Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Truecaller App Now Available on Windows Phones
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Window Phone users  can now identify unknown numbers during incoming calls, even if the user has not stored that phone number in their phonebook after Truecaller, an app that helps people take the right call, today announced its collaboration with Microsoft to exclusively offer Live Caller ID Lookup feature on Lumia devices. “Microsoft devices are used by millions across the globe and the openness of the platform allowed us to create ...  [Read more]

Telecom Namibia Gets NTA Certification
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Namibian state owned telecommunications service provider, Telecom Namibia, has received certification for its Training Centre from the Namibia Training Authority (NTA), the national body responsible for the registration of vocational training centres and institutes, to deliver a wide range of general IP/IT training programmes, including vendor-specific certified technical training courses. The certification comes after a comprehensive ...  [Read more]

TCAA Receives Technological Boost from COMSOFT
Monday, October 20th, 2014

COMSOFT, a German company has donated modern technologies worth more than 3.2bn/- to Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) in a bid to boost aviation safety in the country. The COMSOFT Chief Executive officer,  Manfred Schmid, said in Dar es Salaam that, "TCAA have been expertly preparing themselves for future air traffic management demands and we are thankful that last year they chose COMSOFT for the parallel delivery of our superior ...  [Read more]

MTN, SAP, Microsoft, Inmarsat & Merck Give Financial Support to AMPION Africa
Monday, October 20th, 2014

The MTN Group, SAP and Microsoft have announced they will financially support AMPION’s 2014 operations. According to the companies, the move is to bolster entrepreneurial talent in Africa and to help the youth to develop innovative solutions on the continent by making best use of the power of mobile technology. Free hardware and bandwidth granted by Inmarsat will provide the AMPION Venture Buses with satellite connectivity. According ...  [Read more]

Standard Bank Adopts IBM’s Watson Groundbreaking Technology
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Standard Bank is set to become the first financial institution on the African continent to implement IBM’s new Watson technology which breaks traditional barriers in computing by embracing artificial intelligence, natural language processing and dynamic learning when assisting customers & businesses with the interpretation of data. The agreement, which will see Standard Bank South Africa partnering with IBM in assessing the product, ...  [Read more]

MTN Group Notes Ruling by International Arbitration Panel
Monday, October 20th, 2014

MTN Group has issued a statement to the effect that it has noted that a tribunal of independent arbitrators has ruled against Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, in the investor-state arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty case held in terms of the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). In an arbitral award rendered on 15 October 2014, the tribunal held that it had no jurisdiction to hear ...  [Read more]

MTN Business Supports Ghana’s SME 100 Ranking
Monday, October 20th, 2014

MTN Business has been announced as the headline sponsor of the first annual Ghana SME 100 ranking, an initiative put in place to identify and honour the top 100 local Small Medium Enterprises. The aim of the award is to celebrate the outstanding achievements of SMEs and their commitment to enterprise leadership, to reward SME icons, create greater awareness of their contributions and create an avenue to identify and share best ...  [Read more]

Kenyan Government Backs Equity Bank’sThin SIM Technology
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology has revealed it is in full support of the entry of the thin SIM technology in Kenya. Speaking before the parliamentary committee on Energy, Communications and Information, ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said despite the ongoing debate concerning the vulnerability of the privacy of the users, the approval by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is sufficient proof it ...  [Read more]

Ghana Set to Appoint Interconnect Clearing House
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Ghana’s Minister of Communication, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, has hinted at the government’s intention of appointing a company that would take charge of the country’s interconnect clearing house by the end of this year. The Communication Minister believes that the operation of an interconnect clearing house in the country will help in the monitoring of calls, both local and international, on one common platform to avoid the incidence ...  [Read more]

Blackberrry Passport Set for Launch in South Africa
Monday, October 20th, 2014

The BlackBerry Passport will be available in South Africa early next month. The makers of the new device disclosed the device "purpose-built for productivity with a boundary-breaking design that challenges the status quo" will be available from authorised partners. "South Africa is a country of early adopters of the latest smartphone trends and I am convinced they are going to love our BlackBerry Passport. "It is unique, innovative, ...  [Read more]

Airtel Money to Deploy Cross Border Money Transfer Service Across East Africa
Monday, October 20th, 2014

Pan African telecommunications group, Bharti Airtel, has announced plans to launch a cross border money transfer product in East Africa that will enable Airtel Money customers to send, receive and withdraw money from their Airtel Money wallets. The pilot phase will kick off on November 1st, 2014 with the first phase targeting – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. This follows an approval by Central Banks of the Governments of Rwanda, ...  [Read more]

Tigo Cash Trains Over 2,000 Agents In Ghana
Sunday, October 19th, 2014

As part of efforts to scale up mobile financial services, particularly in the informal sector, mobile network operator, Tigo is training over 2,000 agents in its award-winning mobile money service, Tigo Cash. The training, which is being carried out in 19 towns and cities across the country is aimed at providing the agents with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Tigo Cash processes. They are also going through various customer ...  [Read more]

MTN Disclose SKY competition winner
Sunday, October 19th, 2014

After weeks of waiting, speculation and fierce online discussions, the winner of the MTN Sky “Win A Plane” Competition was unveiled amid much fan-fare. Durban-based Shikanth Bugwandeen was announced as the winner of the MTN Sky “Win A Plane” Competition. As the winner of the competition, Bugwandeen had the option of taking home the Sling 4 four-seater aeroplane or redeem its cash equivalent of R1,7 million. He opted to redeem ...  [Read more]