TELECOMS

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Phase3 Telecom upgrades Adam Smith’s facility

Phase3 Telecom has upgraded its communications solutions offering to Adam Smith West Africa’s operations. Read More

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Telecom Namibia launches 120Mbps FTTP high-speed broadband Telecom Namibia launches 120Mbps FTTP high-speed broadband Telecom Namibia has launched new unlimited high speed broadband service with speeds up to 120Mbps in ...
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Nokia devices account for 7m 3G devices, says MTNNokia devices account for 7m 3G devices, says MTN Nokia handsets account for the majority of 3G devices on the MTN Nigeria network, the company ...
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Airtel Africa announces leadership changes in DRC, NigerAirtel Africa announces leadership changes in DRC, Niger Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of three key business leaders in the Democratic Republic of ...
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Wednesday 17 Sep

MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’

MALAWI
Three days after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Blantyre ruled that Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) can roll out the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS) which is popularly known as ‘the Spy Machine’, the country's consumer rights body has cautioned the regulator on the use of the equipment.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

BTCL shares to be floated in November

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) Initial Public Offering, which has been in the pipeline for some time, has reached an advanced stage, says the government.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

SEACOM introduces NAPAfrica Remote Peering service

SEACOM has launched a NAPAfrica Remote Peering service that enables NAPAfrica members connected to at least one NAPAfrica exchange point to easily peer with all NAPAfrica exchange point members, across SEACOM’s South African IP/MPLS backbone.»
Monday 15 Sep

Outsourcing of telecoms towers management a win-win situation - analysts

The sale of tower assets by African telecoms operators to independent management firms is a win-win situation, according to analysts, with operators benefitting from reduced costs and the buyers obtaining potentially valuable long-term assets. »
Monday 15 Sep

Policy Interventions can eliminate operational barriers - Mascom

BOTSWANA
Mascom Marketing and Public Relations Executive Tebogo Lebotse-Sebego says the creation of an enabling legislature and policy interventions can help Botswana overcome its ICT obstacles.»
Saturday 13 Sep

Smartphones fail to break into DRC market

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Despite harvesting an unprecedented success in other parts of the African continent, smartphones have failed to make any significant impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Wednesday 10 Sep

Zamtel, NEC in microwave transmission project

ZAMBIA
Zamtel and NEC Corporation have agreed to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network to boost mobile coverage and capacity across Zambia.»
Monday 8 Sep

Botswana wholesale internet pricing reduced

BOTSWANA
Botswana Fiber Networks (BoFiNet) and Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited (BTCL) have reduced the wholesale internet pricing by up to 70% so far. »
Monday 8 Sep

Nokia, oRn partner for Rwanda’s first commercial LTE network

RWANDA
olleh Rwanda Networks (oRn), a joint venture between the Rwandan government and KT Corporation, has chosen Nokia Networks to provide network and managed services for the country’s first commercial LTE network.»
Monday 8 Sep

Murielle Lorilloux is Vodacom Congo new MD

Murielle Lorilloux, a French citizen and former Orascom Algeria marketing director, has been appointed as the new managing-director (MD) of Vodacom Congo.»
Monday 8 Sep

Eaton Towers acquires Airtel towers in 6 countries

GHANA
Eaton Towers and Bharti Airtel today announced an agreement for the acquisition of over 3,500 telecoms towers by Eaton Towers from Airtel.»
Sunday 7 Sep

Africell DRC’s star performance makes headlines

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Africell is the darling of the media in DRC on the back of winning five million subscribers in under two years.»
Saturday 6 Sep

Kinshasa is DRC’s mobile epicentre: report

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
A recent report published by market research company Target has revealed that Kinshasa, the buoyant capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the mobile epicentre – the country’s biggest market – where all cellphone companies concentrate their efforts to get their business going and win many customers.»
Friday 5 Sep

NCR urges Blu, Goldkey telecom to roll out before deadline

GHANA
The Network of Communication Reporters has urged two Broadband Wireless Access licensed companies, Blu and Goldkey Telecommunications to roll out before their 18 month deadline, which ends in November 2014. »
Friday 5 Sep

Improved power will improve telecoms services, says Huawei

NIGERIA
Chinese telecoms equipment vendor Huawei Technologies Limited has blamed erratic power supply from the national grid for the poor telecoms services in Nigeria.»
Thursday 4 Sep

Telkom Kenya appoints new CEO

KENYA
The Board of Directors of integrated telecommunications solutions provider Orange – Telkom Kenya has announced the appointment of Vincent Lobry as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.»

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

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NIG President speaks his mindNIG President speaks his mind

Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.

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SAP innovation transforms how Governments conduct business

SAP Africa kicked off its public sector innovation roadshow in Johannesburg, to highlight how the SAP innovation solutions portfolio including, cloud and big data, supports all levels ...