Africa ICT & Telecom Network

An Africa Business Community - www.africabusinesscommunities.com

All Blog Posts (672)

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…

Continue

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)…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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,…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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.

Using…

Continue

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…

Continue

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.…

Continue

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…

Continue

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…

Continue

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

Monthly Archives

2020

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Africa Business Panel | B2B Market Research

As a valued LinkedIn group member, we invite you to join a prestigious online community.


The Africa Business Panel is open exclusively to business men and women engaged in business on the African continent.

 

As a participant in the African Business Panel, you will benefit in several ways and at the same time, you will have no obligations whatsoever. You will decide if and when you want to participate. However, the more you participate in surveys, the better your chances of benefiting from your membership.

Click here to join now



Badge

Loading…

© 2021   Created by Bas Vlugt.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service