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Orange Kenya Offers Subscribers 25% Airtime Bonus via Orange Money
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Kenyan telecommunications operator, Orange, has launched a promotion aimed at growing the usage of Orange Money by its wide subscriber base. The promotion that runs till September 28 will see customers enjoy 25 percent airtime bonus once they top-up their airtime using Orange Money. The campaign is meant to appreciate Orange Money account holders for their continued support. The bonus airtime applicable to Orange pre-paid customers can be ...  [Read more]

Vodacom Group Revenue Increases by 4.3% in 3rd Quarter
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Vodacom Group has announced good growth in the user base of its operation, and turned in a healthy service revenue increase in its international services for the quarter to June 2014. Group revenue for the quarter increased by 4.3% year on year to R18.3 billion, while service revenue increased by 1.8% to R14.9 billion. The group also showed a strong increase in data revenue of 23.2%. Active subscribers grew by 15.6% to 59.6 million, ...  [Read more]

Orange Côte d’Ivoire & Emmaüs International Launch 5th African Mobile Phone Recycling Plant in Abidjan
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Orange Côte d’Ivoire Télécom Group and Emmaüs International have inaugurated the fifth mobile phone collection facility in Abidjan at a ceremony attended by the Ivoirian Minister for the Environment, Urban Cleanliness and Sustainable Development, Kouadio Remi Alla and a representative of the CEO of Orange Côte d’Ivoire, Joseph Pitah, Director of Networks and Information Systems at Orange Côte d’Ivoire. The first of these ...  [Read more]

MTN SA Introduces ‘MTN Pulse’ for Youth Market
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Leading South African telecommunications company, MTN, has introduced ‘MTN Pulse’, an exciting prepaid price plan aimed at the youth market that enables customers who are subscribed on the plan to call each other at 29 cents a minute. The first 60 seconds of the day first call on the day is charged at 79c/min, thereafter a 29c/min rate applies for the rest of the day for all MTN Pulse to MTN Pulse calls. Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing ...  [Read more]

Microsoft Group  Records $23.38 Billion for First Half of Year
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Technology giant, Microsoft has recorded revenue of $23.38 billion for the first half of this year. The company’s Gross margin, operating income and diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $15.79 billion, $6.48 billion and $0.55 per share, respectively. Revenue and cost of revenue from the acquired business (the Nokia Devices and Services (NDS) business), including remuneration of intangible assets, are reported in the new Phone Hardware ...  [Read more]

Lamudi Nigeria Introduces Global Property Portal On iOS Devices
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Online real estate portal, Lamudi, has launched its iOS app dubbed “Lamudi: Real Estate for Sale and Rent” in Lagos, Nigeria in a bid to capture the rapidly expanding smartphone market in the West African nation. The launch comes after the successful roll-out of the company’s Android app last month in Nigeria. Lamudi’s Android app is currently accessible on iOS devices in 16 countries – among them in Africa, Latin America and ...  [Read more]

Kenyan Parliament Demands Billions Recovered from Orange
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Public Investments Committee (PIC) of the Kenyan parliament has asked the Treasury to recover billions which were lost over time at Orange Telkom Kenya. The PIC wants the Treasury to either increase its shareholding or recover some KSh2.5 billion (US$28.4 million) from the telecommunications firm which had been received from the government as it restructured and recapitalised its balance sheet. France Telecom currently holds a 70 per ...  [Read more]

Jovago Nigeria Signs Partnership Agreement with Discovery Air
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Online hotel booking site, Jovago, has signed a white label partnership with one of Nigeria’s domestic carriers, Discovery Air in order to provide more accessible hotel booking services to Nigerians. This partnership with Discovery Air will ensure that Nigerians visiting the Discovery Air website can find and book from over 200,000 hotels around the world, available on Jovago. Marek Zmyslowski, Managing Director of Jovago.com, said, ...  [Read more]

IBM Nigeria Plans to Partner Other Firms on Innovation Center
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Business Development Executive at IBM West Africa, Adeola Allison, has said IBM’s new innovation centre, which is yet to be officially opened, was not created to compete with other such projects but rather partner with them.Allison said the new facility is unique in terms of the breadth of its offerings. “We are not here to compete with any of the innovation centres that exist, we are here to partner. We really need to partner. They ...  [Read more]

Ghana Records Rise in Mobile Subscriptions
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The National Communications Authority of Ghana (NCA) has revealed mobile subscriber base in the country has grown by more than 1% between April and May. According to the NCA, there are 29.1 million subscribers having increased from 28.8 million in April. This exceeds the country's 25.37 million. The NCA disclosed Expresso was the only telecom service provider to record a decline in the number of subscribers in May. This drop could be ...  [Read more]

Cellcom Liberia Launches Promotional Package for 26th July
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Liberian telecommunications service provider, Cellcom, has announced a new promotion package dubbed “July 26th Gift” to boost the spirits of its customers in Liberia during the Independence Day celebration on July 26. The new promotions are geared towards giving people a sense of hope and jubilation Corporate Communications Strategist, Dr. Kimmie Weeks says Cellcom has already rolled out its "July 26 celebration package" which will ...  [Read more]

Apple Inc Announces Third Quarter Financial Report as it Sells 35.2 Million iPhones
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Apple Inc. has announced financial results for the third quarter of this year which ended in June 28, 2014. Surprising results came from the Cupertino giants as the figures declared were lower than what analyst predicted. The company reported a revenue to the tune $37.4 billion at the end of the quarter, this showed an increase of $2.1 billion as compared to the revenue generated in the year-ago quarter. Net profit was $7.7 billion, with a ...  [Read more]

Airtel Ghana Launches “Browse Chaw” Campaign to Simplify Data Usage
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Mobile phone operator, Airtel Ghana, has unveiled the latest innovative feature to its data package, the “Airtel Browse Chaw” service. The new data feature provides customers with an easier and faster way to connect to the internet. Airtel Ghana believes this will position it as the network with the best data offering as well as provide customers with seamless internet connectivity. Speaking at the launch in Accra, Manu Rajan, ...  [Read more]