BRICS media groups to deepen cooperation

Leaders of 25 media organizations from BRICS countries are to gather here for an unprecedented event dedicated to promoting media cooperation within the BRICS framework, which will inject new vigor and vitality into common development of the five-member bloc. With the theme of “Innovation, Development, Cooperation and Trust,” the first BRICS media summit will focus […]

Africa, On the Rise (Analysis)

Billboard.com: African music rising on the the world map

If you were to take the latest global recorded music data from the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI), published last week , you could be forgiven for thinking that there isn’t a whole lot going on with digital music in Africa. It’s understandable why the highly regarded report is still conservative towards the continent; […]

Pinpoint media consumption tool to go live in Nigeria

Media consumption and audience tracking tool for the African continent, Pinpoint, will go live in Nigeria this month (March 2014) following its reported successful launch in Ghana. Developed by research and strategy company, Dashboard Marketing Intelligence, and advertising and media expert, Dave Kelly, Pinpoint supports more effective media buying in Africa by tracking media consumption […]

Media Coverage of Conflict in Africa Inadequate

Media Coverage of Conflict in Africa Inadequate that the extent is played down

The number of deaths, refugees and internally displaced people due to the conflicts and civil wars in Africa is astounding. If these statistics were scaled down to proportion and occurred in Europe, the situation would be called World War III by the media. The rest of the world would rush to defuse and mediate the […]

South Africa’s mobile TV potential

South Africa’s mobile TV potential

South Africa’s mobile TV potential With South Africa’s mobile operators targeting multi-media options, including mobile TV, as they look to diversify their portfolios, Gareth Mellon, senior industry analyst for ICT at Frost & Sullivan believes that the uptake potential is very good. Bloomberg recently reported that Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko has held talks with a host of large media […]

S.Africa: Times Media buys Vuma FM stake

Times Media buys Vuma FM stake South Africa’s Times Media Group (TMG) has acquired a 60 per cent stake in KwaZulu-Natal-based radio station Vuma FM, adding to their recently diversified offering. Last month the company announced its acquisition of 65 per cent of Mpumalanga-based radio station Mpower Fm, while last year it also bought 32 […]

Uganda telco consolidation leads to higher prices

Home Business Business Share Bookmark Print Rating By DICTA ASIIMWE Special Correspondent

Posted  Saturday, November 2  2013 at  13:43

In Summary A fortnight ago, market leader MTN Uganda raised its voice and data tariffs by 12.5 and 20 per cent respectively, in a move that company officials said was in response to changes in the operating environment. MTN’s competitors, working to build their customer number, said they were not considering a tariff adjustment for now. Insiders at MTN claim their competitors will pay a heavy price if they don’t adjust their tariffs because revenues are below the cost of production. Tweet […]