Daily Archives: November 20, 2012
By Chancy Nanadzunda Airtel Malawi on Tuesday launched a new promotion called Timaitha Fiesta with an aim of enriching its customers’ day to day lives. Speaking at the launch, Airtel Malawi Deputy Managing Director Maurice Newa the promotion will see 32 people from every district winning a scholarship valued at K100 000 every week . The promotion will run for 13 weeks which translates to 416 beneficiaries. “In addition, 10 winners from each district will get a ZTE handset each week while another ten customers will also get K1000 worth of airtime weekly,” said Newa He added, “We are launching this promotion because we appreciate that during this time of the year, our customers have many financial commitments such as farming, Christmas as well as taking care of other basic necessities which include education.” The promotion was launched shortly after the umbrella campaign, Timaitha which celebrates Airtel’s second year in Malawi and the power of friendship among the people. The entry mechanisms include usage of over K40 worth of aritime a day of any Airtel product service, transacting with Airtel Money and buying a news Airtel Phone pack or SIM park. The first draw for this promotion is on November 27 and it ends on February 26.
Gimv and Incofin cvso invest €1 million each in Incofin Investment Management
MTN Uganda re-launches MTN Zone with a new discount offers for customers starting this Festive Season.
Kampala, Uganda – 20th November, 2012
By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa Bharti Airtel says its customers in Africa will now get Free incoming calls while roaming on its South Asia Network. This is the worlds’ first intercontinental roaming facility offering free incoming calls leverages Airtel’s network reach in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh To benefit African businessmen, tourists and students traveling to the Indian sub-continent, The announcement was made last week in Nairobi, Kenya. Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, introduces the world’s first free intercontinental incoming roaming service by including India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to its current bouquet of "ONE NETWORK" services for its African customers. Also, Airtel customers already avail this facility across the company’s mobile network in 17 countries across Africa. And further, Airtel customers in Africa will not need to register for the "ONE NETWORK" service or buy new SIM cards as they will now be automatically provisioned as ‘citizens’ of Airtel’s borderless network across 20 countries in Africa and Asia. This offers opportunities to a base of 60 million Airtel customers in Africa to roam at affordable tariffs in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In addition, by offering free incoming calls whilst roaming, the service ups the ante for global telecom providers as the seamless service across continents is a world-first amongst mobile service providers. This will greatly benefit the travelling population, consisting of tourists, corporates, businessmen and students who want to keep in touch with people back home. Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer, Airtel Africa, commenting on the service said: “Mobile communication has the ability to connect communities. Airtel’s ONE NETWORK now gives our customers the ability to drastically reduce roaming charges whilst travelling within and across the two continents. Our goal is to provide affordable and relevant mobile communication solutions across borders.” Furthermore, within 17 African countries, ONE NETWORK also allows Airtel customers to use their local Airtel SIM cards whilst abroad, giving them access to attractive rates for calls made, access data, enjoy value added services and recharge using local top up vouchers in the country visited. Notably, the service is poised to benefit increasing intra-regional trade between Africa and the South Asian nations which currently stands at over USD 60Billion. Equally, the number of travellers between Africa and the 3 countries has been growing. India is the main destination for most of African travellers for trade, its tertiary educational institutions and affordable medical facilities. The countries covered by Airtel One Network Services are: Kenya, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
by Wallace Mawire
by Wallace Mawire
The 4th annual IT Leaders Africa Summit will be held in South Africa’s city of gold, Johannesburg from 13 to 14 March 2013. The summit is hosted and produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events. The IT Leaders Summit series is hosted in strategic locations all over the world including Johannesburg, Dubai, Ghana, Cape Town and Nairobi. The series hosts over 150 CIOs and senior IT executives representing leading companies from the respective regions.