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2009-11-17 01:00:00

PARIS, November 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies, the world's second largest supplier of smart card solutions, successfully completed the deployment of its M-Commerce security solution for Zain's 15 sub Saharan African operations. Zain's Mobile Commerce solution, Zap, is a state-of-the-art SIM security application and security gateway which enables Zain customers to use their mobile phone to securely pay bills and to pay for goods and services. The service currently...

2009-10-20 17:08:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the largest bank in Kuwait and Visa Inc, the world's leading payment solution provider have partnered with Zain the leading telecommunications operator across the Middle East and Africa to launch the first Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile payment trial in the GCC, using NFC enabled Nokia 6212 devices. The six month pilot will take place from October 2009 to April 2010 using NFC software technology...

2009-09-22 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), an international private equity firm focused on investing across the African continent, announced today it has committed $25 million to Wananchi Group Holdings, a leading East African media and telecommunications company specializing in pay television and high-speed Internet services in Kenya and Tanzania. ECP's equity investment will be used to upgrade and expand the company's existing network infrastructure, thereby...

2009-09-17 23:01:00

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone and NEWTON, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Splash Mobile Money Limited ("Splash"), a leading mobile payment system provider, and MoreMagic Solutions, a leading mobile transactions provider, announced today the availability of Sierra Leone's first mobile money transfer system, enabled by MoreMagic Solutions industry-leading MWallet platform. Splash customers in Sierra Leone can now send money using just the mobile phone quickly, easily, cheaply and without any...

2009-09-01 07:30:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Stratex Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSTX), a leading provider of wireless solutions that enable the evolution of next-generation fixed and mobile broadband networks, today announced it partnered with Zain Nigeria, a leading mobile operator serving 24 countries in the Middle East and Africa, to launch a new network operations center (NOC) in Lagos. The NOC, which Zain commissioned in July, is part of a full, turnkey project...

2009-05-04 09:46:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile penetration in Uganda is expected to increase from 39.0 percent in 2009 to 70.7 percent by 2014, prompted by the successful liberalization of the sector and increased competition, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com), the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com). Communications Markets in Uganda offers a precise, incisive profile of the country's converged...

2009-03-19 12:59:00

Agency Named Lead Digital Partner for Leading Telecommunications Company NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- R/GA, the agency for the digital age(TM), is pleased to announce the opening of Zain's flagship store in Bahrain, an interactive retail experience that utilizes the latest in digital technology. Zain is a leading wireless services provider in 23 countries across the Middle East and Africa providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services to 63.54 million active...

2009-03-16 10:44:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile penetration in Kenya's telecom market will grow by 95 percent over the next five years, a market growth that will reflect intense competition among network operators and lead to a rapid uptake of mobile data services, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com), the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com). "Communications Markets in Kenya" offers a precise profile of the...

2009-03-02 02:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ericsson, the world's leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services, and pan-African operator Zain have built a wind- and solar-powered site in remote northeast Kenya. Now with access to reliable and affordable mobile communication, villagers in Dertu can make calls, access health services and education and improve their economic future. Elaine Weidman, Vice President, Sustainability at Ericsson, says: "Sites like...

2009-02-18 04:31:00

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania and NAIROBI, Kenya and BARCELONA, February 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Zain launches Zap, the Most Comprehensive Service Enabling Customers to Access Their Money Faster and More Conveniently. - Reshaping the Future of Banking in Africa, the Service Will be Available to Over 100 Million People in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Leading mobile telecommunications provider Zain today announced plans to bring mobile banking to over 100 million people in East Africa...


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