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Vodacom revealed its 2018 summer campaign, #SummerGigs, during the sold-out Soweto derby match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium. By simply using a minimum of 10MB per day of paid data to connect, like, share or live steam their summer experiences, all Vodacom customers stand the...
Basalt Technologies has appointed Kyle Hauptfleisch at its new MD. Together with Wayne Zwiers, Basalt’s founder and CEO, Hauptfleisch is expected to lead the software development agency as it expands operations from Africa throughout the UK and Europe. Hauptfleisch has more than 15 years of senior management, business development, and...
In a historic moment for Nigerian telecoms, MTN Nigeria has today officially turned on its fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet services at 190 sites across the West African country, with the main concentration of sites in Lagos and Abuja, according to BusinessDay. Some users in these areas are reportedly already experiencing...
Animated video production company, Piehole.tv, has launched a free script timer tool to calculate the duration of any explainer video. A market-first, this is the only dedicated script timer for explainer videos and according to Piehole.tv CEO, Priscilla Kennedy, was created based on a thorough analysis of over 200...
Datacentrix excelled at the recent Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) South Africa Channel Partner awards ceremony held at Fancourt in the Western Cape, with the hybrid IT systems integrator and managed services provider winning the title of HPE Overall FY21 Partner of the Year, as well as seven other hotly...
Truecaller, a mobile app which uncovers the identity of unknown callers, has announced that it will be making Africa a key priority region and increasing its presence on the continent. As a part of this expansion on the African continent the company will be setting up headquarters in Africa...
Google hosted its second Google for Nigeria event where the company made a number of big announcements aimed at helping people in Nigeria, and across Africa, benefit from the opportunities the web has to offer. In a bid to make the internet more easily accessible to people in Nigeria, Google...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has finally officially declared the date on which it will auction the 3.5Ghz spectrum for the deployment of 5G technology in the West African country. Currently, the auction is expected to be held on 13 December 2021 and, according to the Information Memorandum (IM), seen...
The proposed ‘wire-tap programme’, currently under consideration by the country’s federal government, has been met with a mixed response claim news reports. For example, the Daily Trust explains that the proposal, titled ‘A Bill for An Act to Provide for the Interception, Development And Protection of Communications Networks and Facilities...
There are at least 4 million subscribers that are unaccounted for in Uganda, this is according to the statistic presented by the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA). The queried subscribers are spread among the five major telecoms companies; MTN, Airtel, Africell, Vodafone and UTL. Vincent Bagiire, the permanent secretary,...
“The empowering use of ICT is closely connected to socio-economic development. Our 20 years of experience connecting rural communities in Africa has shown us that wireless broadband access is significantly changing the way we live and work in the digital world,” says Ritchie Peng, CMO of Huawei Wireless Solution,...
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt work-life balance, South African telco MTN is offerings five extra paid leave days to all employees in an effort to stave off burnout as the company says it is concerned about the mental health of employees. "As the tough conditions resulting from the...
According to a recent study, the WhatsApp messaging service has been noted as the preferred social media platform among Nigerian Professionals. This is according to a survey conducted by Nigeria's social innovation centre, Co-creation Hub. According to Co-creation Hub, the survey which was conducted to determine what Nigerian professionals do...
Crisis plagued telco 9Mobile (previously known as Etisalat Nigeria) is embroiled in yet another controversy as one of its key strategic partners, Huawei Technology, sacked over 100 Nigerian engineers on Tuesday, this according to Blueprint report. Having worked for the company for over 8 years, the affected workers were outraged by the...
News of the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela on 05 December 2013 has flooded worldwide communication channels, with social networks representing the medium of choice for many to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences – including those of companies across the spectrum of Africa’s ICT sector. Mandela...
Mastercard has partnered with Zambian-based fintech company, Digital PayGo, to launch a new merchant mobile payments solution, which will enable Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to safely make and receive digital payments through various online channels. The solution called “SME-in-a-Box” will support the enablement of digital payments for merchants and...
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