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Zamtel and NEC to boost mobile coverage, capacity across Zambia
Zamtel and NEC to boost mobile coverage, capacity across Zambia

Zamtel has entered into an agreement with NEC Corporation to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network in an aim to boost mobile coverage and capacity across Zambia.

15 Sep 2014 09:22

Internet.org app launched in Zambia
Internet.org app launched in Zambia

Facebook has announced the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia to make the internet accessible to more people by providing a set of free basic services...

31 Jul 2014 11:23

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

4G LTE rolled out in Zambia
4G LTE rolled out in Zambia

Mobile operator, MTN, has rolled out its 4G LTE service in Zambia in an effort to increase broadband speed and mobile connectivity in the country, reports Ventures Africa.

22 Jan 2014 13:35

Airtel Networks Zambia launches CSR initiative
Airtel Networks Zambia launches CSR initiative

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has launched a staff corporate social responsibility initiative, 'Get involved and make a difference'. Members of staff have donated various clothes, toys, books and food items worth over K4,000 to House of Moses orphans.

6 Jan 2014 09:49

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

'Go For It' youth campaign launched
'Go For It' youth campaign launched

This week saw the launch of Airtel Networks Zambia's youth targeted initiative, 'Go for It'. The campaign aims to enriching the lives of Zambia's youth and to empower them with the relevant tools and initiatives for deepening data usage and knowledge.

22 Nov 2013 07:09

FNB's eWallet shows strong growth in Africa
FNB's eWallet shows strong growth in Africa

First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.

By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013 10:52

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

Erricson, Zamtel to trial 4G mobile communications technology
Erricson, Zamtel to trial 4G mobile communications technology

During the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly 2013 being held in Livingstone, Ericsson and Zamtel will be trialing Zambia's first live pilot 4G mobile communications demonstration using a mobile communications network.

4 Sep 2013 12:11

Samsung partners with Zamtel to launch Galaxy S4

Zamtel in partnership with Samsung has unveiled the fourth generation Samsung Galaxy Series of mobile phones, the Galaxy S4, designed to meet the business and personal communication needs of our time.

23 May 2013 10:20

Airtel creates borderless network
Airtel creates borderless network

Bharti Airtel, the global telecommunications services provider with operations in countries across Asia and Africa has introduced the ONE AIRTEL service which will further ease the burden of roaming costs whilst travelling.

6 May 2013 10:10

Airtel appoints new MD for Zambia operations
Airtel appoints new MD for Zambia operations

Bharti Airtel, the telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, have announced the appointment of Charity Chanda Lumpa as managing director of Airtel's operation in Zambia with effect from 1 May 2013.

29 Mar 2013 10:00

Marcela Ospina
Mobile and digital trends in 5 African countries: a cultural interpretation

This piece addresses the intersections between technology and culture that I identified while doing fieldwork. Therefore, this is not the result of strict data analysis, but rather the outcome of an immersion in each of these cultures.

By Marcela Ospina 7 Feb 2013 12:15

The ONE Campaign aims to bring African voices to the table
The ONE Campaign aims to bring African voices to the table

As the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, The ONE Campaign, an international grassroots advocacy backed by more than 3 million members worldwide, is launching an initiative to make sure the world's poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty.

31 Jan 2013 10:34

MTN re-launches MTN Play portal
MTN re-launches MTN Play portal

MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), in line with its commitment to enhance users' experience and its delivery of digital products and services.

19 Dec 2012 10:37

Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa
Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.

18 Dec 2012 12:19

Duncan McLeod
Nigeria frets over Kenya ICT

TechCentral wraps up the week's major technology news from around the African continent.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 21 Aug 2012 10:24

Arsenal F.C partners with Airtel

Arsenal Football Club and mobile network operator Airtel have signed a three-year partnership agreement. The deal provides Airtel with the opportunity to utilise the football club's merchandising, hospitality and content rights in five countries: Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda.

2 Jul 2012 08:49

Across Africa with two smartphones
Across Africa with two smartphones

When two friends decided to go on a motorcycle tour around Southern Africa, they filmed it on their Apple iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones and produced a documentary of their adventure.

By Craig Neill 14 May 2012 10:23

Worldwide, society says media not always responsible - WEF's Cherilyn Ireton
Worldwide, society says media not always responsible - WEF's Cherilyn Ireton

Cherilyn Ireton, a highly respected journalist and manager from titles such the Sunday Times and Business Day, took over as the executive director of the World Editors Forum that falls under WAN-IFRA, in January 2012. She tells Bizcommunity.com of the challenges of the Parisian-based job, the biggest problems and opportunities facing editors across the globe and how she wants to connect editors to try find solutions.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 20 Mar 2012 11:12

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched
Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.

13 Mar 2012 10:17

New distribution channel for MTN Mobile Money
New distribution channel for MTN Mobile Money

The MTN Group last week announced that its MTN Mobile Money service will now be available through the MTN agent network and BancABC branch network in Zambia, improving accessibility to financial services via mobile telephony for thousands of customers in Zambia.

FNB's mobile money grows in Africa
FNB's mobile money grows in Africa

Mobile banking is set to take off in Africa, with FNB recording a 150% jump in transaction growth for its cellphone banking service and 1384% growth for eWallet for the month of December 2011 when compared to December 2010.

15 Feb 2012 13:21

Airtel launches 3.75G service in Zambia
Airtel launches 3.75G service in Zambia

Airtel, yesterday, 17 January 2012, announced the launch of its 3.75G platform in the country. This promises significant changes to how subscribers experience the web on 3.75G-enabled devices. The improved technology will enhance multimedia functionality, high speed mobile broadband and internet access, allowing users to make video calls, watch live TV, send and receive emails and download music from the devices.

17 Jan 2012 14:13

MTN Group appoints new CEO's in Zambia, Cameroon
MTN Group appoints new CEO's in Zambia, Cameroon

The MTN Group today, 18 October 2011, have announced the appointment of new CEOs for its Zambia and Cameroon operations, as it continues to invest in talent to bolster its managerial and leadership backbone.

18 Oct 2011 16:08

Brand Africa Forum to present first Brand Africa 100 awards
Brand Africa Forum to present first Brand Africa 100 awards

Pan-African consumers can now vote for their most admired and valued brands in the inaugural Brand Africa 100 Awards, which coincides with the second annual Brand Africa Forum. The continent's most valued brands will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 September 2011 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa .

15 Sep 2011 14:25

Neo@Ogilvy global CEO talks up role of emerging markets, mobile
Neo@Ogilvy global CEO talks up role of emerging markets, mobile

Neo@Ogilvy's global CEO, New-York based Nasreen Madhany, has been visiting South Africa for a corporate summit, where she talked up the role emerging markets will play in the future profitability of her company.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 5 Jul 2011 13:30

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