TELECOMS

MTN, Huawei trial 2.4T WDM system

MTN, Huawei trial 2.4T WDM system

MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications operator and Huawei today announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system.  Read More

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NIG warns NCC against national frequency allocationNIG warns NCC against national frequency allocation The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) has warned the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) against allocating national frequencies ...
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Tigo supports 19th Ghana journalist awardsTigo supports 19th Ghana journalist awards Mobile Network Operator Tigo Ghana has presented 10 tablets valued at GHC20,000 to the Ghana ...
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Africell DRC to launch 3G services end-2014Africell DRC to launch 3G services end-2014 Africell DRC is set to launch its 3G services at the end of the year, a ...
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Tuesday 26 Aug

Ghana IT gets a boost with Surfline 4G LTE

GHANA
Ghana’s internet growth is about is about to witness another massive boost as Surfline Communications Limited makes inroads into the ICT sector with the official introduction of its 4G Long-Term Evolution network in Accra.»
Monday 25 Aug

The impact of Movitel on ICT in Mozambique

Movitel is reported to be contributing to changing the information communication landscape in Mozambique.»
Saturday 23 Aug

SSA telecoms growing faster than any other region

The African telecoms market is set to be one of the main growth success stories for the telecoms sector in the next 5 years, according to a new report.»
Friday 22 Aug

Tigo introduces unified short code for products and services

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has announced the installation of a world-class IVR (Interactive Voice Response) that will give both its pre-paid and post-paid customers the opportunity to access all its product through a unified short code, 555. »
Thursday 21 Aug

Telkom forays into Botswana through acquisition

BOTSWANA
South African telecommunications giant Telkom is making inroads into the Botswana market through the acquisition of an ICT company, Business Connexion (BCX). »
Thursday 21 Aug

Intelsat celebrates 50 years

Intelsat today commemorates its 50th anniversary of providing critical telecommunications and video content distribution infrastructure for businesses, organizations and governments around the world. »
Thursday 21 Aug

Ruckus Wireless expands presence in Africa

Ruckus Wireless has appointed Westcon Africa as the newest member of its growing distributor network as part of the company’s continued expansion into Africa. »
Wednesday 20 Aug

COFEK supports Matiangi over impeachment calls

KENYA
The Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) has defended Ministry of ICT cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiangi after the ICT Association of Kenya (ICTAK) called for him to be impeached.»
Wednesday 20 Aug

TNM to conduct biggest promotion pay-out

MALAWI
TNM will on August 26 splash out over K100 million in its Ufulu@50 Promotion, the biggest payout in a single day in the history of promotions in Malawi.»
Monday 18 Aug

We don’t patronise fake OEMs, says Glo

NIGERIA
Globacom has said it does not patronise substandard original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and telecoms equipment vendors. »
Sunday 17 Aug

Africell DRC waits ‘in vain’ for interconnection

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Africell, which began operations in the DRC in June 2012, has yet to enjoy interconnection.»
Saturday 16 Aug

BTC shares bill gets parley thumbs up

BOTSWANA
Bostwana’s Parliament has seen the passing of the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) (Transition) (Amendment) Bill 2014. »
Thursday 14 Aug

Telecom Namibia: WACS repairs to start this weekend

NAMIBIA
Repair work on the West Africa Cable System (WACS) off Namibia’s coast is scheduled to start over the weekend, says Telecom Namibia. »
Wednesday 13 Aug

Kenyan High Court annuls ICT Authority appointments

KENYA
The Kenyan High Court has ruled that the appointment of six ICT Authority board members was illegal and annulled the appointments.»
Wednesday 13 Aug

MTN Uganda marks 10m subscriber mark

UGANDA
Having hit the 10 million subscriber base, MTN Uganda has announced that it is giving out 10 million minutes of free airtime and 100 million MB of data to its customers.»
Wednesday 13 Aug

DRC regulator under fire over prices

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
The telecommunications regulator of the DRC has come under renewed fire for ignoring international recommendations not to set the prices of telecoms products.»

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