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Kenya:Safaricom extends 3G services to Mombasa

July 8, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya:Safaricom extends 3G services to Mombasa

Safaricom subscribers in the coastal city of Mombasa can enjoy 3G (third-generation) technology, after the mobile service provider extended its service...

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Bandwidth boost for Western Cape schools

July 8, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Bandwidth boost for Western Cape schools

One of South Africa’s leading internet service providers, WebAfrica, in conjunction with the Western Cape Education Department’s technology project,...

Ghana Telecom- France Telecom looses to Vodafone

July 7, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ghana Telecom- France Telecom looses to Vodafone

France Telecom (FT) was looking into a potential acquisition in Ghana following its decision to walk away from a possible takeover of Scandinavian telecoms group TeliaSonera, says Thomson Financial citing a report in La Tribune newspaper...

MTN-Reliance exclusivity period expires 8th July

July 7, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN-Reliance exclusivity period expires 8th July

The 45-day exclusivity period for negotiations between Anil Ambani group company Reliance Communications and Africa’s mobile firm MTN, which comenced on 26 May, expires on 8 July...

Major Telecom players meet in Johannesburg

July 7, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Major Telecom players meet in Johannesburg

International industry consortium opens its first African conference on low cost, high quality service operations...

Kenya: Celltel subscribers now talk for free

July 7, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Celltel subscribers now talk for free

Celtel Kenya has launched a new service that will enable its subscribers to talk free of charge between 6am to 6pm everyday...

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...

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...