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Microsoft Advocates Software Anti-Piracy In West Africa

Microsoft Nigeria has urged West African government, agencies, corporate organisations and other stakeholders to work together to combat piracy and intellectual property pirates.

The appeal came at the heel of a study conducted by market research company, International Data Corporation (IDC) on behalf of the software giant, which revealed that software piracy costs software manufacturers, developers, and retailers loss of financial compensation to…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 23, 2013 at 5:30pm — 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

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

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

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…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 30, 2012 at 3:19pm — 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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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.



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…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 19, 2012 at 3:43pm — 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…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 17, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Stratcomm Africa urges Extractive industry to use professional Communication services

Stratcomm Africa, Ghana’s total communications agency, has urged oil and gas companies operating in Ghana and abroad to use professional communications support in order to avoid challenges especially crisis situations.


“Extractive industry organisations that ignore the use of professional communications support tend to face challenges, including serious crisis…


Added by Linda Larbie on October 10, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Samsung Ranks 9th On Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2012 Report

Testament to the brand’s strong global and local presence, coupled with its innovative products and solutions that are changing the…

Added by Linda Larbie on October 8, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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