For the second time this month an African MTN operator has announced a digital advertising services partnership, underlining the importance of mobile advertising to modern mobile business models, especially in low-income or low-margin markets.
Ethio Telecom, the state-run telco in Ethiopia, reported an 18.4% rise in full-year revenue to end-June to 56.5 billion birrs ($1.29 billion) and a 22% jump in subscribers to 56.2 million.
India's largest telecom operator Reliance Jio continued to lead the market in mobile subscriber additions for the second straight month in April whereas troubled Vodafone Idea (Vi) lost customers.
Following hard on the heels of its launch of Hype – the in-browser chat service for Opera Mini users – in a number of African countries, global internet brand Opera has now added interest-based social clubs to the fast-growing chat service.
The telecommunications and media company Millicom which provides cable and mobile services in Latin America under the Tigo brand has announced the launch of ONEtv on Android TV (Google) in the markets where it operates in the region.