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What African Heads of State agreed on this week

October 30, 2013 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on What African Heads of State agreed on this week

  Kenya’s government has described technology as “a powerful tool” that it has prioritised as part of a development agenda to better the lives of citizens. President Uhuru Kenyatta is quoted extensively in a report published by Capital FM, based on his address at an interactive session for Heads of State at the Transform Africa [&hellip...

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Libya to receive Bentley broadband boost

September 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya to receive Bentley broadband boost

Leading broadband satellite Internet Service Provider, Bentley Walker, has confirmed it will extend its service coverage towards Libya via its Newtec Ka-band VSAT broadband platform. The new service, which will deliver high speed broadband connectivity to...

Libya to list operator Libyana

September 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya to list operator Libyana

The government of Libya announced that the state-owned mobile operator Libyana will be listed publicly next year. Local newspapers reported that the Telecommunication and Information Technology Company (LPTIC), which owns both the country’s mobile...

Algeria: New satellite deal could seal IT growth

September 17, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Algeria: New satellite deal could seal IT growth

Algeria is hopeful that a new contract inked by satellite communication specialist Newtec and the Algerian Telediffusion d’Algerie (TDA) will boost communications infrastructure for the North African country. According to a recent report, Newtec and TDA...

Morocco to get LTE by 2015

September 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Morocco to get LTE by 2015

Morocco’s telecommunications regulator, ANRT, has announced that it has authorized the country’s three mobile phone operators to deploy Wi-Fi hotspots for “the purpose of spreading broadband Internet use across the Kingdom.” The move has been praised...

Technology at the heart of Egypt’s growth plan

August 13, 2013 • Features, North AfricaComments Off on Technology at the heart of Egypt’s growth plan

In 2011 Egypt made worldwide headlines as a revolution took hold and anti-government protestors vented their anger and frustration against the regime. It was a time when the world held its collective breath in anticipation of what could or would transpire....

Etisalat launches first Arabic mobile money system

June 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North AfricaComments Off on Etisalat launches first Arabic mobile money system

MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Etisalat today announced the launch of the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt’s subscriber base safe and convenient payment services through the power of their mobile phones. The...

Libya: new era in enterprise communications

June 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya: new era in enterprise communications

Aastra, a leading company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market, organized together with its regional distributor Tawasol and Aastra’s local representative and system integrator Dolphin Telecom a technology update conference for...

Libya: Rawafed, Eutelsat Communications to boost wireless broadband

May 7, 2013 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya: Rawafed, Eutelsat Communications to boost wireless broadband

Rawafed Libya for Telecommunications & Technology, a leading Internet Service Provider in Libya, has sealed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Communications for capacity on the KA-SAT satellite to support IP trunking services to its new wireless...

Niger – controversy over fiber optic networks

October 4, 2012 • North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Niger – controversy over fiber optic networks

Controversy surrounds Niger’s fiber optic cable network established to boost the country’s overall network coverage and speed. State-owned Societe Nigerienne des Telecommunications (Sonitel) and its subsidiary operator SahelCom have lashed out at...

UAE’s Etisalat wants Libyan investment

February 14, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on UAE’s Etisalat wants Libyan investment

Etisalat, United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest telecom operator, said Monday evening it hopes to acquire an operating license in Libya or investing in an existing operator. Libya’s current two state-run mobile operators are Madar and Libyana and a third...

Libya’s LAP Green out of Rwandatel deal

February 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya’s LAP Green out of Rwandatel deal

Rwandatel will not be sold to Libya’s LAP Green as the company continues to reel during the post-Muammar Gaddafi era. The announcement from Rwanda’s telecom operator’s administration on Wednesday comes less than a month after Zambia revoked the sale of...

Libyan government to review telecom investments

January 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libyan government to review telecom investments

Libya’s transitional government said that it would review ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi-era investments across the country and in Africa. The National Transition Council said it would also be looking at telecommunications investments across the continent,...