Technology & Convergence - In Brief

Technology & Convergence

Telecel and MultiChoice Zimbabwe have signed an agreement allowing DStv subscribers to use Telecash to pay for their subscriptions through their mobile phones. Telecash – which launched in January 2014 – can be used by its subscribers to send money to any mobile phone user regardless of network and pay bills and for goods and services using their mobile phone. Full story here

ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has been ranked number one globally in three major market segments: middleware, video on-demand (VOD), and set-top boxes (STB) by the IPTV Global Market Leader Report (year-end 2013 edition) issued by Multimedia Research Group (MRG). ZTE reached the top spot in the middleware segment, which has been held by Microsoft's Mediaroom (now Ericsson) for the last five years.