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TeliaSonera International Carrier strengthens connectivity in Western Africa

TeliaSonera International Carrier strengthens connectivity in Western Africa

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Angola Cables have announced an IP Transit agreement that will enhance regional connectivity to TSIC’s customer base along the West African coast using Angola Cables’ significant submarine cable assets. Read More

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We’ve built West Africa's strongest aerial fibre, says Phase 3 chiefWe’ve built West Africa's strongest aerial fibre, says Phase 3 chief The Chief Executive Officer of Phase 3 Telecom, Mr. Stanley Jegede, says the firm has invested ...
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Tigo gives customers free 250MB data on Alcatel smartphonesTigo gives customers free 250MB data on Alcatel smartphones Tigo Ghana is giving away free 250MB data and 60 minutes' talk time per month for ...
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Users cover webcams due to spying fearsUsers cover webcams due to spying fears Kaspersky Lab research has found a large proportion of computer users cover up their webcams for ...
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Saturday 18 Oct

Agents jostle to join Glo Xchange

NIGERIA
The number of mobile money agents around the country has continued to swell as the Glo Xchange train moved to in Imo, Benue, Niger, Plateau and Kogi over the weekend.»
Thursday 16 Oct

Samsung Electronics sets 5G speed record

Samsung has announced that it has achieved an industry best 7.5Gbps speed record and the first-ever, uninterrupted 1.2 Gbps 5G connection while travelling 100km/h.»
Thursday 16 Oct

Malawi’s online job search engine acquires SSL Certificate

MALAWI
Malawi’s first ever online job search engine, has joined the elite in the business by acquiring an Extended Validated SSL Certificate.»
Thursday 16 Oct

New life in Gabon as country hits broadband highway

GABON
The Central African nation of Gabon is about to start speeding into the highway of broadband in a bid to deliver its people from slow, expensive and inconsistent internet.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Costly kids: families lose money or data due to children on the net

According to joint research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18% of users in South Africa have lost either money or important information as a result of their children’s online activity. »
Monday 13 Oct

Alcatel-Lucent, MTN Nigeria to deploy ultra-broadband 100G fibre-optic data network

NIGERIA
Alcatel-Lucent is opening up Africa’s most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a superfast, 100 gigabit-per-second fibre-optic network with MTN Nigeria. »
Monday 13 Oct

MainOne: ‘protect submarine cables’

NIGERIA
MainOne has joined government agencies, maritime bodies and other stakeholders with responsibilities in seabed use to clamour for the protection of submarine cables and other critical IT infrastructure.»
Saturday 11 Oct

Telecom Namibia starts work on govt fibre network

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia Managing Director Frans Ndoroma says the national telecommunications services provider has started constructing a fibre-based network to connect the central government to the administrative capitals of all 14 regions in the country.»
Saturday 11 Oct

MainOne partners with Lagos Garage

NIGERIA
MainOne has signed a deal with Lagos Garage, ensuring that the 440.ng startups will have all the high-speed internet they need to build and ship their products. »
Thursday 9 Oct

Blu Telecommunications partners Huawei on 4G LTE network

GHANA
Blu Telecommunications, a Ghanaian owned and managed telecommunications company deploying ultra-fast 4G LTE network ,will partner Huawei Technologies to provide a wide range of telecommunications services using 4G LTE technology.»
Thursday 9 Oct

Partnership enables immediate delivery of cloud services

On the back of its partnership with cloud distributor Cloud On Demand, local cloud service provider Alto Africa has dramatically increased the speed and delivery of its shrink-wrapped cloud solutions to customers.»
Thursday 9 Oct

Malawi explores initiatives for rural mobile roll-out

MALAWI
The Government of Malawi is exploring ways and means to reach out to the far-flung areas with mobile phone service communication in line with the country’s revised Communications Act. »
Wednesday 8 Oct

VMware enhances vCloud Director for service provider partners

New features enable vCloud Air Network service providers to build hybrid clouds for easy consumption in minutes.»
Wednesday 8 Oct

AfricaOnline managed service solution launched in Ghana

GHANA
Pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its AfricaOnline business has launched a managed infrastructure and services solution in Ghana. »
Tuesday 7 Oct

BOCRA cracks whip on hospitality industry

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Communications and Regulation Authority (BOCRA) has issued guidelines on minimum internet connectivity requirements for Botswana’s hospitality industry. »
Monday 6 Oct

Accenture, Alcatel-Lucent collaborate on ultra-broadband opportunities

Accenture and Alcatel-Lucent have formed a strategic alliance to help communications service providers and large enterprises implement integrated ultra-broadband solutions to address the challenges of rising costs and increased data consumption.»

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VMware reports third quarter 2014 results

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CNN, MultiChoice name top African Journalist 2014

Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge has been awarded the top prize at this year’s CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Awards Ceremony.