Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Digicel Invests $70 million, Launches 4G Services in Fiji
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Digicel Fiji has launched its LTE network, with coverage in the greater Suva area, Nadi including Denarau Island and the wider Lautoka area. The company said that this is the cornerstone of the recent investment of $70 million to expand and upgrade its high speed data network - which is the most significant investment since the operator launched in 2008. The roll-out also continues on the existing network to bring nationwide 3G+ ...  [Read more]

Vodacom Offers Students Free Access to Educational Sites in SA
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Mobile operator, Vodacom SA, has launched an initiative to offer students a better way to access educational content. Vodacom is allowing students to access five South African educational websites, which have been approved by the Department of Education, without data costs being charged to their account.According to the operator, the promotion will remain live until March 2015. Vodacom subscribers will have free access to the following ...  [Read more]

Tigo Ghana Supports ‘Tech needs Girls’ Project
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of mobile network, Tigo, have extended a lifeline support to ‘Tech needs Girls’, a social entrepreneurship programme aimed at introducing and encouraging young girls to pursue various courses in ICT. In a brief but impressive familiarization tour to their training centre in Nima, a surburb of Accra, the Chief Executive of Tigo Ghana, Roshi Motman, the Head of Corporate Communications and Corporate ...  [Read more]

Telkom SA Edges Closer into Botswana through BCX Acquisition
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

South African telecommunications giant Telkom is reportedly making inroads into the Botswana market through its acquisition of Business Connexion (BCX). BCX also operates in Tanzania and Namibia. Business Connexion has operations in Botswana through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Ultimate Software Botswana (Pty) Ltd trading as Ultimate Solutions and CEB Maintenance Botswana (Pty) Ltd. The local subsidiaries are collectively called BCX ...  [Read more]

Ruckus Wireless Appoints Westcon Africa to Help Expands Presence in Africa
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Global Wi-Fi technology giants, Ruckus Wireless, has named Westcon Africa as the latest member of its distributor network. The agreement is set to assist the company to expand further into Africa. Additionally, the agreement has placed Westcon Africa as an official distributor of all Ruckus Wireless solutions across the continent. “We made our commitment to Africa when we launched in South Africa at the end of 2011 and over the last few ...  [Read more]

Telkom SA Slashes 37% off Broadband Prices
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

South African part state-owned operator, Telkom has chopped wholesale VDSL prices by as much as 37% to stimulate demand among consumers. It’s also revealed more details about its fibre-to-the-home plans. In an effort to spur demand for higher speed broadband services based on very-high-speed digital subscriber line (VDSL) technology, Telkom has slashed the wholesale prices of both its 20Mbit/s and 40Mbit/s fixed broadband products, ...  [Read more]

Samsung’s ‘Galaxy Tab S’ Launched in Kenya & Nigeria
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Smart devices manufacturer, Samsung, has launched a slimmer and lighter tablet of its Galaxy Tab range dubbed Galaxy Tab S with a Super AMOLED screen and an Adaptive Display for the best visual experience anywhere, anytime for both video and photo content. Both the 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch models of the Tablet have a thickness of 6.6mm and weigh some 298g and 467g respectively plus come with a longer-lasting battery, and Ultra-Power Saving ...  [Read more]

SA’s Takealot Acquires  Superbalist.com
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

South Africa based e-commerce site, Takealot.com, has announced the acquisition of 100% of the equity of Superbalist.com, a design and apparel online retailer founded four years ago. The acquisition comes just months after Takealot announced that it had raised more than R1bn from Tiger Global Management, an international investment company, and revealed plans to play a much more aggressive role in South African e-commerce. “We have ...  [Read more]

MTN SA Unveils Prepaid Data Roaming Offer
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

South African mobile operator, MTN has launched an innovative prepaid data roaming offering that enables Pay As You Go and Top-Up customers to access the internet while travelling abroad from R2.00 per MB. According to Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN South Africa, “Prepaid customers have been able to roam on voice and SMS, but not on data. However, given how connected the world is today, being able to browse the internet ...  [Read more]

MTN SA Launches HD Voice on 3G Network
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

South African telecoms provider, MTN, has launched high definition (HD) Voice technology on its 3G network using the Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband (AMR-WB) coding standard, enabling high-quality voice calls and an improved user experience. Eben Albertyn, Chief Technology Officer at MTN SA, revealed that in order to experience the benefits of HD Voice, both the caller and receiver must have compatible handsets, adding, ‘Currently, there ...  [Read more]

MTN Ghana Holds Forum for Online Platform Managers and Editors
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The maiden edition of mobile operator, MTN’s Online Forum for online managers and editors has taken place in Accra. The forum aimed at creating an opportunity for MTN, editors and managers of online platforms to discuss the opportunities available for business development and also promote MTN's vision of leading the delivery of a bold new digital world to its customers and making customers life a whole lot brighter. The forum gave the ...  [Read more]

Infinix Partners Konga to Launch ‘InfinixZERO’ in Nigeria
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Mobile technology brand, Infinix, has launched its flagship ‘Infinix ZERO’ smartphone in Nigeria, partnering with Konga.com, the largest online marketplace in the country. Similarly, customers who purchased the Infinix ZERO on Konga will enjoy up to 500MB data monthly for the next 12 months as Etisalat’s commitment to the gesture. The Infinix ZERO is the latest addition to the Infinix mobile device family and comes with innovative, ...  [Read more]

Airtel Ghana Supports Orphanage with Cash and Assorted Items
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Telecommunications giants, Airtel Ghana has supported Nazareth Home for God’s Children, an orphanage in Sang, a village near Yendi in the Northern Region with GHC5,000 cash and other items. The orphanage which was a nominee of season 2 of award winning corporate social responsibility TV programme, Airtel Touching Lives and currently managed by Rev. Sr. Stan Terese M. Mumuni, of the Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love (MASEL) cares for ...  [Read more]