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October 30 2014

From Thu Oct 30 2014, 05:38:39

The Government of Burundi in conjunction with Huawei and Onatel officially commission the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project installations for Bujumbura. The Bujumbura MAN project is as a result of a grant from the Government of the People's Republic of China to the people of Burundi. The project shall be installed by Huawei Technologies Company

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From Thu Oct 30 2014, 05:26:53

According to Smart Telecom, it has set a budget of USD 300 Million in order to expand its telecommunications network's across a number of East African countries including Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi over the next five years. Smart Telecom originally launched its services in Uganda; however, the company revealed that it sees market potential across

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From Thu Oct 30 2014, 04:09:44

MTN South Africa has launched a new international calling promotion that will see customers being provided with the opportunity to call selected destinations from as little as 79 cents per minute. MTN will also introduce the new international calling bundle and subscription offers which will further discount the in-bundle rates to as low as 49c

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From Thu Oct 30 2014, 03:44:04

The Government of Rwanda has moved to accelerate its plans to transform Rwanda into a cashless economy and achieve 80 percent financial inclusion by 2017. Rwanda's commitment to using information and communications technology (ICT) for financial services was made as it officially joined the Better Than Cash Alliance, an initiative that works with governments, the

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From Thu Oct 30 2014, 03:11:24

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. announced 3 new ways for customers, providers and partners to gain the benefits of the cloud without compromising the control, flexibility or security of their data. First is Hitachi Cloud - Compute as a Service, a new managed private cloud solution that delivers

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From Thu Oct 30 2014, 02:38:49

Azimo, an online money transfer service,  has revealed that customers across Europe can now send money instantly to the mobile "eWallets" of M-PESA's 19 million subscribers in Kenya. Kenya boasts one of the highest global rates of mobile banking, with around 60% of all Kenyans sending or receiving money via their smartphone. Between January and

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October 29 2014

From Wed Oct 29 2014, 06:40:43

Tigo has revealed that it is teaming up with Facebook to provide millions of Tanzanians with affordable Internet and free access to some basic online services through the app. The app will be available on October 29, and Tigo subscribers will have access to: AccuWeather; BabyCenter & MAMA; BBC News & BBC Swahili;

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From Wed Oct 29 2014, 05:25:35

Airtel Kenya has revealed that it will be offering its prepaid mobile users the ability to access social media network, Twitter, free of charge until 15 January 2015. According to Airtel, the limited-time offer will allow customers to enjoy free access to Twitter through web browsers and the official Twitter Android or Windows Phone apps.

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From Wed Oct 29 2014, 05:09:37

Liquid Telecom is set to invest UGX 2 billion in its Ugandan subsidiary Infocom. The reason for the move is to extend its infrastructure across Kampala's Central Business District and to multiple rural towns across Uganda, including Mukono, Jinja, Masaka, and Mbarara. The company has stated that: "The demand for data services is growing in

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From Wed Oct 29 2014, 04:44:25

Tigo Ghana has announced the launch of Tigo Music in partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service. Through pre-paid data bundles, Tigo customers will from 31 October be able to access more than 35 million tracks, including African and Ghanaian artists, on their phones and tablets. Additionally, Tigo will be sourcing new and local

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