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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 network without a contract. Users including fishermen in the Atlantic, emergency aid workers in North...

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Cameroonians battling ahead of digital switchover

December 27, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cameroonians battling ahead of digital switchover

Cameroonians are reportedly still battling with the challenges imposed by the switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting technology. Global reports suggest that whilst experts acknowledge the many benefits of digital technology, including sharper...

Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

December 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

Following a $1.6 billion deal between Huawei Technologies, Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom and ZTE, an eight month project to bolster local connectivity services throughout Ethiopia will be spearheaded by the rollout of 4G connectivity services in the...

Africa’s growth under discussion at Innovative Africa Forum

November 27, 2013 • Company News, Events, North Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s growth under discussion at Innovative Africa Forum

African Business magazine has teamed up with Microsoft 4Afrika as well as African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) to lead the Innovative Africa Forum in the format of a roundtable discussion on the 27th November 2013 in Kampala, Uganda. ...

Arm yourselves with the right tech skills for 2014

November 26, 2013 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Arm yourselves with the right tech skills for 2014

If global forecasts such as Computerworld’s annual Forecast Survey 2014 prove accurate, decision makers across Africa’s ICT sector will have little time to waste in recruiting the very best and most sought-after technical skill sets available. The...

Liberia’s Cellcom moves on 4G service

November 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liberia’s Cellcom moves on 4G service

From Liberia, local GSM and mobile services provider Cellcom has announced the extension of its 4G services to an additional two Counties, Margibi and Sinoe. This brings to four the regions covered by the Company. The Heritage reports that Cellcom management...

Inwi Morocco, Gemalto in mobile Facebook Messenger deal

November 19, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North AfricaComments Off on Inwi Morocco, Gemalto in mobile Facebook Messenger deal

Gemalto, an established provider of digital security solutions and services, announces that Moroccan mobile telecoms company, Inwi, is the first to deploy the latest version of its LinqUs Facebook-for-SIM mobile application which now includes the popular...

UNICEF mobile innovation making impact in Africa

November 18, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on UNICEF mobile innovation making impact in Africa

Four years after its introduction, a mobile innovation called RapidSMS, developed by two United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) employees, continues to bring about significant change in key regions throughout Africa. Africa Renewal reports on the progress...

Etisalat acquires Morocco’s Maroc Telecom

November 6, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat acquires Morocco’s Maroc Telecom

Technology company Vivendi announced that they have concluded talks with Etisalat of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an all-cash deal, which would see it acquire a 53% stake in Maroc Telecom. The deal is reportedly worth $5.6-billion. “Morocco Telecom...

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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...

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...