TELECOMS

Huawei seeks to help build better connected Africa

Huawei seeks to help build better connected Africa

Huawei is seeking closer cooperation with the governments of Zimbabwe and other southern African countries in accelerating connectivity, the company’s VP for Eastern and Southern Africa, has told the Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 2015 in Vitoria Falls. Read More

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NATCOM set to take over NITEL/Mtel assetsNATCOM set to take over NITEL/Mtel assets The government of Nigeria has cleared the coast for the take-over of the assets of former ...
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Nigeria lawmakers approve NCC’s N60.2b budgetNigeria lawmakers approve NCC’s N60.2b budget Nigeria’s lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, has passed the N60.258 billion 2015 ...
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Liquid Telecom brings 100MBPS broadband to Victoria FallsLiquid Telecom brings 100MBPS broadband to Victoria Falls Liquid Telecom today announced the latest expansion of its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) network in ...
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Wednesday 15 Apr

Microsoft empowers loyal customers in it Make It Happen Promo

GHANA
Winners of the Make it Happen Competition have received their prizes at the posh Silver Bird Lounge in Accra. »
Wednesday 15 Apr

Nigeria’s active telephone numbers up to 142m

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the number of active telephone lines in the country increased to 142,589,775 in February.»
Tuesday 14 Apr

Tigo opens 46th Customer Experience Centre

GHANA
Tigo Ghana has opened a new Customer Experience Centre in Abeka Lapaz, as part of the company’s ongoing nationwide retail expansion.»
Tuesday 14 Apr

TEDx Accra hosts Vodafone Chief Marketing guru Agnes Essah

GHANA
One of Ghana’s most innovative and inspirational sharing platforms, TEDx Accra, hosted Vodafone Ghana’s Chief Marketing Officer, Agnes Emefa Essah, among other distinguished speakers at this year’s TEDx Accra summit.»
Saturday 11 Apr

NATCOM completes payment in NITEL, Mtel acquisition

NIGERIA
The preferred bidder of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and its mobile arm (Mtel), NATCOM Consortium, has paid $176,575,700 (N29,696,469,600) — being the outstanding 70 per cent of the $252,521,000 bid price for the acquisition of the assets and business units of the enterprises.»
Friday 10 Apr

Telecom Namibia ends CDMA services

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia has discontinued both the Switch voice and 3G-EvDO data services on its legacy CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) network. »
Thursday 9 Apr

World telecom regulators to meet in Libreville in June

GABON
A total of 130 telecommunication regulators out of the 193 member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will meet in the Gabonese capital in June.»
Wednesday 8 Apr

Mobile operators in Ghana urged to invest in Network Infrastructure

GHANA
A new report on Digital Inclusion and Mobile Sector taxation in Ghana has recommended additional investment in network infrastructure by mobile operators to address the challenges in the quality of services.»
Monday 6 Apr

Alcatel-Lucent to open network management centre in Dakar

SENEGAL
Alcatel-Lucent will in the near future open a supervision centre for networks management in Dakar, the company MD Michel Combes told a press briefing in the Senegalese capital city.»
Thursday 2 Apr

Huawei: why Togo internet connections lag

TOGO
Huawei West Africa V-P Shi Wei Liang has explained why Togo still suffers from slow and inconsistent internet access.»
Wednesday 1 Apr

East African countries to expand One-Network-Area to data, mobile money

KENYA
Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda will in the next year extend the One-Network-Area concept to data and mobile money.»
Tuesday 31 Mar

BTCL, SA’s Vodafone seal partnership

BOTSWANA
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) and South African based Vodafone have signed a non-equity partnership agreement. »
Tuesday 31 Mar

Gilat Satcom launches Village Island satellite service for rural Africa

Gilat Satcom has launched its ‘Village Island’ portfolio which enables rural villages and remote communities in Africa where ARPUs are low to take control of their digital futures.»
Tuesday 31 Mar

Gabon Telecom, union showdown far from over

GABON
The showdown between Gabon Telecom (GT) and SYNATEL, the union of telecommunication workers, is far from over despite the court’s warning and the government’s intervention.»
Monday 30 Mar

APC judgment: NCC seeks stay of execution

NIGERIA
NCC is seeking a stay of execution of judgement following a notice of appeal against the High Court judgement that it violated the rights of the APC.»
Saturday 28 Mar

Airtel deepens data market competition with new offers

NIGERIA
In line with efforts to strengthen its relationship with customers, leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria this week in its Lagos Banana Island Head Office, unveiled a new data campaign tagged “Join the Smartphone Network” which seeks to reward customers for their patronage, and also drive internet usage and penetration.»

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Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. 

COMPANY NEWS

Schneider Electric sponsored runner wins 2015 Paris Marathon

Ethiopian runner, Meseret Mengistu (26), has won the prestigious 2015 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris women’s race in 2:23:24. 

CNN, MultiChoice launch 20th African Journalist Awards

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards.