Posts Tagged ‘Angola’

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    Alcatel-Lucent concludes SAT-3/WASC upgrade

    September 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

    The consortium operating the SAT-3/WASC/SAFE system and Alcatel-Lucent have finalised and completed the fourth upgrade to the latest undersea cable system. According to the group, the latest upgrade has now doubled the system capacity. Operating at 40 Gbps...

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    Smart app to help fight Malaria

    March 20, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Capitalizing on the penetration and massive growth of Android-based smartphone and tablet devices throughout Africa, Mobilium Global has announced the launch of its Smart Health application in seven African countries (Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Angola,...

  • Magnus Mchunguzi, Ericsson Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa (image: file photo)

    Ericsson takes Angola one step closer to LTE Advanced

    January 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    For the first time in Africa, Ericsson, together with Angolan telecommunications provider Unitel, have successfully demonstrated LTE Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology. The demonstration was done on both 1800MHz and 900MHz spectrum bands on a...

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    African students get Office360 for free

    December 12, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off

    During Microsoft vice president of education, Anthony Salcito’s, visit to Tunisia, Microsoft announced the official launch of its Student Advantage programme on the continent. In an intimate meeting with students from various regions across the country,...

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    Altech’s Huawei partnership to benefit African infrastructure

    September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Altech and Huawei recently entered into a partnership to drive future growth initiatives in the enterprise market. The new entity will be branded as Altech Collab and will reside within Altech’s New Business Development division. The agreement covers a...

  • Spawn Wen, MD, Huawei Zambia representative office. (Image source: Huawei)

    Huawei appoints new MD for Zambian operations

    August 13, 2013 • PeopleComments Off

    Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has appointed Mr. Spawn Wen as the Managing Director for Huawei Zambia representative offices also responsible for business operations in Zimbabwe and Malawi. Prior...

  • Angola wants to become next African tech hub

    June 26, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    The South-West African nation of Angola has expressed a desire to become a technological and internet hub in Africa. The commercial and marketing director of Angola Cable, Artur Mendes stressed the importance of developing the country. “Making Angola a Hub...

  • Angola focused on ICT to renew, rebuild

    April 15, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off

    Despite its troubled history, marked by a 27-year civil war, Angola (officially The Republic of Angola) is now more politically and economically stable and actively pursuing avenues to develop its society and develop the economy.   In addition to its...

  • Huawei to launch low-cost Windows Phone 8 for Africa

    February 5, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off

    Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei announced that it will be launching a low-cost Windows Phone 8 handset into the African market. The announcement was made as part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative, which kicks off today. “Smartphones in Africa still...

  • Ericsson expands its African leadership in LTE

    January 11, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Ericsson has announced that it has been selected by Unitel, a provider of telecommunications services in Angola, as a key supplier of its next-generation 4G/LTE network. The agreement covers the deployment of new LTE sites, Ericsson’s Home Subscriber...

  • Angola aiming for telecommunications satellite in 2014

    November 20, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Angola’s government has announced it is currently looking to launch the first Angolan telecommunications satellite, or Angosat, by as early as 2014. The announcement was made surprisingly by Russia’s ambassador to Angola, Serguey Nenachev, who added that...

  • Angola’s Unitel extends roaming services

    November 7, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Angola’s telecom operator Unitel has included new countries onto its roaming service as part of a series of fresh offerings to customers.   The mobile operator said that it has expanded voice roaming services to Jordan as part of a partnership with...

  • Angola’s NetOne launches YahClick

    October 12, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Angolan Internet Service Provider Net One has launched YahClick in an effort to boost Internet services and penetratio. It comes as the Angola government hopes to establish its Internet services as a top priority in order to create mobility online and...

  • IT trends in Africa

    October 20, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    “African countries want to deal with a local partner that can support them locally. They also enjoy the stature of an established international company that is offering world-class products and functionality, locally,” says Gerhard Hartman, the Head of...

  • IBM targets Angola, opens new office

    September 19, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    IBM has announced the opening of a new branch office in Luanda, Angola as part of the company’s continued geographic expansion to increase its presence in key growth markets in support of its global strategy. The new office was inaugurated this week at...

  • Angola cracks down on social media activists

    May 24, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Social media experts and activists in Angola are worried over the government’s approval of a new computer crime law. The law comes after Africa has seen a rise in cyber crime targeting the financial sector, but a number of activists in Angola and elsewhere...