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MicroZone Public Relations – instant communication, realtime value

July 7, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MicroZone Public Relations – instant communication, realtime value

In keeping with the latest technology trends in global marketing and public relations services, local service provider MicroZone Public Relations proudly announces the establishment of a virtual office to compliment its existing offering to clients...

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Microsoft maestros boost corporate network for Wahl Industries

July 7, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Microsoft maestros boost corporate network for Wahl Industries

Wahl Industries, one of the largest aluminium gravity die casting companies in South Africa, has outsourced the integration of a complete IT infrastructure solution to Integr8 IT, South Africa’s largest privately owned national BEE ICT network integration...

Vodafone Acquires 70% stake in Ghana Telecom

July 4, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Acquires 70% stake in Ghana Telecom

Vodafone announced today that it has agreed to acquire a 70% stake in Ghana Telecommunications Company Limited (“Ghana Telecom”), a leading telecommunications operator in Ghana, from the Government of Ghana for a total consideration of US$900...

MTN/RCOM deal: RIL invokes dispute resolution clause

July 4, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN/RCOM deal: RIL invokes dispute resolution clause

The fight between the Ambani siblings flared up, with Mukesh Ambani-led RIL on Thursday shooting off another letter to RCOM and MTN, who are negotiating a $70 billion merger deal, invoking non-compete agreement...

Broadband tarrifs in Nigeria among highest in the World

July 4, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

The cost of the broadband in Nigeria is among the highest in the world, a World Bank representative said in Abuja yesterday...

Interactive Intelligence Releases Upgraded Outbound Dialing Software

July 4, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Interactive Intelligence Releases Upgraded Outbound Dialing Software

Software upgrade includes skills-based dialing, increased scalability, integration with Ontario Systems collection software, and enhancements designed to help organisations better adhere to telemarketing regulations...

Telecom Investors wary of Zimbabwean economy

July 3, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecom Investors wary of Zimbabwean economy

Despite an opening in Zimbabwe’s telecom sector for foreign investment, the country’s struggling economy is making it impossible to attract new investors, according to one telecom official. Zimbabwe is facing a serious foreign currency shortage...

Egypt: 12 companies to bid for fixed line licence

July 3, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt: 12 companies to bid for fixed line licence

Some 12 companies have announced intentions to bid for the licence by the 29 July deadline. The winner will offer new fixed-line services, enhanced internet capabilities and WiMax technology...

MacBook Air takes laurels in three-way usability competition

July 3, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MacBook Air takes laurels in three-way usability competition

When it comes to laptops, ultrathin is in — particularly since the launch of Apple’s MacBook Air earlier this year. As might be expected, though, the Air isn’t the only game in town — skinny laptops are available from a variety of...

Zimbabwe: Mobile Networks up tarrifs by 100%

July 2, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: Mobile Networks up tarrifs by 100%

Econet, TelOne and Telecel – yesterday hiked tariffs by slightly over 100 percent. Econet Buddie intra-network now costs $143 million on average per minute during peak periods, while off-peak calls have been pegged at $136 million on average...

Vodafone acquires Ghana Telecom

July 2, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

Vodafone is expected to be confirmed the new owner of Ghana Telecom (GT) today according to Ghana’s newspaper the Daily Guide citing the ministry of finance sources...

Nigeria: NCC to Tackle GSM Operators Over High Sms Tariff

July 2, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: NCC to Tackle GSM Operators Over High Sms Tariff

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is to wade into the high tariffs charged for SMS by communication networks operating in the country, executive vice chairman of the Commission, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe has said...

SATA to be headquartered in Mozambique

July 1, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SATA to be headquartered in Mozambique

The Mozambican government has signed an agreement with the Southern Africa Telecommunication Association (SATA) to host SATA’s headquarters, making the country the center of telecommunication in the region...

Nigeria: Nitel Management Staff On Compulsory Leave

July 1, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: Nitel Management Staff On Compulsory Leave

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (TRANSCORP), core investor in the Nigeria Telecommunications PLC (NITEL) said its decision to send NITEL management staff on administrative leave is part of its critical initiative to return the company to profitability...

Vodafone teams up with MySpace to Create Web 2.0 Music platform

June 30, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodafone teams up with MySpace to Create Web 2.0 Music platform

Vodafone and MySpace team up to create an online global interactive platform allowing music fans in Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK to experience music in the social networking space. Music fans can enter a competition demonstrating their reporting skills...

Nigeria Senate endorses NITEL strategy

June 30, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria Senate endorses NITEL strategy

The Senate has endorsed the transformation strategy initiated by the Transnational Corporation (Transcorp) to revitalise the Nigerian Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) and its subsidiary,...