KAMPALA, Uganda - This evening Orange announced this year's winners of this year's Orange Community Innovations Awards, after three days of exhibition at Kampala Serena Hotel. The competition is part of Orange's CSR programme in which every year, Orange Uganda organizes the "Community Innovations Awards", a competition which recognizes the...
German enterprise software giant SAP, has committed to invest $500 million by 2020 in the African region. The purpose of this is to grow its business across five main regions in Africa in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola, and Morocco, although most of the investment will be spent outside of South...
MTN South Africa has launched high definition (HD) Voice technology on its 3G network using the Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband (AMR-WB) coding standard, enabling high-quality voice calls and an improved user experience. This was revealed through a report from  MyBroadband. The chief technology officer at MTN SA Eben Albertyn, revealed that in order to experience...
Opera Software has signed a partnership with Microsoft that will pre-install Opera Mini as the default browser on Microsoft’s featurephones and Asha phones. Included in the licensing agreement are devices based on the Series 30+, Series 40, and Asha software platforms. The news isn’t as big a boon for Opera Software when...
Youku Tudou  a Chinese competitor to YouTube now boasts of serving 500 Million unique users a month according to their report of Quarter 2 of 2014. The company now serves almost half of the users YouTube serves in a month. This increase in the number of users is mainly because of the...
Huawei, one of the  leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, officially unveiled its latest Smartphone the Ascend P7 in Uganda on the 18th/8/2013. The new 4G LTE-enabled Smartphone redefines Smartphone excellence with top-notch features, ultra-fast connectivity, and easier navigation in a beautifully crafted design that places it...
When it comes to ingenuity I totally bow to Chinese based companies and today an announcement from Xiaomi has not surprised me. Xiaomi one of the largest Smartphone manufacturers in China have made an upgrade to their MIUI Software to give it a look close to that of iOS 7. MIUI...
A preview of Windows 9 will be made available in either September or October,according to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley. That timeline keeps ‘Threshold’ — Windows 9’s codename — out into the public market as a finished product likely in early 2015. The Windows 8 era isn’t merely closing, it’s racing to...
Telecommunications company MTN Group is expected to sign a deal to sell its Nigerian mobile towers to IHSHolding within the next few weeks. The company has around 11,000 towers, valued at USD1 billion. Last week Etisalat Nigeria announced the sale of 2,136 of its towers to IHS Holding as part of a broader strategy to drive...
Microsoft Research has published a messaging app called WindUp in the Windows Phone store that behaves exactly like Snapchat. The WindUp app which is available to download for free, lets users send “fun, temporary” messages and media with friends. You can decide how long a message will be shown for by...