Vodafone Ghana chief executive calls for big data deployment

08 November 2019

Vodafone stated that big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology

Vodafone stated that big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, said the utilisation of accurate and timely big data could help save the lives of many in the west African country.

According to a company statement, using data from mobile networks is very critical as it is now a global concept.

It said big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology.

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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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