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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, government, communities, and those at home will have access to instant high-speed Internet connectivity. It is...
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 back of a highly successful launch of...
  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 that mobile phone operators charge one...
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 in the lead in terms of sheer numbers, with over 55-million of the country’s citizens on...
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 subscriber mark comes a year before it...
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. The revolution led to the toppling of the government...
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 and Theoretical Physicist, Pasley has a wealth of experience in...
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 established to encourage co-operation and collaboration between mobile operators and the...
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 Matiang'i told journalists in Nairobi that the move was...
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 workshop, which was held on Tuesday, hosted 60 service providers, government officials, regulators and the...
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 to establish multi-country presence. The firm has now added...
  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 their applications and services to a hosted model, but even their data centres. Given the...
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 megapixel camera, 1GHz processor and 4GB storage. The phone offers high quality at...
The battle as to who exactly created the much-used ‘Please Call Me’ function heated up in South Africa’s South Gauteng High Court this week. Former employee Nkosana Makete has claimed ownership of the service, while former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig claims he is responsible. In the main suit, Makete is...
The Liquid Telecom Group today announced that it has been appointed the official connectivity provider for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly.  The Assembly – which promotes responsible and sustainable tourism - is being hosted by the Governments of both Zambia and Zimbabwe and will take...
South African bank FNB yesterday announced their Uncapped ADSL product, with discounts of up to 100% on monthly subscription fees, applicable for qualifying customers who sign up from 8 August 2013. Qualifying Personal Cheque Account holders and FNB Private Client customers can receive between 10% and 100% off on some...
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