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July 2012 Blog Posts (35)

MTN Nigeria employs Ericsson's SSR 8020 to build IP network of future

•    MTN Nigeria first African operator to deploy groundbreaking SSR 8020 platform for wireless IP core network.

•       SSR 8020 supports significantly more subscribers from a single Evolved Packet Gateway (EPG) than competing nodes on the market.

•       Deployment will enable MTN to efficiently meet rapidly increasing demand for data…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 26, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Vodacom launches an easy-to-use mobile phone designed for the elderly

Vodacom announced the launch of the Vodafone 155, an affordable and easy-to-use mobile handset specifically designed for the elderly. This handset is also suitable for customers with low vision, hearing loss or limited dexterity.

It's often challenging for older people to keep up with technology while having to deal with vision, hearing and other health related…


Added by Linda Larbie on July 26, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Airtel Unveils Quick Talk Package

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has unveiled another innovative package that will empower its customers, especially the youth and those with lower purchasing power connect easily to friends and loved ones, as well as sustain their commercial activities.

The innovative package tagged, Quick Talk stretches 50 and 100 Naira recharges to give 60 seconds of…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 26, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Samsung Electronics South Africa Announces the Appointment of Matthew Thackrah as Deputy MD

Samsung Electronics South Africa is proud to announce that Matthew Thackrah has been appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of South Africa. In this newly-created dual role, Matthew will continue as the Head of CE and IT Solutions for the brand.

Having been with Samsung South Africa for over 10 years, Matthew holds a wealth of knowledge and experience across…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 26, 2012 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Microsoft Announces New Technology tailor-made for SMEs

Microsoft’s newest cloud service, Office 365, brings affordable cutting edge technology to thousands of Kenyan businesses.

Nairobi, East and Southern Africa.

Microsoft Corp. has announced the commercial launch of Microsoft Office 365, the company’s next-generation cloud based service for businesses of all sizes in Kenya.

Previously available on a trial basis in…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 24, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Main One Cable Introduces Global Video Connect

Tata Communications’ Video Connect network extends into Nigeria via Main One.

Nigeria point-of-presence connects key media hotspots in Africa with the world.

Tata Communications, a leading provider of The New World of Communications, has announced that its Video Connect Network has been extended into Nigeria through a…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 23, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

The Second Generation Samsung Series 9 Officially Lands in SA

Samsung Electronics South Africa, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has announced the local availability of the second generation Samsung Series 9 notebook.

Following the debut of its predecessor at the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, the new Samsung Series 9 demonstrates the company’s advanced and innovative craftsmanship in the premium notebook…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 23, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Airtel Introduces First Mobile Commerce Service in Burkina Faso

•          A first in Burkina Faso, this facility enables consumers top up air time on their phones directly

•          Retailers to benefit through additional revenue, creation of employment and new business opportunities

•          Significant benefits for Burkina Faso’s informal ecosystem

Airtel Burkina Faso (…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 23, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Sage ERP X3 Expands its Footprint in Africa

Sage ERP X3 offers the flexibility and functionality that many African businesses need to manage a competitive operation in an increasingly global market, offering a compact and affordable software system that was designed for the unique needs of a mid-sized company.

“In the last year,…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 19, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Prominent Nigerian Social Network Signs Million Naira Deal with Blackberry Nigeria

Prominent Nigerian social networking website, Ladies And Gentlemen book, popularly known as LAGbook, on 18th June, 2012, signed an 8 weeks sponsorship deal with Research in Motion (Blackberry) Nigeria, valued at N1.2million.

Before the deal, LAGbook had over 75,000 registered members with international media attention from Webrazzi and TechCrunch,…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 18, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Employees to Fly Mandela Day flag in Africa and the Middle East

Johannesburg – MTN employees will today join multitudes of people and organizations around the world to observe Mandela Day in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday.

They will mark the day by doing good for humanity in tribute to an icon whose fight for freedom and contribution to the ushering in of democracy in South Africa inspired the…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 18, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

The explosive effect of ZunguZ on online shopping

“We have been overwhelmed with the requests from some of the largest banks in the world, as well as most of the South African prominent banks, to leverage our platform to deliver their services. This works really well for us, as ZunguZ is not a bank, does not provide bank services and never touches the money.” Says Robert Sussman; co-founder of the social money transfer service for Facebook.

For the unenlightened, ZunuguZ is a multi-tiered platform that is deeply integrated into…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on July 18, 2012 at 10:19am — No Comments

Tech giant makes great strides towards total empowerment

The Integr8 Group, South Africa’s largest privately owned ICT managed services provider, has been officially accredited with Level 4 B-BBEE (Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment) status, is regarded as a ‘Value Adding Supplier’ and is on track to achieve Level 3 recognition.

In July the company received confirmation of its status from the National Empowerment Rating Agency (NERA), a South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)-accredited verification agency, after having…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on July 18, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Empowered by technology, SMEs can now go toe-to-toe with big business

There was a time when small-to-medium sized organisations had to make do with whatever they had to even stand a chance of survival. Not too long ago, the issue of technology procurement and application in SMEs or SMBs was shrouded in frustration and difficulty.

Decision makers who knew what ICT they wanted, but could not afford to source and implement it. Those who had the technology but required advice or guidance, received little in the way of meaningful support. Technical issues…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on July 17, 2012 at 8:23am — No Comments

Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2013 to Award USD 150,000 to Winners! Applications Open Now …

The second round of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), which aims to reward innovation across Africa in key sectors of interest, was launched on 2nd of July. It will award USD 150,000 to winners who deliver market-oriented solutions for African-led development.

The Prize is a joint…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Intel acquires stake in local firm

Global micro-chip maker Intel Corporation has acquired an equity stake in Ghana’s Rancard Solutions, following the injection of capital into the operations of one of the country’s fledgling technology firms, B&FT has gathered.

Actors in the deal have remained tight-lipped about terms of the deal, which also involves Adlevo Capital.

Intel, which closed the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on July 16, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Glo Launches Season 3 of “text4millions” Promo; Up to N300 Million to be Won

National telecoms operator, Globacom has launched Season 3 of its popular, innovative and highly rewarding Glo “text4millions” promo which is aimed at rewarding customer loyalty while economically transforming the lives of subscribers on the Glo network.

Globacom’s Acting Head of Marketing, Niyi Olukoya, Assistant Director, National Lottery Regulatory…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 11, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Job Seekers on Glo Can Now Send CVs by SMS

National telecom operator, Globacom has introduced a new innovative service that allows subscribers, especially job seekers on its network to send their CVs or resumes to prospective employers through sms.

Named Glo Job Express, the service is a new feature of Glo Messenger and it allows subscribers to send their CVs from any type of phone, using regular sms. The…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 11, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

MTN Afrinolly: Mobile Phone Makes Incursion into Nollywood

After some eleven years of exciting growth, the mobile technology market in Nigeria is on swift acceleration still. It remains one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world.

Undeniably, Smartphone manufacturers, such as Research in Motion (RIM), Samsung and Nokia are competing fiercely to dominate one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world where investments in local…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 11, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Bonitas marks 30th year with virtual journey

Syncrony, a national provider of Web design and content management services, has matched the demand for immediate, powerful online presence stride-for-stride by helping to manage its client’s online Comrades experience.

The Bonitas Medical Fund, a major sponsor of the Comrades Marathon 2012, used its participation at the event to celebrate its 30th anniversary and take customers and partners on an online journey in the form of The Bonitas Comrades Experience.

Syncrony was…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on July 11, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

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