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Airtel Money available at Ghana Post Offices nationwide
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Airtel Money has expanded its footprint to include Ghana Post (GP) outlets nationwide where customers can access Airtel Money services such as receiving and transferring of funds, airtime top up and payment of bills promptly and securely. The expansion is aimed at ensuring availability of e-value and cash in order to promote customer satisfaction. Commenting on the collaboration, the Head of Corporate Communications and External Affairs of ...  [Read more]

Airtel Insurance Now Serves More Than 100,000 Customers in Ghana
Thursday, April 10th, 2014

In January this year, Airtel Ghana, in partnership with MicroEnsure and Enterprise Life, launched a free insurance product for Airtel customers. Since its launch, more than 100,000 customers have registered for the service. Airtel Insurance offers Airtel customers life, accidental permanent disability and hospitalization insurance with benefits increasing based on recharge and is the most comprehensive insurance product available through a ...  [Read more]

Vodafone Pays $1.5 Billion to Lift Indian Stake
Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Indian billionaire Ajay Piramal has sold his 11 percent stake in Vodafone India for 50% more than he bought it in 2011 12. His Piramal Enterprises company paid Rs 5864 crore for the stake in two separate transactions in in August 2011 and February 2012. He has sold the stake for Rs 8900 crore (USD1.5 billion). The sale of the stake was long expected as the company originally said that it only invested in Vodafone for the short term, and ...  [Read more]

YooMee Côte d’Ivoire launched the first TD-LTE in Ivory Coast!
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

YooMee Africa Group, a Swiss based provider of mobile broadband Internet in sub-Saharan Africa, launches its operations in Côte d’Ivoire. After becoming the market leader of broadband Internet in Cameroon, YooMee Africa continues its expansion by deploying its network in Côte d’Ivoire. Broadband internet in the Ivorian market YooMee Côte d’Ivoire, based in Abidjan, is launching its LTE services to individuals and businesses. These ...  [Read more]

Glo presents 10 new services
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Glo logo Globacom, a national telecom operator, has organised a live demonstration of over 10 brand new products and services. The demonstration covered a broad spectrum of the operator’s offerings, which it said was aimed at improving the way its subscribers live, work and play. The live demonstration of the products and services, which took place in Lagos, was graced by Glo ambassadors, Waje, Naeto C, Bez, Chee, and Omawunmi, with the ...  [Read more]

Google pays $1.4m fine on panoramic Street View
Monday, April 7th, 2014

Google Logo Google has paid a fine totalling US$1.4 million imposed by Italy’s data protection watchdog over complaints cars it used to record images on Italian streets in 2010 were not clearly recognisable. Imposing its fine on Thursday over the recording of images for Google’s Street View service, the Italian watchdog said it took into account the search engine operator’s “consolidated revenue of over US$50 ...  [Read more]

NCC Blames Poor QoS on Multiple Taxation
Monday, April 7th, 2014

Dr. Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Dr. Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed regrets that some state governments had restricted the spread of critical telecommunications infrastructures. He also attributed the problem of poor quality of telecommunication services to multiple taxation and regulations by governments at all ...  [Read more]

Samsung announces Sandton store in SA
Monday, April 7th, 2014

Samsung Africa Samsung South Africa has announced the opening of its Sandton Experience Store in Nelson Mandela Square, hoping to make connected lifestyle solutions more accessible. The Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Samsung Electronics South Africa, Michelle Potgieter, said “The opening of this store is another step towards our objective to make the brand more accessible to SA consumers. With continued dialogue ...  [Read more]

Nokia Introduces OS Update for Asha Smartphone Users
Monday, April 7th, 2014

Nokia Smartphone Nokia has announced that it is rolling out a software upgrade for some of the Asha range of smartphones. The main upgrade is to the camera software, with a new voice-guided self-portrait feature that makes it easier to take "selfies" using the main camera, as it verbally guides the user to hold the camera correctly to focus on the face. A new panorama feature has been added, along with improved video ...  [Read more]

Dell introduces latitude rugged extreme lineup
Friday, April 4th, 2014

Dell PC Dell recently announced the launch of both the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme notebook and the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook for customers who require powerful solutions that can survive unforgiving conditions. “With new ground-up design and industry-first innovations, the Latitude 12 and 14 Rugged Extreme mark the beginning of a renewed and expanded commitment by Dell to the rugged space,” said Kirk Schell, ...  [Read more]

Lenovo’s smartphones launched in Nigeria
Friday, April 4th, 2014

Lenovo logo Lenovo, a PC manufacturer has introduced its first LTE smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe Z, into the Nigerian market, alongside three other devices – the S930, S650 and A859. The Vibe Z is a touchscreen phone that runs on Android 4.3 and features 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It also comes with 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, alongside gesture controls, photo enhancement ...  [Read more]

Etisalat strengthens operations, achieves all time high on sales in q1
Friday, April 4th, 2014

Mr. Matthew Willsher, Acting CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ETISALAT Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company, Etisalat, has confirmed that, as part of efforts to strengthen operations and improve efficiencies across all functional areas of the business, 74 members of staff were exited recently. This move reinforces the organization’s commitment to maintaining a high performance culture through its ...  [Read more]

Mozilla CEO resigns over anti-same-sex-marriage controversy
Friday, April 4th, 2014

Brendan Eich, Mozilla Brendan Eich has resigned as CEO of Mozilla after sparking outrage over his donation to an anti-same-sex marriage campaign, after just ten days taking the job. In 2008, Eich donated $1,000 to California's Proposition 8 campaign. Prop 8 was a ballot initiative that sought to make same-sex marriage illegal in the state. News of Eich's donation was first made public in 2012, but attracted a new wave of attention last ...  [Read more]