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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African growth for Facebook accelerates

08 May 2017

Carolyn Everson, VP global marketing solutions (left) says Facebook wants to help SMBs grow locally and regionally across the continent. Also pictured is the company’s regional director for Africa, Nunu Ntshingila (middle) and Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA.

Carolyn Everson, VP global marketing solutions (left) says Facebook wants to help SMBs grow locally and regionally across the continent. Also pictured is the company’s regional director for Africa, Nunu Ntshingila (middle) and Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA.

Facebook says the number of people connected to its platform across Africa has grown 42 per cent since 2015 to reach more than 170 million monthly active users.

Of these, it says 94 per cent access the services via mobile devices.

“Facebook is deeply committed to Africa, a mobile-first continent where seven in 10 of all connected people use the platform,” says Carolyn Everson, VP of global marketing solutions.

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