Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Samsung Unveils Gear S in South Africa
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Samsung Electronics has launched Gear S, its smart wearable device that expands the smartphone experience to the wrist in South Africa. The device offers users 3G connectivity and wearable optimized features. “Samsung is leading this exciting and rapidly developing wearable category through progressive innovation,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & mobile communication at Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Gear S redefines the ...  [Read more]

Nigeria’s eTranzact Sinks $350,000 into Mobile Money Project
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Award winning multi-application and multi-channel electronic transaction platform, eTranzact International PLC, has announced it has invested $350,000 into a mobile money activation project in collaboration with EFInA, a financial sector development organisation. The project which will be piloted in Northern and South Western Nigeria is called “The PocketMoni 500” project. The project which is in line with the Central Bank’s ...  [Read more]

NCC Declares 13 Telecoms Operators in Nigeria Defunct
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the telecoms industry regulator has declared 13 telecoms operators that were hitherto vibrant, as inactive. The operators became inactive, following the total loss of their customers to other operators that are currently pulling weight in the industry. They had since gone into extinction and could no longer offer competitive services to their customers, who decided to port to other network ...  [Read more]

MTN Group Partners Information City to Offer ICT Training in UAE
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Seven hundred learners have benefitted from the latest round of computer training provided in partnership with MTN, through the “Educate a Child, Build a Nation” initiative in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Local and expatriate learners were part of the third phase of the training session, held this past weekend. The session was held in two parts, with the first taking place over three days, and the second carried out for a week in ...  [Read more]

iWayAfrica Offering Fibre Access to SMEs in Uganda
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its iWayAfrica Uganda business has launched its new fibre connectivity service in Uganda. Ken Mwai, Managing Director, iWayAfrica Uganda, stated that: “The demand for high capacity Internet connectivity within enterprise and corporate markets in the major cities of Kampala and Entebbe are ever increasing, and an alternate provider was becoming a ...  [Read more]

Internet of Things bound to connect 40.9 Billion Wireless Devices By 2020
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

A new finding from market forecast research firm, ABI Research, has revealed that the installed base of active wireless devices are bound to increase to more than 16 billion this year, which makes it about 20% more than it was in last year. According to the report, the number of these devices will double up to up to 40.9 billion by 2020. “The driving force behind the surge in connections is that usual buzzword suspect, the Internet ...  [Read more]

Easy Taxi Records Over 600 Cab Drivers in Kenya within Four Months
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Online cab hailing service Easy Taxi, started its operations in Kenya early April and in four months has 10 full-time employees, over 2,500 users and over 600 registered cab drivers. On September 6, the mobile taxi hailing application available in 30 countries will officially launch its services to the public at an event that will involve media companies, bloggers, the twitter big-wigs as well as members of the general public. The ...  [Read more]

Airtel Uganda Hosts High Value Customers at ‘Enterprise Expo’
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Airtel Uganda has hosted an Enterprise Expo in Mbarara district, Western Uganda, as part of efforts to provide practical and modern business solutions to its high value customers. The Enterprise Expo took place at the Mbarara Lake View Hotel with Airtel’s customers and other business owners receiving training to support their organisations’ communication needs. Already a market leader in Enterprise Business Telecommunication ...  [Read more]

Telkom SA Sets Out Home Fibre Targets
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

South African part state-owned telecoms operator,Telkom, wants to deploy fibre to 25,000 homes by the end of March 2015, according to CEO Sipho Maseko. Speaking at Telkom’s annual Satnac technology conference, Maseko said the company’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network has already reached 2,000 South African homes. In a first phase of its fibre deployment, Telkom is rolling out fibre to 23 suburbs in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban ...  [Read more]

CNTI Launches Free Internet Access Points in Angola
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

In its efforts to raise the digital and social inclusion within the Angolan society, the National Information and Technology Centre (CNTI) has launched a project called “Angola Online.” The project is expected to provide free internet access at public places, main squares and great public concentration places in Luanda. José da Rocha, the Minister of Telecommunication and Information, and Luanda Governor Bento Francisco Bento ...  [Read more]

Apple Inc Hires Tech Journalist Anand Shimpi
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Smart devices manufacturer, Apple, has hired former tech journalist Anand Shimpi in an as yet unknown capacity. Shimpi rose to prominence as the founder and editor of AnandTech, a technology website that specialises in extremely detailed technical breakdowns and analysis of new devices. A few days ago, on August 30, Anand Lal Shimpi announced his retirement from the writing game at the age of 32, some 17 years after he started ...  [Read more]

Airtel Rwanda Launches Self-Service Platform ‘MAMO’
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Telecommunications company, Airtel Rwanda, recently unveiled its interactive self-service platform. The platform titled “MAMO” (My Airtel My Offer) has been designed to enable customer access a variety of Airtel products from their mobile device. According to Airtel, MAMO will enable customers to subscribe to different services and access various products without having to reach out to contact centres or use USSD codes. The platform ...  [Read more]

Airtel Nigeria Records 130,000 Insurance Customers within Two Weeks
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Telecoms operator, Airtel Nigeria, has announced that over 130,000 Nigerians have subscribed to its groundbreaking Insurance offer, Airtel Insurance, two weeks after launch. The mobile insurance product offers Nigerians life and hospitalisation cover with many benefits based on monthly airtime recharge. The new value offering, which has revolutionized the telecommunications and insurance sectors, is set to hit the 200,000 customer ...  [Read more]