Before we can start talking about any trends, marketers need to be aware of the fact that mobile starts with an understanding of how fiercely personal this device is, it has become more of an appendage than a device...
Lynette Hundermark 8 Jan 2018
We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...
Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014
SoLoMo: the glorious intersection of social, location and mobile that was going to superpower hyperlocal search and prove to be the holy grail, allowing retailers and other businesses to attract an army of smartphone-wielding customers. Pretty exciting stuff, especially during an economic downturn, right? In my opinion, quite the contrary.
Vanessa Clark 23 Jan 2013
Neo@Ogilvy's global CEO, New-York based Nasreen Madhany, has been visiting South Africa for a corporate summit, where she talked up the role emerging markets will play in the future profitability of her company.
Herman Manson 5 Jul 2011
A billion Africans and 50 million bank accounts. In South Africa, credit cards are used by only 16.5% of the population (2008). No African country comes close to 1% of total retail spend spent online - the magic figure which constitutes the tipping point for digital retail growth. No wonder, then, that the ecommerce market in Africa hasn't bloomed.
Herman Manson 12 May 2011
A global study conducted by TNS Research Surveys shows that South Africans' unconditional love for handsets - more than content as it is in developed markets - is beginning to change and will even shift faster as bandwidth improves, and as cheaper smartphones appear on the market - probably from China.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 21 Apr 2011
Zimbabwe's telecommunications regulator has ordered mobile phone network operators to penalise subscribers who have not yet complied with a directive to register their personal details ahead of a 28 February 2011 deadline.
Dumisani Ndlela 31 Jan 2011
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has begun a process to roll out telecommunication services to rural areas through the Universal Service Fund (USF), which has been idle for years.
Dumisani Ndlela 27 Jan 2011
Research Bureau International has won the tender to conduct the All Media and Products Survey (ZAMPS) over a two-year period from 2011 to 2012 after a unanimous decision by the Zimbabwe Advertising Research Foundation (ZARF) board on Monday, 17 January 2011.
Dumisani Ndlela 21 Jan 2011
Zimbabwe's Competition and Tariff Commission (CTC) says it has opened investigations into alleged abuse of monopoly by the state-owned fixed-line telephone service operator, TelOne. In a public notice, CTC said it would embark on the investigation in terms of the Competitions Act.
Dumisani Ndlela 23 Nov 2010
Zimbabwe's smallest cellular network operator NetOne Cellular is wriggling to extricate itself from a financial crisis, with sources indicating the company had punched a financial black hole after being deserted by contract subscribers last year.
Dumisani Ndlela 25 Oct 2010
Zimbabwe's telecoms regulator has given mobile phone users up to 31 August 2010 to register personal details with their operators, failure of which would result in the disconnection of their lines.
Dumisani Ndlela 15 Jun 2010
Zimbabwe's telecommunications battle was normally one for the mobile telecommunications networks, but recently, other players are entering the fray. Technological advances have meant that players can easily provide services that their licences restrict them from offering, albeit through the “technological backdoor”.
Dumisani Ndlela 22 Apr 2010
MTN, has signed a confidentiality agreement with Zim state-owned cellular network, NetOne, as the South Africa-based mobile company moved closer to acquiring a key stake in the Zimbabwean company. Sources in Harare said MTN had wound up its due diligence on NetOne and was expected to place its final bid soon.
Dumisani Ndlela 23 Mar 2010
Nyasha Mudonhi last week rushed to buy a Telecel (Zimbabwe) line after news of a bargain on international calls. He already owns an Econet Wireless mobile line, but says he will now possess two lines because of the different benefits from each of the networks.
Dumisani Ndlela 23 Feb 2010