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    Third Yahsat satellite to extend broadband to africa

    June 26, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Third Yahsat satellite to extend broadband to africa

    UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has unveiled plans to launch its third satellite extending its commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users, expanding on Yahsat’s current coverage area across the Middle East, Africa...

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    MTN expands coverage of global Virtual Private Network

    February 5, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN expands coverage of global Virtual Private Network

    MTN’s enterprise customers with global operations are now able to communicate with their branches and employees worldwide. This follows the signing of an agreement between MTN and leading international telecommunications provider PCCW Global, which will...

  • Zamir Telecom announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa (image: Zamir)

    Zamir Telecom to take on Africa

    October 2, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zamir Telecom to take on Africa

    Zamir Telecom today announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa in response to increasing demand from its customers.  Zamir has signed its first partner, Exchange Telecom Ltd, one of Nigeria’s six interconnect exchange carriers,...

  • Bharti Airtel boasts 60-million subscribers in Africa

    October 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel boasts 60-million subscribers in Africa

    Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today celebrated its 60 millionth customer in Africa. Airtel, which recently moved up one notch in global rankings to become the fourth largest...

  • One in every two spam messages are sent from Asia

    July 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on One in every two spam messages are sent from Asia

    IT security and data protection firm Sophos has published the latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ of spam-relaying countries, covering the second quarter of 2012. While North America continued to reduce the proportion of spam it relayed by email, Asia increased...

  • Korean companies invest in Africa

    November 3, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Korean mining, electronics, power generation and telecommunications companies are looking to invest more in African countries, as these markets expand at an accelerated pace. Many African nations have seen strong growth due to an increase in foreign direct...

  • Bharti launches first 3G network in Congo

    October 25, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti launches first 3G network in Congo

    Airtel and the Republic of Congo today, 25 October 2011, took a significant step towards building the largest 3G network across Africa by announcing the launch of a 3,75G platform in the country. Today’s launch follows the application and issuance of a 3G...

  • SAMENA conference attracts North African ICT companies

    October 24, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SAMENA conference attracts North African ICT companies

    Telecommunications professionals as well as market leaders across South Asia, Middle East and North Africa are scheduled to meet next month in Qatar, to discuss key global technology developments. Prominent telecommunications experts as well as market leaders...

  • Bharti Airtel appoints new MD for Chad

    September 27, 2011 • PeopleComments Off on Bharti Airtel appoints new MD for Chad

    Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Salia Gbane as the Managing Director for Chad. Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director – Chad, Salia...

  • VAS – African mobile market differs from Asia

    July 11, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Asia leads Africa in some aspects of mobile VAS (Value Added Services), such as RBTs (Ring Back Tones), integration with radio and TV and SMS services, but the continent still needs to catchup with Africa in the mobile money arena. This is according to Mayank...

  • Bharti finalizes Zain deal

    June 28, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti finalizes Zain deal

    Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications provider, has finalised the purchase of Kuwaiti telecom operator Zain’s African assets, worth about $9 billion. The deal makes Bharti Airtel the 5th largest telecom company in the world.  The final payment to Zain...

  • AOC increases tech distribution

    June 16, 2011 • HardwareComments Off on AOC increases tech distribution

    AOC, a flat-screen monitors and TV brand, has appointed IT distribution company, Platinum Micro as an official distributor for their  South African market. AOC currently operates with in over 100 countries around the world. “The Company will distribute a...

  • Another Indian firm targets African operator

    July 20, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Another Indian firm targets African operator

    Another Indian firm has expressed its interest in entering the lucrative African telecoms market. According to Cellular News, Essar Group is set to invest into Abu Dhabi Group’s telecoms business, which would give it access to the firm’s African...

  • Nokia announces new handset models for emerging markets

    May 19, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Global mobile phone manufacturing giant Nokia has announced three new reasonably priced handset models, that the company says could bring the goal of having Internet in emerging markets closer to reality...