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eTXT service gets ForgetMeNot Africa an AfricaCom award nomination

ForgetMeNot Africa, the developers of the technology powering Econet’s eTXT service, have been nominated for an AfricaCom award in the Best New Service category.

The FMNA technology is called Message Optimiser and has been deployed by a total of 6 operators across Africa. Message Optimiser also powers the Dasuba service also available locally and across continent.

According to ForgetMeNot Africa, Message Optimiser is now available to 47.5 million people in Africa, providing them with access to internet applications like Facebook, Gtalk, and email through SMS. The service provides mobile subscribers a means to participate on the internet using the most basic SMS enabled mobile device.

The annual AfricaCom Awards recognise and reward excellence in the African telecommunications market. This year’s ceremony will be held at the Waterfront Lookout, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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