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Storage market demand high in Africa- Samsung

October 6, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Storage market demand high in Africa- Samsung

The growth in digital devices has driven demand in the storage market in Africa, Samsung said today...

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Telkom South Africa prepares fixed-wireless trial

October 6, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telkom South Africa prepares fixed-wireless trial

Telkom South Africa has confirmed plans to deploy a W-CDMA high speed fixed wireless network aimed at small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers...

Kenyan consumers benefit as mobile service ‘war’ erupts

October 6, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenyan consumers benefit as mobile service ‘war’ erupts

With less than a month having entered the mobile market, Telkom-Kenya has registered more than 30,000 new connections to its freshly minted GSM mobile phone service, sending warning shots to the entire market...

Computer Olympiad warns of skills shortage

October 6, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Computer Olympiad warns of skills shortage

The Standard Bank/CSSA Computer Olympiad is an annual competition to identify, encourage and reward programming skills among high school learners...

Nigeria ready for Commonwealth Telecommunications Summit

October 3, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria ready for Commonwealth Telecommunications Summit

The 2008 version of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisations (CTO) Iinformation Communication Technology (ICT) summit will begin in Nigeria on Monday next week. The Nigerian President Umaru Yar‘Adua will open this summit,tagged “Abuja CTO 2008”...

MTN drops a surprise in Uganda

October 3, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN drops a surprise in Uganda

MTN Uganda has turned its promotional offer into a permanent one. MTN Zone, with over two million subscribers has been running on a promotional basis since July this year...

Telecoms sector seeks new rules to drive growth plan

October 3, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telecoms sector seeks new rules to drive growth plan

Increasing globalisation and convergence within the telecommunications industry is driving the Kenyan government and trade unions to partner in seeking effective policies to govern the industry...

New, light-weight affordable Dell Vostro notebooks now available

October 3, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New, light-weight affordable Dell Vostro notebooks now available

Distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC) has announced the availability of Dell’s latest range of Vostro laptops aimed at South Africa’s small-to medium-businesses (SMB’s), adding to its existing range of notebooks, desktops and servers...

ATIO announces new partnership with a world leader in IP performance testing

October 3, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on ATIO announces new partnership with a world leader in IP performance testing

ATIO, a leading South African based Information Communication Technology (ICT) service provider has signed an agreement with IXIA to sell and service its IP network testing solutions and services in Africa...

Kulula launches mobile phone shopping website

October 2, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

With the unbridled growth of South Africa’s mobile telecommunications market, kulula today launched the country’s easiest website where consumers can browse, build and buy a cell phone package from the three network operators. Powered by Altech Autopage...

South Africa: iPhone launch exploited by “pharming” attack

October 2, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, SecurityComments Off on South Africa: iPhone launch exploited by “pharming” attack

A Trojan purporting to be a video of the iPhone is at the centre of a new pharming attack The malicious payload of the Trojan can result in users being redirected to fraudulent web pages when they try to access their online bank. The aim is to steal...

Giants vie for Rwanda ‘s telecom market

October 2, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Giants vie for Rwanda ‘s telecom market

Four telecommunications companies have emerged as serious contenders for the third national telecommunications operator license after presenting their bids to Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) on Tuesday...

MTN acquires two major operators in Ivory Coast

October 2, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN acquires two major operators in Ivory Coast

The MTN Group has boosted its assets and subscriber base in Africa with the acquisitions of Ivory Coast’s second fixed-line operator, Arobase Telecom, and Afnet, an ISP (Internet service provider)...

VoIP now legal in Zimbabwe?

October 2, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on VoIP now legal in Zimbabwe?

HAS the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) finally seen the light? If developments at Econet Wireless are anything to go by, VoIP is now legal in Zimbabwe. Or is it...

Samsung Aims to Double Market Share by Mid 2009

October 2, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Samsung Aims to Double Market Share by Mid 2009

Samsung Mobile expects to double its market share in India by the end of this year, and aims to raise it to 15% by the middle of next year. Country Head, Samsung Mobile, Sunil Dutt, said that the company would aim to achieve a 15% market share within the...

Mobile phone brands not cool

October 2, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mobile phone brands not cool

The latest league table of international cool brands has been announced, leaving all the specialist mobile companies out of the top twenty...