Techpreneur Roundup E02 -International Telecoms invest in African EdTech

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International Telecoms invest in African EdTech

Telecoming, the European technology company specialised in direct carrier billing, expands its operations across Africa, by taking on new local edutainment content.
After closing a partnership with Ubongo, Africa’s leading producer of kids’ edutainment content, the company hopes to increase the distribution of their cartoon shows, (Akili and Me and Ubongo Kids) in Africa; starting with Kenya and South Africa, with prospects of further expansion. In addition, the shows will be offered in languages such as Swahili, French and English.


Drones deliver medical supplies to remote areas in Rwanda.

Technology can save lives and this is a reality in Rwanda where drones are used to deliver medical supplies in remote areas.
After making headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone, the drones have been improved to increase deliveries from 50 to 500.
It takes not more than six minutes for the drones to travel over 300,000 km; a journey that is approximately three hours by road.
Rwanda is the first country to make use of this service which has proven to be a lifesaver for mothers and children.
President Kagame believes the use of unmanned commercial drones to transport essential medical products is a milestone for Rwanda in many respects. Tanzania and Ghana hope to follow suit in the near future.




Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles.

Vodafone Ghana has introduced eight bundles to replace its long list of integrated bundles.
The teleco said it arrived at this decision following issues it identified were affecting customers, such as indecision when choosing a preferred bundle from the numerous options in its product portfolio.
The new eight bundles, namely Red 1, Red 2, Red 5, Red 10, Red 20, Red 25, Red 50 and Red 100, offer minutes for calls to Vodafone numbers, calls to other networks, and international destinations in specially designed packages. They also offer SMS and data to enable customers connect to the things that matter to them.
Customers can subscribe to any of these unique bundles by dialing *7070# or *151*3# to subscribe.


AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

AirtelTigo has launched AirtelTigo Business, its Business-to-Business arm in Ghana, Accra.
AirtelTigo Business aims to provide end-to-end connectivity solutions to Small, Medium and Large corporate organisations to enable them achieve growth and profitability.
Under the tagline “Making Business simple”, AirtelTigo Business offers total communications solutions including; Mobile Voice and Data, Fixed lines, Internet connectivity, Hosting and Managed Services among others.
AirtelTigo’s Business connectivity solutions cover not only Ghana but span across Africa. Leveraging the infrastructure of its two parent companies – Bharti Airtel and Millicom, the company assures to give businesses the best telecommunications network experience.

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