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MTN launches new and improved MTN Play portal

MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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

Bharti…

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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 (http://www.altobridge.com), 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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