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WhatsApp and iMessage Overtake Traditional SMS in UK

WhatsApp and iMessage Overtake Traditional SMS in UK

Last year, the number of text messages sent in the UK dropped for the very first time. It is not that fewer messages are being sent by mobile phone users, but the medium of sending message has changed. Instead of traditional SMS, people opt for free messaging via apps on their smartphones, which make it easier to communicate.

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MTN Nigeria Joins Hands with NetLink, NIGCOMSAT

MTN Nigeria Joins Hands with NetLink, NIGCOMSAT

MTN Nigeria has signed contract with wireless broadband services provider NetLink Technologies to offer communication and connectivity solutions to home and business users across the country. MTN has also signed a deal with Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited to forge an alliance between the companies with an aim to increase their reach.

MTN Nigeria Enterprise Solutions Chief Babatunde Osho announced the partnership between three companies. The companies will share infrastructure and offer better solutions to consumers. MTN is focusing on enterprise solutions market.

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Telkom Plans Massive Cuts to Improve Margins

Telkom Plans Massive Cuts to Improve Margins

Telkom has decided to cut jobs as part of cost-cutting plan and improve the margins. CEO Sipho Maseko said that he has no option but to reduce costs to improve the performance of the company. In an interview with Bloomberg, Maseko said that most of the measures taken by him were not accepted positively by the staff. But, he said that the management will continue with cost-cutting drive.

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Airtel Nigeria Targets Young Subscribers with 'Come Alive'

Airtel Nigeria Targets Young Subscribers with 'Come Alive'

Airtel Nigeria has launched ‘Come Alive’ campaign to target young subscribers in the country. The company is planning bigger marketing spending on promoting the new campaign. The company has launched affordable plans for calling, text and data usage.

The number of smartphone subscribers has gone up in the past couple of years in Nigeria. With higher penetration, the telecom companies are trying to increase their average revenue per user (ARPU) by offering more features and bigger limits on the plans.

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Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub Sells Shares worth R6 million

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub Sells Shares worth R6 million

Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub has sold shares in the telecom major worth R6 million on last trading day of year 2013. Vodacom shares are trading near their all-time high in the stock market.

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Can T-Mobile’s GoSmart Woo Customers with Free Facebook

Can T-Mobile’s GoSmart Woo Customers with Free Facebook

T-mobile, the fourth largest telecom network in United States, has decided to offer free Facebook access to all GoSmart prepaid consumers starting next month. The company aims to increase its user base by offering them free access to Facebook posts, videos and images. But, will the strategy work? It is not very likely. Other networks may also follow the same practice if they see users switching network. The data for second quarter of 2013 shows that T-Mobile has average revenue per user of $38 and the network is having average churn rate of 3.3% on monthly basis.

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Telkom Sells IT Business Venture in Mauritius

Sipho Maseko Telkom CEO

Telecom operator Telkom has sold internet business iWayAfrica in Mauritius. The company is undergoing restructuring of its business units to focus on markets where it has an edge over the competition. Telkom has not disclosed the financial details of the transaction. The point to be noted here is that Mauritius based business of the company was loss making.

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Rand Position Improves

Rand Position Improves

As per recent reports, it has been found that after witnessing a knee-jerk reaction, the rand position has improved against the dollar. Initially, the currency saw a drop to R10.58.

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Local Telecom Industry Abuzz with Number of Deals

Local Telecom Industry Abuzz with Number of Deals

It has been seen local telecom industry is quite in news due to talks of many deals. For now, one announcement has been made and that is Vodacom is planning to buy Neotal.

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Amidst Criticism Verizon Determined Of Maximizing Its Popularity

Amidst Criticism Verizon Determined Of Maximizing Its Popularity

The emerging companies or developing industries should learn from top notch firms that fame and opposition come hand in hand. There has not been any firm which has not faced criticism from the world for coming up with unique idea.

For example, this year, the largest and the most advanced 4GLTE wireless network in the world, Verizon Wireless 4GLTE Network, received opposition from all over the world. But it has not hindered it from providing efficient services to its customers.

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