Safaricom's CEO Collymore dies

01 July 2019

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Collymore was 61

 

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Kenyan telecom company Safaricom, Bob Collymore, has died at the age of 61.

A British businessman born in Guyana, Collymore had been suffering from an acute form of leukemia and passed away while at home on the morning of July 1st. 

He was well known in Kenya and east Africa for championing M-Pesa to Kenyans, the mobile money transfer platform that began as texting money between users, but has now evolved to cover billions of financial transactions in the country.

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Spacecom targets growing data and video markets

06 March 2019

Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has launched a vertical solutions division targeting MNOs, government programmes, service providers and other commercial groups operating in what it says are the “fertile” data, mobile and video markets. 

The company claims the division will enable customers to reach a broader range of new business opportunities as they add complementary applications and push further into digital markets. 

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Partners go OTT to deliver streaming video content

30 June 2017

Media Nucleus will use FMH’s Q-Flow technology to enable customers to experience high quality video streaming.

Media Nucleus will use FMH’s Q-Flow technology to enable customers to experience high quality video streaming.

Falcon Media House (FMH) has joined forces with Media Nucleus and Quiptel to offer an OTT service to millions of users in Africa and Asia.

The partnership enables FMH – a UK-based global digital media group – to offer an OTT platform to medium and large sized broadcasters, as well as parts of its content portfolio to local content service providers. 

Media Nucleus specialises in broadcast and pay TV solutions, and its clients include East African satellite broadcaster Zuku TV.

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Free conference calling launched in Tanzania

05 June 2017

 Once they have created an account, users can invite up to 1,000 participants via phone or VoIP with in-country dial-in numbers. 

 Once they have created an account, users can invite up to 1,000 participants via phone or VoIP with in-country dial-in numbers. 

FreeConferenceCall.com has launched  in Tanzania to give families, businesses and communities instant access to simple conferencing services for free.

The cloud-based technology aims to save users money in long-distance fees.

Once they have created and activated an account using their email and password, users can invite up to 1,000 participants via phone or VoIP with in-country dial-in numbers.

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