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RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl

November 18, 2007 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl

RIM is once again changing the mobile communications landscape. This feature-rich smartphone incorporates best-in-class technology that is remarkably small and incredibly easy-to-use...

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Tanzania: Mobile phones benefit fishing community

November 18, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tanzania: Mobile phones benefit fishing community

Tanzanian fishermen have benefited a great deal from the use of mobile phones in doing business with local communities. A study conducted by two students from Upsalla University, Sweden, in collaboration with the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT),...

Kenya: French Firm Wins Telkom Deal

November 18, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: French Firm Wins Telkom Deal

A consortium led by France Telecom offered Sh26.1 billion ($390 million) to beat two competitors to a 51 per cent stake in Telkom Kenya. The price is Sh6 billion ($90 million) above what the Government transaction advisor – the International Finance...

Telecom Egypt announces the signature of two contracts with SEACOM and VSNL

November 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telecom Egypt announces the signature of two contracts with SEACOM and VSNL

Telecom Egypt (TE) announced today it has signed two agreements with SEACOM Ltd and VSNL approximately worth $90m in relation to its TE North Submarine Cable Project, which was announced earlier this year...

The BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone Arrives in South Africa

November 15, 2007 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

The BlackBerry 8800 is an elegant and performance driven smartphone that is packed with powerful capabilities, yet incredibly compact and slim...

Informa Telecoms & Media boost growth in Africa’s communications markets

November 14, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Informa Telecoms & Media boost growth in Africa’s communications markets

As Africa’s telecommunications professionals are heading to Cape Town for their annual industry gathering AfricaCom on 21st and 22nd November, the continent’s market is still showing exceptional growth rates...

Googling the perfect wave

November 14, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Googling the perfect wave

Article by Pieter Streicher, managing director at BulkSMS.com The Internet and cell phones have changed the sport of surfing forever. These new technologies give surfers access to weather and swell information to get predictions for good surfing conditions....

High-speed web boost for Africa

November 12, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on High-speed web boost for Africa

Kenya, Burundi and Madagascar have secured $164.5m (£83.3m) from the World Bank to help roll-out high-speed internet networks. The World Bank said the money was being made available to boost business competitiveness in the region...

MTN Nigeria launches ‘Go’ campaign

November 12, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Nigeria launches ‘Go’ campaign

MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has launched another new campaign pay-off known as the ‘Go’ in a ceremony attended by the crème de la crème of the society including Mrs. Onari Duke, the wife of the immediate past governor of Cross River, Mr....

Ghana: Globacom to Grab Telecom License Soon

November 8, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

As the National Communications Authority (NCA) is still studying their documents, officials of Nigerian Telecommunications giant, GLOBACOM, are confident they would soon be granted a license to operate in Ghana...

Africa’s Capital Cities to Be Connected With Broadband

November 5, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Africa’s Capital Cities to Be Connected With Broadband

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have agreed to collaborate on interconnecting all African capitals and major cities with ICT broadband infrastructure and strengthen connectivity to the rest of the world...

NEPAD and 5-P Holdings Sign MOU to Construct UHURUNET

November 5, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on NEPAD and 5-P Holdings Sign MOU to Construct UHURUNET

The NEPAD e-Africa Commission and 5-P Holdings, LLC signed, 24 October 2007, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Pretoria, South Africa, to construct the submarine segment of the NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network, ...

West Africa Continue To Record High Internet And Telecoms Growth , Report Says.

October 30, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on West Africa Continue To Record High Internet And Telecoms Growth , Report Says.

The sixteen countries covered by the report are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo...

Nigeria: Yar’Adua directs NCC to grant NIGCOMSAT licence

October 30, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: Yar’Adua directs NCC to grant NIGCOMSAT licence

President Umaru Yar’Adua has directed the National Communications Commission (NCC) to grant Frequency and Operating Licence to Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited...

Video: Jan Chipchase on our mobile phones

October 21, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Video: Jan Chipchase on our mobile phones

Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase’s investigation into the ways we interact with technology has led him from the villages of Uganda to the insides of our pockets...

Nigeria: Dangote Group, Intercellular in Acquisition Talks

October 21, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: Dangote Group, Intercellular in Acquisition Talks

According to information that was made available to HANA’s correspondent in Lagos, Dangote and Intercellular have been talking for sometime now and that talks are ongoing...