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Ghana: Alcatel-Lucent, Surfline 4G LTE rollout

July 9, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Alcatel-Lucent, Surfline 4G LTE rollout

Alcatel-Lucent and Surfline Communications Ltd today announced what they claim is “the first commercial deployment of a 4G LTE network in Ghana and, more general, in Western and Central Africa”. Alcatel-Lucent will provide hardware and software, along with installation, optimization, maintenance and managed services, helping Surfline roll out...

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Iris identification technology for Ghana’s banking industry

July 2, 2013 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Iris identification technology for Ghana’s banking industry

The Chronicle reports that collaboration between International Computer System (ICS), IBM and Sunnet Systems has paved the way for the introduction of iris recognition banking in Ghana. Iris recognition banking is a system that identifies a customer based on...

MTN Guinea – inadequate backhaul holding West Africa back

June 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Guinea – inadequate backhaul holding West Africa back

Great strides have been made to grow broadband connectivity in Africa in the past five years. However, despite this growth, West Africa still has to overcome massive challenges to fully integrate into the digital age. MTN Guinea Conakry’s CEO Phumzile...

Ivory Coast: Orange, IHS pen tower leasing agreement

April 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ivory Coast: Orange, IHS pen tower leasing agreement

Cote d’Ivoire Telecom, Orange Cote d’Ivoire and Orange Cameroon, subsidiaries of France Telecom-Orange, have signed an agreement with IHS, a major mobile infrastructure operator in Africa, for the operation of all the subsidiaries’ towers...

Cameroon: Telecoms regulator rejects MTN, Orange interconnection rates

February 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Cameroon: Telecoms regulator rejects MTN, Orange interconnection rates

The interconnection rates proposed by telecom operators Orange and MTN in Cameroon have been rejected by the country’s regulator, which refused to authorize the new rates for the current year. Orange Cameroon had initially put forward its proposal last...