DAT and Clipfeed join forces on mobile gaming for Africa’s MNOs

27 November 2023

Cote d’Ivoire’s Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) has teamed up with e-sports entertainment company Clipfeed to provide mobile gaming solutions for African telecoms operators.

The partners will collaborate on the development of Africa Gaming Box, a white label platform for mobile carriers to deliver e-sports services to subscribers across the continent.

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Telecom operators to lose $3 billion in SMS revenues to OTT channels over 2023-2028

24 November 2023

Telecom operators globally are going to lose $3 billion of SMS revenue from enterprises in the coming years according to a new study by Juniper Research.

OTT business messaging traffic will increase to 375 billion messages in 2028 from 100 billion messages in 2023. The rise of OTT business messaging will be fuelled by enterprises that will be left dissatisfied with the diminishing quality of SMS networks. Thus, the report suggests that in the next five years, the telcos will lose out on about $3 billion in SMS business messaging revenue globally to OTT channels.

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Orange to offer African music via mobile

24 November 2023

Orange has partnered with music streaming platform Spotify to offer all mobile customers on the continent an exciting music experience.

By offering complimentary data bonuses to access Spotify’s service, Orange strengthens its position as an all-in-one entertainment service provider.

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Almost 70% of Botswana’s population uses mobile money

16 November 2023

Botswana's mobile money market has expanded rapidly, with more than 69.5% of the population now using such services.

According to Statistics Botswana, some 1.6 million mobile money accounts are active in the country, which has a population of about 2.3 million people. Last year's mobile money transaction value was approximately $2.7 billion, making mobile money transactions an increasingly important alternative in banking. Mobile money subscriptions stood at 1,811,036 in the first quarter of 2023, compared to 1,685,072 in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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