TELECOMS

‘Glaring gaps’ to be addressed

‘Glaring gaps’ to be addressed

While the Kenyan communications sector is reporting 5.1% growth, there are still glaring gaps to be addressed, says the country’s Cabinet Secretary for ICT. Read More

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Cisco: the ICT behind the Commonwealth GamesCisco: the ICT behind the Commonwealth Games 240km of fibre underpins the most connected Games ever to a wealth of bandwidth, says Cisco.
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Flytxt platform goes live in 3 MTN OpCosFlytxt platform goes live in 3 MTN OpCos Flytxt has rolled out NEON, its real-time decisioning platform, enabling OpCosto to realise economic value from ...
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Teraco connecting to 54 countriesTeraco connecting to 54 countries Teraco reports that its Africa Cloud Exchange, launched two years ago, now provides access to 54 ...
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Monday 28 Jul

Musical chairs in the BTCL boardroom

BOTSWANA
Change has come for the Botswana Telecommunication Corporation Limited Board of Directors with the appointment of its new crop of board members, led by legal expert Daphne Matlakala. »
Monday 28 Jul

Kenya mobile subscribers top 31.8m

KENYA
The Communications Authority of Kenya reports that the number of mobile subscribers in Kenya rose 1.8 percent to reach 31.8 million in the first quarter of this year.»
Friday 25 Jul

Econet rejects base station report

ZIMBABWE
Econet Wireless has released a statement refuting recent media reports around its importation of base stations.»
Friday 25 Jul

MTN Cameroon transfers WACS landing station to state

CAMEROON
MTN Cameroon has transferred ownership of the WACS submarine fibre optic cable landing station at Limbe to the State of Cameroon.»
Tuesday 22 Jul

Call for pan-African contact centre association

NIGERIA
Interactive Intelligence has called for the creation of a call centre association for Nigeria and other African countries as a way of promoting a standard for call centres.»
Sunday 20 Jul

World Bank to help rehabilitate DRC telecoms

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Dilapidated, outdated and unreliable telecommunications infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be rehabilitated, rebuilt and modernised.»
Saturday 19 Jul

30 phone brands registered with SON

NIGERIA
The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) at Computer Village, Lagos says it has registered 30 brands of mobile phones with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. »
Thursday 17 Jul

TNM dishes out K2.5m in Independence promotion

MALAWI
Premier mobile telecom operator TNM has dished out K2.5m worth of Mpamba value during the first draw of its commemorative promotion as Malawi celebrates 50 years of self rule.»
Thursday 17 Jul

Airtel chief explains Touching Lives initiative

NIGERIA
Airtel Nigeria says its launch of Touching Lives, a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, is meant to raise hope and inspire people.»
Thursday 17 Jul

Vodacom Mozambique partners with Flytxt

MOZAMBIQUE
Flytxt, a Big Data analytics solution provider for Communication Service Providers, has announced a strategic tie up with Vodacom, Mozambique’s leading mobile network. »
Wednesday 16 Jul

Orange reports 8% revenue growth

KENYA
Integrated telecommunications service provider Orange has announced an 8% revenue growth for the overall business for the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year.»
Wednesday 16 Jul

BICS POP in SA to increase reach into Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
BICS, global provider of international connectivity and interoperability services, has established a point-of-presence (POP) in Johannesburg to offer its operator customers assured quality of interconnect for traffic exchange in Africa.»
Monday 14 Jul

CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia appoints new MD

ZAMBIA
The Liquid Telecom Group and Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC have announced the appointment of Andrew Kapula as Managing Director of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia.»
Sunday 13 Jul

Orange, DRC govt sign fibre optic deal

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Orange and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a deal which will see Orange take control of the country’s fibre optic platform. »
Friday 11 Jul

NCC presents telecoms governance code

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has launched a Corporate Governance Code for the telecommunications industry.»
Friday 11 Jul

MTN enhances data communications in Western and Central regions

GHANA
MTN now has over 2275 2G sites and 1090 3G sites in as well as over 4000km of fibre in place in Ghana, to empower customers to do more with voice and data. »

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In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.