As the messaging medium of the future, the possibilities & opportunities for implementing Rich Messaging into marketing campaigns & customer experiences are endless.
CVT is taking us one step closer to realising RCS & mobile payments in our future. As the innovation of contactless delivery directs us towards a cashless reality.
MEF found in 2018 that fraudsters steal 9.4% of A2P revenue from the average MNO – equaling nearly $1.5 billion that year. Let's look at how MEF is combatting this messaging fraud
A signature solution called Contactless Verification Transaction or CVT has been launched through a joint collaboration between iTouch and Trackmatic. This technology is proudly South African and will be made available across the continent and beyond.
To tackle consumer fraud in business messaging, MEF board member and iTouch Chairman Waheed Adam hosts a workshop with major banks, mobile network operators, WASPA & SABRIC in Cape Town.
The Competition Commission has provided a detailed strategy to accomplish affordable data rates for all; bringing us closer to the #datamustfall reality.
iTouch values and utilises the advances within communication technology in order to provide quality services for their clientele & nurture innovation.
As the digital landscape continues to innovate and expand, we discuss seven current trends which are set to shape and create digital transformation in 2020.
MyBroadband Insights has released its Q3 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report based on 314,751 speed tests to discover who the best and worst networks in SA.
Zeroing in the 4IR's imminent future of mobile supercomputing, intelligent robots, self-driving cars, Genetic editing, and its possibilities for South Africa.
This year's LATAM 2019 GCCM is set to greater establish GCCM for members in LATAM region and networking with regional and international CC members attending.
With 2019 bringing us closer to our envisioned tech future, these three top trends of autonomous machines, mixed reality and blockchain are not to be missed.
2019's Digital Transformation Congress sees hundreds advance their knowledge of the latest business technologies, digital innovations & its impact on businesses.
With the US ban on Huawei creating uncertainty and concern for many consumers & businesses, this partial lift on the ban provides some reprieve for Huawei.
AMP is an open source technology by Google, which enhances emails by providing interactive emails for subscribers; reviving the email marketing industry.
With 85% of South Africans shopping online and using their mobile devices for payment transactions, the future of mCommerce is on the rise & looks promising.
Mobile Messaging Automated platforms provide tools to reach customers at the right time & place by creating personalised campaigns that can reach thousands.
This year sees the releases of the top new smartphones to look out for with 5G connectivity- which boasts faster speeds, more stable and stronger internet.
Augmented reality becoming a game-changer for product and service delivery as it creates efficiency, personalisation and aims to improve customer service.
This year's Carrier Community GCCM Berlin 2019 forum is set to be a hub of information, innovation & networking with its focus on the digital cloud and SMS.
Vodacom's loophole find of charged rollover data fees goes against new data regulations and sees public backlash resulting in rollover data becoming free.
In partnership with Huawei, Data-only network Rain makes SA the first country to launch 5G and is set to become a strong contender for established networks.
The need increases for businesses to think mobile first, as a predicted growth rate of smartphone users to increase by 78% in 2022.
The rise of chatbots for solving basic consumer tasks see RICA set to release a chatbot consultant for improved customer service and engagement.
Mobile innovation continues to impress with the MWC at the forefront with this year's conference the platform for several telecommunication announcements
iTouch CEO Greg Brophy has been elected as the Chairman of the WASPA Board for 2019 with the new board officially being instated for the coming year
Uber looks to increase adoption by offering a less data-intense version of its application geared to markets with poor or expensive mobile connectivity
ITouch Chairman Waheed Adam has been elected to join the Mobile Ecosystem Forum Global board for 2019
ITouch Chairman Waheed Adam has been shortlisted as a candidate to join the Mobile Ecosystem Forum Global board for 2019
The Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona is a highlight in the mobile and communications industry and we expect plenty of exciting announcements form big brands from around the world
Huawei poised to make a shock announcement at this year's Mobile World Congress by launching a foldable Smartphone ahead of many of its competitors
FNB's popular banking app has now launched the option of making payments with the help fo QR codes to make it easier for South Africans to make instant and quick payments
Your guide into what this years IOTFA 2019 will look like and what we expect to see from this year's conference that brings together the most exciting members of the IoT industry
We review which trends will take a foothold in 2019, be the anchor points for growth in the industry and how it will change the way we do business.
Your guide into what this years DRF 2019 will look like and what we expect to see from this year's conference that brings together the most exciting members of the retail industry.
Samsung is wasting no time and has announced that it will be launching its first 5G compatible handset at the start of 2019
MTN becomes the first telecommunications company in Africa to join the prestigious iOT World Alliance with planned innovation to follow
A list of precautions you can take to identify and steer clear of fraudulent activity which is very popular with shoppers around the festive season
A new cybercrimes bill will target unlawful acts via instant messaging to try and stop the spread of cybercriminals on platforms like WhatsApp
We review the launch of MusicTime! MTN's latest streaming music offering designed to service the South African market
Google Launches its new radio-style audio feed that curates news and information with the help of its latest personalised artificial intelligence algorithm.
South African Based telecommunications company MsansiSat plan to bring low-cost broadband to Africa. Here's what you can expect in the near future from these frontrunners.
iTouch takes a look at the best financial apps for 2018 to help small business better manage their finances. Have a look through these options and save time by automating some financial tasks!
New 3G Smartphone technology by KaiOS bridges the connectivity gap in Africa. The new range of smartphone is expected to connect Africa cheaper and easier!
Stash is a new nifty app from Liberty that allows you to invest your extra change quickly and easily. Simply connect your bank card and watch your savings grow!
With WhatsApp being part of so many users lives, businesses have also started using it as a way to communicate with their clients. We take a closer look at how at the new pay-to-use tools by WhatsApp.
Cape Town prepares to host one of the biggest communication conferences in Africa this November. Here's all you need to know about AfricaCom 2018!
The talk about 5G technology reaching Africa has been an ongoing discussion. Find out more about how teh continent is preparing for its arrival!
Simplify your banking admin by installing one your preferred Egyptian Bank's Mobile App. Get your banking done with just a few clicks!
MEF18 is approaching soon, and speakers have been announced! Book your ticket now and get to see these industry disrupters live in action!
Learn more about progressive web apps for IO and how these can help your brand stay ahead of the curve.
Samsung Pay, the newest innovation in mobile payments has been launched in South Africa. Find out all you need to know to get started!
MEF has now put forward a strict code of conduct for application to person messaging providers to ensure ethical practices and the reduction of fraud within the messaging industry
Find out more about how social media giant Facebook is using augmented reality technology to engage with their users.
Take your workouts to the next level with your personal soundtrack stored straight on your smartwatches. We reviewed the 10 best devices to help you make a decision.
Huawei has been taking the smartphone world by storm with their high-end smartphones costing less than a fraction of the price than more traditional brands. Find out more about their journey.
Losing out on data because you let it run past its use by date has been a pain of many South African consumers, but not for long with new legislation and Trace Mobile looks to take full advantage
A summary of the investment and projects run by the iTouch foundation over the past year and the milestones hit during that time
Get your online data security checklist here and make sure you practice the following safeguards to ensure you're online data is stored safely and reduce the risk of scamming or phishing attacks on your accounts
If you're interested in doing banking on your smartphone then we suggest you check out our review banking apps currently available in South Africa
SMS Chain aims to use blockchain technology in order to create a marketplace for the open trade of SMS and SMS bundles
Mobile World Congress 2018 showcased how mobile is the force behind every emerging innovation. Take a closer look and watch all the highlights from the 2018 edition
If you're about to travel or planning to travel soon then consider these foreign language apps could help you bridge the language barrier on your next trip
Popular instant messaging platform Telegram is set to release its own cryptocurrency called Telegram Open Network (TON) which is marked to be the biggest ICO in history
Electroneum has used the Mobile World Congress 2018 as the platform for announcing its latest Android and iOS app. This will be the first Smartphone cryptocurrency mining project which uses Smartphones to secure the blockchain
Nokia has taken us back with the relaunch of the popular 8810 handsets 20 years after the release of the original release and it does not only look as good as the original did back then but has some nifty new features too.
Cryptocurrency project Dent wants to liberate users from standard mobile data packages and allow users to buy, sell and trade data as a community using the Dent data marketplace.
The SMS may seem like a simple tool to send messages but in Africa, its become much more than that from banking, education to health insurance SMS has become a popular transaction medium on the continent
5G connectivity is around the corner and we explore what it means for South Africa and how it will improve the mobile first economy, drive new jobs and opportunities.
iTouch Messaging Services is proud to announce that we have officially joined up as a member of the Accelerate Cape Town network.
Google's Chrome browser looks set to get a major update with the introduction of augmented reality for both desktop and mobile devices
WhatsApp for business app is here and it could change the way small business trades are done especially in mobile first landscapes like Africa
Supercharge your Smartphone with these photography apps and turn your photos gallery into a library filled with masterpieces
Sweatcoin is an Android and iOS based app that offers fitness enthusiasts an additional incentive to exercise in exchange for digital currency.
We've been able to communicate using SMS for 25 years now and this simple text message service has revolutionised the way we communicate with one another as well as how businesses communicate & secure data with their customers
Why our enterprise messaging solutions have helped local and international businesses create, send, manage and report on all their bulk messaging activities.
We break down what 2 Factor Authentication is, why it is imported in securing you and your user data and how it can help your business and improve the quality of leads, data, sales & customer retention.
We take a look at some of the most popular virtual reality tech making headlines in 2017 and driving a new way in this industry and ready to integrate into our lives
We take a look at some of the most popular wearable tech making headlines in 2017 and driving a new way for us to integrate technology into our lives
We break down what rich communication services are and 5 actionable strategies businesses can use to leverage this technology to improve their mass communication
We evaluate some of the must-have wearable tech making headlines in 2017 and driving a new way for us to integrate technology into our lives
Itouch takes a closer look at the Top 10 most profitable mobile business apps for 2017. Discover who has it made this year.
We take you through one of our success stories helping a client harness the power of Bulk SMS to improve their marketing communications and eventually sales.
We take you through five apps that will make managing finances easy. These apps will help make your everyday purchases, banking, investing, saving simpler
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