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Samsung: Nigeria a strategic market

Samsung: Nigeria a strategic market

Samsung Electronics West Africa says the Nigerian market is strategic to its business in sub-Saharan Africa.  Read More

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Govt confirms NATCOM’s $252m Nitel/Mtel purchaseGovt confirms NATCOM’s $252m Nitel/Mtel purchase The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the sale of former state-run but now moribund telco ...
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Ivory Coast builds 2 000 km fibre optic networkIvory Coast builds 2 000 km fibre optic network A 2 000 km fibre optic network is currently under construction in Ivory Coast, 1 600km ...
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‎TNM introduces new mobile internet services ‎TNM introduces new mobile internet services Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM), one if the country's two mobile phones services provider, on Wednesday ...
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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.»
Wednesday 10 Dec

M&A, infrastructure sharing, liberalisation to reshape telecoms in Africa

Mergers, acquisitions, infrastructure sharing and market liberalisation will reshape Africa’s telecommunications markets by 2018, according to market analysts Frost & Sullivan.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

Nigeria lures broadband investors with incentives

NIGERIA
Nigeria has highlighted opportunities and incentives for would-be investors, on the sidelines of ITU Telecom World.»
Tuesday 9 Dec

Microsoft Lumia says thank you to Ghanaian consumers with #MakeItHappen Promotion

GHANA
Microsoft Lumia Ghana has introduced what it calls the ‘Make it Happen’ promotions geared at giving an opportunity to prospective customers to win a dream holiday to Singapore.  »

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