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Wi-Fi Losing Out to 3G in South Africa

November 30, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Wi-Fi Losing Out to 3G in South Africa

Commercial WiFi hotspots face a dim future in South Africa – at least among corporate workers on the move, a new research study by World Wide Worx reveals...

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Mozambique: 10,000 KM Cable to Improve Broadband Access

November 30, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mozambique: 10,000 KM Cable to Improve Broadband Access

The construction of a 10,000 kilometre undersea fibre-optic cable is to bring huge improvements to Mozambique’s Internet and telecommunications access...

Nokia Survey results confirm it: Women are better multi-taskers than men

November 27, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia Survey results confirm it: Women are better multi-taskers than men

Multi-tasking, or doing more than one activity at a time, is a way of life for everyone these days. Between work, family and social life, people are finding themselves busier than ever...

Sybase 365 Continues Rapid Expansion into Africa

November 27, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sybase 365 Continues Rapid Expansion into Africa

Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., a global leader in mobile messaging interoperability and the delivery of mobile content, today announced further growth within the African mobile market, consolidating its position as the number one provider of...

Nigeria: Globacom to rollout fiber optic services

November 26, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Nigeria’s Second National Operator and Third Generation (3G) compliant telecommunications company, Globacom Limited, has taken its vision of positioning itself on the continent to a higher level by commissioning the first portion of its $700 million...

Kenya: Safaricom, Google in internet partnership

November 26, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Safaricom Kenya and Google have sealed a pact to deliver e-mail services direct to mobile phones. The partnership is expected to increase the number of internet users from the current 2.7 million to 4.4 million by virtue of Safaricom’s subscriber base...

Beyond mobile email to success

November 22, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Beyond mobile email to success

Charmaine Eggberry, vice president, of enterprise business unit, Europe,Middle East and Africa, Research in Motion (RIM), discusses how enterprises can adapt to an increasingly mobile workforce and the change in working practices. Facing the mobility...

Uganda: Work On $650m Marine Cable Starts

November 19, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda: Work On $650m Marine Cable Starts

THE construction of the $650m (about sh1.1 trillion) undersea optic fibre cable project starts this week after a financial close was reached last week...

Nokia promises an ‘information society’ via email

November 19, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia promises an ‘information society’ via email

Nokia, one of the world’s leading provider of mobile phone services, has promised to release a new set of goodies in line with the company’s goal to promote the information society...

RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl

November 18, 2007 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on RIM Introduces the BlackBerry Pearl

RIM is once again changing the mobile communications landscape. This feature-rich smartphone incorporates best-in-class technology that is remarkably small and incredibly easy-to-use...

Tanzania: Mobile phones benefit fishing community

November 18, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tanzania: Mobile phones benefit fishing community

Tanzanian fishermen have benefited a great deal from the use of mobile phones in doing business with local communities. A study conducted by two students from Upsalla University, Sweden, in collaboration with the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT),...

Kenya: French Firm Wins Telkom Deal

November 18, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: French Firm Wins Telkom Deal

A consortium led by France Telecom offered Sh26.1 billion ($390 million) to beat two competitors to a 51 per cent stake in Telkom Kenya. The price is Sh6 billion ($90 million) above what the Government transaction advisor – the International Finance...

Telecom Egypt announces the signature of two contracts with SEACOM and VSNL

November 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telecom Egypt announces the signature of two contracts with SEACOM and VSNL

Telecom Egypt (TE) announced today it has signed two agreements with SEACOM Ltd and VSNL approximately worth $90m in relation to its TE North Submarine Cable Project, which was announced earlier this year...

The BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone Arrives in South Africa

November 15, 2007 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

The BlackBerry 8800 is an elegant and performance driven smartphone that is packed with powerful capabilities, yet incredibly compact and slim...

Informa Telecoms & Media boost growth in Africa’s communications markets

November 14, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Informa Telecoms & Media boost growth in Africa’s communications markets

As Africa’s telecommunications professionals are heading to Cape Town for their annual industry gathering AfricaCom on 21st and 22nd November, the continent’s market is still showing exceptional growth rates...

Googling the perfect wave

November 14, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Googling the perfect wave

Article by Pieter Streicher, managing director at BulkSMS.com The Internet and cell phones have changed the sport of surfing forever. These new technologies give surfers access to weather and swell information to get predictions for good surfing conditions....