Zamtel Zambia Launches Instavoice Celeb and Sports Services in Partnership with Kirusa

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Zamtel subscribers now have access to a unique platform to follow their favorite celebrities and sports clubs in Zambia.

Zamtel Zambia Launches InstaVoice Services

Our partnership with Kirusa is of great value as InstaVoice services target the youth of Zambia and complements our vision

Zamtel, a leading telecommunications company in Zambia, has launched InstaVoice Celeb and Sports services for its subscribers, in partnership with Kirusa, a global leader in telecom and social media solutions.

These services give Zamtel subscribers a unique platform to follow their favorite celebrities and sports clubs, with periodic voice updates.

Using the voice blogging feature, celebrities express their emotions and share their joyous and challenging moments by dialing a specific number; the voice messages are delivered instantly to the fans, creating a “Voice Twitter” like experience. Some of the popular celebrities on Zamtel’s InstaVoice Celeb service are Bomb Shell, an actress, rapper and model; Cleo Ice Queen, an award winning hip hop artist; Dope G, an actor and musician; Eddie Black, a fashion Icon and artist; JayRox, an emcee and producer; Kantu, an award-winning performing artist, vocalist and songwriter; and OC, a versatile Afro-pop artist, producer and songwriter.

Apart from celebrities, subscribers can also opt for a sports content service to receive daily soccer alerts and updates from their favorite clubs. These updates include team news, pre and post-match analysis, and quotes from team players and managers. Kirusa’s partnership with ‘goal.com’ gives subscribers access to top content updates from Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, etc., along with exclusive alerts on players, matches, goals, penalties, and a range of other options.

“Zamtel has always strived to connect with the young population, fulfilling their aspirations and expectations. This has been done by continuously coming up with affordable and accessible products and services that are relevant to the young generation. Our partnership with Kirusa is of great value as InstaVoice services target the youth of Zambia and complements our vision,” says Evans Muhanga, Head of Marketing of Zamtel, Zambia.

On a similar note, Surinder S. Anand, Vice President for Product Management, Kirusa says, “We are hoping that our collaboration with Zamtel will provide an interactive platform for local artists and performers to bond further with their fans. Moreover, the soccer service should receive a far-reaching response in a country which has a proud legacy in football.”

About Zamtel Zambia
Zambia Telecommunications Company Limited is a Company incorporated in Zambia under the Companies Act Chapter 388 of the Laws of Zambia. The sole shareholder of the Company is the Government of the Republic of Zambia, through its holding company, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Zamtel is the only total telecommunications company in Zambia providing Voice, Data and Landline services. Today, Zamtel has been transformed into a highly competitive organization led by a team of visionary men and women that fully understand and believe in the transformational and catalytic nature of telecommunications and the role that telecommunications can play in the development of the country.

About Kirusa
Kirusa is a global leader in providing telecom & social media solutions that enable customers to have a voice and connect seamlessly. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice®, InstaVoice Celeb™, InstaVoice Sports™, InstaVoice Ring™, myGenie™ & a host of mobile marketing solutions, which are offered in partnership with over 40 mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and the Middle East, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2.5 billion calls/messages a month. Kirusa solutions are being used by over 100 Million mobile users in four continents every month. Kirusa has been recognized as one of Top 20 most promising technology companies by Silicon India and one of Top 25 emerging technology companies by Smart Techie magazine. The InstaVoice app won first prize at NJTC Mobile Apps Forum. Informa selected InstaVoice as a finalist for the Best App in Africa. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc. For more information, visit: http://www.kirusa.com

For further inquiries, please contact
For Zamtel Zambia
Evans Muhanga
Chief Marketing Officer
Tel: +260-950003000
E-mail: Evans.Muhanga(at)zamtel.co.zm

For Kirusa
Alchemy Corporate Communications
Anju Makin
USA Tel: +1-973-536-2652
E-mail: anju_makin(at)alchemycc.com

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