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Airtel Ghana Wins Marketing Oriented Organization And Brand Activation Program Of The Year
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Airtel Ghana has been honoured with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana’s (CIMG) most prestigious and coveted award - Marketing Oriented Organization of the Year.  The company also picked up the Brand Activation Program of the Year for its Airtel Rising Stars programme, which is a sports talent initiative that seeks to discover and nurture talented male and female footballers under 17 years. The two awards were presented to Airtel ...  [Read more]

Jonathan, Johnson and Galaxy Backbone Honoured at Nigeria ICT Centenary Awards
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. (Mrs.) Omobola Johnson, Galaxy Backbone Ltd and other prominent Nigerians who have contributed in positioning the ICT industry as the greatest driver of the Nigerian economy, within the century, were rewarded with garlands of honour, at the first ever ICT Centenary Conference and Awards, which held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja recently. At the event which had in attendance top industry ...  [Read more]

Vox Telecom SA Acquires Two IT Firms
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

South African telecoms operator, Vox Telecom, has confirmed the acquisition of Two IT and Computer Initiative (CI), two companies that provide specialist consulting and solutions in Microsoft Dynamics and other business applications. These businesses also have an established regional presence in the Western Cape and Gauteng respectively. “The acquisition of both Two IT and CI allows us to add a layer of consulting services and ...  [Read more]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Goes On Sale South Africa
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

South Africa has become the first African country where Samsung Mobile’s latest device, the Galaxy Note 4 has been launched. The new device was unveiled at an event held in Cape Town. Sung Yong Hong, President of Samsung Africa said the device has become commercially available at all Samsung retailers and operators. “The Note 4 is the latest edition in the ongoing journey of innovation by Samsung. With this one, we have gone the ...  [Read more]

Rwanda Focuses On ICT to Achieve Vision 2020
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The government of Rwanda wants to develop its ICT sector with the aim of achieving quick economic development.This was revealed by the Minister for ICT who was speaking at the recently concluded Smart Rwanda Days conference in Kigali. "Smart Rwanda Days provides unique opportunities for participants to brainstorm and conceive ideas that represent what Rwanda wants to achieve as the country looks at meeting its Vision 2020, Minister of ...  [Read more]

NCC Pegs 2.6GHz License at $16m, Set to Name Infracos
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has put the reserve price of each license on the 2.6 GHz band at $16 million and invited interested participants in the auction of frequency spectrum, touted to possess the potential to usher in a revolution into the broadband process. The reserve price (R) for an applicant will be calculated as the GR multiplied by the number of lots (N) applied for by the applicant.For example, reserve price ...  [Read more]

Middle East and North Africa Top Data Generation by 2020
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Mobile, Social media and SmartCity initiatives have been tipped to grow the data generation for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by 600 percent by 2020. According to EMC Digital Universe Study, digital universe in the MENA will grow from 249 Exabytes in 2014 to 1835 Exabytes by 2020. This was revealed in a report titled, “The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and the Increasing Value of the Internet of Things.” “The ...  [Read more]

Lenovo Announces Updates to Desktop PCs for Business Users
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Leading PC manufacturer, Lenovo, has announced updates to its ThinkCentre line designed for business users. The ThinkCentre M83 desktop PC is the newest member of the M Series “Tiny” space-saving desktops and the stylish and slim ThinkCentre E63z all-in-one is now available with Intel® Core™ i3 processors for an even more responsive PC experience. “Lenovo remains focused on expanding and improving upon its existing Think ...  [Read more]

Kaymu Kenya Launches Mobile App to Capture Mobile Market
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Online marketplace, Kaymu Kenya, which first launched its desktop version early September has announced the launch of its mobile app to double up its mobile marketing efforts. Kaymu connects buyers and sellers to allow them to take advantage of the best deals on an extensive range of products including electronics, books, fashion items, gadgets and even cars. Its fixed price system guarantees users to lowest prices on the market. The ...  [Read more]

HP Enhances Data Backup in the Cloud with New Helion Draas Offering
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Technology provider, HP, has enhanced its disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offering in the cloud. Known as HP Helion Continuity Service, it forms part of HP's new HP Helion cloud package of services. DRaaS - or providing data backup, data recovery and data replication on demand in the cloud - is a market which is expected to take off soon. HP data backup rival Veeam, for instance, predicts that DRaaS will become a popular ...  [Read more]

Google Integrates Samsung KNOX Technology to Android 5
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Technology giant, Google, has officially announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, adding a new design approach to its mobile operating system, especially the Samsung KNOX technology. The new version has over 5,000 new APIs and, according to Google, is designed to be flexible and customisable to suit multiple device form factors and user preferences. The major talking point of Lollipop is the visual enhancements and interfaces it brings to ...  [Read more]

Egypt Urges Etisalat to List on National Exchange
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

The Egyptian Government has requested that mobile operator, Etisalat, begins the process of becoming listed on the national exchange. According to Gulf News, Egypt’s ICT Minister, Atef Helmy, stated that, “Etisalat is planning a USD 500 million listing that would potentially revive the country’s initial public offerings.” If the listing is successful, it would potentially make the mobile operator the first company listed on the ...  [Read more]

China Mobile Records Growth in 4G Subscriber Base but Profit Falls
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Mobile operator, China Mobile, has said it had 41 million 4G customers at the end of September 2014, compared with around 14 million at 30 June, as it “substantially leveraged its first-mover advantages in 4G (TD-LTE) services.” But this has come at a price. In a statement, it said that “the demand for resources from 4G network construction and business development, retention of existing customers, and mobile internet development became ...  [Read more]