TELECOMS

Bharti Airtel names new director for key region

Bharti Airtel names new director for key region

Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Wim Vanhelleputte as the new Executive Director for one of its key business regions. Read More

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SMEs in Central and Western Regions to benefit from Vodafone Business Solutions SMEs in Central and Western Regions to benefit from Vodafone Business Solutions Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in the Central and Western Region starting this week will have ...
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More Gilat Satcom POPs optimised for IPv6More Gilat Satcom POPs optimised for IPv6 Gilat Satcom has announced that its POPs in Malawi, Zambia and the UK have been optimised ...
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Airtel unveils Ksh19bn investment planAirtel unveils Ksh19bn investment plan Airtel Kenya has announced an ambitious investment programme totaling Kshs.19 billion over the next 3 ...
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Saturday 4 Jul

Tigo adds 275 cell sites

GHANA
Tigo Ghana is making additional network investments and expansions to meet demand for additional capacity across the country.»
Friday 3 Jul

Telecom Namibia implements information display system at Ondangua airport

NAMIBIA
A team of Telecom Namibia engineers and technicians successfully implemented for the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) a Flight Information Display System (FIDS) over the Telecom Namibia network at Ondangua airport recently.»
Friday 3 Jul

Safaricom dominance under discussion in Parliament

KENYA
A bill aimed at levelling Kenya’s telecommunications sector by declaring leading operator, Safaricom, as dominant in the industry, is now in Kenya’s parliament.»
Thursday 2 Jul

Tigo Ghana rolls out new cell sites

GHANA
Tigo is rolling out new base stations to fill gaps in its 3G coverage and improve on its 2G coverage in Ghana.»
Wednesday 1 Jul

MainOne marks 5 years

NIGERIA
In its five year existence, MainOne has invested over $300m in infrastructure in West Africa.»
Wednesday 1 Jul

MTN CEO restates commitment to education

NIGERIA
The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Michael Ikpoki, has restated the telco’s strong commitment to partnering with government to develop the education sector. »
Tuesday 30 Jun

VP commissions Huawei Seeds for the Future programme

GHANA
Ghana’s Vice President, H.E Paa Kwasi Amissah Arthur, has officially commissioned the Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme in Accra. »
Sunday 28 Jun

IHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity

NIGERIA
Mohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos.»
Saturday 27 Jun

More convenience for Airtel customers in Embu with new Airtel shop

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has opened a new Airtel shop in Embu town as part of the company’s aggressive expansion and upgrade plan. »
Thursday 25 Jun

Phase 3 Telecom upgrades network

NIGERIA
Phase 3 Telecom has embarked on an upgrade of its network to enhance optimal performance.»
Wednesday 24 Jun

Nebula: You’re probably wasting 20% of your telecoms spend

SOUTH AFRICA
South African businesses are wasting up to 20% of their telecommunications spend every year, according to a new white paper by Nebula.»
Wednesday 24 Jun

Jasco activates redundant fibre link between NewTelco data centre and Teraco

SOUTH AFRICA
Jasco has announced the activation of a dedicated fibre link between its NewTelco data centre located in Midrand and the Teraco data centre in Isando, Johannesburg. »
Tuesday 23 Jun

Orange sets optical transmission record

Orange has achieved a new record, transmitting 38.4 Terabits-per-second over a distance of 762 km.»
Tuesday 23 Jun

Tigo CEO chairs Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications

GHANA
The Governing Council of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication has elected the Chief Executive Officer of Tigo Ghana Roshi Motman as the new Chair of the Chamber.»
Monday 22 Jun

MTNC inaugurates new Service Centres

CAMEROON
MTN Cameroon has inaugurated two new Service Centres in the city of Yaounde. »
Saturday 20 Jun

NCC, Cameroon telecoms regulator seal deal

NIGERIA
Banking on the vast experience of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as a foremost regulator in Africa, the Telecommunication Regulatory Board (TRB) of Cameroun at the weekend signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the NCC.»

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IHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacityIHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity

Mohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos.

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As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?As curtain falls on MDGs, what next?

Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.