TELECOMS

We’ve built West Africa's strongest aerial fibre, says Phase 3 chief

We’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 massively in building a very robust aerial fibre network to improve connectivity across the country and the entire West African sub-region. Read More

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Orange launches reward scheme for corporate clientsOrange launches reward scheme for corporate clients Orange has introduced a loyalty programme for its corporate clients, dubbed Corporate Ziada.
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MTN Ghana launches fixed wireless phones for SMEsMTN Ghana launches fixed wireless phones for SMEs MTN Ghana has launched the Eazifon fixed wireless phone as an alternative to the traditional landline ...
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Cameroon to increase telephone digits in NovemberCameroon to increase telephone digits in November The number of telephone digits in Cameroon will be increased from eight to nine come 21 ...
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Monday 20 Oct

“Colossal disparity” between fixed, mobile penetration in Africa

There is a “colossal disparity” between fixed and mobile communication penetration rates in Africa, according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.»
Monday 20 Oct

Preparing for the next evolution in the telecoms landscape

Change is coming to the telecoms market, as increased competition, reduced cost of services and changing business models pave the way for new services, new solutions and more pervasive communication to connect more users, more affordably, says Jasco.»
Saturday 18 Oct

MTN notes ruling by International Arbitration Panel

MTN Group has noted that a tribunal of independent arbitrators has ruled against Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, in the investor-state arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty case held in terms of the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).»
Saturday 18 Oct

Vodacom enhances enterprise voice suite

NIGERIA
Vodacom Business Nigeria has enhanced its enterprise voice suite with the launch of two new solutions, Business Connect and Business Express. »
Friday 17 Oct

Telecom Namibia receives NTA certification

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia Training Centre has been endorsed by the Namibia Training Authority (NTA), the national body responsible for the registration of vocational training centres and institutes, to deliver a wide range of general IP/IT training programmes.»
Thursday 16 Oct

IPO not foreigner-friendly

BOTSWANA
The CEO of BTCL, Paul Taylor, has allayed fears that foreigners resident in Botswana will snap up shares reserved for locals when his organisation starts the Initial Public Offering in November. »
Thursday 16 Oct

Tigo supports Ghana Military Academy

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has presented smartphones and 1-year fully connected modems to graduating cadet officers of the Ghana Military Academy at the Military Academy and Training Schools (MATS) in Accra. »
Tuesday 14 Oct

Airtel slashes Rwanda roaming rates

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has announced a reduction of call rates by 60% and free incoming calls for customers roaming to Rwanda.   »
Tuesday 14 Oct

Tigo management interacts with customers

GHANA
As part of Tigo’s Global Customer Service Week celebrations, the entire management of Tigo Ghana worked in their customer care shops across the country. »
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

Airtel joins UN Global Compact

KENYA
Bharti Airtel has officially joined the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary initiative that relies on public accountability, transparency and disclosure to complement regulations and to provide space for innovation and collective action.     »
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.»
Friday 10 Oct

Viettel Mozambique named fastest-growing MEA company

MOZAMBIQUE
Movitel, a subsidiary of Viettel Group in Mozambique, has been named Gold Winner of “Fastest Growing of the Year in Middle-East and Africa” Award.»
Friday 10 Oct

NCC slams indigenous firms over incompetence

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission has slammed indigenous operators in the industry over ‘incompetence and culture of impunity’.»
Thursday 9 Oct

Orange Botswana, Ericsson in managed services agreement

BOTSWANA
Orange Botswana has entered into a multi-year managed services agreement with Ericsson in which Ericsson will manage network operations for Orange Botswana. »
Thursday 9 Oct

TNM powers Malawi’s squash with K3.5M

MALAWI
Malawi mobile phone service provider TNM has contributed K3.5 million towards the 2014 Squash Malawi Open Tournament organised by Squash Association of Malawi.»

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CNN, MultiChoice name top African Journalist 2014

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