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SA’s BCX & Telkom Awaiting Regulatory Approval for Acquisition
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

South African ICT company, Business Connexion (BCX) and telecoms firm, Telkom are still awaiting regulatory approval, in a number of countries, for Telkom’s takeover of the company. According to a statement made to shareholders, the company revealed that it still needs approvals from the following the Competition Commission sectors: South African Competition Commission; Competition Authority in Botswana; The Common Market for Eastern ...  [Read more]

Nigeria’s BeepTool Aims High, Wants to be ‘WhatsApp’ of Emerging Markets
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

BeepTool, an app that allows users to make video conference, HD calls, text and share files on any devices has revealed it aims to be the ‘Whatsapp’ of the emerging markets. The app which is compatible on iOS, Android, Mac, PC and HTML5 gives users access to free calls and text messages anytime, anywhere to anyone in the world via WiFi or 3G/4G/LTE. According to John Enoh founder and CEO of BeepTool, Africa has a communication ...  [Read more]

Nigeria Education Website Goes Live to Deepen Learning
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

A new website has been launched in Nigeria to open access to education information resources for both teachers and students in a move aimed at improving learning and teaching countrywide. Launched by the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, aims to provide access to a range of information on basic education in Nigeria, including research, researcher profiles, journals and institutions. The site is an ...  [Read more]

MTN Group Supports GSMA Mobile 360-Africa as Platinum Sponsor
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Leading telecoms service company, MTN, has announced it will be sponsoring the GSMA Mobile 360-Africa. According to the company, it is the Platinum Event Sponsor for the GSMA Mobile 360-Africa. The event will be held in Cape Town South Africa from November 5 – 7 2014. MTN also announced its Group President and CEO Sifiso Dabengwa will deliver a keynote address at the conference. The address will focus on the development of the ...  [Read more]

Liquid Telecom Installs Sh400m Fibre Optic in Kenya to Bolster Agric Research
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Liquid Telecom Kenya has installed a Sh400m fibre optic network connecting 25 Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) centres, enabling the country’s agricultural research institution to use technology to bolster its research progress. Liquid Telecom created a Virtual Private Routed Network (VPRN) for KALRO in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nanyuki and installed three different last mile technologies, 5 centres on ...  [Read more]

Level 3 Partners Workonline to Enable Enhanced Network Connectivity in Africa
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Level 3 Communications, Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers, is collaborating with Workonline Communications to provide enhanced network connectivity in Africa. Workonline, based in South Africa, is an innovative pan-African service provider of fibre-based connectivity services. By working with Level 3, the company will be able to provide ...  [Read more]

Jovago makes it 5000 Hotels in Nigeria
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Online hotel booking site, Jovago Nigeria, has announced it has listed 5,000 verified hotels in Nigeria after its launch in the country last year.Globally, Jovago says it has over 200k hotels signed up. “We are glad to report that the number of personally verified hotels on our website has significantly increased. It is extremely important to us that our users are able to book hotels on with the confidence that what they see ...  [Read more]

CA Technologies Study Reveals Application Divide
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

CA Southern Africa has announced the results of a global study commissioned by CA Technologies which reveals that that “Leaders” who are investing in new innovation and development capabilities are growing revenue at more than twice the rate of “Laggards,” creating an Application Divide in the marketplace. The study “How to Survive and Thrive in the Application Economy”, analyses results from a survey of 1,425 senior business ...  [Read more]

Apollo Hospitals Partners Airtel to Grant Nigerians Access to World Renowned Doctors
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Apollo Hospitals one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the world is now partnering with leading mobile telecommunications provider, Airtel Nigeria, to enhance access to world-class healthcare services to the people of Nigeria. Under the partnership, “Ask Apollo” would enable video consultation by Airtel Nigeria Premier customers with Apollo Hospitals doctors in India with prior appointment. In addition to this ...  [Read more]

Airtel Kenya Partners KRA to Offer Tax Payment through Mobile Money
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Leading telecommunications service provider, Bharti Airtel, has partnered with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to offer Kenyan citizens an opportunity to pay their taxes through Airtel Money. Through the partnership, Airtel will now allow customers across the country to inquire for KRA services, generate KRA payment reference number (PRN or an e-slip/invoice number) and make quick simple payments through Airtel Money by simply dialing  ...  [Read more]

Airtel Rewards Customers With The Introduction Of “AIRTEL CHAWCHAW”
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Airtel Ghana, CIMG Marketing Oriented Company of the Year has unveiled a special offer called “Airtel ChawChaw”  to specifically reward pre-paid  customers as well as those embracing the network for the first time. Airtel ChawChaw is an offer that incentivizes and rewards customers by giving back what they spend instantly on voice, sms or data( pay as you go).  Customers can also send money for free to any network via the Airtel Money ...  [Read more]

Aflix Unveils Affiliate Partner to Help Participants Gain Revenue
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Aflix, a mobile streaming service, has introduced an Affiliate Partner Programme which aims to provide an opportunity for participants to earn recurring revenue while introducing Africa’s newest and most exciting VOD service to the market. In a statement, the firm announced affiliate programme subscribers will earn recurring monthly commissions, Value Added Service, offer Aflix with their existing products as well as have access to Aflix ...  [Read more]

LG Launches Internet TV
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

LG electronics recently launched an internet television tagged webOS Smart+TV. The TV has the unique ability to connect users with the wealth of knowledge available on the internet. Yet it grants access to the full potential of the smart TV. The first time the user turns on the webOS-enabled LG Smart TV, an animated character named BeanBird appears onscreen to help get connected and walk the use through the setup process. All the viewer ...  [Read more]