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Posts Tagged ‘CDMA’

  • Ericsson’s Joakim Sorelius (image: Charlie Fripp)

    GSM and CDMA will still be here in 2020

    February 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GSM and CDMA will still be here in 2020

    Even with the high rate of adoption of LTE, Ericsson is of the view that older systems are definitely here to stay. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Ericsson’s Joakim Sorelius spoke to IT News Africa about the future of LTE. “LTE is...

  • Globalstar has launched a prepaid satellite service. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Globalstar launches prepaid satellite service

    January 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North AfricaComments Off on Globalstar launches prepaid satellite service

    Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. today announced the launch of its new Pre-paid service in EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). For the first time, consumers and commercial users can now benefit from the world’s most modern satellite...

  • Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah (image: NCC)

    Capcom could lose Nigerian telecoms licence

    January 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Capcom could lose Nigerian telecoms licence

    Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) has threatened to withdraw Capcom’s certificate of approval in principle- which allows them to operate as a telecommunications company in the country. The move from the regulator comes on the back of inordinate...

  • Huawei sponsors 5th Annual Connected Kenya Summit 2013

    May 28, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei sponsors 5th Annual Connected Kenya Summit 2013

    Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today partnered with the Ministry of Information and Communication’s Kenya ICT Board as a sponsor in this year’s Connected Kenya Summit. Huawei CEO Mr. Wind Li...

  • Nigeria added 3 million GSM lines in December

    February 14, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria added 3 million GSM lines in December

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that by end December 2012 the country experienced a rise in overall mobile phone subscribers by nearly three million users.   According the telecom regulator’s report, Nigeria now has...

  • Nigeria sees 2.25 million new GSM subscribers

    November 9, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria sees 2.25 million new GSM subscribers

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that the number of active phone subscribers in Nigeria rose to 107.4 million in September, up from 105.2 million the month before. It comes as new promotions and efforts to boost customer satisfaction...

  • Visafone and RIM launch BlackBerry services in Nigeria

    October 25, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Visafone, rated the number one mobile operator for quality of service in 2011 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and Research In Motion, has announced the launch of BlackBerry services on Visafone’s CDMA mobile network in Nigeria. Visafone is...

  • Nigeria’s Multilinks, Starcomms and MTS could merge

    August 14, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria’s Multilinks, Starcomms and MTS could merge

    Nigerian telecommunications companies Multilinks, Starcomms and MTS (who all form part of the Code Division Multiple Access), could merge into one company in a deal reportedly valued at $200-million. If the three entities merge, it would be the largest CDMA...

  • Nigeria telephone users increase to 99-milllion

    May 30, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria telephone users increase to 99-milllion

    In the latest statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), it was revealed that the African nation now has 99.14-million active telephone subscribers as of the end of March in 2012. The data was collected from Global System for Mobile...

  • Nigerian gov keeps CDMA + GSM tech

    August 26, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigerian gov keeps CDMA + GSM tech

    Nigeria is not phasing out the old Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology in favour of the modern standard, (Global System for Mobile Communications) GSM technology. The Nigerian government said most small businesses in the country still rely on CDMA...

  • Nigeria’s IHS partners with Visafone

    August 8, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria’s IHS partners with Visafone

    Nigerian telecom infrastructure provider IHS Nigeria and Visafone Communications, a telecommunications operator, have signed a partnership deal that includes the sale and leasing of Visafone’s tower assets, the companies announced in a statement last week....

  • Data cards to be manufactured in Africa

    July 15, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Data cards to be manufactured in Africa

    RubieM Technologies, a SA telecommunications company, plans to build an assembly plant which will manufacturer data cards and modems on the African continent. Dennis Magaya, Managing Director for RubieM Technologies, says his vision is to deliver real value...

  • Telkom SA to slow African expansion

    March 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telkom SA to slow African expansion

    South African fixed-line phone operator Telkom will not be making any new investments in telecommunications in Africa in the near future. Furthermore, the group’s Nigerian arm, Multi-Links, will be sold off to reduce losses, Telkom’s chairman said...

  • No bailout for CDMA operators in Nigeria

    January 27, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    THE Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has ruled out any form of lifeline for operators of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) segment of the Nigerian telecommunications sector. Exective Vice Chairman of NCC, Eugene Juwah, said that the issue of...

  • Nigeria: Telkom’s Multi-Links throws in the towel

    December 1, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: Telkom’s Multi-Links throws in the towel

    AS part of its strategic repositioning efforts in the Nigerian market, the country’s premier Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator, Multi-Links Nigeria has indicated its intention to exit the CDMA market. Multi-Links Telkom Nigeria’s Acting Chief...

  • ORANGE Kenya reduces CDMA pricing

    October 21, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on ORANGE Kenya reduces CDMA pricing

    ORANGE has announced a price reduction on its wireless (CDMA) and fixed networks with immediate effect. The Integrated Communications Solutions provider says the move was facilitated by the recent successful integration of the different platforms used by the...