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MainOne submarine cable extended to Cameroon

August 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via This Day, Nigeria-based undersea cable firm MainOne has extended its submarine fibre cable to Cameroon. The reports reveals that the Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) will also branch out to two strategic points in Nigeria’s South-south region, Escravos in Delta State and Qua Iboe in Akwa Ibom State. The new...

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Nigeria: Mobile internet users up by 13.6 percent

August 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile internet users in Nigeria grew by 13.6 percent in the first half of 2015 to 92.6 million, according to the latest report from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) – which was revealed by TelecomPaper. The reports revealed that MTN Nigeria...

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Nokia Networks reaffirms commitment to South Africa

August 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In order to reaffirm its commitment to the South African market, Nokia Networks showcased its latest innovations in the areas of ultra-dense networks, big data and analytics, and telco cloud in Midrand Johannesburg this week. Deon Geyser, Head of Sub-region,...

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Liquid Telecom reports sharp rise of African content on network

August 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom revealed a sharp rise in the proportion of local content on its network, from 20 percent three years ago to now 50 percent. According to the company, this has been driven by the deepening of Africa’s internet infrastructure. Mathew Chigwende,...

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Fixed broadband on the rise in Africa

August 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a study by research consulting firm Quantum-Web, the number of connections to fixed broadband in Africa reached 12.8 million at the end of Q2. The research shows an increase of 5 percent on Q1 and 22 percent on the same quarter in 2014. In Q2,...

Undersea cable

Huawei Marine & WACS Consortium complete upgrades

August 19, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Marine Networks (Huawei Marine), a global submarine network provider, has revealed that it has completed upgrades on the section from South Africa to Portugal and Portugal to United Kingdom of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) using Huawei Marine’s...

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Telkom and MTN deal denied by Competition Commission

August 18, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Competition Commission in South Africa has informed Telkom and MTN that it has not recommended the approval of the proposed radio access network sharing and bilateral roaming deal proposed by Telkom and MTN. According to the Competition Commission:...

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Vodacom makes first VoWiFi call in South Africa

August 18, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Vodacom South Africa, the company has made the first ever commercial voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) call in South Africa. Vodacom reveals that while typically reserved for data, the move to use WiFi technology to carry voice traffic will mean better...

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MTN Rwanda enables cross-border mobile money service

August 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda has introduced its cross-border money transfer service to Uganda. According to MTN, the service will nitially be one way only. This is due to MTN Uganda awaiting the necessary approvals from the Bank of Uganda to let its own users send money to...

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Southern African countries to cut roaming charges

August 14, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via TelecomPaper… Namibia, Bostwana, Zambia and Zimbabwe have agreed to a pilot project to lower mobile phone roaming charges. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and the Ministry of Information and...

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WorldRemit launches Mobile Money transfers to Burundi

August 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Online money transfer service WorldRemit has launched instant Mobile Money transfers to Burundi. According to WorldRemit, its mobile-to-mobile remittance service currently enables people to send funds direct to Mobile Money wallets in countries across...

Airtel Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria hits 30 million subscriber milestone

August 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed that it hit a significant milestone in its African odyssey when it acquired its 30th million customer in Nigeria. In acquiring 30 million subscribers in Africa’s most populous nation, the company has hit another milestone of...

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Vodafone Ghana to bring uninterrupted connectivity to Western Region

August 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodafone Ghana has embarked on a USD 1 million network expansion project in the Western Region. The operator is aiming to bring uninterrupted connectivity to the doorstep of oil and gas companies along the Takoradi-Agona enclave. This is according to a report...

Undersea cable

Huawei to install Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System

August 6, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Huawei Marine Networks has revealed that it has commenced marine installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS). According to Huawei Marine Networks , this is Cameroon’s first wholly owned submarine cable with investment provided by...

MTN Etisalat court battle

Court rejects MTN Nigeria’s application for long adjournment

August 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report via punchng.com, the Federal High Court in Lagos has rejected an application by MTN Nigeria for a long adjournment in the suit filed against it by its competitor – Etisalat. The battle commenced after Etisalat claimed that the...

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South Africa: 70 000 JHB residents to be trained to use Wi-Fi

August 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor, Councillor Parks Tau and University of Johannesburg Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ihron Rensburg, will launch the Johannesburg Digital Ambassadors Programme on Friday 7 August 2015. As part of the roll out of 1 000 Wi-Fi hotspots...