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November 2010 Blog Posts (17)

RiT Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement with Adwest Communications in Kenya

RiT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: RITT) today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Adwest Communications Ltd., a Kenya-based provider of advanced communications network solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Adwest Communications will distribute the full range of RiT Enterprise Solutions to customers throughout East Africa.

The agreement was undertaken as part of RiT's strategy of increasing local representation to help it penetrate rapidly-growing markets.… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 25, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Paynet Group confirms lead sponsorship for AITEC Banking & Mobile Money 2011 Conference

The Paynet Group will yet again take a leading role in AITEC’s fifth annual Banking & Mobile Money conference by being a platinum sponsor of the event. Announcing Paynet’s sponsorship, CEO Bernard Matthewman said: “This conference has become the market-leading event for East Africa’s financial services sector and we feel it plays a valuable role in nurturing innovation and excellence in banking, which is why we have supported consistently for the past four years and will do so again in… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 24, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Nyasha Mutsekwa on November 23, 2010 at 12:08am — No Comments

MTN one of the first companies in South Africa to sign the Cancun Communiqué

MTN became one of the first companies in South Africa to sign the Cancun Communiqué on Climate Change declaration when Group President & CEO Phuthuma Nhleko attached his signature to the global proclamation, thereby reaffirming the company’s commitment to fighting the effects of climate change.

The Cancun Communiqué aims to build on the momentum created by the Copenhagen Communiqué – a declaration in which MTN is also a signatory – in which the international business community… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 22, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments

MTN placed joint 20th in the Top 100 JSE-listed companies for its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) report

Africa’s leading telecoms operator MTN Group has been placed joint 20th in the Top 100 JSE-listed companies for its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2010 report. The CDP is the only international source of carbon-related business information, and is utilised by institutional investors with over US$64 trillion assets under management.

This is the first time that MTN has compiled a comprehensive and transparent report about its carbon (CO2) footprint. The report details how MTN is… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 18, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

MTN airtime now available everywhere you go overseas

The MTN Group has announced that airtime for all its 21 operations will now be available overseas in over 400 000 outlets following agreements with ezetop international (ezetop) and online airtime top-up provider and global remittance and value transfer company, Sochitel UK Limited.

MTN, which has over 134 million subscribers across its operations in Africa and the Middle East (as at 30 September 2010), made the announcement at the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town. The… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 12, 2010 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Globecomm Expands Wireless Managed Services to Africa

Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading global provider of satellite-based managed network solutions, has won a contract to provide wireless managed services in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Globecomm will provide CDMA-450 switching facilities for voice and data services to wireless operator subscribers and interconnected partners in Sierra Leone. This unique architecture enables the CDMA-450 radio network to be connected via satellite to Globecomm’s hosted Mobile Switch Controller… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 12, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

MTN Group, Western Union sign agreement to introduce cross-border Mobile Money Transfer Service in 21 countries

MTN Group, (JSE: MTN), the leading mobile operator in Africa and the Middle East, and Western Union, (NYSE: WU) a leader in global payment services, today announced a commercial agreement to introduce international mobile remittance services in the 21 countries where MTN operates.

Once introduced, the service will allow MTN subscribers to conveniently send and receive Western Union Money Transfer® transactions using their MTN MobileMoney accounts. The service will first be introduced… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 11, 2010 at 3:34pm — No Comments

AITEC announces first African Outsourcing Summit

AITEC Africa, the continent’s leading convenor of ICT events and champion of the region’s emerging outsourcing industry, has announced that it going to hold Africa’s first Outsourcing Summit in Nairobi over 4-5 May 2011.

“This will be the first event to bring together all Africa’s outsourcing destinations to create the critical mass needed to attract the attention of major international outsourcing buyers,” said AITEC Chairman Sean Moroney, announcing the event. “So far, African… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 11, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Africa Needs the ICT Africa Summit Now

The ICT AFRICA SUMMIT is an event promoting ICT as a means to accelerate economic development in Africa under the theme “Regional Integration through ICT networks.” The summit, organized by iKapa Media, convenes December 6-8, 2010 at the CTICC (Cape Town International Conference Centre) in South Africa.

300+ high-level delegates and 50+ exhibitors are expected to take part in a well-placed agenda, which will include plenary sessions, thematic breakaway sessions, ministerial forums,… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 10, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments


FibreCo Telecommunications (“FibreCo”), a partnership between Cell C, Internet Solutions and Convergence Partners, announced today that it will be developing an open-access long-haul terrestrial fibre optic broadband network as an answer to the need for national transmission infrastructure to meet the nation’s aspirations for world-class broadband connectivity.

FibreCo brings the ability to fund, deploy and manage a cost-effective high speed long-haul fibre network which will support… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 10, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Nokia Reaches Out to Learning Institutions to Enhance Mobile Application Development

Nokia has announced plans to increase its engagement with learning institutions in a bit to equip instructors from various Institutions in Kenya with technical knowledge regarding mobile application development techniques.

These engagements will involve trainers, established and upcoming mobile application developers who will then be expected to rollout the same training at their own institutions and colleges enabling knowledge sharing to a wide audience.

“We have just… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 8, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Ceragon Receives Contract from Mcel in Mozambique

Ceragon Networks (Nasdaq: CRNT), the provider of high-capacity, 4G/LTE-ready wireless backhaul networks, announced a multi-million dollar contract with Mobile Cellular (mcel), the largest mobile telephone operator in Mozambique, reaching all 128 districts of the country.

mcel contracted with Ceragon for a turnkey solution, with complete radio planning for the backbone network, and an on-site survey to detail all link specifications. Ceragon's solutions will form a microwave backbone… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 5, 2010 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Zain participates at World Economic Forum in Morocco

Zain, the leading mobile operator in the Middle East, was a regional partner at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) held in Marrakech, Morocco between October 26 and 28.

The meeting, which was attended by over 1,000 leaders from business, government, civil society and media from 62 countries, was held under the theme “Purpose, Resilience and Prosperity”.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zain, Mr Asaad Al Banwan, who… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 3, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

VC4Africa matches business and investors in Africa

Today VC4Africa starts the first African online venture capital matchmaking platform. Many investors are looking for businesses to get involved with but have difficulties in finding promise. At the same time many businesses seek knowledge, capital and practical support. Without matchmaking their promise is never realized, hindering economic growth.

The VC4Africa community currently consists of 10.000 members worldwide. Business ideas have been registered through the website and… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on November 3, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments

MTN Ghana wins Y’ello Care award for innovative community service

MTN Ghana has scooped the overall 2010 Y’ello Care Awards prize for the largest staff participation and innovative community initiatives in MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care programme. The US$100 000 prize money must be reinvested into a social responsibility projects.

MTN Nigeria, MTN Uganda and MTN Sudan were awarded regional prizes and each won US$30 000 which must also be used for social responsibility initiatives. Now in its fourth year, the 21 Days of Y’ello Care programme is an… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 2, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Commonwealth Ministers Pledge Support to the CTO’s Commonwealth Telecom Development Fund (CTDF)

At least thirty ICT ministers and departmental heads from over twenty two Commonwealth nations participated in a meeting organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) at the recent ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, to adopt CTO’s Commonwealth Telecom Development Fund (CTDF) initiative. The Fund, jointly promoted by investment advisers Futurealities and fund managers Ashmore Group, seeks to support basic objectives of providing ICT development in… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on November 2, 2010 at 2:47pm — No Comments

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