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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...

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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,...

Rwanda open to third mobile, fixed line operator.

June 30, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rwanda open to third mobile, fixed line operator.

Rwanda’s telecommunication regulator Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) has finally invited bids for a third unified licence to provide fixed and mobile phone services. RURA’s acting director-general Diogene Mudenge said it expected telephony...

Nigeria: Banks Set Up Telecom Networks

June 27, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Three banks have concluded deals that will see the re-emergence of networks where up to 1,500 middle and top level personnel will be employed within the first six months of operation...

Globacom Extends Roaming Services to 140 Countries

June 27, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Globacom Extends Roaming Services to 140 Countries

Glo Gateway, a subsidiary of Globacom Limited, has declared an expansion of its roaming services to more than 140 countries globally, along with the interconnectivity of 235 networks...

In-Stat praises SMC Networks Green Networking focus

June 27, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on In-Stat praises SMC Networks Green Networking focus

SMC’s among most efficient in In-Stat’s industry analysts’ review of 24- and 48-port switches SMC Networks, a global provider of LAN hardware and broadband connectivity devices, has announced that its network switches showed to be among the most...

Vodacom signs agreement with BEE partners

June 27, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodacom signs agreement with BEE partners

Vodacom on Thursday said transaction agreements have been signed with Royal Bafokeng Holdings and Thebe Investment Corp., which in April were selected as its strategic partners in a broad-based black economic empowerment deal...

More power to the people thanks to Sahara’s Inverter

June 27, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on More power to the people thanks to Sahara’s Inverter

Sahara Computers, supplier of information, communication and digital lifestyle technology, proudly introduces the Sahara Inverter to the local market. Management at the company describe the electronic power device as a practical, cost effective solution that...

MTN buys Verizon Internet unit in South Africa

June 26, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN buys Verizon Internet unit in South Africa

MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s largest mobile-phone carrier, has agreed to buy Internet service provider Verizon South Africa Ltd., broadening its range of services to boost revenue. New York-based Verizon Communications Inc. owns 70 per cent of the unit,...

Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Results

June 26, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Research In Motion Reports First Quarter Results

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today reported first quarter results for the three months ended May 31, 2008 (all figures in U.S. dollars and U.S. GAAP)...

Celtel Kenya appoints new CEO

June 25, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on Celtel Kenya appoints new CEO

A new chief executive is set to take over at Celtel Kenya from next month, it was announced on Tuesday. The firm said the new CEO together with a marketing director will join the group to complete a managerial transformation effected by the telephony company,...

Tata ups its stake in Neotel to 56%

June 25, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tata ups its stake in Neotel to 56%

The Tata group has increased stake in its South African telecom venture, Neotel, by 30%, thereby taking the total equity in the communications company to 56%. Neotel, which is in the start-up phase having become operational two years ago, is valued at under...