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Orange to launch new Wi-Fi service in SA

November 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

In partnership with the City of Cape Town, telecommunications service provider Orange is currently planning the imminent launch of its new Orange Wi-Fi service, offering Wi-Fi to those living in part of the areas of Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain, in Cape Town. This partnership was announced at an official address by the Mayor of the ...

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Eutelsat & Spacecom partner to target West African market

November 20, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Eutelsat Communications and Spacecom have inked a partnership agreement. The agreement is set to drive the expansion of digital entertainment services in Africa. According to both parties, they have established a framework for cross-commercialisation of...

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Microsoft set to drive innovation in North Africa

November 20, 2014 • North Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

At this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco, Microsoft signed a new strategic alliance with Tunisian startup Saphon Energy, a company that specialises in the research and development of wind energy. The company also introduced the first...

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CIOs cannot extract value from data with current IT infrastructure

November 19, 2014 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) today announced the results of its inaugural Information Innovation Index which interviewed a sample of South African CIOs. The results highlight that nearly half (48 per cent) of surveyed South African organisations are...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Ghana: Tigo invests $3.2 Million in overhead fibre project

November 19, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana has started work on a USD 3.2 million overhead fibre-optic cable project. The project is part of efforts to boost customer experience in the Western and Ashanti regions. According to Tigo Ghana, it is expected to end indiscriminate fibre cuts by...

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Kenya: Consumers order more iPhones than Apple can provide

November 19, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Apple products are growing in popularity across Kenya. According to reports, the brand cannot keep up with the consumer demand for the device. According to figures from mobile operators as well as resellers, the demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is...


MicroStrategy Analytics Platform set to visualise data discovery

November 18, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

The MicroStrategy Analytics Platform combines the productivity of self-service visual data discovery with the security, scalability, and governance features of enterprise business intelligence. Delivered natively through the web, tablets and smartphones,...

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MTN cuts Sky contract pricing

November 18, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has slashed the pricing on its MTN Sky contracts, giving customers more value for money as they connect with family and friends. The promotion is available to all new customers as well as those upgrading or migrating to MTN Sky and will run...

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BCX sees revenue increase despite tough economic conditions

November 18, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Business Connexion has released its annual results for the year ended 31 August 2014. The highly disruptive labour environment, which prevailed in the past year in South Africa, impacted a number of key sectors where the Group operates, namely retail, mining...

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Microsoft launches new Lumia devices in Kenya

November 18, 2014 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft has revealed the availability of the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 Dual SIM devices. According to Microsoft, both devices will run on its Windows Phone 8.1 OS. The Lumia 830 is one of the company’s flagship devices. According to Microsoft, the...

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Nigeria: Tecno Mobile to launch $30 smartphone in 2015

November 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tecno mobile is set to launch a low-cost mobile device during the course of 2015. According to the mobile device manufacturer, the device is expected to retail for $30 USD. While no date has been given for the launch of the device, Arif Choudhary, VP of Tecno...

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ITU Telecom World 2014: The one conversation that matters

November 18, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

Radical change is transforming the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, the entire industry ecosystem, and with it, our world. At the same time, ICTs have as never before the power to change lives for the better, connecting the unconnected...

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MTN recognised at Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards

November 17, 2014 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN South Africa has been named the winner of the Best Service in Telecommunications sector and the Best Call Centre in the country across all industries in the 2014/15 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards. “We are very proud of this achievement as the...

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Facebook aiming for free internet in Africa

November 17, 2014 • Online, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports social media giant, Facebook, is in advanced talks with Avanti, a UK-based satellite operator regarding a project that will essentially provide free internet services in Africa. The project is part of Facebook founder Mark...

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Zambia: ZICTA provides 147 towers for rural areas

November 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has erected 147 out of 169 new telecommunication towers, which have been earmarked for construction in selected rural parts of Zambia. According to the Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA), the...

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Uganda: Africell finalises acquisition of Orange

November 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africell, a mobile telecommunications operator in Africa, has revealed that it has completed the acquisition of Orange Uganda. According to the company, the transaction will add to Africell’s portfolio 700,000 subscribers, as well as a 2G – 3G...