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KORBA WHATSAPP offers self service features

KORBA WHATSAPP offers self service features

Business, Mobile
Korba is here again to excite its customers with a new innovative service named “KORBA WHATSAPP” - an additional access channel to the very popular USSD code *365#. Korba WhatsApp enables customers to perform transactions through a unique WhatsApp number across all mobile networks, cards and banks. This is in furtherance to make Korbarians access services anywhere anytime. KORBA WhatsApp offers customers a host of self service features including airtime top-up, data bundle purchases, funds transfer, payment for utilities and TV Bills in real time. Users of this solution are able to undertake transactions with no interruption to their chats and without leaving the WhatsApp platform. Commenting on this latest innovation, Nelson Korshi Da Seglah, the Chief Enabling Officer of Halges Technol
Airtel Zambia  redefines video  streaming experience

Airtel Zambia redefines video streaming experience

Mobile, Technology
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV. Speaking at the launch today, Airtel’s Marketing Director Hussam Baday said Airtel was committed to continue bringing innovative products and services and the new Airtel TV App enabled customers to enjoy news on the go as well as other programming such as movies, music, reality shows, children’s’ shows as well as documentaries which include BBC, Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood channels. “We are pleased to bring to you a one stop platform which will bring to you over 30 live channels and over 800 videos on demand with the number expected to increase in the course of the year as we add more edutainment channels to cater for all our customers’ preferences,” Baday announced
BSE embraces digital technology growth path

BSE embraces digital technology growth path

Mobile, Technology
The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) hosted the January 2020 edition of the Opening Bell Ceremony on 15th January, 2020 at Liquidity Park with news that the bourse is making concerted efforts to embrace digital technology as a growth path. Monitoring the stock market means different things to different people. Some investors want an easy way to know when stocks hit certain prices so they can enter that particular market and buy shares. Others want to monitor activity constantly throughout every day, in real time, with updates to every price fluctuation. Speaking during the bell ringing ceremony, the BSE Chairman Retired Lt, General Tebogo Masire said they were, as an organisation, cognizant of the need to move with the times. “On the technology side, the BSE and the Central Securities Deposi
Huawei partners with TomTom to put maps on its devices

Huawei partners with TomTom to put maps on its devices

Business, Mobile
Chinese giant Huawei will work with Dutch digital mapping company TomTom to put maps on its phones, Reuters reports. A TomTom spokesperson told Reuters that the deal closed “some time ago,” but it became public late last week. While TomTom maintains self-branded apps on iOS and Android, Reuters describes Huawei building its own apps with TomTom’s maps, traffic information, and navigation tools. TomTom has previously provided data for Apple Maps — it was part of a shambolic patchwork of data providers at launch, but Apple reportedly kept using its services after overhauling the app as well. Previous reports have said Huawei is building a full-fledged mapping system known as “Map Kit.” That software would be meant for app developers and could use data from Russian tech giant Yandex and
Gas Refill can now be done using mobile phones

Gas Refill can now be done using mobile phones

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Gas refill can now be done with a press a button on your phone. Safari Clean Gas is turning into a ‘Uber’ of gas supply, removing consumers’ hassle in refilling gas cylinders. The firm delivers their products from 8am to 10pm within Nairobi. A report by the Ministry of Energy and the Clean Cooking Association of Kenya says some consumers travel as far as 5km to reach service centres. “Households using LPG must travel nearly twice as far (5.3km) on average than kerosene users (2.9km) even though twice as many households nationwide cook with LPG compared with kerosene,” says the study dated 5 November 2019. Supa Gaz’s filled 6kg gas cylinder retails at Sh 2,200 if purchased from the USSD technology that automatically connects customers to their authorised, verified d