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APO Selected To Be The Official Newswire For The East AfricaCom 2016

The Official Newswire for the East AfricaCom 2016 has been announced and APO again has been chosen for the role. The announcement was made by Telecoms & Media today.

AfricaCom is East Africa’s leading telecom event, and for this year, Nairobi Kenya will play host starting May 18-19, 2016.

East AfricaCom, the leading forum for high level networking across telecoms, broadcasting, enterprise ICT and the entire Digital Community in East Africa will distribute its press releases via Africa Wire®, the service for press release wire distribution and monitoring in Africa.

Used by some of the world’s largest technology companies, including, Facebook, Samsung, Orange, Ericsson, Tigo, Mahindra Comviva, Yahsat, Opera, MainOne, Kaspersky, and more, APO’s Africa Wire® has a potential reach of 600 million people and guarantees the most extensive outreach in Africa, acting as a channel that allows East AfricaCom to target audiences across East Africa and the rest of the continent.

This reaches over 150,000 journalists, bloggers and social networks, and redistributes content to more than 50 African websites, as well as to international partners such as Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Terminal, Lexis Nexis and Dow Jones Factiva.

East AfricaCom will host a range of companies from across the telecoms industry including: Airtel, Ethiotelecom, Halotel MVNO, Orange Telkom, Millicom SA, Tigo Tanzania, MTN Congo, Safaricom, Tanzania Telecommunications Company, Tigo Rwanda, Uganda Telecom and Vodacom.

Craig Lumsden, Marketing executive for AfricaCom, comments,

 “APO has been our Official Newswire for many years and I have always been impressed with the work they deliver. Their attitude is great, they deliver on time and the quality that they produce is superb. Thanks to APO’s mobile reach, all AfricaCom press releases will be made available to subscribers of MTN Group, Airtel, Orange and Tigo in over 30 countries, with a total reach of 250 million mobile users in Africa. We couldn’t ask for more!”

APO Founder and CEO, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, adds, “APO is delighted to have been named the Official Newswire for an event as prestigious as East AfricaCom.

APO is particularly focused on reaching not only mainstream media but also industry-specific publications across Africa; this endorsement from East AfricaCom once again proves APO’s unrivalled capacity to reach the key media outlets in Africa.”

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