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Nigeria gets tough on cyber crimes

September 22, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

The Nigerian government is set to introduce tough jail terms for persons found guilty of committing financial crimes through the use of mobile phones, internet and Automatic Teller Machines (ATM), This Day reports...

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Report says SMS is not ideal for emergency communications

September 22, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Report says SMS is not ideal for emergency communications

US trade group, 3G Americas has published a research report focusing on restrictions on the use of SMS as an emergency alert service. The use of text messaging or SMS has become ubiquitous and commonplace for recreational and business purposes...

Orange Kenya Launched

September 18, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (5)

Telkom Kenya’s Orange brand launch will make the firm the third mobile operator in Kenya, placing it in a head-to-head battle with rivals Safaricom and a rejuvenated Zain in the race for subscribers...

South Africa: Telkom Suspends Talks with Mvelaphanda Consortium

September 18, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa: Telkom Suspends Talks with Mvelaphanda Consortium

Telkom has released a statement saying that it has suspended talks with the consortium lead by Mvelaphanda Holdings regarding a possible sale of the landline division to the group. Other talks with Vodafone regarding its holding in mobile operator, Vodacom...

Huawei’s Mobile Infrastructure Market Share Rises

September 18, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei’s Mobile Infrastructure Market Share Rises

Ericsson leads the world’s mobile infrastructure market, but it faces stiff competition from Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent as well as from some Asian vendors, especially a buoyant Huawei...

SA ripe for unified telecom solutions

September 18, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SA ripe for unified telecom solutions

Hubert Wentzel, Divisional Director, EOH Consulting, says companies today need better tools to help their people meet the demands of the always on, always connected nature of business. Improved communications is part and parcel of this rapid globalisation...

Gartner: Telecom Market Revenue to Grow 7.6 Per Cent in 2008

September 18, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Gartner: Telecom Market Revenue to Grow 7.6 Per Cent in 2008

The worldwide telecommunications market is on pace to reach $2 trillion in 2008, a 7.6 per cent increase from 2007 revenue of $1.8 trillion, according to Gartner, Inc. The industry does face challenges as growth in the fixed voice sector and in the most...

Unified email management direct from your mobile phone

September 18, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Unified email management direct from your mobile phone

Preserv8TM, the only email archiving Software plus Services Microsoft certified solution, is now available to a broader market with the introduction of preserv8TM Mobile...

Sony Ericsson 2008 Content Awards Announced

September 18, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sony Ericsson 2008 Content Awards Announced

Sony Ericsson today announced the call for submissions for its second annual Sony Ericsson Content Awards...

France Telecom targets Africa

September 16, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on France Telecom targets Africa

France Telecom announced today that it’s now focusing on Africa aiming small deals with high-growth, targeting acquisitions in English speaking countries on the continent...

Nokia launches Developer Accelerator program

September 15, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia launches Developer Accelerator program

Nokia launched its new Forum Nokia PRO Accelerator developer support program, providing an expanded set of technical, marketing, business development and channel distribution services...

iPhone and iPod users download 100 million applications

September 12, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on iPhone and iPod users download 100 million applications

iPhone and iPod Touch users have downloaded more than 100 million applications from the App Store since it was launched two months ago...

Microsoft, RIM to launch live search for BlackBerry

September 12, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Microsoft, RIM to launch live search for BlackBerry

Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced they are working together to integrate rich Live Search capabilities into the BlackBerry Browser and BlackBerry Maps...

Egypt’s telecoms authority defer fixed licence auction

September 12, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt’s telecoms authority defer fixed licence auction

The changing international markets have forced Egypt’s Telecom Regulatory Authority Board to defer the auction of the second fixed licence for year. The offer submissions were set to close later this month...

South Africa: Mobile-based comedy platform launched

September 12, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Following a media launch on Tuesday 12 August 2008, South Africa’ s new mobile phone comedy hub, offering high-quality video and audio content from a variety of local comedians, officially launches to the general public today...

Uganda Telecom Launches Prepaid Roaming Top Up

September 12, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda Telecom Launches Prepaid Roaming Top Up

In a bid to beef up its borderless roaming offer in East Africa, Uganda Telecom is now offering Prepaid Roaming Top Up, a service that allows prepaid subscribers to top up their phones in the neighboring countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. Since...