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Orange Mobile Chairman and CEO Resigns after Convicted by Paris appeal Court

Orange Mobile Chairman and CEO Resigns after Convicted by Paris appeal Court

France mobile operator Orange’s chairman and CEO Stephane Richard was convicted by the Paris appeal court for complicity of misuse of public funds. The company’s board announced Wednesday that the search is underway for Richard’s replacement. His successor is likely to take the reins in Jan 2022 said the company. Richard’s conviction is a big...

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Joox Streaming Service Terminate its Services in South Africa

Joox Streaming Service Terminate its Services in South Africa

Music streaming service Joox will terminate its services in South Africa on 31 March 2022,  the company has confirmed in a statement to News24.  The Tencent-owned app has not yet provided a reason for the sudden termination of all its services in the country, which include Joox VIP, Joox through MultiChoice’s DStv, and Telkom Music powered...

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MTN plans to Lease back and Sell some of its SA Towers Assets

MTN plans to Lease back and Sell some of its SA Towers Assets

The South African mobile operator MTN Group said on Wednesday it will sell and leaseback more than 5,000 towers in South Africa to London-based IHS Towers for R6.4bn ($412m) to help lower costs. MTN, with 277.3 million subscribers across 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East, is in the middle of a R25bn divestment...

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Six major Mobile Forecast Trends to Keep your Eyes on in 2022

Six major Mobile Forecast Trends to Keep your Eyes on in 2022

Six major Mobile Forecast trends to keep your eyes on for the year ahead according to App Annie TikTok will continue its rocketship growth. The firm predicts the app will reach 1.5 billion active users — a figure it will reach 1.75 years faster than WhatsApp did. Big new milestones are ahead for a number...

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Netflix is Launching Short Video Clips for Kids

Netflix is Launching Short Video Clips for Kids

Netflix is set to release a new feature for children that will use short video clips – just like on social media platform TikTok – to advertise kids’ movies and shows. Called “Kids Clips,” the feature is slated to appear on Netflix’s iOS app and highlights snippets of children’s content from the streamer’s existing library,...

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Netflix Launches Mobile Games on Apple Devices Worldwide

Netflix Launches Mobile Games on Apple Devices Worldwide

Netflix after it launched a mobile games to Android users globally last week. The company is expanding mobile games to users on iOS. The lineup, which includes two “Stranger Things” games and a few other casual gaming titles, will be delivered to iOS users the same way they are on Android. Apple users will be able to...

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Apple TV+ to Screen Magic Johnson Docuseries

Apple TV+ to Screen Magic Johnson Docuseries

The highly-anticipated Magic Johnson documentary series is headed to Apple TV+, the streaming company announced on Thursday. Peacock was previously viewed as the front runner for the series with a bid of “about $25 million,” according to a report by Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg in August. The four-part, untitled series, which is being produced by New Slate...

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MTN shares Hit the Right Notes after its Mobile Money Licence Approval in Nigeria

MTN shares Hit the Right Notes after its Mobile Money Licence Approval in Nigeria

MTN shares soared on Friday after the announcement that Nigerian authorities had approved its licence for the Mobile Money (MoMo) payments service – which is is likely to be a significant revenue stream for the pan-African mobile operator. Nigeria is MTN’s biggest market. The company announced that the Central Bank of Nigeria had granted approval...

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