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Airtel to offer mentorship programmes to Good Samaritan Orphans and Destitute centre

Airtel to offer mentorship programmes to Good Samaritan Orphans and Destitute centre

Bharti Airtel will offer mentorship programmes to the Good Samaritan Orphans and Destitute Centre in Kayole’s Soweto. The programme is part of the Airtel spirit where Airtel staff voluntarily give both time and expertise at individual and corporate level to positively impact the community. Read More

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BTCL exhibits at Global ExpoBTCL exhibits at Global Expo The Botswana Telecommunications Corporations Limited took time out from its IPO woes to exhibit at the ...
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Africell DRC: high speed internet in January 2015Africell DRC: high speed internet in January 2015 Mobile operator Africell will launch its high speed internet services (3G) in the Democratic Republic of ...
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Samsung: Nigeria a strategic marketSamsung: Nigeria a strategic market Samsung Electronics West Africa says the Nigerian market is strategic to its business in sub-Saharan Africa. 
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Friday 19 Dec

Govt confirms NATCOM’s $252m Nitel/Mtel purchase

NIGERIA
The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the sale of former state-run but now moribund telco, the Nigerian Telecommunication (Nitel) and its mobile arm, Mtel to NATCOM Consortium for $252 million.»
Thursday 18 Dec

Ivory Coast builds 2 000 km fibre optic network

IVORY COAST
A 2 000 km fibre optic network is currently under construction in Ivory Coast, 1 600km of which will connect western and north-western parts of the country and 600 km to interlink cities and towns located in the north-eastern regions.»
Thursday 18 Dec

‎TNM introduces new mobile internet services

MALAWI
Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), one if the country's two mobile phones services provider, on Wednesday stepped up another gear in its mobile internet services with the launch of what the company is calling 'Revolutionary Smart Data Package'.»
Thursday 18 Dec

Airtel, British Council sign digital learning MOU

MALAWI
Airtel Malawi has signed a three-year-long partnership with the British Council that will connect primary school classrooms in the country with ICT facilities.»
Thursday 18 Dec

Burkina Faso makes available 20m new mobile numbers

BURKINA FASO
Burkina Faso has made available about 20 million new mobile numbers to help operators allocate them to their potential new users.»
Thursday 18 Dec

NCC, NESREA close ranks on setbacks for BTS

NIGERIA
The NCC and the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enfor‎cement Agency have harmonised their position on the appropriate setback distance for new telecoms BTS. »
Tuesday 16 Dec

Huawei to build Congo-Gabon network

GABON
Huawei has won the contract to build a fibre optic network that will interconnect Congo Brazzaville and Gabon.»
Tuesday 16 Dec

MTN Ghana wins ICT company of the year award

GHANA
MTN Ghana, the leading telecommunications company in Ghana, has been adjudged the best Information Communication Technology Company of the Year at the 3rd edition of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Awards. »
Monday 15 Dec

Airtel to divest Zambia, Rwanda tower assets to IHS

RWANDA
Bharti Airtel Limited today announced agreements under which IHS will acquire over 1,100 telecoms towers across Zambia and Rwanda.»
Sunday 14 Dec

Togo’s 3rd mobile operator to be disclosed in 2015

TOGO
The identity of Togo’s third mobile operator will only be made public in 2015, the government said.»
Friday 12 Dec

Tigo to improve network in Western region

GHANA
In a bid to become the digital service provider of choice in Ghana, Tigo has commenced an overhead fibre project in the Western Region to provide a lasting solution to frequent network interruptions in the region.»
Friday 12 Dec

Glo gives subscribers free incoming calls, lower roaming rates

NIGERIA
Subscribers of national telecommunications operator Globacom will enjoy lower roaming rates and free incoming calls from anywhere in the world while outside the country, courtesy of a new promo called Glo Unlimited Roaming. »
Friday 12 Dec

Nigeria carriers groan as currency devaluation takes toll

NIGERIA
The devaluation of Nigeria’s national currency is set to take its toll on the fortunes of carriers in the country.»
Thursday 11 Dec

BTCL IPO date reset again

BOTSWANA
The embattled BTCL IPO launch date has not seen the last of its changes yet. »
Thursday 11 Dec

Interconnect Clearing House will not stop sim box fraud – Telecom Chamber CEO

GHANA
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Telecommunication Chamber, Kwaku Sakyi Addo, has told Biztechafrica that the Interconnect Clearing House will not help solve the issue of sim box fraud in the country.»
Thursday 11 Dec

NCC seals four Lagos telco offices

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this week descended on four telecoms companies over alleged illegal operations.»

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