13 percent to KES 328.2 billion from KES ... Read More »

Rain responds to Cell C criticism of roaming deal with Vodacom, says open to other agreements

Rain is prepared to discuss roaming arrangements with any operator, as its agreement with Vodacom is non-exclusive and complies with South African regulations, said CEO Willem Roos, according to TechCentral. On 18 October, Cell C chief strategy officer and acting chief financial officer Robert Pasley had told a Competition Commission inquiry into the mobile data services market that communications regulator ... Read More »

Japanese firms get ready for 5G – NHK WORLD

Major Japanese mobile phone carriers are developing services that use next-generation 5G networks. NTT Docomo, KDDI, and Softbank plan to introduce the technology on a trial basis starting next year. 5G-powered communication is expected to be about 10 times faster than the current technology, allowing for quicker data transfers. The 3 firms plan to set up 5G networks at sports ... Read More »