MOBILE

Safaricom launches youth platform

Safaricom launches youth platform

Safaricom has announced the launch of BLAZE, a platform that seeks to empower youth using the power of mobile.  Read More

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Vodafone sweeps awards in two separate eventsVodafone sweeps awards in two separate events Vodafone Ghana is cementing its reputation for social media excellence, with a series of awards.
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MTN Ghana triumphs with six GITTA awardsMTN Ghana triumphs with six GITTA awards MTN Ghana overwhelmed competitors at this year’s Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) night ...
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Ericsson announces Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian responseEricsson announces Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian response Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in ...
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Sunday 22 May

Winners emerge in Samsung’s “Inspire Bigger Dreams” campaign

NIGERIA
The Samsung Electronics “Inspire Bigger Dreams” competition has produced three winners. The campaign was aimed at encouraging Nigerians to keep their dreams alive, dream bigger and aspire to greater heights. »
Friday 20 May

Simplifying and enhancing security on MTN’s information systems key to improving customer experience

SOUTH AFRICA
In the first hundred days in his new role, MTN South Africa’s new Chief Information Officer, Benjamin Marais, says his focus was to simplify information technology processes internally and externally, and beef up security of the systems in order to enhance customer experience.»
Friday 20 May

Hello Paisa clinches top African Fintech spot at Innotribe Start-up challenge

MAURITIUS
Low cost international money transfer company Hello Paisa was named the number one Fintech Company in Africa during the SWIFT African Regional Conference in Mauritius this week.»
Tuesday 17 May

MTN Ghana celebrates 20 years of operations in Ghana

GHANA
MTN Ghana has unveiled its 20th Anniversary logo at a grand ceremony held at the iconic MTN House in Accra to officially mark the 20 years of operations in the country. »
Monday 16 May

Ghanaian diaspora embrace MTN Mobile Money when sending home with WorldRemit

GHANA
MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit international money transfers in Ghana.»
Thursday 12 May

Uganda blocks social media ahead of Museveni swearing in

UGANDA
The Ugandan government locked down access to all social media platforms, citing security reasons, as President Museveni took the oath of office for his fifth term this week.»
Thursday 12 May

Glo unveils Talk Special

NIGERIA
National telecoms operator Globacom has launched a new product called Talk Special in a move it said would enhance the communication experience of subscribers on its platform. »
Thursday 12 May

Ghana’s first mobile-based nano lending scheme launched

GHANA
Airtel is partnering with Fidelity Bank and Tiaxa will provide instant access to Nano loans up to GHC 200 to Airtel customers who qualify for the service through the Airtel Money platform.»
Wednesday 11 May

Airtel, Flickswitch launches first business SIM management service in Kenya

KENYA
Airtel has partnered with Flickswitch International, a leading provider of self-service solutions for enterprises to launch an enterprise SIM management service in Kenya. »
Tuesday 10 May

Airtel, Facebook to launch Free Basic Services in Nigeria

NIGERIA
Bharti Airtel Africa has announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook.»
Monday 9 May

Mobile spam: NCC reads riot act to telcos

NIGERIA
Worried by a flurry of complaints, the Nigerian Communications Commission has warned mobile network operators to take decisive action to curb unsolicited text messages and calls to customers.»
Monday 9 May

LTE enables the mobile workforce

MTN Business says LTE will play a central role in alleviating enterprises' mobile pain-points and facilitating the move to a mobile first strategy.»
Sunday 8 May

Zuri Brand seeks share of Kenya’s smartphone market

KENYA
Recently launched digital lifestyle devices brand Zuri has stepped up efforts to capture a share of the Kenyan smartphone market with the launch of four smartphone models.»
Friday 6 May

BTCL selects Amdocs for business support systems modernisation

BOTSWANA
Amdocs has announced that Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL), a provider of fixed, mobile and broadband services to approximately 800,000 customers, has awarded Amdocs a five-year managed services contract for business support systems (BSS) modernisation.»
Friday 6 May

Ericsson and MTN bring LTE experience to Ghana

GHANA
MTN Ghana has selected Ericsson to deploy its new LTE network in the Greater Accra region.»
Friday 6 May

Airtel warns on recruitment scam

GHANA
Airtel Ghana has issued a statement warning the public about a scam claiming the company is offering part-time jobs.»

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Government should encourage youths in ICT earlyGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early

Youths should be given more encouragement to develop their ICT skills, an 11-year-old app developer told Kokumo Goodie.

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.  

COMPANY NEWS

Networks Unlimited officially launches Mellanox Technologies Open Ethernet Solutions

Networks Unlimited, a value-adding distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking, and security technology throughout Africa, has hosted the official Johannesburg launch of Mellanox Technologies,