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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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Mobile money aid for humanitarian disasters

Ericsson reveals 'Emergency Wallet' to support humanitarian responses...

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(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

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Ericsson upgrades Airtel Zambia networks

Ericsson chosen by Airtel Zambia for network transformation - Ericsson will transform 2G sites, swap out existing 3G sites...

11 Apr 2016

WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

WorldRemit and MTN Group launched their joint services, following the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year...

29 Jan 2016

Brandon Wilson
'Apping' SA's awesome SMEs

You can be part of the new Awesome South Africa app, designed to promote local business...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2015

Klein Karoo Seed Marketing gains informal market knowledge with Globetom SMS competition
Klein Karoo Seed Marketing gains informal market knowledge with Globetom SMS competition

Klein Karoo Seed Marketing (KKSM) Zambia has collected customer information in the informal, market it operates in, through an innovative marketing solution provided by GlobeTOM...

1 Dec 2015

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

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

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

[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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