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Vodafone sponsors “S3Geeks Upper Egypt Tech Train” Initiative

Vodafone Egypt sponsors and supports the 2012 “S3Geeks Tech Train”, which aims to spread technological awareness and to forge connections with the Upper Egypt’s youth who are into ICT, and entrepreneurship. Eng. Mohammed Al-Ayouti, Vodafone Xone Senior Manager, stated that Vodafone is keen to sponsor this promising initiative to promote and…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 18, 2013 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

MTN Uganda plans to deploy LTE in Uganda making it the first in East Africa

MTN Uganda plans to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Uganda during the coming months, which will make it the first to offer this technology in East Africa.

Popularly known as 4G, LTE is a ‘standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals’. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband internet access.

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 15, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Vodacom announces the return of Power Hour

Vodacom has brought back Power Hour which has proven to be a very popular promotion for prepaid subscribers. The new promotion will offer customers one hour of talk time for only R10 from 10 January to 28 February 2013.

Prepaid customers who purchase a Power Hour bundle for R10 a day will receive one hour of talk time to call Vodacom customers. The bundle can be purchased between…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 11, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Etisalat and Ericsson partner to provide quality network and services to subscribers in Egypt

Ericsson has announced a new agreement with Etisalat Egypt to transform the telecom operator’s radio network to enable a full range of converged information and telecom services that will bring improved quality and speed of services to its subscribers.

As part of the deployment, Ericsson will provide Etisalat Egypt with its latest RBS 6000 radio base…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 11, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

IBM Helps Kraft Foods Deliver Smarter Service Across Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

IBM and Kraft Foods (part of the Mondelēz International group of companies) have announced the extension of their engagement until September 2015 to continue helping Kraft in their strategy of implementing three SAP instances globally in three years. This includes the roll-out of a corporate template to harmonize business process across their Developing Markets in CEE and…

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Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 8, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Airtel Completes 4G LTE Trial in Nigeria

Leading Telecommunications Services Provider, Airtel Nigeria (http://www.airtel.com) 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…

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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".

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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 (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 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

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

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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

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