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Mitec Awarded new Contract from Major Cellular Network

February 1, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mitec Awarded new Contract from Major Cellular Network

Mitec Telecom Inc. has announced a new contract to provide its Very Small Aperture Satellite Terminal product, also known as a VSAT Block up Converter for a major cellular network operator in Africa...

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MTN and Pebbletree partner to mobilise SAP applications on BlackBerry smartphones

January 28, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN and Pebbletree partner to mobilise SAP applications on BlackBerry smartphones

Johannesburg, South Africa– Pebbletree Consulting and MTN Business are offering South African businesses a complete, integrated solution that extends the functionality of their SAP systems to mobile employees...

Capital Expenditure in the African Telecommunications Market to Skyrocket

January 28, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Capital Expenditure in the African Telecommunications Market to Skyrocket

New analysis from growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan, Selected African Fixed Telecommunications Operator CAPEX Trends, finds that capital expenditure on fixed telecommunications in Africa was at least $195 million in ...

Guaranteed Telephone Management Cost Savings Now a Reality

January 25, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Guaranteed Telephone Management Cost Savings Now a Reality

Specialist Telecommunications company Multimatics now guarantees cost savings for clients. This is good news for South African businesses, and a sure sign that the local telecomms sector continues to evolve at a rapid pace...

Kenya: Ownership Wrangles Slow Down Telecoms

January 25, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Ownership Wrangles Slow Down Telecoms

Investment in African telecommunications is set to rise with undersea cables being the most active segment, a newly released report shows...

Irish firm signs deal with South Africa’s Vodacom

January 22, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Irish firm signs deal with South Africa’s Vodacom

Following a trade mission to South Africa last week, Irish mobile services company ChangingWorlds has signed a deal with the country’s biggest mobile operator, Vodacom, to supply intelligent content discovery and subscriber intelligence for its mobile...

Huge Group attracts former Vox Telecom director.

January 22, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huge Group attracts former Vox Telecom director.

Huge Group has announced that Rajen Pillay, current operations director of Orion Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE listed Vox Telecom, will be joining their board of directors. Pillay has 18 years’ corporate telecommunications experience...

Uganda gets fourth national telecom operator

January 22, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda gets fourth national telecom operator

Uganda has got the fourth national telecommunications operator following the launching of Warid Telecoms on Wednesday night...

Celtel One Network will aid West Africa integration-ECOWAS Chief

January 21, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Celtel One Network will aid West Africa integration-ECOWAS Chief

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) has said the extension of the world’s first borderless roaming to the sub region by Celtel will greatly boost the search for a greater integration of the economies of West African States. According to a...

Nigeria beats South Africa to DVB-H mobile TV roll-out

January 18, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria beats South Africa to DVB-H mobile TV roll-out

Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV… Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa’s local business partner in Nigeria, has launched Africa’s first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja. The...

Africa: ICT Sector Registers Double Digit Growth

January 16, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Africa: ICT Sector Registers Double Digit Growth

Uganda’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has registered a double digit growth since 2000 and grew by 33 percent in 2006/2007, according to a report released by the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)...

Nigeria: Presidency Takes Over Galaxy Backbone

January 14, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

President Musa Yar’Adua has directed that Galaxy Backbone PLC be moved from the Ministry of Science and Technology to the Presidency to bring the government-owned infrastructure service provider under the direct supervision of Aso Rock...

Celtel Expands its Operations

January 14, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Celtel Expands its Operations

CELTEL INTERNATIONAL BV is set to commence full scale operations in the telecommunication industry by the first quarter of this year. The company which has already paid $115 million as part of the transaction purse of Western Telesystems Limited (WESTEL) to...

Bloggers are Africa’s new rebels

January 14, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Bloggers are Africa’s new rebels

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – The man was nervous. He was afraid, he said, of the secret police. So he advised me to hire a random taxi. I was to park at a certain church. And there, I was to wait. A few minutes later he called again, this time on a different...

Mobile reporters give a voice to Kenyan voters

January 9, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mobile reporters give a voice to Kenyan voters

Media Blackout in Kenya – Mobile Phones play a vital role in covering Kenya Elections. AfricaNews.com makes use of internet enabled mobile phones to report on the election crisis in Kenya. Local African journalist, with advanced mobile phone and a...

Nigeria: Visafone Buys Bourdex Telecom

January 8, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Visafone Communications Limited has closed a deal to buy 100 per cent stakes in Bourdex Telecom, a private telecoms company headquartered in Aba, Abia State. With good footprint in the telecoms market in the eastern part of the country it plans to consolidate...