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Baudin leaves Orange Botswana

Baudin leaves Orange Botswana

Orange Botswana CEO Phillippe Baudin has resigned from the company just one year into his three year contract. Read More

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Econet steps up Ebola responseEconet steps up Ebola response Econet Wireless has been working quietly behind the scenes with various government departments, including the Ministry ...
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Liquid Telecom upgrades Kampala’s International Internet gatewayLiquid Telecom upgrades Kampala’s International Internet gateway Infocom, now owned by Liquid Telecom, the leading independent data, voice and IP provider in eastern ...
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Political uncertainty holds back North African telecomsPolitical uncertainty holds back North African telecoms Social and political uncertainty is hampering investment in telecoms in North African countries such as Algeria ...
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Thursday 30 Oct

AUC expands connectivity services with Emerging Markets Communications

Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has announced that the African Union Commission (AUC) has expanded its connectivity services with the company in Africa and renewed its existing contract.»
Thursday 30 Oct

Mixed growth in Kenyan telecoms

KENYA
The latest industry data released by the Communications Authority of Kenya indicates growth in some areas and a decline in others.»
Wednesday 29 Oct

BlackBerry Passport unveiled in Nigeria

NIGERIA
BlackBerry Limited has launched the BlackBerry Passport, a new device built for productivity, in Nigeria.»
Wednesday 29 Oct

Etisalat’s subscriber figures top 20 million

NIGERIA
Etisalat Nigeria has announced that its active subscribers figures have now reached 20 million, upp from 17 million in December last year.»
Wednesday 29 Oct

Over 2,000 entrepreneurs become Glo Xchange agents

NIGERIA
Nigerian carrier Globacom has signed up over 2,000 entrepreneurs as agents for its massive mobile money initiative. »
Tuesday 28 Oct

Econet: diversification pays off

ZIMBABWE
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe says its strategy to steer the business towards value added services is beginning to bear fruit, as its overlay services showed strong growth in the half year to August 2014. »
Tuesday 28 Oct

Tigo Music ‘Unplugged’ set for 31 Oct

GHANA
Accra is getting ready to host one of its biggest shows in recent months on Friday, hosted by Tigo Ghana.»
Sunday 26 Oct

Safaricom launches third sustainability report

KENYA
Safaricom has announced the release of the 2014 Sustainability Report as it continues to lead transformational change within the organization.»
Saturday 25 Oct

Employees voice concern over IPO

BOTSWANA
Daggers have been drawn between the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) employees and the management over an alleged lack of consultation on the Initial Public Offer. »
Saturday 25 Oct

Local firms reap rewards of BOFINET tender

BOTSWANA
A multi-million dollar tender issued by Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET) will benefit a handful of local ICT and construction organisations. »
Friday 24 Oct

Vodafone Ghana wins two CIMG awards

GHANA
Vodafone Ghana has been adjudged the Telecommunications Company of the Year 2013, while its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, HealthLine, picked the TV Programme of the Year 2013 award at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Awards held in Accra.  »
Friday 24 Oct

Gabon, World Bank sign US$58 million-fibre optic agreement

GABON
Gabon and the World Bank have signed a US$58 million agreement that will clear the way for the construction of a major fibre optic infrastructure to link the country’s five provinces and cross over to the Republic of Congo.»
Thursday 23 Oct

Operators to suffer $14bn in lost revenues this year

A new report has found that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over The Top) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year.»
Thursday 23 Oct

Wiko‎ eyes 10% market share

NIGERIA
New entrant to Nigeria’s mobile phone industry and French firm, Wiko Mobile, says it is targeting 10 per cent of Nigeria’s market.»
Wednesday 22 Oct

TeliaSonera International Carrier strengthens connectivity in Western Africa

ANGOLA
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.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

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

NIGERIA
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.»

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