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ITU to build united front against technology fakers

ITU to build united front against technology fakers

ITU will host high-level talks in a bid to improve global coordination in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) as part of strategies to combat counterfeit and substandard ICT devices.    Read More

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Telecel launches mobile insurance Telecel launches mobile insurance Telecoms operator Telecel Zimbabwe is partnering with local insurance company, Zimnat Lion, to roll out a ...
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Hunt on for Africa’s music talentHunt on for Africa’s music talent Bharti Airtel has partnered with TRACE Music Star and global recording icon Akon to roll out ...
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Safaricom welcomes security scrutiny of SIM overlay technologySafaricom welcomes security scrutiny of SIM overlay technology Safaricom has welcomed the Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya’s decision to give tentative approval to ...
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Thursday 25 Sep

Blu Telecommunication unveils Founders Campaign at Accra Mall

GHANA
Blu Telecommunication, one of three companies authorised by the National Communications Authority to provide 4G internet services in Ghana, is gearing up for launch. »
Thursday 25 Sep

Ghanaian youths root for Vodafone X Campaign

GHANA
Vodacom Ghana is empowering youths to effect change in their communities, through its Vodafone X campaign.»
Wednesday 24 Sep

TXT Ghana supports the fight against Ebola

GHANA
TXT Ghana and the Wireless Application Service Providers of Ghana (WASPAG) have donated to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, in support of efforts to provide adequate and rapid testing and diagnosis of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).»
Wednesday 24 Sep

NCA urged to fight the rise of SIM Boxing in Ghana

GHANA
Ghana’s National Communication Authority is being urged to consider reducing or taking away indefinitely the 19 cent being charged on international calls into the country. »
Tuesday 23 Sep

Vodacom: no plans to sell SA telecoms towers

SOUTH AFRICA
Vodacom currently has no intention of selling its tower infrastructure in South Africa in spite of the continent-wide trend towards leasing rather than owning towers, saying the market drivers in the country are different to elsewhere in Africa.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

Tigo Ghana upgrades Customer Support Centres

GHANA
As part of efforts to offer its customers highly interactive and a more satisfying experience, telecom service provider, Tigo, says it is upgrading its customer support centres to ‘Customer Experience Centres’. »
Monday 22 Sep

Global smartphone shipments to reach 1.2bn this year

The number of smartphone shipments will approach 1.2bn this year, an increase of 19% from 985m in 2013, says a new report.»
Sunday 21 Sep

Vodacom Congo to extend coverage to Central DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Vodacom is preparing to extend its network coverage to the central regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Sunday 21 Sep

Glo grows subscriber figures to 27.3 million

NIGERIA
Globacom says it has worked assiduously to grow its subscriber base to some 27.3 million. By this latest figure, the telco has overtaken Airtel.»
Saturday 20 Sep

TNM pays K19.9m with mobile insurance

MALAWI
Malawian mobile network service provider TNM has announced that it has paid a total of K19.9 million worth of claims to beneficiaries of TNM Moyo Cover, the operator’s on-mobile life insurance policy.»
Friday 19 Sep

Nokia devices account for 7m 3G devices, says MTN

NIGERIA
Nokia handsets account for the majority of 3G devices on the MTN Nigeria network, the company says.»
Thursday 18 Sep

Airtel Africa announces leadership changes in DRC, Niger

NIGER
Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of three key business leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Niger.»
Thursday 18 Sep

Orange launches start-up accelerator programme in Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST
With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast” and “Fab Israel”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents. »
Thursday 18 Sep

ATCON roots for spectrum market

NIGERIA
ATCON has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission to enable the creation of a “spectrum market” where the scarce airwaves could be bought and sold.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

DRC mobile banking faces challenges in remote areas

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Isidore Monga is a civil servant whose salary, like millions others in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is now being paid via mobile banking.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

Orange, Bank of Africa to offer new mobile financial services in Africa

In the coming months, Bank of Africa and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa simply with their mobile.»

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

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iProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTsiProcure delivers inputs to farmers’ doorsteps using ICTs

An innovation dubbed iProcure is already being used by several agro input firms which are now relying on it to distribute their products to farmers. 

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Schneider Electric signs exclusive off-grid solar distribution agreement with Zimbabwean firm

Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy, back-up power and appropriate technology company.

SAP Innovation Helps The Global Fund Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Africa

Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.