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Etisalat signs deal with Alcatel-Lucent

January 13, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat signs deal with Alcatel-Lucent

The Emirates’ telecommunication service provider, Etisalat signed a multi-million Euro deal with Alcatel-Lucent to enhance the deployment of its nationwide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network nationwide...

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Bell Labs launches global green communication initiative

January 13, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Bell Labs launches global green communication initiative

Green Touch™, a global consortium organized by Bell Labs to address eco in ICT industry, aims to create 1000-fold improvement in energy efficiency by transforming Internet and communications networks worldwide...

Nigeria denies high call costs

January 13, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria denies high call costs

The Nigerian Communications Commission has refuted claims that the call costs in the country are high. In an address to the Economists Conference that ended this week, NCC executive secretary Ernest Ndukwe, said this was only a perception...

Zimbabwe’s government approves national ICT plan

January 12, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (3)

The Cabinet announced today the approval of the new ICT strategy plan for Zimbabwe, expected to be launched at the end of next month, according to Zim government’s publication The Herald...

Zain extends mobile commerce service across Africa

January 12, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

Mobile telecommunication company in Africa and Middle East, Zain has announced the expansion of Zap, its mobile commerce service, in Sierra Leone, Niger and Malawi, according to Nigerian publication Vanguard...

QCell launches Muslim phone in Gambia

January 12, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

The first of its kind in Africa, dedicated to the late Imam Mass Jah, Qcell Muslim phone will set a new challenge in the GSM market in Gambia. It comes with a colour screen, FM radio, long life battery and alerts Muslims on their five daily prayers, according...

Motorola acquires SecureMedia

January 11, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Motorola acquires SecureMedia

Motorola announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of SecureMedia LLC, a developer of software-based digital rights management (DRM) and security systems for IP video distribution and management...

Online advertising on the rise in Zimbabwe

January 11, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Online advertising on the rise in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean newspapers are starting to fill the pinch as online advertising is taking over, cheaper and more efficient – a move that indicates that Zimbabweans are becoming more computer and cyber active...

Nokia launches million dollar venture challenge

January 11, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (3)

Nokia announced a million dollar venture challenge to encourage innovators to create a mobile product or service aimed at benefiting populations in developing countries. Named Growth Economy Venture Challenge, Nokia’s latest challenge is part of...

Nigeria’s Zinox acquires World e-Books Library Affiliation

January 11, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Former Nigerian President, Mr. Olusegun Obasenjo, once joked that if one wants to hide something from Nigerians, one should put it in a book. “If you put it in a book, no Nigerian will ever see it”, he said...

Vodacom faces litigation in Congo

January 8, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

Vodacom International is accused of usury, breach of trust, fraud and forgery in its dealings with Vodacom Congo, the later seeking a repayment of US$180 million on the overpayments made to the international operator. Congolese Wireless Network (CWN), the 49%...

Egypt to enhance broadband in northern Africa

January 8, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt to enhance broadband in northern Africa

Telecom Egypt, which early this week announced that it had assumed total control of its subsidiary TE Data, said the move would enhance the growth of the broadband industry in the North African country...

Overview: Will the future look bright for telecoms in Nigeria?

January 7, 2010 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (1)

That no modern economy can be sustained without growth in Information Communications Technology (ICT) is widely acknowledged. The ICT penetration in Nigeria in 1999 when the transition to democratic rule occurred was very low,...

MTN Rwanda extends Wi-Fi network to Kigali

January 7, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Rwanda extends Wi-Fi network to Kigali

MTN Rwanda has deployed Aradia’s Policy Control solution to provide Wi-Fi services to the city of Kigali, announced today Aradial, a global provider of AAA, billing, user management and policy control solutions for IP service providers, including Wi-Fi,...

Intel unveils next generation chipsets and processors

January 7, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Intel unveils next generation chipsets and processors

Intel launched today its all new 2010 Intel Core family of processors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, taking personal computing to higher levels with its smart technology chipsets and processors...

Digital broadcasting forum sees opportunities in 2010 World Cup

January 7, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Digital broadcasting forum sees opportunities in 2010 World Cup

Organizers of this year’s Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum have urged stakeholders to take advantage of the FIFA 2010 World Cup that is scheduled for South Africa in June...