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Nokia, Sonera team up to showcase ultra high speed 5G

September 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Nokia and Sonera, have underlined the leading role they are playing in bringing next-generation communications to market. Trials were undertaken at Sonera headquarters in Helsinki of both 5G mobile networking and new copper cable technologies capable of delivering data speeds of up to 10 Gbps. The trial in August was built around a 5G-ready network [&hellip...

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Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

September 13, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America jointly announce a new...

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4G LTE in Nigeria: What to Expect

September 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 4G LTE in Nigeria: What to Expect

Following the acquisition of Visafone with its 800MHz frequency spectrum earlier this year and the 10-year 2.6GHz frequency spectrum in July this year, MTN Nigeria has started rolling out the 4G-LTE state-of-the-art services thus setting the pace and breaking...

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Nokia enables Orange Egypt to launch personalized services faster

September 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia enables Orange Egypt to launch personalized services faster

Orange Egypt has commissioned Nokia to deploy its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) platform to be able to launch new, customized services faster to its subscribers. The platform, based on Nokia One-NDS (One-Network Directory Server) platform, will consolidate...

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Nokia moves for complete buy-out of Alcatel-Lucent

September 7, 2016 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia moves for complete buy-out of Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia today announced that it has filed a draft offer document relating to a public buy-out offer in cash for the remaining Alcatel-Lucent shares it does not already own.  Rajeev Suri, President and CEO of Nokia, commented: “Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent...

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Etisalat, partners to launch special midwife service

September 5, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat, partners to launch special midwife service

  Telecommunications company Etisalat Nigeria, in partnership with GSM Association (GSMA); value added services company, Vas2Nets, and Audrey Pack today unveiled a mobile-based health service called Special Midwife Service. Special Midwife Service is a...

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Gilat Satcom Expands Fiber Operations in Ghana

September 2, 2016 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Gilat Satcom Expands Fiber Operations in Ghana

Gilat Satcom, a leading provider of satellite and fiber-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, announced today that it is expanding its operations in Ghana to meet the growing demand for fast, reliable and secure broadband services...

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Africa is becoming a distracted continent

September 2, 2016 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Africa is becoming a distracted continent

More than 33% of Africans check their phones every 5 minutes and more than half of smartphone users regularly use their devices on public transport, at work and while shopping. This is opening the door for savvy businesses to provide a “platform for life”...

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Nikki Popoola joins WIOCC as Sales Director

August 30, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Nikki Popoola joins WIOCC as Sales Director

Highly-experienced senior telecoms professional Nikki Popoola has joined WIOCC as Director – Sales, where she will be helping international carriers procure simple solutions to their complex connectivity challenges into and within Africa. Commenting on the...

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Ghana: CEO of Millicom Africa sees growth opportunities in data

August 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: CEO of Millicom Africa sees growth opportunities in data

Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services. “We were the first to...

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Nigeria: Inactive telephone lines on the rise in 2016

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Inactive telephone lines on the rise in 2016

According to a report, via TelecomPaper, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that inactive lines in the country’s telecommunications industry have increased from 65.19 million in May 2016 to 67.33 million in June 2016. According to...

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South Africa: MTN launches new R9.9 billion BEE transaction

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: MTN launches new R9.9 billion BEE transaction

The MTN Group has revealed, within a media statement, that it intends to implement a new R9.9 billion Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Transaction called MTN Zakhele Futhi, when its existing special purpose empowerment vehicle, MTN Zakhele,...

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South Africa: Telkom strike and sabotage update

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Telkom strike and sabotage update

According to South Africa telecommunications giant Telkom, by 19 August 2016 approximately 13 200 Telkom customers had been hit by outages caused by sabotage. This happened as the Communication Workers Union strike against Telkom moved into its fourth week....

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Seacom to connect UbuntuNet in East Africa

August 18, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Seacom to connect UbuntuNet in East Africa

UbuntuNet Alliance has awarded a 15-year contract to SEACOM to provide point to point connectivity services to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of Eastern and Southern Africa through the European Union co-funded AfricaConnect2 project. This...

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Telkom offers R500 000 reward for information as business sabotage spikes

August 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

A number of Telkom facilities around South Africa have, according to the telecom giant, been targeted in a series of acts of sabotage. Telkom revealed that facilities in Midrand, Pretoria West, Silverton, Durban, Pinetown, Pietermaritzburg, Makhado and...

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Carrier neutral data centres – The key to unlocking SA’s connectivity potential?

August 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Carrier neutral data centres – The key to unlocking SA’s connectivity potential?

Recently, the telecommunications industry has seen a sweeping growth in data traffic on a global scale, attributable to the smartphone boom that has taken place over the last few years. This massive growth has resulted in an increasing demand for sufficient...