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The Zimbabwe Public Sector ICT Forum was a joint initiative of the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services and Huawei Technologies (image: supplied)

Huawei, Zimbabwe discuss the future of ICT

April 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telecommunications provider Huawei on Friday hosted its inaugural ICT Forum in Zimbabwe, aimed at revolutionizing the way the country responds to technological advancements and uses information technology systems to enhance its growth and development. Dubbed “Broader Way 2014”, the Zimbabwe Public Sector ICT Forum was a joint initiative of the Ministry...

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The Egyptian government this week has lodged a proposal to grant fixed-line provider Telecom Egypt a license to become the fourth mobile operator (image: ITU)

Egypt to get fourth mobile license

April 4, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

The Egyptian government this week has lodged a proposal to grant fixed-line provider Telecom Egypt a license to become the fourth mobile operator in the country. It is said that the fourth license will be made available to them for $357-million, while other...

MTN will oppose Turkcell's latest action.(Image source: File)

MTN reveals new roaming service

April 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN  introduced its Roam like Home service today that enables all its customers whether on prepaid or contract to keep in touch with family and friends at affordable rates while travelling in any of the 21 countries that it operates in. “One of the...

Orange Horizons confirms that it has launched the initial research and test stage of its planned WiFi (image: Charlie Fripp)

Orange Horizons testing WiFi services in South Africa

April 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange Horizons confirms that it has launched the initial research and test stage of its planned WiFi service offering in South Africa. Orange has partnered with Cape Town-based African Eagle Tourism, to provide free WiFi services within their fleet of...

The Director General in charge of ICT in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Didier Nkurikiyimfura touring various stands (image: supplied)

Rwanda to access affordable devices for internet

April 3, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

The Director General in charge of ICT in the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Didier Nkurikiyimfura has declared that Rwandan citizens will be able to access affordable devices for internet connectivity, to be paid for in installments. He revealed this during the...

The Alliance for Affordable Internet has today signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mozambican government.
(image: Hansueli Krapf/Wikimedia)

Mozambique joins Alliance for Affordable Internet

April 3, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI – www.a4ai.org), a global coalition working to make broadband affordable for all, has yesterday signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Mozambican government. Mozambique becomes the first...

CEO for Africa at Bharti Airtel. (Image credit: IT News Africa)

Bharti Airtel now second largest telecoms operator in Nigeria

April 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, has further consolidated its market position in Nigeria, demonstrating return on investment for the company in Africa’s largest operation....

Prenesh Padayachee, Chief Technology Officer at Internet Solutions (image: IS)

IS enters the Terabit era

April 3, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African telecommunications provider has today announced the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform across the company’s South African long distance fibre network. This is the first deployment of its kind for South Africa...

Strive Masiyiwa has been included in Fortune Magazine’s annual 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders' list. (image: WEF)

Masiyiwa among ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’

April 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile operator Econet Wireless’ founder and Group Chairman Strive Masiyiwa has been included in Fortune Magazine’s annual ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list. Masiyiwa was named 35th on the list, beating Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra,...

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

MTN to invest $9-million in Kenya fibre

April 2, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Multinational mobile operator MTN Business has announced an investment of approximately $9-million towards the expansion of its metro fibre in Kenya, with a strong focus on urban areas such as Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru. MTN Business Kenya MD Tom Omariba also...