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Nashua Mobile announced on Monday that the company will be shutting their doors in South Africa (image: file)

South Africa: Nashua Mobile closes its doors

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Nashua Mobile announced on Monday that the company will be shutting its doors in South Africa as a third-party mobile operator, and that their existing subscriber base will be sold off to mobile operators MTN and Vodacom. “Nashua Mobile has not renewed its agreements on the terms on which it was appointed as a service ...

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CCK Director General Francis Wangusi (image: YouTube)

Kenya: Infrastructure sharing to become mandatory

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

According to The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), it will become mandatory for mobile operators in Kenya to share network infrastructure, and no mobile operator in the country will be spared in utilizing excess spectrum. “They have enough...

Cisco Vice President for Africa David Meads (image: supplied)

Cisco VP: “Governments don’t appreciate what ICT can do”

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Networking equipment provider Cisco has been in operation across Africa for a number of years, and since Vice President for Africa David Meads took over almost two years ago, the company has focussed on expanding its footprint. “Cisco has a presence in 11...

Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO (image: Dimension Data)

Dimension Data opens office in Ghana

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, has expanded its presence in West Africa and opened an office in Ghana. The Group has been operating in the West African market for a decade with an operation in Nigeria. In...

Yannick Decaux, newly appointed country manager for South Africa at Orange Business Services. (Image source: Orange Business Services)

Orange Business Services dreaming big in Africa

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Connected devices, offices and infrastructure is becoming more pervasive across the African continent, and France-based Orange Business Services is one of the companies leading the charge. Orange’s Country Manager for South Africa Yannick Decaux, in an...

Telkom has warned that fraudsters are using the company’s name in order to solicited payment (Image source: File)

Scammers target Telkom customers

April 11, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

South African telecommunications company Telkom has warned that fraudsters are using the company’s name in order to solicit payment for an “erroneously deposited” amount of money. “They deposit a stolen or counterfeit cheque into a customer’s...

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, founder of the African Innovation Foundation and the IPA

Innovation Prize for Africa finalists announced

April 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has announced the finalists in the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste...

BlackBerry’s Executive Chair and CEO, John Chen

BlackBerry willing to give up making smartphones

April 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Troubled handset manufacturer BlackBerry has conceded that it is open to ditching its device business. BlackBerry CEO John Chen explained that while he had no particular plans to discontinue making smartphones, it could be an option. “I don’t have a plan...

Telkom today announced that it will offer its SoftCap customers uncapped data (Image source: File)

Telkom South Africa to cut staff

April 9, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

South African telecommunications provider Telkom, will be making massive changes to its structure, as it aims to shed $100-million in costs per year for the next five years. CEO Sipho Maseko has revealed that as part of this exercise, the company will shed...

Brian Herlihy, Seacom Executive Director. (Image source: Seacom)

SEACOM partners with cloud provider Akamai

April 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Undersea fibre cable provider  SEACOM announced that in an effort to improve the African Internet experience, they have signed a new partnership with Akamai Technologies. SEACOM has deployed Akamai content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP...