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Zambia, Zimbabwe bridge connectivity gap

August 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia, Zimbabwe bridge connectivity gap

After Zimbabwe’s fixed telecommunications service provider TelOne set up 22 Wi-Fi hotspots at the Victoria Falls, telecommunications company Telecel has announced its commitment to a first-of-its-kind project to light up the Victoria Falls bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia. This forms part of the company’s contribution to the United Nations...

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Top Ten most visited Nigerian websites

August 20, 2013 • Lists, West AfricaComments Off on Top Ten most visited Nigerian websites

Any company or organisation that does not have a website or, at the very least some level of online presence, in today’s highly-connected world has virtually no chance of making it on a global scale. Web information company Alexa provides global web...

Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom lands $800 million ZTE deal

August 20, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethiopia: Ethio Telecom lands $800 million ZTE deal

Ethio Telecom, has secured an $800 million mobile network deal with Chinese telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider ZTE. The deal is half of a $1.6 billion project split with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and is expected to lead to...

Yahsat’s YahClick on the cards for South Sudan

August 19, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Yahsat’s YahClick on the cards for South Sudan

CIO East Africa reports that Abu Dhabi-based satellite communications operator, Yahsat, has partnered with South Sudan’s SSCOOP SS Cooperative ‘SCOOP’ to offer satellite broadband service to the country. According to the report users in business,...

MTN Cloud cover for Cote d’Ivoire

August 16, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Cloud cover for Cote d’Ivoire

In keeping with its mission to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to customers, MTN today announced the extension of its bouquet of cloud services to Cote d’Ivoire. The introduction of MTN Cloud in Cote d’Ivoire this week comes on the...

Kenya: will CCK redirect MTR glide path?

August 15, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: will CCK redirect MTR glide path?

  According to a report posted on The Star in Kenya, the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) may initiated a new cost study on the mobile market in order to decide whether or not to pursue cuts on Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) – or the rate...

Nigeria crosses 120-million mobile subscriber mark

August 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria crosses 120-million mobile subscriber mark

As South African-based mobile operator MTN revealed their earnings and subscriber numbers for the quarter, Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) revealed that the country’s mobile subscribers have reached over 120-million. Operator MTN is still well...

MTN Group marks 200 million subscribers

August 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN Group marks 200 million subscribers

MTN Group today marked its 200 million subscriber milestone by announcing a bold R200 million initiative to improve the quality of education across its markets in Africa and the Middle East over the next two years. News of MTN reaching the 200 million...

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....

Cell C appoints new Chief Financial Officer

August 12, 2013 • People, Southern AfricaComments Off on Cell C appoints new Chief Financial Officer

South African mobile operator Cell C announced today that the company’s Chief Strategy Officer, Robert Pasley has agreed to take up a combined position of Chief Financial and Strategy Officer of Cell C with immediate effect. A qualified Chartered Accountant...

Kenya: Mobile money users surpass 23 million

August 12, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Mobile money users surpass 23 million

A report posted by GSMA Mobile for Development, which forms part of the membership-driven organisation’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) Programme, states that the number of Kenyans using mobile money services has surpassed 23 million. The Programme was...

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Kenya to classify telcoms infrastructure as utilities

August 9, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya to classify telcoms infrastructure as utilities

In a bid to curb the rising incidents of telecom infrastructure vandalism, the Kenyan government has made known its intention to put in place a telecom infrastructure protection law by the end of December 2013. Information Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred...

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Ericsson hosts workshop for Sierra Leonean officials

August 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ericsson hosts workshop for Sierra Leonean officials

Industry stakeholders and government officials in Sierra Leone have benefitted from an ICT workshop organized by Ericsson and its partners- Airtel, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), and the Ministry of Information and Communications. The...

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Vodafone Global Enterprise enters Nairobi

August 8, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Global Enterprise enters Nairobi

According to a CIO East Africa report Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) has announced it will engage with Safaricom Business as it establishes a base in Nairobi, Kenya. VGE is said to have been founded in 2007 and is focused on supporting businesses looking...

Data centre, cloud service create competitive edge

August 7, 2013 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on Data centre, cloud service create competitive edge

  Data centres are the hub of today’s organisations, housing mission-critical servers, data, applications and services that keep businesses running. However, with the growth of cloud platforms, organisations are increasingly looking to move not only...

Vodacom launches Vodafone Smart Mini smartphone

August 7, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom launches Vodafone Smart Mini smartphone

South Africa’s Vodacom today launched the new Vodafone Smart Mini, a value-for-money android phone now available at Vodacom World in Midrand and from other participating outlets. The Android Jelly Bean 4.1, handset offers a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, 2...