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Broadband, wide implications

July 11, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Broadband, wide implications

By Paul Luff, country manager, SMC Networks South Africa There is no doubt that broadband has become an obvious reality and inextricable part of digital communications in the modern workplace. However the potential of this technology to facilitate high speed connectivity is being hampered by issues like capping...

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Egypt: bidding deadline for fixed line licence postponed

July 9, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt: bidding deadline for fixed line licence postponed

Egypt’s regulator has announced it is delaying for the second time the bid submission deadline for a second nationwide fixed-line licence, according to report this week from Reuters...

Ghana’s opposition party kicks against Vodafone deal

July 9, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ghana’s opposition party kicks against Vodafone deal

National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ghana’s biggest opposition party has announced its opposition to Vodafone’s $960 million buyout of Ghana telecom, calling on the government to put an end to the transaction...

Sybase enters agreement with Cable & Wireless

July 9, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sybase enters agreement with Cable & Wireless

Company Extends No. 1 Position In SMS And MMS And Becomes World’s Largest Mobile Data Roaming Provider, Positions Sybase For Leadership In Next-Generation Mobile Services...

Kenya: Safaricom tipped for Commonwealth award

July 8, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom tipped for Commonwealth award

Mobile telephone company Safaricom is on the shortlist together with four others for the prestigious 16-tier Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) —Africa Business Awards 2008. The nomination makes Safaricom legible to compete in two categories—the African...

Nigeria: Phase3 Telecom to spend US$200m on fiber-optic coverage

July 8, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Phase3 Telecom, a Nigerian firm licensed to offer transmission services in the telecommunications sector, has announced it will spend US$200 million on fiber-optic coverage throughout the country...

Eaton- one of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

July 8, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Eaton- one of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation was again recently added to the Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list...

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...

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...