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May 2012 Blog Posts (28)

More than one billion USD invested so far in Airtel’s network in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), further investments of USD 615 million planned

Airtel, the largest telecom network in DRC, is the first operator to be visited by the new Telecommunications & ICT Minister in the country – his Excellency Tryphon Kin-Kiey MULUMBA. The visit was part of the newly appointed Minister’s familiarization program to understand the realities that the telecom operators are dealing with in the country.  The Democratic Republic of the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 31, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Integr8 - amongst the best the Cape has to offer

South Africa’s largest privately owned managed service provider, the Integr8 Group, has qualified as a Top300 Western Cape Company in 2012.

The national ICT services company received notification from Topco Media, the company that runs the Top300 programme.

Identification as a Top300 company is based on criteria developed by Topco Media in partnership with the Cape Chamber of Commerce, the Western Cape Provincial Government, Accelerate and Wesgro.

The criteria…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 30, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

Africa on the social money as ZunguZ platform gains foothold with Facebook

Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter could emerge as financial institutions and, given that the Internet is a fast-growth sector with more users emerging in developing economies, there’s no doubt that Africa will benefit.

This is the view of the entrepreneurs behind ZunguZ, a multi-tier micro-payment platform that connects to the social graph to enable free inter-account transfer between members.

Shares of social network giant Facebook were officially floated on…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 30, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

Accsys empowers more payroll people

The South African payroll administration market is to receive much-needed additional skills following the graduation of twenty-one learners who completed online payroll qualifications developed by Accsys.

Accsys, a member of the Business Connexion Group (BCX), is a national supplier of people management software and hardware solutions within the HR, payroll and time & attendance space.

The company offers a two-year National Diploma in Payroll Administration Services…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 30, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

Accsys (Pty) Ltd - CEO - Teryl Schroenn - Puts Clients First

This week Africa Business Communities brings you this interview with Accsys's CEO, Teryl Schroenn which talks about Accsys continual investment in skills development and learnerships through bursaries and mentorship…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 30, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

New Pilots’ Association website is airborne

The Air Line Pilots’ Association (ALPA-SA) has launched a new-look website, reflecting the organisation’s track-record of service to the aviation industry, its growth and ongoing value as a representative body for pilots and flight deck crew.

ALPA-SA is a membership-driven organisation that has no commercial interest in aviation and strives to serve as the ‘national voice of pilots’.

Its service mandate includes striving for a safer system of air transportation and the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 29, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Edge-Core switches secures MEF Certification

Edge-Core Networks Corporation, a professional networking solution provider offering a complete range of enterprise-level and service provider/carrier Ethernet networking equipment and services to partners around the world, has announced that the ECS4660-28F is aligned with carrier-class standards for Ethernet aggregation switches and has been certified as MEF-9 and MEF-14 compliant.

The MEF certification programs are designed to accelerate the deployment of Carrier Ethernet…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 29, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

ZunguZ, the next frontier in social finance

Bank charges for administration and for engaging with customers using channels like email and instant messaging are increasing. These technology resources have been designed to be automated, to be completed with minimal ‘handling’ requirements and pressure on resources – so why the cost?

With consumers left fuming with frustration over fees and the role of a multi-tiered cloud platform that facilitates micro-payments via social networks becomes all the more relevant.



Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 29, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Airtel to invest USD 100 million in Rwanda

Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) & Joint MD, Bharti Airtel, met with His Excellency the President of Rwanda to discuss the telecommunication company’s progress in the country. The courtesy visit comes two months after Airtel launched operations in Rwanda, expanding Airtel’s already significant footprint on the continent.

During the conversation with H.E. the President,…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 28, 2012 at 7:54am — No Comments

Airtel harmonizes its calling rates to all African Destinations

Airtel Uganda has today announced new harmonized calling rates to all African destinations

Airtel Uganda has today announced new harmonized calling rates to all African destinations, cutting costs for Ugandans who communicate with family, friends and business associates across the continent.  Starting today Airtel customers can call any destination in…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 24, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Q-KON and business Connexion deploy IDIRECT’S IDX 3.1 software to support large-scale networks

Upgrade enables network operator and service provider to deliver more efficient and affordable services to enterprise customers in Africa

Herndon, Va., May 23 2012 – VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that Q-KON, a leading African satellite network operator, and Business Connexion, a leading African ICT service provider, have partnered to deploy iDirect’s iDX 3.1 software upgrade and newly released Evolution X1 remotes. Through…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 23, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Ernst & Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year award 2012’ tees off

True to its avowed promise to continue to search for outstanding entrepreneurs in West African countries and recognise them for their contributions to economic growth and development, Ernst & Young is set for another round of exciting moments with the kick off of this year’s – 2012 Entrepreneurship award.

The award, which was introduced to West African countries last…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 23, 2012 at 9:11am — No Comments

Comair Sales web presence takes off thanks to Syncrony

Comair Sales, an established general aviation organisation and representative of The Cessna Aircraft Company, has a new website (, complete with an extensive overview of Cessna aircraft, all related details and other information designed to assist customers and partners.


The organisation partnered with Syncrony, a leading Gauteng –based provider of Web design and content management services, to acquire and…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 23, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

ATEC strengthens management team following merger

In the wake of its acquisitions of Letlhaka Technologies and Core Management Solutions in 2011, ATEC Systems and Technologies (ATEC), a national specialist ICT and software company focused on Telecommunications, Security and Management systems, has, as of April, initiated a restructure of its management portfolio. The move signals a fresh chapter in the growth and development of the company.


ATEC is an ICASA licensed telecommunication provider and an established partner to…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 23, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Orange launches second edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize

Last year, more than 600 candidates responded to the call for projects

Armed with the success of the previous edition in 2011, today Orange is launching the second edition of its Orange African Social Venture Prize. The goal is to promote social innovation that supports development through Information and Communication Technology…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 23, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

Resourcery Plc and Assai Software agree on a partnership deal to tap Ghanaian market

Project managers of Ghana’s Oil and Gas and Construction sectors, would now have the opportunity to reduce cost of controlling and managing documents from the inception to the final stages of construction, by 30 per cent.

This is being made possible following a landmark partnership between Resourcery Plc and Assai Software Services, which seeks to provide top-of-the-range document control and management software for businesses.

The software will enable both clients and…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 22, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Two-day 2012 AITEC Conference scheduled for Accra on May 28

A two-day 2012 AITEC Banking and Mobile Money West Africa Conference is scheduled for Accra from May 28-29.

The conference has attracted participation by banking and payment technology experts from the world, include the UK, Switzerland, USA, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, India, Finland, Canada, Egypt, and Ghana.

A statement issued and copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday said over 50 speakers would be making presentations or leading workshops during the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 22, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Vodafone Ghana takes over Yahoo Mail Login page

Vodafone Ghana, the most valuable brand in the world, will on 16 and 17 May 2012, take over the Yahoo mail login page. This is the first time that any company in Ghana is taking over the Yahoo login page.

The initiative which is part of the company’s data campaign dubbed ‘Limitless Possibilities’, is aimed at educating Ghanaians on the positive impact the internet can have…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 17, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

One click beats all – emerging technologies in a virtualised world

With the explosive growth of social networking and social media, it should come as no surprise that the virtual environment has come into its own. South Africa is keeping up with global counterparts in the application of ubiquitous, intrusive technology to communicate.

The desire to be connected anytime, anywhere continues to drive application investment and integration both in business and for private users. Manufacturers and vendors of emerging technologies have intensified their…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 17, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

SMC Networks the route to go says TVR Computers

Local distributor expands its range of SMC solutions

TVR Computers, a national importer and distributor of IT and electronic equipment, has increased its range of available SMC Network product.

The distributor company has incorporated several new solutions into its portfolio, including the SMC Networks SMCGS10P-Smart EZ Switch, the SMC7904WBRAS-N2 v2 and the SMCWBR14S- N5.

The SMCGS10P is a 10-port Gigabit Ethernet smart switch providing…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 17, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

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