Mobile operators in Africa can tap into digital for revenue and address upcoming industry challenges

Upstream to showcase its suite of mobile products at AfricaCom, Stand B30 AfricaCom, Cape Town, S.A., November 7, 2019 – Upstream will demonstrate at this year’s AfricaCom how mobile operators in Africa can achieve a head start in addressing the industry’s upcoming challenges. The company will be showcasing its full platform stack that enables MNOs to generate digital revenue, offering mobile users on the continent uninterrupted, free and safe connectivity while efficiently helping operators monetize digital opportunities such as mobile advertising. Guy Krief, CEO, Upstream, commented: “In developed markets, figures…

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Fraud alert: Popular video app Snaptube needs careful watching

Fraud alert: Popular video app Snaptube needs careful watching Secure-D discovers same developer code as seen in Vidmate case responsible for 70 million suspicious transactions in just six months London, October 17th, 2019 – Snaptube, a popular Android smartphone video app which claims some 40 million users, has been caught making millions of suspicious transactions without the knowledge of its users. The Snaptube app features the same piece of developer software code, Mango SDK, that was at the center of the Vidmate expose earlier this year – when another popular…

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Huge engagement with free ad-funded internet service in South Africa powered by Upstream

Over 25 million users in South Africa now have access to mobile internet basics at no cost London, October 3rd, 2019 – More than 25 million mobile users in South Africa can now access internet essentials for free at any time, even when they have run out of credit. The free internet service was launched by Vodacom, South Africa’s largest mobile operator, powered by Upstream’s Zero-D connectivity platform. Since its introduction the operator has seen a massive uptake with 55 per cent of its subscriber base already engaging with the…

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