Archive for the ‘News’ Category

TNM Malawi Supports Special Olympics with K1 Million
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Malawian mobile operator TNM, has donated K1 million towards the organization of Special Olympics Malawi (SOM) games taking place in Lilongwe. The donation is in response to an appeal from SOM for financial assistance towards managing the event which has attracted a field of 250 athletes from Malawi’s three regions.Special Olympics aim to integrate people with intellectual disabilities into society. Sobhuza Ngwenya, TNM Head of ...  [Read more]

Tigo Sponsors 19th Ghana Journalist Awards
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Telecommunications company Tigo, has presented 10 fully-connected tablets valued at GHC20,000 to the Ghana Journalists Association in support of this year’s Ghana Journalists Awards scheduled to take place at the Banquet Hall, State House, Accra. Making the presentation, the Head of Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Tigo Ghana, Gifty Bingley, said the presentation formed part of Tigo’s efforts to digitally ...  [Read more]

Seagate Ships World’s First 8TB Hard Drives
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Seagate Technology, a world leader in storage solutions, has announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage. “As our world becomes more ...  [Read more]

Airtel Ghana Staff Begin “Soak for Charity” Initiative
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Leading telecommunication service provider, Airtel Ghana has begun a fundraiser for charity initiative dubbed “Soak for Charity”, Airtel Ghana’s version of the Ice Bucket Challenge.  The Ice Bucket Challenge, also called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, involves pouring a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. Donations received ...  [Read more]

Zidoff  to Connect African Market with the World
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Africa's first global e-Commerce portal, Zidoff.com, plans to connect African merchants and businesses to the rest of the world. Charles Edegbe, Founder/CEO, Zidoff e-Commerce Limited, in a statement released yesterday, said the company hoped to provide Africans with a simple and guaranteed option for accessing and purchasing millions of top, brand-name items over the web. The statement said, "The goal is to create a global marketplace ...  [Read more]

Unified Licence for Egypt’s Telcos to become Valid in September
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Egypt’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) is said to have dated the long-awaited unified licensing regime, with it now expected to become valid from the start of September 2014. According to a media report, which cited Ministry spokesperson Mohamed Hanafy, the nation’s three mobile network operators – Vodafone Egypt, MobiNil and Etisalat Misr – have all now signed off on the licence terms after examining ...  [Read more]

TA Telecom Launches Big Data Project in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and SA
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Egypt's TA Telecom has announced that the beta trials for Nafsi, Africa's most ambitious big data analysis project, are now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Nafsi, which means “soul” or “being” in Swahili and Arabic, allows individuals across Africa to take a mobile-ready psychometric test to identify their personality type and will involve hundreds of thousands of people living across the continent. Developed ...  [Read more]

Microsoft Supports MydDigitalbridge to Trial TV Whites Spaces in Namibia
Friday, August 29th, 2014

MyDigitalBridge Foundation in partnership with Microsoft and Adaptrum, with support from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-Namibia, has successfully trialed the Namibian TV White Spaces (TVWS) pilot project. The intention is to provide a blueprint of broadband internet connectivity countrywide. Called 'Citizen Connect', the pilot project consists of a network deployed over a 62km x 152km ...  [Read more]

Holtzbrinck Ventures Gets 2.5% Direct Stake in Rocket Internet
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Holtzbrinck Ventures (“HV”), one of the early investors in Rocket Internet‘s seven e-commerce startups has exchanged its entire stakes in seven of Rocket’s most developed e-commerce businesses directly in exchange for a 2.5% direct equity in Rocket. After the deal, Investment AB Kinnevik owns 18.1%, Access Industries 8.3%, PLDT 8.4% and United Internet 10.4% as external investors in Rocket, in addition to Global Founders Fund GmbH ...  [Read more]

Avaya & HP Collaborate to Provide African Enterprises with Cloud Services
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Global provider of business communications Avaya and HP Enterprise Services (ES) have signed an agreement stating that will see the two firms collaborate to offer cloud-based unified communications and contact centre technology, and management solutions for enterprises. The two companies will be selling a combined portfolio of unified communications as a service, contact centre as a service, and infrastructure modernisation ...  [Read more]

Apple Inc to Launch First Wearable Device in September
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Technology giant, Apple, is set to introduce two new iPhones — as well as its largest iPad — in September. Apple could also unveil its first wearable device dubbed “iWatch” next month. According to online reporter John Paczkowski, the wearable device will most likely use Apple’s new “HealthKit” for iOS 8, which was announced earlier this year. HealthKit is intended to get health and fitness information from your ...  [Read more]

Africell to Launch 3G Services in DRC by End of 2014
Friday, August 29th, 2014

Telecommunication operator, Africell DRC, is set to launch its 3G services at the end of the year to help its 5.5 million users access cheap internet, a source close to the company told Biztechafrica this week. “I can confirm that Africell is about to offer the cheapest internet in the DRC, and therefore revolutionise internet pricing in this country,” the source said on condition of anonymity. Internet products in this vast ...  [Read more]

MTN launches Rush Hour bundles in SA
Friday, August 29th, 2014

MTN South Africa has introduced Rush Hour Voice and Internet bundles. According to MTN, the bundles provide customers with the ability to make MTN to MTN calls for 60 minutes or receive 50MB of data to be used within an hour of activating them. According to Mr Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer at MTN South Africa, the  functionality ensures that customers   have full control of their mobile expenses and can know in real time the ...  [Read more]