Jun 162014
 

Orange and BNP Paribas open new retail mobile banking services in Africa with Orange Money PARIS, France, June 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Orange (http://www.orange.com) and the BNP Paribas group offer retail banking customers in Africa direct access between their BNP Paribas account and their Orange Money account through their mobile phones. This new [...]

Jun 042014
 
Tigo, Airtel and Zantel to enable mobile money payments between their customers in Tanzania

 Tigo, Airtel and Zantel to enable mobile money payments between their customers in Tanzania DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Tigo (http://www.tigo.co.tz), Airte Tigol and Zantel announced today a pioneering agreement to allow customers of Tigo, Airtel and Zantel in Tanzania to send money to each other whether using Tigo [...]

Jun 042014
 
Sub-Saharan Africa Ericsson mobility report

Ericsson mobility report: Mobile internet usage to increase at twice the global rate in five years in Sub-Saharan Africa CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 4, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ —   Mobile internet use doubling year-on-year, with usage expected to increase 20 times in the next five years  By 2017, 3G technology will outstrip 2G to become [...]

Jun 012014
 
Press Briefing by African Commission on Nuclear Energy (FCONE)

Press Briefing by African Commission on Nuclear Energy (FCONE) Chairperson, Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Third Conference of States Parties to the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Pelindaba, will conclude tomorrow, 30 May 2014.   Journalists are invited to attend [...]

May 272014
 

  The second Data for Development challenge in Africa: Orange’s big data competition for the scientific community PARIS, France, May 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After the success of the last challenge in 2013, using the technical data of the mobile network of Orange in Ivory Coast, the next Data for Development (D4D) Challenge [...]

May 272014
 

  Orange continues to support innovation in Africa and launches its third incubator partnership on the continent PARIS, France, May 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After the CTIC incubator in Senegal and the Ebène project in Mauritius, Orange (http://www.orange.com) announces the opening of the first start-up incubator in Niger. Orange Niger and its local [...]

May 222014
 

PARIS, France, May 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange (http://www.orange.com) is launching the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner” award will recognize the best project that integrates [...]

May 222014
 
Yahsat Awarded Satcom Africa Satellite Operator of the Year for 2014

Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Middle East’s leading satellite service provider, took home the highly coveted SatCom Star Award for “Satellite Operator of the Year” on their first submission for the award. Yahsat had won the “Most Innovative Product/Service for Africa” for two consecutive years in 2012 [...]

May 192014
 
Africell Holding acquires Orange Uganda majority stake

Africell Holding acquires Orange Uganda majority stake from the Orange Group KAMPALA, Uganda, May 19, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africell Holding (http://www.africell.com) signs an agreement with the Orange Group to acquire its majority stake in Orange Uganda.     The transaction upon completion, following regulatory approval, would bring Africell’s portfolio to 4 operations with [...]

May 172014
 
World Telecommunication and Information Society Award

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, President Park Geun-hye of Republic of Korea and entrepreneur Carlos Slim receive World Telecommunication and Information Society Award Broadband and ICTs for post-2015 Sustainable Development agenda GENEVA, Switzerland, May 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — ITU presented the World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to three eminent personalities: Mr Paul [...]

Sep 052013
 
Africa set to deploy digital television

Africa set to deploy digital television / 47 Sub-Saharan African countries agree on frequency coordination for digital switchover in 2015 GENEVA, Switzerland, September 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Frequency coordination negotiations have succeeded in setting up the mechanism to deploy digital television in 47 Sub-Saharan African countries. The consolidation of national plans to implement [...]