TELECOMS

Frustration as strike disrupts Gabon Telecom signal

Frustration as strike disrupts Gabon Telecom signal

Gabon Telecom subscribers continue to recount two days – 25 and 26 February 2015 – of frustration during which they were disconnected from the world, as a strike disrupted telephone and internet signals and threw the company’s activities into turmoil. Read More

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Orange to replace its CDMA network with GSMOrange to replace its CDMA network with GSM Integrated telecommunications solutions provider Orange will no longer operate its CDMA network in Kenya.
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Airtel Kenya invests Sh 2.5 billion in 3G networkAirtel Kenya invests Sh 2.5 billion in 3G network Bharti Airtel has announced that it has invested Ksh. 2.5 billion to upgrade its network ...
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SpeedCast acquires GeolinkSpeedCast acquires Geolink SpeedCast International Limited, a leading global satellite communications service provider, has announced the acquisition of Geolink ...
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Wednesday 25 Feb

CEC Liquid Telecom launches FTTH in Zambia

ZAMBIA
CEC Liquid Telecommunications Limited has launched its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) service, over which homes and businesses of all sizes can access superfast broadband with unlimited data packages.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

TNM buys ISP stake

MALAWI
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has completed the acquisition of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) Business and related assets of Burco Electronics Systems.»
Tuesday 24 Feb

BOCRA rehires Pheko as CEO

BOTSWANA
Thari Pheko has re-emerged as the Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after a month’s hiatus. »
Monday 23 Feb

Will new challengers disrupt the mobile phone market in 2015?

Ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015, Annette Zimmermann, research director at Gartner, discusses the future of the mobile phone industry.»
Sunday 22 Feb

Orange rolls out GSM network into Wajir County

KENYA
Orange has rolled out its GSM network in Wajir County as part of its ongoing plan to connect all counties across Kenya to Orange’s high-speed network.»
Friday 20 Feb

Mabeo blames cable thieves for erratic ICT services

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Tshenolo Mabeo, has pointed to power failure, vandalism and theft of copper and fibre cables as the main contributors to disruptions in ICT services.»
Friday 20 Feb

MTN, Airtel invest US$70m to improve Congo QoS

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
MTN and Airtel have invested about US$50 million and US$20 million respectively to improve coverage and quality of service in Congo Brazzaville.»
Friday 20 Feb

IHS Towers awarded Telecom Finance Deal of the Year

NIGERIA
IHS Towers, Africa’s leading independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, has won TelecomFinance’s 2015 award for Deal of the Year. »
Friday 20 Feb

Vodafone Ghana CEO hosts Grammy Award winning jazz musician Earl Klugh

GHANA
The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Haris Broumidis, has hosted renowned Grammy Award winning jazz composer and musician  Earl Klugh at the posh Airport City Headquarters of Vodafone Ghana in Accra, ahead of this year’s Stanbic Jazz Festival.»
Thursday 19 Feb

MTN Cameroon rewards academic excellence in telecoms

CAMEROON
Excellence scholarships have been awarded to 145 students of the National Advanced School of Posts and Telecommunications and the National Advanced School of Engineering. »
Wednesday 18 Feb

Gabon Telecom MD redeployed to Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST
Lhoussaine Oussalah is no longer the managing director of Gabon Telecom(GT). Oussalah is leaving Central Africa and heading to West Africa in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire), where he is expected to lead mobile operator Moov Cote d’Ivoire.»
Wednesday 18 Feb

Mascom turns 17

BOTSWANA
17TH February 2015 is the 17th birthday of Mascom, the oldest private mobile telecommunications company in Botswana. »
Tuesday 17 Feb

TogoCel to launch 4G technology this year

Togo mobile market leader Togo Cellulaire (TogoCel), a subsidiary of government-controlled Togo Telecom, announced that it would introduce the 4G technology in 2015 to help its subscribers change gear and travel faster in the internet lane.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

MTN Ghana adds new channels, dialects to customer service

GHANA
MTN Ghana has launched self service customer service platforms including eight online interactive channels which allow customers to interact with an operator using a local dialect and channel of one’s choice. »
Tuesday 17 Feb

Liquid Telecom raises $150m to expand network

The Liquid Telecom Group has announced that it has raised US$150 million which will fund the further expansion of its fibre network in Africa.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Tigo Ghana shows love and care in the month of love

GHANA
Employees of Tigo Ghana, showing love and care in the month of February, joined renowned music icons in the country to donate items and spend quality time with selected institutions in the Ghana.»

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