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MACRA moves to give another mobile licence

MACRA moves to give another mobile licence

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) has taken the first steps towards awarding a mobile telecommunication service provider licence to Lacell Private Limited. Read more
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NATCOM promises better deal as it takes over NITEL/MTelNATCOM promises better deal as it takes over NITEL/MTel NATCOM Consortium Chairman Dr. John Olatunde Ayeni has promised to turn the once ailing NITEL into a strong new brand.
Surfline Communications to get $15m boostSurfline Communications to get $15m boost Surfline Communications is expected to receive an investment capital injection of $15m from DEG - Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH.
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Telecom Chamber congratulates MTN on taxpayer award

Tuesday 5 May
TELECOMS
The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has congratulated MTN for being recognised as the 2014 “Overall Best Taxpayer” in the Large Taxpayer category, by the Ghana Revenue Authority. »

Airtel, Oando seal strategic partnership deal

Tuesday 5 May
BUSINESS
Airtel will gain a retail presence at Oando stations in line with a new partnership deal signed by the two companies.»

Airtel, Ghana Communications Ministry promote girls in ICT

Tuesday 5 May
GOVERNMENT
Airtel Ghana has partnered the Ministry of Communication to celebrate International Telecommunication Union Girls in ICT Day. »

‘WD purple surveillance drives tackle security challenges’

Tuesday 5 May
SECURITY
Western Digital has released one of its flagship products, purple surveillance storage drives (WD Purple), in Nigeria, saying the solution, designed for high definition (HD) surveillance, will help tackle insecurity.»

We cannot ignore Nigerian market, says Lenovo chief

Monday 4 May
BUSINESS
With the largest market on the continent, global PC leader, Lenovo, has said Nigeria market remained strategic for its business in Africa, adding that with its line-up of superior devices and PCs, it is sure of doing well in the market.»

Alcatel-Lucent, Algeria to build Orval undersea cable system

Monday 4 May
GOVERNMENT
Alcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications have signed a turnkey agreement for the deployment of the Orval system, an over 560 km fiber-optic undersea cable that will link Oran in Algeria to Valencia, Spain. »

Airtel Kenya upgrades 3.75G network quality in Nairobi

Monday 4 May
TELECOMS
Airtel Kenya has reiterated that it is working to improve the quality of its 3.75G network performance in Nairobi in order to provide a stronger signal and faster data speeds to its customers.   »

Namibia assumes SATA chairmanship

Monday 4 May
TELECOMS
Namibia has assumed chairmanship of the Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA), replacing the Republic of Angola, who led the organisation for 12 months.»

Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards

Monday 4 May
GOVERNMENT
The finalists have been announced for the African Utility Week Industry Awards, with the winners to be honoured at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in Cape Town from 12-14 May.»

Ugandan developer creates app to boost agribusiness

Saturday 2 May
APP DEVELOPMENT
A creative Ugandan developer is spearheading the adoption of technology in agribusiness with the development of an app that can be accessed and used while offline to ease communication between producers and other market players, making it ideal for most rural areas without power or internet connection.»

Eaton Towers signs pivotal agreement in Egypt

Saturday 2 May
TELECOMS
Eaton Towers has raised $350 million in new equity resources and signed the first independent tower deal in Egypt.»

Four million Rwandan youth to participate in #YouthConnektMonth

Friday 1 May
GOVERNMENT
Rwanda’s Ministry of Youth and ICT (MYICT), in collaboration with various stakeholders, is launching National YouthConnekt Month to kick off on 2 May. »

Equatorial Guinea scores multiple investment agreements with Chinese companies

Friday 1 May
GOVERNMENT
The Government of Equatorial Guinea has announced the signing of multiple memoranda of understanding with Chinese companies covering large areas of cooperation in the electricity and industrial sectors. »

Airtel Ghana expands capacity

Thursday 30 Apr
TELECOMS
Airtel Ghana has completed the expansion of its fibre optic cables in Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi which will enable customers experience superior network capability including speeds of up to 42mbps on compatible devices. »

MHub launches Jobonology Mobile App competition

Thursday 30 Apr
APP DEVELOPMENT
Malawi’s first technology and innovation hub, mHub, has announced launch of a mobile application development competition, called ‘Jobonology Mobile App Challenge’ (JMAC) for Malawian software developers. »

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