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Govt confirms NATCOM’s $252m Nitel/Mtel purchase

Govt confirms NATCOM’s $252m Nitel/Mtel purchase

The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the sale of former state-run but now moribund telco, the Nigerian Telecommunication (Nitel) and its mobile arm, Mtel to NATCOM Consortium for $252 million. Read more
NCC, NESREA close ranks on setbacks for BTSNCC, NESREA close ranks on setbacks for BTS The NCC and the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enfor‎cement Agency have harmonised their position on the appropriate setback distance for new telecoms BTS. 
Huawei to build Congo-Gabon networkHuawei to build Congo-Gabon network Huawei has won the contract to build a fibre optic network that will interconnect Congo Brazzaville and Gabon.
Airtel to divest Zambia, Rwanda tower assets to IHSAirtel to divest Zambia, Rwanda tower assets to IHS Bharti Airtel Limited today announced agreements under which IHS will acquire over 1,100 telecoms towers across Zambia and Rwanda.
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Dr. Limkokwing is Creativity and Innovation AmbassadorDr. Limkokwing is Creativity and Innovation Ambassador
The founding president of Botswana’s only Innovation and Technology institution Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Worldwide, Tan Sri Dato Dr Limkokwing, has been appointed Malaysia’s Royal Ambassador for creativity and innovation, said the Regional Director of Corporate and Media Relations Mercy Thebe.
Muvi TV doubles digital channel line-up on EUTELSAT 7B satelliteMuvi TV doubles digital channel line-up on EUTELSAT 7B satellite
Muvi TV, Zambia´s leading commercial broadcaster, is poised for a new phase of expansion with expanded satellite capacity from Stellar, a leading German play-out centre and satellite uplink facility, that leases high-power capacity on the EUTELSAT 7B satellite 

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Airtel Money leads on seamless e-services transactions

Saturday 20 Dec
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Airtel Ghana says it reinforced its position as having the most reliable platform for mobile money transactions at the launch of Government’s E-Payment Portal recently. »

Africell DRC: high speed internet in January 2015

Saturday 20 Dec
INTERNET
Mobile operator Africell will launch its high speed internet services (3G) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in January 2015.»

Nescafe inspires African bloggers at Start Conference 2014

Friday 19 Dec
DEVELOPMENT
The Nescafe Start Conference 2014 has ended in Accra with a call on young tech entrepreneurs to use their creative ideas and skills to generate innovative business enterprises that would help create job opportunities. »

Senegal govt, AfDB to build US$120 million digital park

Friday 19 Dec
GOVERNMENT
The Senegalese government and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will join forces to put aside about US$20 million and US$100 million, respectively, to build a mega-digital park in the city of Diamniadio.»

Rewards for Lipa Na M-Pesa fuel payments

Friday 19 Dec
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Safaricom has announced an instant rewards system to incentivise customers who pay for fuel using Lipa Na M-PESA.  »

BOCRA hosts Public Network Operators’ roadshow

Friday 19 Dec
INTERNET
The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), in collaboration with Internet Corporation for assigned names and Numbers (ICANN), has hosted a two day Domain Name System Security Extension (DNSSEC) Roadshow.»

Samsung: Nigeria a strategic market

Friday 19 Dec
TELECOMS
Samsung Electronics West Africa says the Nigerian market is strategic to its business in sub-Saharan Africa. »

Ivory Coast launches m-tourism app

Friday 19 Dec
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
SODERTOUR has launched an app to give people important, real time tourism information on their cellphones.»

Huawei Ghana refurbishes Accra Central Library

Friday 19 Dec
DEVELOPMENT
Huawei Ghana has officially presented a new state of the art library to the Minister of Communication, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, on behalf of the Ghana Library Authority. »

Botswana women missing from ICT

Thursday 18 Dec
COMPUTING
There has been a rallying call for women in Botswana to consider a lifetime participation in the Information and Communication Technology if the sector is to realise any meaningful growth as well as a fair gender representation.  »

Dubai Bank launches M-SASA banking platform in Kenya

Thursday 18 Dec
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Kenya’s Dubai Bank and Rapid Communications, a telecommunications solution provider, have partnered to launch mobile banking system M-SASA. »

Ivory Coast builds 2 000 km fibre optic network

Thursday 18 Dec
TELECOMS
A 2 000 km fibre optic network is currently under construction in Ivory Coast, 1 600km of which will connect western and north-western parts of the country and 600 km to interlink cities and towns located in the north-eastern regions.»

‎TNM introduces new mobile internet services

Thursday 18 Dec
TELECOMS
Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), one if the country's two mobile phones services provider, on Wednesday stepped up another gear in its mobile internet services with the launch of what the company is calling 'Revolutionary Smart Data Package'.»

Innovation Institute urged to cultivate competitiveness

Thursday 18 Dec
INNOVATIONS
The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) which was born out of the merger between the Rural Industries Promotion Company (Botswana) (RIPCO-B) and Botswana Technology Centre (BOTEC) has been urged to build entrepreneurship.»

Airtel, British Council sign digital learning MOU

Thursday 18 Dec
TELECOMS
Airtel Malawi has signed a three-year-long partnership with the British Council that will connect primary school classrooms in the country with ICT facilities.»

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