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December 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Airtel Completes 4G LTE Trial in Nigeria

Leading Telecommunications Services Provider, Airtel Nigeria ( has taken a giant stride in its quest to pioneer innovation and lead a new phase of telecoms revolution in the country as it announces the successful completion of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Kenyans Emerge Top at Global Development Challenge

Two Kenyans have scooped top honours in the recently concluded Appstar Challenge held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Gerald Kibugi who presented a game "Tough Jungle", took the first position in the Appstar Challenge sponsored by global telecommunications giant, Vodafone, while Gilbert Rono took the second slot with an educational application dubbed "Eureka".



Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

MTN launches new and improved MTN Play portal

MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (, in line with its commitment to enhance users’ experience and its delivery of digital products and services.

First introduced in 2009, the upgraded portal caters for a range of mobile handsets and operating systems, from very basic models to today’s most…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Etisalat Reiterates its Commitment to Quality Services at Customer Forum in Lagos

Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company, Etisalat, has restated its commitment to customer satisfaction through provision of excellent quality of service at the Lagos edition of the Etisalat Customer Forum held at The Avenue Suite, Victoria Island, in Lagos last weekend.

The Etisalat Customer Forum which is a direct contact…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 14, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Samsung Learning Hub expands device footprint

Following the successful local launch last month of its Learning Hub, Samsung Electronics has announced that this innovative multimedia learning environment is now available on all its high-end mobile devices to provide more users with free access to quality educational content.

“The Learning Hub provides students of all ages with easy access to a range of…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 14, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Vodacom LTE rollout reaches Cape Town

In the two months since Vodacom launched commercial LTE (commonly known as 4G) services in South Africa, the number of LTE enabled base stations has grown from 70 to more than 500 and the rollout has now reached Cape Town.

Speaking about the progress on LTE, Chief Technology Officer Andries Delport said:

"I'm bowled over with what our engineering teams have achieved. They worked…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 14, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Another satellite internet first from Vox Telecom

YahClick, the satellite internet service from Vox Telecom, was the first Ka-band satellite broadband service to launch in South Africa. It has changed the face of connectivity and enables consumers and businesses around the country to access high-speed internet at prices that are comparable to terrestrial services. As a sign of what's to come, Vox Telecom has…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 13, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

MTN launches global brand campaign to articulate new strategic direction

MTN is launching its latest multi-channel global brand campaign, which pronounces the mobile operator’s bold views on the potential of emerging markets.


Titled “Welcome to the New World,” the campaign launches tomorrow in selected countries across Africa.


The campaign articulates MTN’s belief that emerging markets are on the cusp of a brand new…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 13, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Winners of the Vodafone App Star Challenge announced in South Africa

The winners of the inaugural Vodafone App Star Challenge were unveiled at Vodacom World in Midrand today. The international challenge included top winners from six countries across the Middle East and Africa, bringing out the best from the developers in each country.

Participating countries included Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Qatar, Tanzania and South Africa who competed…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 13, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

MTN launches Cloud services pilot project in key African markets

MTN Business today launched a pilot project for its MTN Cloud bouquet of services, becoming the first mobile network operator in Africa to adopt the Cloud Service Brokerage model.

A recent innovation in the IT space, cloud computing is the delivery of hosted services over the Internet. This enables the delivery of communication services, remotely enabling users to access…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 10, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Alcatel-Lucent builds Airtel’s network backbone across Africa

Alcatel-Lucent is to help Bharti Airtel meet rapidly growing demand for mobile broadband services in its African operations by supplying advanced new IP (Internet Protocol)-based networking technology to support the delivery of new mobile broadband data and video services.

Rising smartphone ownership in Africa is driving demand for high-bandwidth mobile data services…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 10, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments

The Orange Brand Arrives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of Congo has announced the launch of its operations under the Orange brand in the DRC, giving a new dynamic to operations marketed until now under the CCT brand. Orange DRC customers will now join a global community of 183 million Orange customers. Present in 33 countries, France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading operators. It will bring its…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 10, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments

SMEs to reap the benefits of Video Conferencing

Small business owners can attest to the fact that business travel can be both an extremely expensive and tiresome necessity, particularly if the company is owner-driven and absences can result in decision-making delays. Fortunately, there are alternatives to airports – including video and mobile conferencing.


Video conferencing has been available for a number…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 4, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments

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