Mauritania’s leading CSP increases revenue 10% with Nexign

10 August 2020

Chinguitel is one of the largest communications service providers (CSP) in Mauritania, with an excellent reputation for providing subscribers with “top notch services”. Its previous billing system was built solely for prepaid subscribers – and to serve postpaid subscribers, the CSP used an in-house solution. As the two systems were not integrated consistently, when new products and services were introduced, postpaid subscribers were not billed correctly.

“Our legacy system had limited functionality” says Radi Abdalla Ali Almamoun, chief technical officer at Chinguitel.  “It was built for prepaid subscribers, so when people requested additional services they received them but weren’t billed correctly which resulted in revenue loss.”

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Enabling retail businesses across Cameroon to grow

10 August 2020

In today’s connected world, retail outlets and microbusinesses cannot afford to be offline. A fast and reliable broadband connection is essential for their continued success. Not only can the internet help retailers to keep in touch with suppliers and customers, but it can also provide them with necessary business tools like payments, marketing and security.

At low cost, and at scale, applications and services powered by the internet have accelerated economic growth and created jobs worldwide. However, in sub-Saharan Africa, geographical location is still a significant obstacle to achieving universal digital access. Retailers based in rural areas struggle to access efficient and cost-effective networks.

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Avanti’s commitment to connecting rural east Africa

21 April 2020

East Africa, and Uganda in particular, hosts some of the largest refugee populations in the world. Avanti is committed to mobilising its satellite technology to support refugees, host communities and humanitarian organisations in the region through providing access to connectivity in the remotest of locations.

Avanti’s first project is now live in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, based in northern Uganda. Bidi Bidi hosts over 270,000 displaced people predominantly from the neighbouring conflict in South Sudan, putting immense strain on host communities and local resources.

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Opportunities and barrier to using mobile technology and the internet in Kakuma refugee camp and Nakivale refugee settlement – a case study by global charity

21 April 2020

Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya and Nakivale refugee settlement in south western Uganda host a diverse range of nationalities from across the region, including Somalia in the east, to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.

Diversity helps to better understand the role mobile technology plays in refugees’ travel around the region and how it can support their lives once they reach settlements.

Refugees were purposefully selected based on nationality, age, gender and population distribution in each location.

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