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Nigeria is not phasing out the old Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology in favour of the modern standard, (Global System for Mobile Communications) GSM technology. The Nigerian government said most small businesses in the country still rely on CDMA technology. The government is confident that both CDMA and GSM...
Mobile operator Tigo has walked away with multiple awards at the 6th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards. At the event, Tigo walked away with the title of Brand of the Year. Along with the title of Brand of the Year, Tigo also won an award for its Corporate Social...
THE Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC)  has commissioned the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) aimed at reducing the costs of internet services throughout the country. An Internet Exchange Point is a physical Network infrastructure that allows several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and several network operators to...
Huawei kicked off this year's Mobile World Congress with its Day0 Forum in Barcelona. With the theme of building a fully connected intelligent world, the forum included industry insights of the latest trends. At the 5G is ON industry insights, Huawei Executive Director and President of the Carrier Business Group...
Mobile users in Nigeria have appealed to the country’s regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), to investigate the upsurge in fabricated Short Message Service (SMS) flooding the mobile telecommunications sector. Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo, President of the National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS), proclaimed in a statement that fabricated SMSs...
A number of mobile telecommunication service providers in Nigeria have reacted with shock to the news that they have been slapped with poor quality of service penalties by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Many were of the opinion that they are not solely to blame for the poor quality of service, as some factors...
Craig Venter, CEO for Altech, a South African multi-billion rand high-tech group, shares his insights on the future of the group, the SA government’s role in the ICT sector and a recent empowerment deal with Southern Palace. ITNewsAfrica.com: What are your plans as regards further investment in IT and...
Africell, a mobile telecommunications operator in Africa, has revealed that it has completed the acquisition of Orange Uganda. According to the company, the transaction will add to Africell's portfolio 700,000 subscribers, as well as a 2G - 3G - 4G network. Africell has now reached 11 million active subscribers, a...
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Association of Bankers, D.K Mensah, has expressed regret that Ghana has been identified as a major hub for cybercrime. The CEO made this known at the opening of a training workshop on E-Crime and Countermeasures in Accra, yesterday. The training aims to equip...
Gilat Satellite Networks (GSN) has been chosen yesterday by STL Ghana to provide a SkyEdge II broadband satellite network to customers across West Africa. The network, comprising of two hub stations and around 1.000 VSATs, will cater for networking requirements of West African enterprises, health care organizations and financial...
Etisalat Nigeria is boosting its data options available to customers by announcing a new 2 GB data plan for NGN 2,000. The goal of the new data plan offering is to encourage users to employ their mobile phones as a main source of Internet browsing. Etisalat Nigeria believes that by...
Motorola has reported a 33 percent drop in sales during the second quarter of this year to $5.5 billion. The company said mobile devices sales were $1.8 billion, down 45 percent compared to the same period last year. The operating loss was $253 million, compared to an operating loss of...
Ahead of the festive season travel rush, Vodacom has broadened its international prepaid data roaming footprint from 10 countries to 64. International prepaid data roaming will now be available in countries including the UAE, Brazil, Zambia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Turkey and Hong Kong. Previously these customers travelling outside of South...
Indian mobile phone manufacturer Lava Technologies announced that it is expanding its global reach by entering the Nigerian market. In January, the smartphone manufacturer launched operations in Ghana. In a statement, the company stated that they have brought "Z" and "Iris" series smartphones and "Champion" series feature phones to the...
The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) latest statistics and Tariff Information in Telecom, Media and Postal Service reveal that the number of fixed telephone subscriptions surged by 44.9 percent over the third quarter of 2017 to 12,645 from 6,960 in the second quarter. The report includes information on mobile telephone,...
Zimbabwean mobile operator, Econet Wireless has launched its mobile money transfer service, Eco-Cash. Eco-Cash officially was launched on 30 September 2011. According to SWRadioAfrica, Econet, which has a subscriber base of more than 5 million customers, launched this service last week. Information on its website says the mobile cash transfer facility...