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Airtel positions itself for 2011

2 Jan, 2011
KENYA
TELECOMS
Telecoms giant Airtel says infrastructure upgrades planned for this year will have positive spin-offs for people across Africa.»

Main One gives Nigerians a taste of faster access

2 Jan, 2011
INTERNET
The Main One submarine cable company is running a free 100Mbps WiFi hotspot at a Lagos mall, to give Nigerian consumers a taste of better broadband.»

The year ahead for SMS

5 Jan, 2011
UGANDA
MOBILE
SMS will remain an important communication tool through 2011, says BulkSMS MD Pieter Streicher.»

New tablet PC unveiled at CES

6 Jan, 2011
COMPUTING
AHX Global has unveiled a new entrant to the tablet PC market at the CES show in Las Vegas.»

African IT spend to reach USD25bn in 2011

6 Jan, 2011
BUSINESS
IDC reports that ICT spending on the African continent will grow by 10% this year, reaching USD25 billion.»

Portal links women to finance

6 Jan, 2011
BUSINESS
A new portal will help women entrepreneurs around the world to get microloans so they can grow their businesses.»

Safaricom slashes SMS rates

9 Jan, 2011
KENYA
MOBILE
Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has again slashed costs – this time drastically cutting its fee for SMSes.»

Movitel to invest over USD400m

10 Jan, 2011
MOBILE
Mozambique’ s Movitel plans to invest heavily in its rural infrastructure this year.»

Ghana takes trade fair online

11 Jan, 2011
INTERNET
Entrepreneurs will stage the first-ever online trade fair in Ghana next month.»

Savanna East Africa's 2011 goals

11 Jan, 2011
KENYA
BUSINESS
US-based Savanna has a revenue objective of USD 10 million from its business in East Africa this year.»

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