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October 2012 Blog Posts (21)

Vodacom’s promotion introduces SA’s most affordable international calling rates

Vodacom has announced the launch of its international calling promotion that offers customers the lowest rate in South Africa when making international calls directly from a cellphone. Contract, Top Up and Prepaid customers will only pay 89c per minute anytime when making calls to 52 international destinations. This promotion will be available from 21…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 31, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Cloud-based contact centres of the future - How hosting enables customer responsiveness in small business

By Rob Lith, Connection Telecom - business development director

With instant gratification a fact of everyday life, a strategy of customer-centricity is a hallmark of competitiveness. Market leaders employ cutting-edge technologies that connect them more closely with their customers, enable a better understanding of their needs and allow shorter…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 30, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Visafone and RIM launch BlackBerry smartphones and services in Nigeria

Visafone, rated the number one mobile operator for quality of service in 2011 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, have announced the launch of BlackBerry services on Visafone’s CDMA mobile network in Nigeria. Visafone is also launching three BlackBerry smartphones, becoming the first carrier…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 29, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

MTN to deliver Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices in key African markets

MTN will be a key operator in Africa to deliver Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to its customers in South Africa in November, with Ghana and Nigeria following in December.

As part of its strategic alliance with Microsoft, MTN customers in South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria will be among the first users in the world to experience the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 29, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Quarterly update: MTN Group records 182,7 million subscribers

MTN delivered a satisfactory set of results for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182.7 million. The Group's performance was underpinned by solid operational management and the rollout of appealing value propositions despite aggressive pricing competition, regulations and economic challenges across the different markets in which…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 25, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Airtel crosses 60 million active customer mark in Africa

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today celebrated its 60 millionth customer in Africa. Airtel, which recently moved up one notch in global rankings to become the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers, added 10 million customers across its operations in 17 African…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 24, 2012 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Merck Serono India utilises Z-CARD® to generate awareness for doctors and patients

Merck Serono, the pharmaceutical division of Merck, recently selected a Z-CARD® to create

awareness of its new, self-injecting Gonal F pre-filled pen, which is prescribed by doctors in India to treat infertility in women.

Produced by Z-CARD® India, part of the Z-CARD® Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) stable, the card was printed in eight languages and…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 22, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

The Vodacom App Star Challenge goes international

Vodacom's talent search for innovative Apps has gone international with the addition of countries such as Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Qatar and Tanzania. Developers not only have an opportunity to design and showcase their apps in South Africa, they now have an opportunity to participate in the international Vodafone App Star Challenge which provides an opportunity to increase…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 22, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

African content in Samsung phones from January 2013

Samsung, world leading handset manufacturer has hinted it would start loading some African pictures, videos, music and dialects into its new handsets beginning from January 2013.

Samsung South Africa Chief Operating Officer, George Ferreira disclosed this to Ghanaian journalists at the grand launch of Samsung Galaxy Note II in Cape Town,…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

GHANA: Yello Footprints Spread Out Across The Country

Ghana’s telecommunications leader, MTN, continues to be the pacesetter for others to follow in an industry that is increasingly becoming more sophisticated and keenly competitive. The telecom giant, by the end of third quarter of, 2012, controlled about half of the mobile phone market with a subscriber base of 11million registered users.

To show appreciation to a…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 22, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Bharti Airtel becomes the fourth largest mobile operator in the world

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa moved up one notch in the world wide ranking to be the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers. (Source: Wireless Intelligence ‘Scoreboard’).

Top Five Operators Globally:

Operator: China…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 22, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Intelsat 23 Launch Success to Provide Enhanced Capacity for the Americas, Europe and Africa

Intelsat S.A., the world's leading provider of satellite services, announced today that an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton vehicle successfully launched the Intelsat 23 satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Liftoff occurred at 4:37 a.m. EDT. The Intelsat 23 satellite separated from the rocket's upper stage 9 hours and 30 minutes after launch, at…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 22, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

ITU, WHO use mobile phone technology to fight against non-communicable diseases

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 17, 2012 launched a new partnership called the ‘m-Health’ initiative to use mobile technology, in particular text messaging and apps, to help combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases.



Added by Linda Larbie on October 19, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

GHANA: Tigo changes tagline to “Smile, you've got Tigo”

After giving subscribers lots of opportunities in products innovations to experience themselves, Tigo Ghana now says it wants to plant a smile on the face of every Ghanaian promising even more exciting goodies in an affordable way. 


This new move, therefore changes Tigo Ghana, the country’s premier mobile operator’s long cherished tageline from…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 19, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Microsoft employees return to Malawi to supply ICT tools, support inter-school collaboration project

As part of a global community service initiative, Microsoft employees are visiting Malawi to roll out a targeted education drive.  In its second year, this teacher training program, dubbed the Malawi Learning Partnership (MLP), is a community networking project using ICT tools to connect students and teachers giving them access to critical learning resources.…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on October 18, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Best of both worlds: How greater collaboration amongst IT and business ensures success

By Nick Cadenhead, solutions consultant for AIGS

Re-engineering or changing an IT system can prove to be a challenge within a complex environment, particularly for manufacturers who may require a system able to take hundreds if not thousands of variables into account. In addition, the dearth of IT professionals with an understanding of these unique operations…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 17, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

East Africa Scholarships for Management MSc by Distance Learning: Manchester University

The University of Manchester is providing five scholarships available specifically for Ugandan, Tanzanian or Rwandan citizens.  The scholarships are for study starting in January 2013 on one of two distance learning Masters programmes offered by the University's Institute for Development Policy and Management:


- MSc in Human Resource Management and Development


- MSc in Management and Information Systems


Applications are now being accepted, and…


Added by Richard Heeks on October 10, 2012 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Stratcomm Africa urges Extractive industry to use professional Communication services

Stratcomm Africa, Ghana’s total communications agency, has urged oil and gas companies operating in Ghana and abroad to use professional communications support in order to avoid challenges especially crisis situations.


“Extractive industry organisations that ignore the use of professional communications support tend to face challenges, including serious crisis…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 10, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Samsung Ranks 9th On Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2012 Report

Testament to the brand’s strong global and local presence, coupled with its innovative products and solutions that are changing the…

Added by Linda Larbie on October 8, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Rlg Supports National Best Teacher Awards

Rlg Communications has presented a brand new Nissan sunny 2012 model to the Ministry of Education for use as third prize for this year's National Best Teacher Awards scheme due to be held in Kumasi on October 5.

Rlg will also give a laptop to each of the regional best teachers to be awarded during the 18th Edition of the awards…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 4, 2012 at 2:12pm — No Comments

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