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September 2011 Blog Posts (23)

AITEC announces impressive speaker line-up for fourth annual Mozambique ICT Congress

AITEC Africa has assembled an impressive group of over 40 local and international speakers to make presentations at this year’s ICT Congress. With the theme this year of “Building on local skills and capacity to develop effective ICT solutions that address local needs”, the congress aims to showcase successful computing and communications projects and organizations in the country. The Congress will take place at Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre over 5-6…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 27, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Vodacom announces regional winners of 2011 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards for the Western region

 After a rigorous judging process by the judging panel, Vodacom is pleased to announce the regional winners for the 2011 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards in the Western region.

Countrywide, 1224 entries were submitted for the tenth annual Awards this year, a 33% increase in entries from last year. The Awards have grown from strength to strength over the last decade. 

The Western region had the most entries from the five regions in the print feature category…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ideco to get industry talking at Identity Indaba 2011

Ideco Biometric Security Solutions (Ideco), provider of solutions, services and support within the field of identity management, will sponsor this year's ITWeb IDentity Indaba on 01 November at The Forum, Bryanston.

The Indaba is an annual event spearheaded by Ideco. This year ITWeb has partnered with Ideco to offer a forum for businesses and service providers to discuss issues that affect identities and the protection of resources in commerce. Issues to be covered include the need to…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Introducing 'The World's Most Advanced Tracking Device!'

The LTS-300 is an advanced Vehicle, Goods, & Personnel (Human) Location Tracking System, Using the power of GPS + GPRS Transmission + Cloud Monitoring Platform Via Satellite Transmission now available to individual as well as corporate bodies, Government Agencies, Radio/Television all print Media and Educational Institutions.

When installed in any vehicle, the owner can easily monitor the where about of the vehicle from anywhere at any time within the country and the neighboring…


Added by Joshua Onipede on September 25, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

International Peace Day: Mobile game GetH2O 2.0 tackles problems in urban Africa in a fun way


GetH2O, a mobile phone game co-created with designers in Kenya and the Netherlands reaches 20 countries worldwide online and offline. The GetH2O game is a serious and fun game about community development… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 20, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Peopleplus launches free HR and Payroll Software for business

Peopleplus a division of Talenger Holdings (Pty) Limited has launched the first FREEMIUM HR and Payroll software model in South Africa. Peopleplus is providing small to medium sized business access to our proven big business HR and Payroll software – FREE OF CHARGE.

The Peopleplus HR and Payroll software is based on the highly successful Talenger enterprise system which is utilised by major corporates in various industry sectors in South Africa and internationally.…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Eaton Towers secures $150m African tower investment

Eaton Towers, the African tower ownership and management company, has secured a major round of equity funding worth $150m from Capital International Private Equity Funds ("CIPEF"), a private equity investor that focuses on emerging markets.

The funding will be used to acquire, build and develop telecom towers across Africa for both existing and new projects.

CIPEF is a highly experienced and long established emerging markets private equity investor. Since inception in 1992,…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

HP enters Ghana to transform IT infrastructure

Hewlett Packard (HP), one of the world largest IT companies, has established its presence in Ghana with the opening an office and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Ghana to help train local students to become globally competitive.

The company, which under the MOU hopes to transfer its rich expertise and technology into Ghanaian economy, will also provide commercial customers in the country better access to HP broad portfolios of products and… Continue

Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Avnet Technology Solutions Appoints Henry Godwin as Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa

Avnet Technology Solutions, an IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today named Henry Godwin as regional director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Godwin will be responsible for the strategic direction of Avnet Technology Solutions in the region. Godwin will report to Graeme Watt, President of Avnet Technology Solutions,…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 19, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Ericsson Opens Support Centre In Accra

Ericsson, a world leading provider of telecommunication services, on Tuesday opened its first Regional Support Centre (RSC) in Accra, Ghana, to serve 43 countries across Sub-Saharan African (SSA).

The Centre, the first of its kind on the continent, aims to harness and develop young talents in the field of telecom technology within the SSA.

Speaking at the launch of the Centre in Accra, Mr. Allan Triggs, Vice President and Head of Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa said… Continue

Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 14, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Vodacom CEO clarifies position on BlackBerry

On 12 September, Vodacom announced a series of steps to improve the customer experience by increasing network capacity and reducing congestion.

An increase in complaints from BlackBerry users in recent months had been investigated, and it was found that the service was being negatively affected by a very small number of customers downloading vast amounts of data. 

The BlackBerry service was designed to enable customers to use a BlackBerry smartphone for internet browsing as…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 14, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Polytechnic of Namibia turns to videoconferencing for long distance learning

The Polytechnic of Namibia has about 12,500 registered students. About 8,000 are based at its central campus in Windhoek and a further 3,500 are distance learners with access to 10 regional centres around Namibia.

The Polytechnic has mapped out an ambitious e-learning project that aims to make all its lectures and classes available online. The project began by supplying all staff with laptops, and 60% of students are due to have laptops by 2013. Meanwhile, all teaching venues are…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 13, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Vodacom to give 42 children the gift of a smile

Vodacom is once again partnering with the Smile Foundation to facilitate operations on 42 children with facial reconstruction surgery at the Universitas Hospital in Bloemfontein this week.

Cleft lip and palate are amongst the most common birth defects and it is estimated that one in 700 children are born with this condition. In South Africa, children with this condition and their families are often stigmatised by the…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 12, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Vodacom’s Shosholoza Bokke campaign keeps SA fans in players hearts via virtual stadium

Nothing inspires players more than a nation's backing, and the Vodacom Shosholoza Bokke campaign has sent the Springboks to New Zealand confident that they have an entire country supporting them.

Since it launched on June 11, the innovative campaign has revealed unprecedented fan support for the Springboks as celebrities and fans showed their passion for the national team. More than 2000 unique creative video file uploads of fans singing the popular anthem flooded in from the…


Added by Linda Larbie on September 9, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

DStv Mobile launches Mobile Drifta

DStv Mobile Ghana has launched a new mobile television decoder, the Drifta, which enables subscribers and non-subscribers to access DStv services anytime, anywhere on many more devices in Accra.

The mobile Drifta receives the DStv mobile broadcast signal known as Digital Video Broadcast Hand-held or DVB-H, and relays this signal over Wi-Fi to a range of Wi-Fi capable devices.


Country Manager of DStv Mobile Ghana, Edward Kwame Owusu, said they are proud to be on the…


Added by Linda Larbie on September 8, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Vodacom launch security feature to preven fraud

Vodacom has been experiencing an increase in the number of fraud incidences that were due to International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF). In this type of fraud, a syndicate steals handsets or SIM cards from victims and uses them to dial international premium numbers which could result in cellphone bills as high as R120 000.

IRSF incidents were increasing from below 10 to over 20 incidents per month and…


Added by Linda Larbie on September 8, 2011 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Telco data networks in Africa: Enablers of value added services or just cheap access to over the top (OTT) providers' applications

This presentation is based on a presentation I made at the Telecoms World Africa conference in Cape Town a few months back.


As distributor for CommuniGate Systems and its…


Added by Nigel Sinclair Thomson on September 8, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

Vodacom ramps up customer care via social media

Social media has moved incredibly quickly from a specialist tool to a must-have channel of engagement with customers.  Building on the unique one on one conversation that social media makes possible, Vodacom has increased the number of people working in its specialist dedicated customer care team and increased their hours of operation.  The customer care team are now live on Twitter (@vodacom111) and Facebook ( from 7am…


Added by fatima abdou on September 6, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Unifying communications, centralising benefits and empowering a digital future

By Robert Sussman, joint CEO, Integr8

The increase in application of unified communication locally and internationally reminds us that we are firmly on track towards a truly connected world.

Centralising voice, video and data onto a single platform and the ability to access all communication feeds from a single device is changing the way we live and…


Added by fatima abdou on September 6, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Edge-Core Networks powers local desktop connectivity with PoE Ethernet switches

Edge-Core Networks, through its South African distribution partner, Miro Distribution, has readied two Desktop Fast Ethernet PoE switch solutions for release into the local market.


The Edge-Core ES3528MF-PoE and ES3528M-PoE are fast Ethernet layer 2 standalone switches that are designed to facilitate Ethernet connectivity to the desktop.


These solutions have also been developed to power devices such as VoIP phones, wireless access points and IP…


Added by fatima abdou on September 6, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

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