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Tomi Ahonen, recently chosen by Forbes Magazine as The most influential Mobile Expert on the planet. (image credit:itgdigital.com)

World’s most influential mobile expert in Nigeria next month

April 23, 2014 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will be taking to the stage and sharing his esteemed vision of the future of mobile at the Mobile West Africa 2014 conference, taking place in Lagos on 13-16 May at the Four Points by Sheraton on Victoria Island. Mr. ...

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There’s a new wave of growth on the horizon for African Internet companies  (image: Wikimedia)

African content will fast forward connectivity growth

April 23, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

There’s a new wave of growth on the horizon for African Internet companies and it’s being driven by an innovative worldwide phenomenon called remote peering.  NAPAfrica – Africa’s fastest growing neutral internet exchange point (IXP) – is the...

PCCW Global has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Shanghai Zendai (image: Wikimedia)

PCCW Global partners with Zendai for SA smart city

April 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

PCCW Global, the Hong Kong-headquartered international operating division of HKT, has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Shanghai Zendai, an urban complex developer specializing in commercial real estate from mainland China, to provide...

Sifiso Dabengwa, MTN Group President and CEO (image: file)

Ivory Coast: MTN signs payment deal with Jumia

April 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa Internet Holding (AIH), the largest internet incubator on the continent, today announced the start of its partnership with mobile service provider MTN. To kick off proceedings, MTN and shopping retail destination Jumia are teaming up to offer a...

Vice President Dr Guy Scott at Matanda in Luapula Province (image: Huawei)

Huawei connects rural Zambia

April 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Chinese communications equipment giant Huawei Technologies has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network. The development will bring the latest mobile voice and data...

Tanzania needs to focus ICT on underserved (image: http://alliyaandmalyia.blogspot.com/

Tanzania needs to focus ICT on underserved

April 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

As Chinese technology giant Huawei starts rolling out mobile services to rural areas in Zambia, Tanzania’s Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Prof Makame Mbarawa, has asked Tanzania’s mobile operators to roll out mobile communication...

MTN has developed a competitor strategy that is underpinned by new and exciting consumer propositions (Image source: File)

MTN enters new phase with competitor strategy

April 17, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Following months of strategic consideration and customer research, MTN has developed a competitor strategy that is underpinned by new and exciting consumer propositions that will transform the consumer landscape. Brian Gouldie, Chief Marketing Officer for MTN...

Issam Darwish, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IHS (image credit: commsmea.com)

IHS secures $130 million for African expansion

April 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

IHS Holding, a leading telecommunications infrastructure company, has secured a further $130 million in funding from investors. The capital raised is in addition to the $490 million of debt and equity announced on 03 March 2014. IHS will use the funds to...

Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein (image: file)

Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

French telco Orange, will invest a further $28.8-million in its 3G network across Kenya. The investment will see the company expanding the National Optic Fibre Backbone, and contributing to the Multi Service Access Node (MSAN). According to Orange Kenya chief...

Safaricom has revealed that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya were smartphones (image: Samsung)

67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones

April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

New data from mobile operator Safaricom reveals that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones. In addition, the report shows that in excess of 100 000 new smartphones are shipped to customers each month. “Safaricom will continue championing...