TELECOMS

Kenya launches phase 2 of national fibre project

Kenya launches phase 2 of national fibre project

Dr Fred Matiangi, cabinet secretary at Kenya’s Ministry of ICT, has launched phase two of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) project, which looks to ease communication across counties and improve government service delivery. Read More

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MACRA welcomes new DGMACRA welcomes new DG The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has a new Director General, Mr. Andrew Kumbatira. 
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Safaricom welcomes security scrutiny of SIM overlay technologySafaricom welcomes security scrutiny of SIM overlay technology Safaricom has welcomed the Communications Authority (CA) of Kenya’s decision to give tentative approval to ...
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NCA urged to fight the rise of SIM Boxing in Ghana NCA urged to fight the rise of SIM Boxing in Ghana Ghana’s National Communication Authority is being urged to consider reducing or taking away indefinitely the ...
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Tuesday 23 Sep

Vodacom: no plans to sell SA telecoms towers

SOUTH AFRICA
Vodacom currently has no intention of selling its tower infrastructure in South Africa in spite of the continent-wide trend towards leasing rather than owning towers, saying the market drivers in the country are different to elsewhere in Africa.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

Vodacom Congo outgoing, new boss meet DRC Prime Minister

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Outgoing Vodacom Congo Managing Director, South African-born Godfrey Motsa, last week went to the Office of DRC Prime Minister Matata Ponyo to say good bye and thanks as his term at the helm of the mobile operator ended this month.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

Tigo Ghana upgrades Customer Support Centres

GHANA
As part of efforts to offer its customers highly interactive and a more satisfying experience, telecom service provider, Tigo, says it is upgrading its customer support centres to ‘Customer Experience Centres’. »
Sunday 21 Sep

Vodacom Congo to extend coverage to Central DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Vodacom is preparing to extend its network coverage to the central regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Sunday 21 Sep

Glo grows subscriber figures to 27.3 million

NIGERIA
Globacom says it has worked assiduously to grow its subscriber base to some 27.3 million. By this latest figure, the telco has overtaken Airtel.»
Saturday 20 Sep

Phase3 Telecom upgrades Adam Smith’s facility

NIGERIA
Phase3 Telecom has upgraded its communications solutions offering to Adam Smith West Africa’s operations.»
Friday 19 Sep

Telecom Namibia launches 120Mbps FTTP high-speed broadband

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia has launched new unlimited high speed broadband service with speeds up to 120Mbps in certain parts of the country.»
Friday 19 Sep

Nokia devices account for 7m 3G devices, says MTN

NIGERIA
Nokia handsets account for the majority of 3G devices on the MTN Nigeria network, the company says.»
Thursday 18 Sep

Airtel Africa announces leadership changes in DRC, Niger

NIGER
Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of three key business leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Niger.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’

MALAWI
Three days after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Blantyre ruled that Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) can roll out the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS) which is popularly known as ‘the Spy Machine’, the country's consumer rights body has cautioned the regulator on the use of the equipment.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

BTCL shares to be floated in November

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) Initial Public Offering, which has been in the pipeline for some time, has reached an advanced stage, says the government.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

SEACOM introduces NAPAfrica Remote Peering service

SEACOM has launched a NAPAfrica Remote Peering service that enables NAPAfrica members connected to at least one NAPAfrica exchange point to easily peer with all NAPAfrica exchange point members, across SEACOM’s South African IP/MPLS backbone.»
Monday 15 Sep

Outsourcing of telecoms towers management a win-win situation - analysts

The sale of tower assets by African telecoms operators to independent management firms is a win-win situation, according to analysts, with operators benefitting from reduced costs and the buyers obtaining potentially valuable long-term assets. »
Monday 15 Sep

Policy Interventions can eliminate operational barriers - Mascom

BOTSWANA
Mascom Marketing and Public Relations Executive Tebogo Lebotse-Sebego says the creation of an enabling legislature and policy interventions can help Botswana overcome its ICT obstacles.»
Saturday 13 Sep

Smartphones fail to break into DRC market

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Despite harvesting an unprecedented success in other parts of the African continent, smartphones have failed to make any significant impact in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).»
Wednesday 10 Sep

Zamtel, NEC in microwave transmission project

ZAMBIA
Zamtel and NEC Corporation have agreed to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network to boost mobile coverage and capacity across Zambia.»

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