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Who are the Top 10 Cellular Operators in the Mid-east and Africa?

October 21, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Who are the Top 10 Cellular Operators in the Mid-east and Africa?

The mobile market in the Middle East and Africa seemed to slow down in the second quarter of 2007. Indeed, we have to go back four years, to the second quarter of 2003, to find its equal...

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Vodacom Picks SpinVox Technology to Launch Voicemail-to-Text Service in Africa

October 16, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Technology from UK-based SpinVox has enabled South African cellular carrier Vodacom to launch what it claims is Africa’s first voicemail-to-text service...

Sudatel seeks to grow in Africa

October 16, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sudatel seeks to grow in Africa

Sudan Telecommunications Co, or Sudatel, plans to buy more African mobile licences and expand its business in troubled southern Sudan, a senior company executive said...

Celtel Nigeria, Nokia Siemens Networks boost mobile sector with $130m turnkey backbone

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Celtel Nigeria, Nokia Siemens Networks boost mobile sector with $130m turnkey backbone

NIGERIA’s mobile market, confirmed as the continent’s most robust and fastest growing, appears set to even break the banks as it is recording unprecedented investment inflow as the country enters its most active quarter with a flattering $2.130 billion...

Libyan Firm to Pay $100 Million for Rwandatel

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Libyan Firm to Pay $100 Million for Rwandatel

Lap Green Networks, a Libyan company is to pay $100 million (about Frw54.5 billion) for the shares in Rwandatel. This is more than the $25 million the defunct Terracom, an American firm was to pay government for the same company. The company also promises to...

Uganda: Alcatel Wins $82m Kenya Deal

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda: Alcatel Wins $82m Kenya Deal

A French company, Alcatel-Lucent, has won a $82m tender to lay the East Africa Marine System (TEAM) cable to link the Kenyan coast with the United Arab Emirates...

Kenya:Investors query Internet cable’s tight schedule

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya:Investors query Internet cable’s tight schedule

Private investors who want to buy a stake in Kenya’s premier high-speed Internet link have six weeks to do so, project consultants have said...

Uganda: Room for Growth Still Exists in Mobile Phone Sector, Says Survey Report

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda: Room for Growth Still Exists in Mobile Phone Sector, Says Survey Report

Uganda has 14 million potential mobile phone users, but the current providers have a combined four million subscribers. This accounts for less than a fifth of the would-be market, a HITS Telecom survey shows. HITS Telecom officials described as false the...

Google now on mobile!

October 11, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google now on mobile!

Bangalore, Oct. 10 Google is now on your mobile. Shortcodes and search have mingled to allow the 200 million mobile subscribers in India access to Google’s search engine database of Web sites on the Internet...

Expanding Africa’s Broadband Capacity is Topic of Summit

October 11, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Expanding Africa’s Broadband Capacity is Topic of Summit

The International Telecommunication Union today announced that the Connect Africa Summit, October 29-30 in Kigali, Rwanda will have as its goal to help bring connectivity to Africa and promote “Connect Africa,” a new partnership that seeks to...

Nokia catapults mobile business voice into the Internet era

September 19, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia catapults mobile business voice into the Internet era

Company introduces the Nokia E51 device and reveals Mobile Unified Communications strategy to further improve employee productivity and cost-savings through business mobility...

Kenya to license 3 firms to wire Digital Villages

September 18, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya to license 3 firms to wire Digital Villages

The Kenya government will pre-qualify at least three operators to participate in the provision of connectivity to digital villages under the Digital Village Project, to Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) enterprises, to the e-government project and to...

Mobile Content & the Future Business Breakfast Briefing

September 6, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mobile Content & the Future Business Breakfast Briefing

Screen Africa is hosting a business breakfast briefing which will explore the opportunities for the industry of mobile content. Mobile content is billed as the most powerful entertainment and marketing tool of the future. Screen Africa believes it is...

Hopes to get Africa online

August 22, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Hopes to get Africa online

A conference beginning in Nairobi, Kenya today will explore plans to get 80 per cent of the continent’s population hooked up to the internet and telephone services. The internet is seen as a vital tool in the fight against poverty on the continent,...