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South Africa’s Vodacom has launched the VF 247 low-cost solar powered cellphone. Developed by Vodafone, this device has the unique ability to charge on the go and makes it possible for people to benefit from mobile communications even in areas where electricity is scarce. The VF 247 is designed...
MTN Nigeria Limited mounts the gauntlet on behalf of the country’s telecom operators as it called on Nigeria’s law makers to formulate policies that will help secure telecommunications operations and infrastructure in the country. Mr. Quasim Odunmbaku, who is MTN’s Regulatory Affairs Manager said some of the policies include...
"With the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), mobile technology innovation and quality network infrastructure become crucial to reshaping and improving living standards for more people. Mobile network operators need to be agile to accommodate innovations," says Godfrey Motsa, CEO of MTN South Africa. IT News Africa's Jenna Cook...
Algeria’s ministry of telecommunications has confirmed the long-awaited 3G tender for the country is to be made available in September. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Algeirs, Telecom Minister Moussa Benhamadi said that the government plans to auction the new 3G spectrum next month. Analysts believe that the...
Nokia Siemens Networks has expanded its portfolio of energy efficient Smart Site solutions with the introduction of SiteStar, a cooling cabinet that can increase battery life by three times, and reduce the electricity consumed for cooling batteries at a base station site by up to 95%. SiteStar will be...
On Friday 16 February 2018 the Wikimedia Foundation announced that free access to Wikipedia will end in 2018, which was part of the Wikipedia Zero partnership programme. In a statement on its website the foundation said, "After careful evaluation, the Wikimedia Foundation has decided to discontinue one of its partnership...
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will today interview Chief Executive of Globacom, Chief Mike Adenuga, in continuation of the ongoing interrogation of prominent Nigerians allegedly implicated in the multi-billion dollar Siemens bribery scandal. The Siemens 17.5million euro scandal was uncovered in 2009 by the German police after...
The COVID-19 lockdown has forced many schools, colleges and educational institutions to rapidly switch to online learning.  Although there are many advanced online learning platforms available, the one critical factor that still remains is reliable connectivity to online learning platforms. The reality is that only a small percentage of homes...
MainOne, a submarine cable system, has assisted Nigeria to accelerate the country’s Internet penetration and network infrastructure. During the broadband cable’s one-year anniversary celebration, Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the undersea cable operator may bring about greater broadband development in the African country on...
Vox Telecom released it's results for the six months to the end of February 2011, claiming that although their financials are under pressure, the Group's strategy is "on track." The key financial results for the past six months, when compared to the six months ended 28 February 2010, are: Gross profit up...
Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Willie Ellis as the new Product and Innovation Director for Africa. Ellis, who was the managing executive responsible for creating and leading IT and billing, products and services, technology strategy, architecture and planning at Vodacom South Africa, brings with him over 16 years...
Telecom operators have been warned by Ugandan ICT state minister Nyombi Thembo that the renewal of operating licenses depends on the quality of the service provided, while government officials also announced that survey frequency may be weekly. Recent surveys carried out by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) revealed that none...
France Telecom announced on 31 October 2011that it has finalized the acquisition of Congolese operator Congo Chine Telecom. The deal means France Telecom will own 51% of the company’s stake with the remaining 49% owned by the government. The French company said in a press statement, that the move is...
Gemalto has released the results of a new survey conducted by Ifop in South Africa and Nigeria on consumers’ perceptions of mobile marketing. The findings reveal that although 80% of respondents feel annoyed when receiving unsolicited messages, the same proportion could be won back by operators and brands if...
The UK's National Cybersecurity Agency is expected to conclude that US sanctions against Huawei will make it impossible to use the Chinese company's technology as planned for implementation of 5G throughout the country. Announced on Sunday, this emergency review is designed to pave the way for the country's government to...
Alcatel-Lucent today announced the successful migration of the billing system and customer care solution of the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (Mobinil), Egypt’s leading mobile operator serving more than 26 million subscribers across the country. The migration towards the new fully converged and integrated system will enable Mobinil to...
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