Vodacom extends partnership

19 July 2019

Vodacom Tanzania has extended its partnership with OSS/BSS software and services provider Optiva for the use of the Optiva Charging Engine and Policy Control (PCRF).

Under the terms of the multiyear deal, the mobile communications company will upgrade its current platform and support, as well as take another step toward leveraging Optiva’s cloud-native BSS architecture.

The firm will also be able to quickly launch new, flexible and personalised products and services designed to secure additional market share and improve its customers’ experiences.

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Liquid Telecom to invest billions in Egyptian network infrastructure

26 March 2019

Liquid is expanding its pan-African data centre portfolio as well as its fibre network which currently stretches almost 70,000km across the continent.

Liquid is expanding its pan-African data centre portfolio as well as its fibre network which currently stretches almost 70,000km across the continent.

Liquid Telecom plans to invest EGP8bn (USD400m) in Egypt as part of a major partnership with Telecom Egypt that includes network infrastructure and data centres.

Over a three-year period, Liquid will initially spend USD50m in data centres and cloud services. It then plans to invest a further USD350m in broadband and financial inclusion initiatives, as well as what’s described as “high capacity” data centres. The precise number and locations of these facilities have yet to be announced.

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Infinidat appoints Pinnacle as primary distributer

06 March 2019

Infinidat, the software-centric data storage solutions firm, has appointed ICT distribution company, Pinnacle, as its primary distributor in South Africa. 

Infinidat, which is based in both the US and Israel, plans to grow its customer base in South Africa, as well as enable Tier 1 enterprise customers to leverage its proposition of “high availability, high performance” and the lowest possible TCO at multi-petabyte scale. 

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African operators facing a constant ‘countdown to no’

06 March 2019

Prepaid churn in South Africa is so astronomical that operators must replace their entire prepaid subscriber base every 18 months on average, according to new research from Strategy Analytics and Juvo.

The report, called Death by a thousand nos, highlighted the methods to encourage sustainable loyalty amongst prepaid customers and calculated the reduced churn and increased revenues that are possible for developing market operators. 

Impact of a 20 per cent churn reduction on EBITDA 

Impact of a 20 per cent churn reduction on EBITDA 

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