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A look at African ICT News regionally

On 15 October QualityLife Company will host the third Annual Wired Women’s Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Debby Edelstein, CEO of QualityLife Company says that the tides of tech are changing with the steady rise of dynamic women in prominent roles within the digital economy. “Globally,...
“Companies that can augment their business analysis with sound systems thinking will optimise their internal processes, reduce inefficiencies and boost their bottom line,” says Alexander Mehlhorn, CEO of software development company Framework One. “But while a real business need for this exists, the process can be riddled with complexities...
As part of its effort to encourage users to conduct business across mobile and IT platforms, Orange Botswana has launched its Visa card.  Users will be able to use the Card and their mobile phones to initiate financial services and shop online. CEO of Orange Botswana Elisabeth Medou-Badang said the Orange Money Visa service...
Nigeria is moving forward on boosting its mobile infrastructure in an effort to shore up poor service, which cost telecommunications operators the ability to use promotions last year. This week, MTN Nigeria announced that it had rolled out some 10,000 base stations across the country in an effort to...
Vodacom Tanzania said it has resolved a technical problem that affected M-Pesa money transfer services across the country. The problem had left many experts questioning if the breakneck speed of mobile money movement in the country would overwhelm companies and result in shutdowns. But the company said the disruption has...
In an effort to boost network and information technology services in the Democratic Republic of Congo, global provider of IT and network infrastructure software solutions Alepo Technologies announced last week that it has successfully deployed an affiliate module for the management of MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) partnerships within the Cielux network. It...
Multichoice has announced a partnership with eTranzact Ghana to digitise the payment process and make the collection easier. The partnership will allow eTranzact Ghana to roll out a subscription collection platform aimed specifically at subscribers of Digital Satellite Television (DSTv) bills. “The eTranzact electronic platform is expected to provide a channel of business...
There is an increase in interest in mobile money services in Nigeria with Fortumo the latest venture to launch a mobile payment service in the West African country. Connectivity and mobile money payment services are now available to some 114 million mobile phone users across the country. Although the majority of Nigerians do not...
MTN Ghana has announced the restoration of all services to subscribers in the western part of the country following a fire which reportedly broke out last week at a major hub, which interrupted services in Axim and surrounding areas. The fire had left the hub nearly completely destroyed, “including transmission equipment, cables and disrupting services...
South African mobile social network, Mxit, has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Swart stepped into the role of acting CEO in October 2012. Shareholder Paul Harris says, “Francois has been the de facto CEO for almost a year now and has the respect and trust of...
In an effort to continue to boost mobile phone use and the country's telecom sector, Airtel Zambia announced the launch of a new promotion dubbed “Itebete” that allows customers to call and browse for free, and stand the chance of winning cash prizes. Managing Director Charity Lumpa said that the Itebete promotion “has three...
Leading broadband satellite Internet Service Provider, Bentley Walker, has confirmed it will extend its service coverage towards Libya via its Newtec Ka-band VSAT broadband platform. The new service, which will deliver high speed broadband connectivity to Libya, will go live on 26 September and will provide broadband Internet access across...
Telkom SA today announced tariff reductions on certain wholesale products in keeping with the obligations in this regard in the settlement agreement reached with the Competition Commission, which was made an order of the Competition Tribunal on 18 July 2013. Telkom and the Commission had agreed which products will be...
Kenya’s leading mobile phone operator Safaricom has announced that it will increase its overall capital expenditure by some 8 percent for the fiscal year ending in March 2014. The move comes as it attempts to boost its cables across the country in order to meet Internet demand and access. Safaricom...
  Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) is considering the possibility of policy enforcement to safeguard service quality and delivery in domestic roaming. "The National Communications Authority (NCA) will be compelled to enforce a domestic roaming policy if mobile operators are not able to improve on their quality of service delivery,” the NCA said...
As part of its effort to encourage and facilitate smartphone adoption, West African mobile operator MTN Nigeria has announced the introduction of the new Nokia Lumia 625 along with the promise to double data packages for users of the new hand device. The new phone was launched in partnership with African...
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