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Monday, 14 November 2011
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Telecom Namibia is hosting the Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA) 5th Regional Workshop on ICT Fraud, Revenue Assurance and Network/Cyber Security in Windhoek 14 - 16 November 2011. ICT Minister Joel Kaapanda will officiate, and Telecom Namibia’s Managing Director will address the opening session. SATA has 15 members, namely Telecom Namibia, Angola Telecom, Movicel Angola, Botswana Telecom Corporation, Telecom Lesotho, Econet Ezi-Cel (Lesotho), Malawi Telecommunications Limited, Mauritius Telecom, Telecomunicações de Moçambique, Telkom South Africa, Swaziland Posts & Telecommunications Corporation, Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited, Zambia Telecommunications, Tel.One Zimbabwe and TeleAccess (Zimbabwe).
Mobile solutions provider Comviva has said that it has 25 percent of the African electronic top-up market for its PreTUPSTM electronic recharge solution, which has been deployed by all major operator groups, and is in use in 22 African countries. It claims 54 deployments spanning 39 countries across leading GSM and CDMA operators with over 600 million subscribers using it globally, accounting for 15 billion recharge transactions annually.
Thursday, 10 November 2011
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
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Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Telecom Italia Sparkle Global IP Backbone “Seabone” climbs five positions to #8 worldwide in Renesys Global Customer Base Backbone ranking
This success results from the customers’ consistent acknowledgment of TI Sparkle’s IP Transit Seabone service reliability and performance. The backbone has grown to become a global brand with very high recognition worldwide, contributing to position TI Sparkle as a reliable business partner as witnessed by the latest acquisition of key customers in Eastern Europe, especially in Russia where TI Sparkle now serves most of the major operators and ISPs. At the same time TI Sparkle has recently strengthened the IP Transit relationship with a leading global operator with strong presence in Asia Pacific.
“The investments we have carried out last year that aimed at consolidating the core backbone in Europe and the US and at providing a bullet-proof service, together with the footprint expansion in Africa and Asia, have paid off”, states Paolo Ferrari, TI Sparkle Chief Executive Officer. “We will continue along this path adding new IP points of presence in particular in the fast growing markets of Africa and South East Asia”, continues Ferrari.
Today, TI Sparkle 2-Terabyte Global IP Backbone Seabone is 100% Transit Free and fully IPv6 enabled; it ranks #3 in Europe and is the leading IP Service provider for Africa, with a consolidated customer base in the Middle East and in South America.
“The changes to both products have been introduced to allow for a period to address important aspects of the MTC network that will ultimately result in an improved service to all 081 customers” said Tim Ekandjo, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer.
In May 2010 MTC introduced Aweh-Aweh, a product that addresses the communication needs of the 081 Nation. The uptake on Aweh Aweh has been tremendous by the public in both urban and rural areas and remains the most affordable way of mobile communication in the country.
Aweh-Aweh subsequently expanded its portfolio to include Aweh-Lite and with the introduction of the Blackberry services at MTC, the BB7 Aweh COS was added under the Aweh sub-brand.
Changes to the Aweh products will affect all three COS in that all three products will be limited to 50 minutes of free calls weekdays and on weekends.
Subscribers to the Free Hour (FH), Special Free Hour (SFH) or Free Hour Student (FHS) COS will now be limited to 30 minutes during the specific hour.
“Both the Aweh and FH services are here to stay. They have been some of the company’s best performing products and we do recognize the affordability these products provide for several communities countrywide. We want assure all our customers that changes to products or services at MTC are always aimed at meeting customer demands or improving our service delivery” concluded Ekandjo.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Bharti Airtel Africa enhances mobile internet browsing experience and multi-media messaging services
Monday, 17 October 2011
Following the launch, customers in Qatar can transfer money in Qatar and to overseas destinations through the mWallet, using the safe, convenient, fast and easy-to-use Qtel service.
The Qtel Mobile Money service opens up a huge range of possibilities for customers and is as easy to use as a mobile phone. Following the launch in Qatar, the Qtel Group will roll out integrated mobile money services across the other key markets it serves.
Dr. Nassar Marafih, CEO, The Qtel Group, commented: “The Qtel Group has made the launch of mobile money services across our operations a strategic priority, recognising the strong demand from our customers, and the important social benefits this service will provide. Mobile Money services provide access and security for a whole cross-section of the community that is under-served by traditional banking, and we aim to be a leader in the countries we serve.” With mWallet, the Qtel Group’s customers will be able to use their mobile phone accounts to save and send money, top up their credit, make payments and transfer airtime to friends, relatives, employees and partners.
The integrated solution provided by Sybase 365, EastNets and BICS will be easier, more cost-effective and more convenient than traditional remittance channels.
The Qtel Group’s operations cover regions with a high number of residents and foreign workers, who regularly transfer a proportion of their salaries overseas to their home countries. A large proportion of these workers do not have access to traditional banking facilities and are “under-banked,” relying on the services of money transfer kiosks to transport money home.
“As well as providing the Qtel Group with an important new revenue source, the provision of Mobile Money services will also have a demonstrable social impact. Customers will have greater security in sending money to friends and family overseas, as well as greater control over their spending at home,” concluded Dr. Nasser.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Brightstar Continues Expansion into Africa through Multi-Service Agreement with MTN South Africa | Press Releases | News Room | Brightstar
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Biosphere Expeditions is working with MTC on a leopard research project near Windhoek, with the aim of gathering reliable scientific data on the ecology of cat predators living on private game farms in Namibia.
"This is because we want to gain a better understanding of how leopards, as predators, form an important part of a healthy ecosystem even, on a game farm", says Kristina Killian, the project’s biologist, adding that "in the end we also want to provide straight-forward information to farmers in Namibia and southern Africa to help alleviate predator/game conflicts".
Three leopards have been captured and fitted with a GSM collar with an MTC SIM card, the collar then using the mobile network to send data to a laptop whenever the leopard picks up a signal from a base station. The data is being described as ‘amazingly precise information’ about the leopards’ movements and what they are up to within their home ranges on game farms.
Monday, 10 October 2011
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Friday, 30 September 2011
Safaricom’s over 17 million customers to benefit from fast mobile browser, Johannesburg, South Africa — September 29, 2011