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Gateway Business to showcase network solutions at AITEC Banking and Mobile Money West Africa 2011

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Accra, Ghana, 7 June 2011 - Gateway Business, the leading provider of pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications, will be exhibiting at the AITEC Banking and Mobile Money West Africa conference to be held in Accra, Ghana from 8-9 June 2011. The event will be attended by leading representatives in the region's banking and business industries, who will discuss innovations within the mobile banking sector, the latest international developments in payment technologies, best practices in IT project deployment and the latest trends in customer service.

Gateway Business will demonstrate its wide portfolio of managed communications services, which it provides to financial institutions across Africa. Gateway's secure and reliable communications networks connect head offices to branches in over 40 African countries, as well as to Europe and the rest of the world. These solutions also assist banks in providing customers with effective, real time internet and mobile banking services, with minimal down time.

“With mobile usage increasing rapidly across the continent, the development of mobile financial solutions is critical,” says John Wishart, MD Gateway Business West and Central Africa. “Focus has been placed on allowing customers to perform all banking transactions from the comfort of their home PCS, or on-the-go on their mobile phones. Gateway Business helps banks meet the needs of their customers by ensuring that network connections are high-speed, secure and reliable, and can adapt to the introduction of innovative banking products to the market.”

Mobile banking is expected to grow into a $22 billion industry across Africa by 2015, with rapid growth expected in both Ghana and Nigeria as mobile subscribers increase and smartphones become cheaper and more accessible.

For more information about AITEC Banking and Mobile Money West Africa 2011, go to: http://www.aitecafrica.com/event/view/68

About Gateway Business
Gateway Business is the leading provider of pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications. Gateway Business has customers in 42 sub-Saharan countries and works in partnership with Africa's largest businesses and many of the world's principal corporations, helping them stay connected across Africa and into the rest of the world.

With large scale investment in Africa, including new network build and data-centres in Southern, East and West Africa, Gateway Business provides managed network services and hosted solutions across the whole of sub-Sahara Africa. Gateway Business has 350 local experts on the ground in Africa who are specialists in Oil & Gas, Banking, Mining and Logistics & Distribution industry verticals, supporting a customer base of over 2,000 corporations. Gateway Business is wholly owned by Vodacom Group Limited, which is listed on the JSE Limited under the symbol VOD. To find out more, please visit www.gatewaycomms.com