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Posts Tagged ‘telecommunication’

  • VeriFone Mobile Money announced that it has been selected by Teasy Mobile in Nigeria to widen mobile money services (image: Shutterstock)

    VeriFone to bring mobile money to Nigeria’s Teasy Mobile

    March 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on VeriFone to bring mobile money to Nigeria’s Teasy Mobile

    VeriFone Mobile Money has been selected by Teasy Mobile in Nigeria to widen mobile money services. VeriFone Mobile Money is a joint venture between VeriFone Inc. and Mobilis Networks Limited to drive the adoption of mobile money and wallet solutions...

  • Etisalat, Huawei unite to boost Egypt’s telecommunications

    February 18, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Etisalat, Huawei unite to boost Egypt’s telecommunications

    United Arab Emirates-based telecom operator, Etisalat, has announced a partnership between its subsidiary, Etisalat Misr, and China’s mobile company, Huawei, to boost telecommunications in Egypt. A statement from the country’s third mobile...

  • Uganda’s new telecom services should be introduced slower

    January 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda’s new telecom services should be introduced slower

    New telecommunication services in Uganda should be introduced slower than current levels in order to allow the market to deal with services already available, the country’s top ICT official said. Nyombi Thembo said over the weekend at the Warid Telecom...

  • Watershed year for SMS approaching

    December 5, 2011 • OpinionComments (1)

    2012 is the year the electronic communications opt-in vs opt-out debate is going to come to a head, and the fallout is going to have a significant impact on both businesses and consumers. Related telecommunication regulatory decisions are going to affect both...

  • Comviva and Airtel Africa launch dynamic pricing

    November 14, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Comviva and Airtel Africa launch dynamic pricing

    Comviva, a mobile solutions provider, has partnered with the telecommunication service provider Airtel Africa to deploy their Usage and Retention solution – Dynamic Discounting. By offering dynamic pricing, the company can entice subscribers to switch the...

  • Sudan telecommunications show stark contrast in generation gap

    November 10, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Sudan telecommunications show stark contrast in generation gap

    The telecommunication sector is by far the fastest growing and most lucrative market in the Africa region. In countries like Sudan, where 50 percent of the population uses mobile phones, the importance of the industry to the economy is undeniable. Mobile...

  • GSMA: Africa is the second largest mobile market

    November 10, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GSMA: Africa is the second largest mobile market

    According to an official report released by the GSMA, Africa is now the second largest mobile market in the world. The report showed that over the past five years, Africa’s mobile subscribers has increased by 20 percent every year, and is expected to reach...

  • Altron: Decrease – Revenue 2%, EBITDA 6%

    October 4, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Altron: Decrease – Revenue 2%, EBITDA 6%

    JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron) today announced its interim results for the six months ended August 2011.  Revenue decreased marginally by 2% to R11.5 billion and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation...

  • Kenya’s Yu mobile initiates mobile tariff war

    September 30, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya’s Yu mobile initiates mobile tariff war

    A mobile tariff war is looming in Kenya following an announcement by Kenyan  mobile operator Yu, the mobile phone brand of Essar Telecom Kenya Limited, that its promotion of on-net calls would be made permanent. The promotion, which allows Yu subscribers to...

  • Eaton Towers secures $150m African tower investment

    September 19, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Eaton Towers secures $150m African tower investment

    Eaton Towers, the African tower ownership and management company, has secured a major round of equity funding worth $150m from Capital International Private Equity Funds (“CIPEF”), a private equity investor that focuses on emerging markets. The funding...

  • Altech appoints new Converged Services Executive

    September 14, 2011 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Altech appoints new Converged Services Executive

    JSE-listed Allied Technologies Limited (Altech) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Ellis as Group Executive: Converged Services to the Altech Group, effective 1 September 2011. Ellis has more than 20 years of experience in the Information and...

  • MTN Nigeria pledges $1bn investment

    August 10, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    MTN Nigeria plans to invest about $1 billion in upgrading its mobile network. The announcement was made by Brett Goschen, MTN Nigeria CEO during the company’s 10 year celebration. Goschen said that a good investor should seize further investments in a...

  • MTN SA scoops Top Brands Award

    August 7, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN SA scoops Top Brands Award

    MTN has scooped the Sunday Times Top Brands Award in the Business to Consumer (B2C) category, further reaffirming its growing status as the preferred brand in the telecommunications sector. “We are delighted to be recognized by the Sunday Times Top Brand...

  • Contact Centres – Leaving the big room

    July 25, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Contact Centres – Leaving the big room

    Contact centre legend has it that the centres we recognise today originally stem from the Automatic Call Distributor (ACD) system developed in 1973 by US firm Rockwell, to allow Continental Airlines to run a telephone booking system. While research reveals...

  • Nigeria to probe its poor telecom services

    July 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria to probe its poor telecom services

    The Nigerian government is investigating the country’s frail telecommunication service, as for the past few months mobile service users have experienced drop calls and network signal problems. Nigeria’s House of Representatives has asked the Committee on...

  • Technology is key for Nigeria’s economy

    July 20, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Technology is key for Nigeria’s economy

    Nigerian technology professional and Yaba College rector, Margaret Lapido says science and technology are key instruments in bolstering the country’s economic progress. Ladipo says if Nigeria wants to enter the global technology economy with great force,...