in brief

16 August 2019

Telecoms

Telecom Egypt is setting strategies to develop its systems and broaden its networks. The company signed on August 8, 2019, on the sidelines of the BRICS Future Network Innovation forum (from 5 to 9 August 2019 in China), an agreement with Chinese technology company Huawei. Under this deal signed between Adel Hamed, CEO of Telecom Egypt, and Vincent Sun, CEO of Huawei Egypt, the Chinese company will provide new communication usage models, as well as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications to Telecom Egypt

Huawei brand Honor has entered the South African mobile device market, targeting millennials through "innovative technologies for the fraction of the price of its competitors", BusinessTech reported. Honor devices are available through Vodacom, Cell C, The Foschini Group, Game, Edgars and Cellucity stores nationwide, with packages starting from ZAR 169 per month for 24 months, or cash prices starting from ZAR 1,999.

NetOne has launched new “Social” data bundles on its network meant to be used for Twitter. Additionally, the bundles come in different price ranges, sizes and validity periods- both factors which affect the price of the bundles.