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November 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Vodacom launches a Global Machine to Machine platform

Vodacom is launching a Global Data Service Platform (GDSP) to help companies deploy and manage large, wireless Machine to Machine (M2M) projects. The new platform will be supported by an expert local team backed by Vodafone's global M2M business unit.

The launch of the Vodacom GDSP is one of the ways that the company is looking to bring its scale and expertise to…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 28, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Glo donates classrooms, ICT lab to Ijebu School

Globacom has restated its commitment to improving the lives of the future leaders of the country as it donated a block of fully-equipped classrooms to Ijebu Muslim School, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, as part of the activities marking the 2012 Ojude Oba festival.

At the commissioning of the block of classrooms and an ICT laboratory on Saturday, October 27, Globacom said…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 19, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Airtel Completes Largest Network Transformation in African Telecoms History

Partners Ericsson for comprehensive upgrade of network to deliver superior service.

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today said that it has undertaken an end-to-end network transformation program across its mobile operations in 16 African countries. The…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 19, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Airtel Customers in Africa to Now Get Free Incoming Calls While Roaming on its South Asia Network

Airtel Customers in Africa to Now Get Free Incoming Calls While Roaming on its South Asia Network.

Worlds’ first intercontinental roaming facility offering free incoming calls leverages Airtel’s network reach in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

To benefit African businessmen, tourists and students traveling to the Indian sub-continent



Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 15, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Orange and Altobridge bring first-time mobile connectivity to remote communities in Niger

Altobridge (, a technology supplier to Orange Niger, has today announced the completion of its first phase of mobile connectivity deployments in remote regions of Niger to communities previously underserved by any form of telecommunications services.

The network rollout is entirely driven by sustainable energy…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 13, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Innovation key to growth of mobile money on the continent

The future of mobile money in Africa lies in its ability to innovate and transcend beyond its current offerings, said Khaled Mikkawi, CEO of MTN Rwanda on Tuesday. He was speaking at AfricaCom 2012 in Cape Town.

Mikkawi said relationships with third party developers were important to enable and increase access to innovative financial services such as…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 13, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

IBM Develops Plan to Help Moroccan Farmers Boost Skills, Production

IBM experts participating in the company's pro bono Corporate Service Corps program have recommended a strategy to lift the productivity of Moroccan farmers. 

The plan focuses on improving coordination between the country's Ministry of Agriculture and the farming community, as well as improve internal coordination within the ministry. Closer ties with farmers will enable the ministry to…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 9, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

SkyVision Launches New iDirect HUB and Upgrades Pan-African Satellite Network with IDX 3.1 Software

VT iDirect, Inc., a company of VT Systems, Inc., has announced that SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fiber optic systems, has launched a new iDirect hub and is now offering full Pan-African coverage on both C-Band and Ku-Band. SkyVision has also upgraded its networks to iDirect’s iDX 3.1 operating software. iDirect is a world…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 9, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Vodafone’s Innovation Centre receives top green accolade

The Vodafone Site Solution Innovation Centre has been honored as the winner of the category Highest Scoring Green Star Project 2008-2012 by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) due to the outstanding nature of the project.

The building, situated at Vodacom's head office in Midrand, was awarded six stars by the GBCSA in October 2011 making it the…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on November 2, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Vodacom unveils its summer promotion

Vodacom has taken the lid off its summer promotion which will provide double value to customers who purchase a variety of products and services including talk time, data, SMS, MMS, Vodacom Millionaires and selected content services. The ‘Double your Summer' promotion, which is available to Top Up, Contract and Prepaid customers, will run from 01 November to 14 December…


Added by Linda Larbie on November 1, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

MTN Uganda launches new multi-million Data and Switching Centre and MTN Business Unit

MTN Uganda today launched a multi-million dollar Data and Switching Centre in Mutundwe, just outside Kampala city centre, and a new MTN Business Unit.

This launch goes hand-in-hand with that of the new MTN Business Unit which will be a world-class provider of converged communications solutions.

MTN Business will focus on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)…


Added by Linda Larbie on November 1, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Businesses in rural areas praise Vodacom Business Satellite Solutions

The recently announced partnership between Vodacom Business Services and AGRI SA - the country's foremost agriculture trade association - for satellite connectivity solutions is already seeing uptake in remote rural areas.

Agri SA members are welcoming the ability to obtain reliable and robust connectivity for their businesses, thus growing their…


Added by Linda Larbie on November 1, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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