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Video streaming coming to Africa

LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but... the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.

By Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012 12:45

[Executive Check] Social media marketing - a must in business
[Executive Check] Social media marketing - a must in business

Many companies in Africa are embracing social media to reach their online customers like elsewhere in the world. Moses Serugo, an arts journalist, social media marketer and proprietor of spoke to Bizcommunity about the benefits of social media marketing in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 12 Jul 2012 11:12

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

SAARF PAMRO Conference for Africa Diplomat
SAARF PAMRO Conference for Africa Diplomat

By bringing together the media research industry across African borders, the Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) aims to produce harmonised, compatible and comprehensive audience measurement data for the entire continent. By promoting media research in Africa, PAMRO aims to assist in uncovering the opportunities that exist for growth and development in all African countries. One of PAMRO's key vehicles for bringing people together from around the continent is its annual conference, the PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference.

15 Jun 2012 12:23

Airtel Uganda announces new calling rates
Airtel Uganda announces new calling rates

Airtel Uganda has announced its new harmonized calling rates to all African destinations, cutting costs for Ugandans who communicate with family, friends and business associates across the continent.

24 May 2012 14:03

Ugandans losing millions to phone companies

Many Ugandans are losing money to unending promotions by their preferred telecom companies. This comes in the form of users asked to subscribe by sending messages to win cash, airtime, and cars. Apparently these messages go for between Ksh50 to Ksh1500 depending on the network provider.

17 Apr 2012 15:30

Walter Wafula
Ugandans get free access to Wikipedia

Ugandans who subscribe to Orange Uganda's network can now access Wikipedia for free, according to the company publicist, Patience Tindyebwa.

By Walter Wafula 4 Apr 2012 13:51

Mobile money transfer service launches in Uganda

The Western Union Company and MTN Group yesterday, 29 March 2012, announced the launch of a mobile money transfer service in Uganda, allowing MTN customers to send and receive money across borders using just their mobile phones for the first time.

29 Mar 2012 10:14

Orange Uganda signs partnership with Eaton Towers

Orange Uganda, a subsidiary of France Telecom-Orange that provides mobile and multimedia telecommunications services in Uganda, have announced that it has entered into an agreement with Eaton Towers for the sale and management of its passive network infrastructure and assets.

15 Mar 2012 12:40

Walter Wafula
Get your companies online, marketers told

Globally, there is an increasing use of social media platforms like Facebook, and Twitter, by individuals and companies. In Uganda, like elsewhere, individuals are more aggressive in embracing the social change than businesses.

By Walter Wafula 14 Mar 2012 13:41

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

MTN boosts African Opera Mini users
MTN boosts African Opera Mini users

A special version of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, launched by MTN and Opera Software last year to MTN's subscribers, has been met with great enthusiasm by MTN customers across the 15 markets where it's available. In just twelve months, MTN subscribers have increased their use of Opera Mini by 1665%.

27 Feb 2012 13:52

Walter Wafula
MTN tops advertising spend in Uganda

MTN, Uganda's largest mobile operator, maintained its lead as top advertiser in the country in 2011, according to a new media report by Ipsos-Synovate.

By Walter Wafula 22 Feb 2012 13:43

The mobile farming revolution in Africa

For some time now, there has been a growing body of anecdotal evidence to suggest that mobile telephony was having a significant impact on the quality and type of farming that is taking place in Africa. But a recent study conducted by global management consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, Accenture, is providing concrete proof and a deeper understanding of this impact.

By Staff Reporter 16 Feb 2012 09:32

Airtel Money launches in Uganda
Airtel Money launches in Uganda

Airtel Uganda yesterday launched its mobile money platform named Airtel Money. The service provides consumers with convenient access to affordable and innovative financial services through their mobile phones.

1 Feb 2012 10:11

5 insights we got from Uganda's mobile infographic

A revealing infographic created by Hub Research, which documents the mobile infrastructure in Uganda, is throwing up some interesting insights about mobile use in Africa.

By Staff Reporter 19 Jan 2012 11:22

Latest Apple iPhone to hit China on 13 January
Latest Apple iPhone to hit China on 13 January

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Apple has announced that the latest version of its hot-selling iPhones will be released in China and 21 other countries on 13 January. It is already available in South Africa.

6 Jan 2012 09:43

Ugandan journos to benefit from TechFest
Ugandan journos to benefit from TechFest

Ugandan journalists will benefit from the inaugural TechFest Uganda expo, a technology expo which aims to encourage professionals from different industries to exploit today's technology innovations to their advantage, which takes place from 18-19 November 2011 alongside the Orange Expo 2011 (UMA Show grounds), in Kampala.

By Walter Wafula 17 Nov 2011 09:39

MTN-TransferTo partnership well underway
MTN-TransferTo partnership well underway

TransferTo and the MTN Group last week announced that the implementation of their International Airtime Transfer (IAT) partnership in MTN operating companies is well underway.

14 Nov 2011 12:15

SA ready to embrace mobile government services

Mobilising public services in Africa, the white paper compiled by Informa Telecoms & Media and available at the AfricaCom event taking place from today, Wednesday, 9 November until Thursday 10 November 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, reveals that South Africa is more ready than Kenya and Egypt in terms of embracing mobile government services.

9 Nov 2011 09:55

MTN releases subscriber numbers - September 2011
MTN releases subscriber numbers - September 2011

As of 30 September 2011, the MTN Group has recorded 158 590 000 subscribers, an increase of 4.1% from 152 272  000 subscribers recorded at 30 June 2011.

31 Oct 2011 10:10

Uganda: Airtel to compensate BlackBerry customers
Uganda: Airtel to compensate BlackBerry customers

Airtel Uganda on Friday, 14 October 2011, said it would offer its BlackBerry customers a service waiver following a global outage attributed to the service provider Research in Motion (RIM).

17 Oct 2011 13:30

Walter Wafula
MultiChoice Uganda in new mobile payment deal

Payment of monthly DStv subscription fees is set to ease for many Ugandan subscribers following a deal between MultiChoice Uganda, a pay television service provider and Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), a mobile operator.

By Walter Wafula 12 Oct 2011 12:53

Walter Wafula
AMI, Google starts project to keep African media alive has suspended the article 'AMI, Google starts project to keep African media alive' by Walter Wafula, published on Wednesday, 21 September 2011, pending an investigation in the correctness of the facts. We regret any confusion caused.

By Walter Wafula 21 Sep 2011 12:00

Walter Wafula
Google urges journos to go digital to thrive

At the recent Google's gUganda conference held in Kampala, Ugandan journalists were urged to embrace digital tools such as smartphones and tablet computers to secure their future as content providers.

By Walter Wafula 19 Sep 2011 12:37

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

A handbook for African mobile media and mobile business

Mobile news services offer high hopes for African publishers, who now have a new handbook to help them develop their mobile media and mobile businesses.

10 Aug 2011 15:00

Uganda: Pay TV service providers embrace mobile payments
Uganda: Pay TV service providers embrace mobile payments

A section of pay television consumers in Uganda can now pay their monthly bills via the MTN Mobile Money transfer platform. Last week, StarTimes a brand of Chinese-owned Star DTV, became the second pay TV service provider to enable its customers to make use of the mobile phone payment channel to settle their bills.

By Walter Wafula 12 Jul 2011 10:04

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

African mobile advertising market continues growth - InMobi

JOHANNESBURG: InMobi, the independent mobile ad network, has released its April 2011 Mobile Insights Report for Africa providing insights on mobile advertising trends on the continent. Data from the report shows that InMobi now serves 4.2 billion impressions a month in Africa, up 21% from 3.5 billion in January 2011.

6 Jun 2011 12:11

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