TELECOMS

Employees voice concern over IPO

Employees voice concern over IPO

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.  Read More

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Local firms reap rewards of BOFINET tenderLocal firms reap rewards of BOFINET tender A multi-million dollar tender issued by Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET) will benefit a handful of local ...
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Vodafone Ghana wins two CIMG awardsVodafone Ghana wins two CIMG awards Vodafone Ghana has been adjudged the Telecommunications Company of the Year 2013, while its Corporate Social ...
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Gabon, World Bank sign US$58 million-fibre optic agreementGabon, World Bank sign US$58 million-fibre optic agreement Gabon and the World Bank have signed a US$58 million agreement that will clear the ...
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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.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

Orange launches reward scheme for corporate clients

KENYA
Orange has introduced a loyalty programme for its corporate clients, dubbed Corporate Ziada.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

MTN Ghana launches fixed wireless phones for SMEs

GHANA
MTN Ghana has launched the Eazifon fixed wireless phone as an alternative to the traditional landline fixed phone for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). »
Monday 20 Oct

Cameroon to increase telephone digits in November

CAMEROON
The number of telephone digits in Cameroon will be increased from eight to nine come 21 November 2014, the telecoms regulator, l’Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications (ART), announced recently at a press briefing.»
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. »

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