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Episode 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

Date: 27 Aug 2015
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MTN Rwanda appoints new Chief Executive
MTN Rwanda appoints new Chief Executive

MTN Rwanda has appointed Gunter Engling the new chief executive officer (CEO). Engling replaces Ebenezer Asante who moves to MTN Ghana as CEO, a statement from the firm indicates.

By Ben Gasore 26 Jun 2015 07:38

High school students showcase mobile apps
High school students showcase mobile apps

Students from various high schools over the weekend showcased mobile applications that they developed during an event dubbed 'Hack Out Loud' (HOL) organised by HeHe Labs...

By Theogene Nsengimana 23 Jun 2015 13:16



Rwanda 4G LTE project model wins global award
Rwanda 4G LTE project model wins global award

Rwanda 4G LTE (Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution Internet) has been feted with the Global Telecom Business Innovation Award for its innovative business model...

By Collins Mwai 18 May 2015 09:09

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy
Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy

Although the government of the DRC has included provisions for digital infrastructure development as part of their 2012-16 plans, the private sector is where the developmental race is really happening...

14 Apr 2015 11:25

Mobile NRC registration to start in April
Mobile NRC registration to start in April

Government will next month commence the national mobile registration exercise that will gobble K25 million...

By Catherine Nyirenda 19 Mar 2015 14:39

Smart Rwanda initiative will drive ICT growth
Smart Rwanda initiative will drive ICT growth

Ericsson and The Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT have come together in an initiative called 'Smart Rwanda', geared towards connecting, innovating and transforming Rwanda into a knowledge economy to drive its global competitiveness and job creation...

5 Mar 2015 09:29

InstaVoice Celeb connects celebs with fans
InstaVoice Celeb connects celebs with fans

A new partnership between Kirusa and Net Solutions will enable top celebrities in Rwanda to personally engage with fans through Kirusa's social media service, InstaVoice Celeb.

6 Jan 2015 11:28

Orange retail store set for 2015 launch

Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...

12 Dec 2014 14:23

Africa leads the world into the future of market research - Millward Brown
Africa leads the world into the future of market research

As the growth in mobile communications brings about a revolution in market research, it is the vast continent of Africa that is leading the way...

By John-William Awbrey, Issued by Millward Brown 4 Dec 2014 12:24

Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia

The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous and sent in 160 characters or less over mobile phone text messages...

3 Dec 2014 08:33

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014 12:38

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

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

MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service
MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service

MTN Mobile Money users in Ivory Coast and Rwanda will be first to enjoy benefits of the new partnership between MTN and Skrill when the 'Pay by Skrill' service launches this month...

10 Sep 2014 09:32

Facebook reaches a landmark 100-million users in Africa through mobile
Facebook reaches a landmark 100-million users in Africa through mobile

Thanks to mobile connectivity, half of Africa's 200-million internet users were accessing Facebook on a monthly basis in June 2014...

By Staff Reporter 9 Sep 2014 07:52

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

Enter the 2014 AfricaCom Awards now
Enter the 2014 AfricaCom Awards now

Entries are now open for the 2014 AfricaCom Awards, which celebrate the breakthroughs and most influential players shaping the telecommunications and ICT industry in Africa.

18 Jul 2014 08:51

Kirusa, MTN introduce Celeb Connect, Sports Connect
Kirusa, MTN introduce Celeb Connect, Sports Connect

Celeb Connect and Sports Connect from Kirusa in partnership with MTN Rwanda, will enable fans to connect with their favorite celebs and to get updates about their favourite soccer clubs and...

24 Jun 2014 17:40

MTN Rwanda partners Tele10 for mobile money payment of TV subscriptions
MTN Rwanda partners Tele10 for mobile money payment of TV subscriptions

MTN Rwanda has partnered with Tele10 to enable customers to pay their DStv, Canal+ and GOtv subscriptions using MTN Mobile Money.

By Paul Adepoju 5 May 2014 09:46

Vijay Sai Pratap
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

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

Driving mobile from Cape to Cairo - Millward Brown
Driving mobile from Cape to Cairo

Mobile is now a critical channel for marketers who want to embrace new technology and benefit from the huge opportunity for growth in mobile marketing communications.

By Charles Foster, Issued by Millward Brown 14 Mar 2014 07:49

Mahindra Comviva, MTN announces mobile broadband solution
Mahindra Comviva, MTN announces mobile broadband solution

MTN will now be able to offer an unrivalled number of personalised data plans to its subscribers in Congo B due to mobility solutions provider, Mahindra Comviva's Mobile Data Platform (MDP) that went live with MTN in the country.

3 Mar 2014 08:02

Mobile App Challenge to be implemented by YouthConnekt
Mobile App Challenge to be implemented by YouthConnekt

Rwanda's Ministry of Youth and ICT and the UNDP, in collaboration with Motorola Solutions, will power a Mobile App Challenge to be implemented by YouthConnekt, reports BizTech Africa.

17 Feb 2014 08:03

Airtel launches affordable, data-enabled phone
Airtel launches affordable, data-enabled phone

Airtel Rwanda, through its brand ambassador, Aurore Mutesi Kayibanda (Miss Rwanda), has launched an affordable, data enabled phone called 'Nyampinga'.

By Joachim Kimuli 3 Feb 2014 12:05

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

[2014 trends] The big trend? Africa is on trend
[2014 trends] The big trend? Africa is on trend

The world is going gaga over culture, design and art from Africa, but back here on the continent we're innovating exciting solutions to uniquely African challenges. Here are my thoughts on the four biggest trends related to Africa...

By Oresti Patricios 20 Jan 2014 07:06

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

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