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Kenya’s M-PESA launches Diaspora service

October 26, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (4)

PEOPLE living in Kenya can now receive money from friends and family in the United Kingdom directly to their M-PESA accounts...

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Motorola upgrades enterprise Mobility Solutions unit

October 26, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Motorola upgrades enterprise Mobility Solutions unit

The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola has upgraded its portfolio to a much higher level. The 11n wireless LAN (WLAN) SMART Branch portfolio, the powerful dual-radio AP650802.11n access point and the RFS4000 802.11n integrated services...

MTN, Glo, Zain, Etisalat barred from buying M-Tel

October 16, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (1)

MTN, Glomobile, Etisalat and Zain have been disqualified from buying the mobile arm of NITEL (M-Tel) in the on-going effort to sell the Nigerian carrier...

IT Leaders Summit welcomes Kofax as a workshop sponsor

October 16, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on IT Leaders Summit welcomes Kofax as a workshop sponsor

Kofax is hosting a workshop showcasing information driven business process automation at the IT Leaders Forum on 8 February ...

ITU approves standards for ‘smart home’ systems

October 16, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on ITU approves standards for ‘smart home’ systems

ITU has approved a cutting-edge technical standard that will usher in new era in ‘smart home’ networking systems and applications. Called ‘G.hn’, the new standard will enable service providers to deploy new offerings,...

Strategies for today’s data centre transformation

October 14, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Strategies for today’s data centre transformation

Data centres have long been at the heart of most IT infrastructures. Recent trends have seen moves away from the static, inflexible, production-oriented data centres of the past to more dynamic, flexible, service-oriented delivery centres, says John...

F5 positioned in Leaders Quadrant

October 14, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on F5 positioned in Leaders Quadrant

F5 Networks, represented locally by EnterWeb, an EOH company, has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2009 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers from Gartner...

Telkom undersea capacity upgraded

October 12, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom undersea capacity upgraded

There are at least nine undersea telecommunication cables (including SAT3 and SAFE) that will connect various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa to the rest of the world by the end of ...

Samsung OfficeServ becomes the preferred choice for call centres

October 12, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung OfficeServ becomes the preferred choice for call centres

MIA Telecoms, the sole distributor of Samsung telecommunication and PABX equipment in Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced that Samsung’s OfficeServ is fast becoming the preferred choice for call centres countrywide...

Orange Uganda selects Alcatel-Lucent to build network

October 9, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Uganda selects Alcatel-Lucent to build network

Vincenzo Nesci, AME President of Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent announced today that it was selected by Orange Uganda Ltd to dramatically reduce the operator’s global network maintenance costs and improve network operating efficiencies. Alcatel-Lucent...

Egypt’s communications minister blocks Orascom acqusition

October 8, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s communications minister blocks Orascom acqusition

The Egyptian government has blocked state-owned Telecom Egypt’s efforts to acquire two technology units from Orascom Telecom. Orascom is thought to want to divest the units as part of its strategy to focus on its GSM business...

RIM Announces Widget SDK for the BlackBerry Platform

October 7, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on RIM Announces Widget SDK for the BlackBerry Platform

Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry Widget Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable third party application developers to build rich, integrated applications for BlackBerry® smartphones using common web technologies...

MTN-Bharti talks collapse, SA govt cited as stumbling block

October 1, 2009 • Top StoriesComments Off on MTN-Bharti talks collapse, SA govt cited as stumbling block

MTN-Bharti deal has collapsed with the Indian firm citing South African government as the stumbling block to the exclusive merger discussions. This is the second time the talks have deadlocked...

New ICT governing regulations for Kenya

October 1, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (2)

nformation and communication technology (ICT) sector players in Kenya have been given another month to study the new regulations that will govern the sector before they are implemented...

Telkom’s 2010 ball sets Guinness World Record

October 1, 2009 • Top StoriesComments (2)

Telkom’s Lukasrand tower is already indelibly etched against the Tshwane (Pretoria) skyline. In a record-breaking effort that has been officially recognised as a Guinness World Record in the category of “largest football sculpture”, this majestic...

South Africa leads mobile marketing adoption.

October 1, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

MMS Marketing campaigns are set to take-off over the next five years with annual growth rates reaching 94 percent, hitting $87 million by 2014 according to a new report...