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Abdeslam Ahizoune, Président du Conseil d'administration, Maroc Telecom

Maroc Telecom sees sales growth improve to 4.3% in Q3

October 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Maroc Telecom Group has seen a 4.3 percent increase in its third-quarter revenue to MAD 7.3 billion, which has been anchored by strong growth in international activities and a return to growth in Morocco. According to Telecompaper, the home market benefited from higher consumption in the mobile segment as well as successful data offers in ...

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Marek-Zymslowski

Jovago & UNICEF partner for Passport to Protection initiative

October 21, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Jovago has revealed that is now supporting UNICEF’s “Passport to Protection” initiative. According to both parties, the programme advances child protection by registering children with Birth Certificates using internet technology. In terms of the...

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10 African tech start-ups to look out for

October 20, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is bursting with potential, especially when it comes to the tech start-up scene. A great number of companies have entered the African tech scene recently; however, 10 of these start-ups have shined, much like the glorious African sun, in the eyes of IT...

“This is very important because it would definitely be a sign of stability in Egypt.” Etisalat Group CEO Ahmad Abdul Karim Julfar (image credit: arabianbusiness.com)

Egyptian government wants Etisalat on national exchange

October 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports, the Egyptian Government has requested that mobile operator, Etisalat, begins the process of becoming listed on the national exchange. ICT minister, Atef Helmy, stated that: “Etisalat is planning a USD 500 million listing that would...

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Algeria: Alcatel-Lucent to meet ultra-broadband demand

October 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Alcatel-Lucent is providing DJEZZY (OTA) with its 9500 Microwave Packet Radio solution, which will essentially upgrade OTA’s mobile backhaul architecture in order to meet demand created by expanding ownership of smartphones. Philip Tohme, CEO of DJEZZY...

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Video Interview: “Africa’s mobile future is exciting” – Brett Loubser

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments (0)

IT News Africa caught up with Brett Loubser, WeChat’s head of Africa, at the Tech4Africa conference – which was held at the Sci Bono Centre in Johannesburg. Recently, IT News Africa also spoke to Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa in order to...

Within Africa, Egypt and South Africa posted the largest year-on-year handset shipment growth, at 37 percent and 32 percent respectively.

Handset sales boom in Middle-East and Africa

October 14, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 percent year on year to 64 million units, according to a report by the International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the...

Amr-Shady, CEO of TA Telecoms

TA Telecom to map identity of Africa with mobile tech

October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TA Telecom has revealed that the beta trials for Nafsi, Africa’s most ambitious big data analysis project according to the company, is now underway in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. The survey aims to use mobile technology to collect data from...

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AfricaCom Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

October 13, 2014 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The AfricaCom Awards are set to take place on the 12th November 2014, at The Waterfront Lookout in Cape Town. The event celebrates and acknowledges leaders in digital technology, ICT, Telecommunications and Media across Africa. As the event grows each year,...

Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).

Top 10 benefits of the $50 smartphone in Africa

October 10, 2014 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tech4Africa is still underway at the SciBono Discovery Center, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg. IT News Africa caught up with Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa, in order to discuss the top 10 benefits of the extremely sought after USD $50...

Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington).

The $50 smartphone will drive mobile in Africa

October 8, 2014 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Tech4Africa “un-conference” is underway at the SciBono Discovery Center, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown, Johannesburg. IT News Africa caught up with Gareth Knight, creator of Tech4Africa in order to discuss the concept of the USD $50...

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Aflix extends service to 30 African countries

October 7, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Online mobile video streaming application, Aflix, has extended its Hollywood mobile streaming service to 30 more countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The service originally launched in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana. According to the company, the service will now be...

Microsoft Safaricom

7 African start-ups to receive Microsoft innovation grants

October 2, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

To fast-track their growth and provide a roadmap to highlight Africa’s ‘future growth pole’, Microsoft has revealed the 7 new African start-ups to receive funding, technical support and mentorship. According to Microsoft, one of the goals of the...

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Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

September 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Leading international calling app Ringcredible will be offering free calls to Nigeria for 24 hours on October 1, 2014, to mark West African country’s independence day. According to the company, only a connection fee will be charged ($0.07 USD) for calls...

Satellite-Dish

Com Dev inks contract for high throughput satellite

September 25, 2014 • North Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Com Dev International, a manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, has revealed that it has been awarded an Authorisation to Proceed (ATP) contract to deliver Multiplexer Equipment, Waveguide and Coaxial Switches, and Microwave Components to be used on a...

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RingCredible app slashes African calls by 50%

September 22, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Due to ease of use, a clear proposition and unbeatable rates, phone app RingCredible is rapidly conquering the international call market. After the earlier acquisition in May in Hong Kong of Yeloworld, RingCredible has now  acquired African Jabbaworld.  To...