Larry Annetts, the incoming Chief Marketing Officer of MTN South Africa, is no stranger to the world of marketing, consumer strategy and product development. Annetts is the current Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Nigeria, MTN’s biggest operation by subscribers with over 57 million subscribers. An accomplished marketer and strategist, Annetts...
Businesses today realise that transforming IT to agile and efficient cloud services  is a strategic priority – it is no longer a matter of if, but when, and how. A recent study found that for most companies, the process of selecting and implementing a cloud platform can take anywhere from 6 to...
This week marked the start of an ambitious project by MTN employees in Ivory Coast to teach at least 1000 women how to read and write, using a mobile phone. Aptly called the “Y’ello ABC”, the 3-week project forms part of MTN’s group-wide annual 21 Days of Y’ello Care employee...
At this year’s SAPHILA conference, to be held at Sun City from 9 to 11 June, SAP Africa will be demonstrating how the retail vending market is about to see its biggest change in years. By using innovative software that allows critical customer sentiment and information to be collected...
Ericsson has today revealed the scale of the region’s ongoing data revolution with traffic growth doubling the past year. The June 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Ericsson Mobility Report shows that in 2014 phone users accessed 76,000 TB (terabyte) of data per month, double the 2013 figure of 37,500 TB...
The mobile operator MTN is acquiring a 50 percent stake in one of the top hosting and internet service providers (ISPs) in South Africa, Afrihost. While this deal is still subject to regulatory approvals, it does not come as a complete surprise as these two companies already joined...
MTN South Africa has become the first mobile operator in the country to launch a streaming music service following an exclusive partnership with South African based simfy Africa. For R49 per month, MTN customers will be able to listen to all of their favourite music via streaming or in an...
TomTom (TOM2), a global leader in traffic, today published its 4th annual global traffic index for 2013. The results revealed that Cape Town is now the most congested city in South Africa, surpassing Johannesburg which was the most congested city in 2012. TomTom’s traffic data also showed that traffic congestion...
Volunteers from across MTN’s global footprint will again cast the spotlight on the digitisation of teaching and learning, when the company’s annual employee volunteer programme, 21 Days of Y’ello Care, kicks off on Sunday, 1 June. For the third consecutive year, MTN employees will unite under the theme of “Investing...
uAfrica.com, a South African eCommerce technology company, has partnered with Shopify, a commerce platform that specialises in powerful solutions for retailers to sell online and in-store, to provide its services to the South African market. South Africans today sell through a combination of their web storefronts, online marketplaces and...
NEC Corporation today announced that it is upgrading microwave links on behalf of the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) connecting six key rural and island locations in the country to double mobile network capacity and meet demand from local citizens, enterprises and tourists in a deal worth US $1.6...
The Dala U Crew (DUC) is helping thousands of young South Africans to find jobs by tapping into the power of the BBM™, a leading mobile messaging platform for private and secure communications. The initiative, brainchild of young Durban businessman Sanjeev Singh, uses BBM to broadcast job opportunities to a...
The International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) has conferred full member status on Botswana Innovation Hub. The announcement was made by the IASP Executive Board following its assessment of the company’s operations during the 2014 IASP Africa Division Conference that was held at the Gaborone...
IBM today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s Medical Stores Limited (MSL) will deploy a new medical supply chain pilot...
After recently expanding into South Sudan just last month, the online booking portal Jovago, founded by Africa Internet Holding (AIH), is continuing to expand across Africa, bringing operations to Zanzibar, Djibouti and Malawi in order to offer easy and transparent hotel booking to users across the continent. Jovago is an...
Telecel pre-paid subscribers with data-enabled handsets can now browse on Facebook for free, even when they have no airtime, utilising the Facebook Zero web-site. Facebook Zero is a mobile web-site that includes all the key features of Facebook but is optimised for speed with zero data charges. It can be accessed...
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