Ghana listened and the country has announced a new analog switch-off deadline after it missed the June 17, ITU-set, deadline. And in South Africa, Telkom is beating its data pricing to death. Here are the stories that made the rounds across Africa today.
The Ghanaian government has announced a new deadline for digital switch-over, after it missed the global deadline last week, along with pretty much every other African country aside Kenya.
iROKOtv is providing Nollywood titles for the the OTT box, mobile and internet offerings of the London-based ethnic-focused Internet TV, Lebara Play.
South Africa’s Telkom is about to reduce its tariff plan on internet bundles. It will also extend the same pricing options to customers on its roaming partners.
Rocket’s hotel booking network, Jovago is offering to pay regular people to watch TVs and listen to radio all day. Only they have to watch out for its ad spots while at it.
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Airtel has disclosed it is no longer going ahead with the proposed sale of its telecoms towers in Chad and Tanzania to Helios Towers as earlier announced.