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    Kenya: Nokia to modernise Safaricom network infrastructure

    January 21, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Nokia to modernise Safaricom network infrastructure

    In a public statement, Kenyan operator Safaricom has revealed that it has selected Nokia Networks as one of its partners to modernise and expand its 2G and 3G network infrastructure. In addition to this, Nokia will also assist Safaricom to launch the first...

  • Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom (image: Connection Telecom)

    Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    April 23, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry. If anything, it’s an attractive offering that will not...

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

    Airtel first to be awarded 3G, 4G licence in Chad

    April 16, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel first to be awarded 3G, 4G licence in Chad

    Mobile operator Airtel has become the first company to be awarded a 3G and 4G licence in the African nation of Chad. “Mobile devices, using either 3G or even 2.5G EDGE networks, are already the main platform for internet access in Africa, allowing people to...

  • Orange Kenya chief executive officer (CEO) Mickael Ghossein (image: file)

    Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

    April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

    French telco Orange, will invest a further $28.8-million in its 3G network across Kenya. The investment will see the company expanding the National Optic Fibre Backbone, and contributing to the Multi Service Access Node (MSAN). According to Orange Kenya chief...

  • HP CEO Meg Whitman (image: Shutterstock)

    Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

    January 24, 2014 • Company News, HardwareComments Off on Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

    Chip maker Qualcomm Incorporated and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and...

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, stands to benefit from high speed 4G network installation. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

    December 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

    Following a $1.6 billion deal between Huawei Technologies, Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom and ZTE, an eight month project to bolster local connectivity services throughout Ethiopia will be spearheaded by the rollout of 4G connectivity services in the...

  • MTN Nigeria CEO Michael Ikpoki . (Image source: File)

    MTN Nigeria invests in 3G network upgrade

    November 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria invests in 3G network upgrade

    Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), the company leading the world in the development and deployment of next generation microwave networks, has today announced new contracts with MTN Nigeria to upgrade and expand capacity of the operator’s 3G network. The...

  • Attila Vitai, Telkom Mobile Managing Director. (Image source: File)

    South Africa: Telkom Mobile’s SIM-SONKE goes national

    October 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Telkom Mobile’s SIM-SONKE goes national

    Telkom SA’s mobile division announced that SIM-SONKE subscribers will now be able to make calls from anywhere in the country. Previously customers were able to make calls only where Telkom Mobile has network coverage. “We introduced SIM-SONKE as a...

  • Based on the percentage of individuals using the internet, Morocco is listed as the most connected country in Africa. (Image source: magicmorroco.com)

    Africa’s 10 most connected countries

    October 10, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s 10 most connected countries

      Global financial institutions, including the World Bank, have publicised their expectation of an increase in economic growth rates in Africa, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of Africa’s growth is attributed, in  part, to the...

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    MTN secures 3G license for Guinea

    August 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN secures 3G license for Guinea

    South African mobile operator MTN announced that it has secured a license to provide 3G mobile data services to the African nation of Guinea by signing a Convention de Concession de Licences with telecoms regulator L’Autorite de Regulation des Postes et...

  • Intelsat, together with SoftBank Mobile, have concluded a successful field trial of managed rural 3G mobile service in Kenya. (Image source: Intelsat-hq-press)

    Kenya: Intelsat, SoftBank Mobile go rural with 3G

    August 30, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Intelsat, SoftBank Mobile go rural with 3G

      Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, and Japan-based SoftBank Mobile Corp. this week announced the successful trial of a cost-effective, rural 3G mobile phone service in Kenya. Intelsat supported the demonstration...

  • Ethio Telecom has reportedly signed a multi-million Dollar agreement with ZTE to rollout broadband services to the country. (image source: JMR_Photography)

    Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom lands $800 million ZTE deal

    August 20, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom lands $800 million ZTE deal

    Ethio Telecom, has secured an $800 million mobile network deal with Chinese telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider ZTE. The deal is half of a $1.6 billion project split with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and is expected to lead to...

  • Airtel launches first 3.75 G service in Burkina Faso

    May 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel launches first 3.75 G service in Burkina Faso

    Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, yesterday took a significant step towards building the largest 3G network across Africa by announcing the launch of its 3G mobile platform in Burkina...

  • Mobile Internet Survey reveals heavy usage, high expectations

    April 24, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Mobile Internet Survey reveals heavy usage, high expectations

    Analysys Mason recently conducted primary research with mobile Internet users in six countries in the Middle East and Africa (MEA): Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the UAE. They were asked about their Internet access, decision criteria...

  • Tanzanian residents call for training on 3G

    April 17, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tanzanian residents call for training on 3G

    Residents of Dar es Salaam have called on authorities to provide more training on 3G technology rollout across the country writes Tanzania Daily News. Locals have identified training in telecommunications technology as a critical need and issued the request...

  • MTN Nigeria plans $1.5 billion investment this year

    March 8, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Nigeria plans $1.5 billion investment this year

    The Daily Trust reports that MTN Nigeria has disclosed plans to invest approximately $1.5 billion in 2013. MTN’s Corporate Services Executive, Adewale Goodluck, is quoted as saying that the company’s Nigerian operation “would get the highest part of the...