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  • Murtala Muhammed international airport Lagos. (image credit: Ken Iwelumo)

    Nigeria: Glo offers airport wifi service

    May 27, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

    Nigerian telecommunications operator Globacom (Glo) announced that it has launched the first comprehensive airport wireless Internet service in partnership with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The new service will allow travelers to have...

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    Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

    September 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

    Leading international calling app Ringcredible will be offering free calls to Nigeria for 24 hours on October 1, 2014, to mark West African country’s independence day. According to the company, only a connection fee will be charged ($0.07 USD) for calls...

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    Wi-Fi eases transition to high data consumption

    September 30, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Wi-Fi eases transition to high data consumption

    With LTE (4G) cellular gaining momentum and operators starting to push entry-level smartphones across Africa, consumers across the continent are in a great position to benefit from the connected world. However, what does the increase in data demand mean for...

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    Wi-Fi paving the way for e-Learning

    July 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Wi-Fi paving the way for e-Learning

    According to research conducted by Ambient Insight, South Africa is said to be one of the most dynamic e-Learning markets in Africa, where over the last two years, many countries across Africa have embarked on new initiatives to integrate learning technology...

  • Michael Fletcher, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa. (Image source: Ruckus Wireless)

    Using Wi-Fi for sustainable development

    May 19, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Using Wi-Fi for sustainable development

    A recent Informa White Paper* examining how smartphone usage is changing, points out that the Wi-Fi has cemented its position as the world’s most successful wireless technology thanks to its widespread adoption across a host of devices and its role as...

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    Orange Horizons testing WiFi services in South Africa

    April 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Horizons testing WiFi services in South Africa

    Orange Horizons confirms that it has launched the initial research and test stage of its planned WiFi service offering in South Africa. Orange has partnered with Cape Town-based African Eagle Tourism, to provide free WiFi services within their fleet of...

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    MWEB joins forces with world’s largest WiFi network

    January 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MWEB joins forces with world’s largest WiFi network

    MWEB has announced an exclusive partnership with Fon, the world’s largest WiFi network.  The deal gives MWEB ADSL customers, with a Fon – enabled router, the opportunity to join a global community of 12-million WiFi users who act as a hotspot and a...

  • New lightning-fast WiFi standard on the horizon

    June 11, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    The latest standard and fifth generation in WiFi protocols, the 802.11ac, promises to deliver speeds on wireless LAN sites up to three times faster than the previous 802.11n standard, finally making true high-definition video streaming at 500 Mbps possible....

  • South Africa: BlackBerry Z10 available through Cell C

    February 25, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa: BlackBerry Z10 available through Cell C

    South African mobile services operator, Cell C has launched the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry 10. The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first smartphone based on the re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry 10 platform. The...

  • Ruckus Wireless propels Africa into Wi-Fi tech

    August 22, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ruckus Wireless propels Africa into Wi-Fi tech

    Ruckus Wireless, Inc. an innovator in Wi-Fi technology and a leading provider of advanced mobile Internet working products and solutions, announces the official opening of its regional office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ruckus Wireless was initially...

  • SMC speeds up SA’s networking capability

    July 19, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, HardwareComments Off on SMC speeds up SA’s networking capability

    SMC Networks, a provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, has announced the launch of its new EZ Connec N Wireless PCI Express Adapter, the SMCWPCIeS-N. The wireless PCI Express adapter provides the speed, coverage and security demanded by...

  • Convergence telecoms is the future

    July 18, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Convergence telecoms is the future

    Nashua Mobile, SA’s independent telecommunications solutions provider, says the usage of voice, data, fixed-line and mobile solutions is growing, a senior official told ITNewsAfrica. Andy Baker, Nashua Mobile CEO says his company’s convergence...

  • Q-Kon creates wireless hotspots in Africa

    July 6, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Q-Kon creates wireless hotspots in Africa

    Management at Q-KON, a provider of turn-key solutions and managed network services within the African telecommunications market, has established ‘HotZONES’, designated wireless hotspots that provide satellite-based Internet coverage. A HotZONE is a...

  • MTN Nigeria increases data service capacity

    July 1, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN Nigeria increases data service capacity

    MTN Nigeria is partnering with Huawei to introduce a new solution that will allow its subscribers to get data services from multiple mobile devices. The introduction of the new solution is in response to the need to address the prevalent issue of multiple...

  • Nigeria gets drifta mobile TV

    June 9, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria gets drifta mobile TV

    Digital pay TV company, DStv, has introduced Drifta, a mobile TV decoder to its Nigerian subscribers. The Drifta is a mobile TV decoder that receives a DVB-H signal and converts to a Wi-Fi signal for Wi-Fi enabled viewing devices such as laptops, PCs,...

  • Internet Solutions slashes Wifi pricing

    December 6, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Internet Solutions slashes Wifi pricing

    Internet Solutions (IS) has announced that it will be cutting prices across its AlwaysOn Hotspot offering. IS currently has the largest footprint of hotspots across South Africa, with more than 750 live sites. “The reduction in prices will be made across...