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Nigeria’s Mobile Subscriber Base Hits 47m

June 19, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria’s Mobile Subscriber Base Hits 47m

Nigeria’s GSM subscriber base has increased to 47,205,063 million at the end of April, an increase of over two million from the 45,899,711 recorded active subscriber base for the month of March...

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From small seeds grow mighty oaks

June 18, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on From small seeds grow mighty oaks

South African companies who bought the vision of a unified, all-software communications platform ten years ago are still reaping the rewards today. In 1998, a small company entered the South African telcoms space and took on established industry giants with...

It’s just not PC to be deskbound anymore

June 13, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on It’s just not PC to be deskbound anymore

By Gary Naidoo, deputy MD at Sahara The reality of technologically advanced work environments is that the benefits associated with PC infrastructure are no longer limited to the desktop. Computer equipment – and mobile & wireless solutions in particular...

Sahara, years of effective service, distribution and delivery in ICT

May 25, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sahara, years of effective service, distribution and delivery in ICT

Since inception in 1997 Sahara Computers has developed from a humble IT components distribution business into an established international, fully empowered and Proudly South African accredited Personal Computer brand and Original Equipment Manufacturer...

Vodafone to sell iPhone in South Africa

May 6, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Vodafone to sell iPhone in South Africa

Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe. Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa...

Sony Ericsson’s New Technology, Project Capuchin, Bridges Java™ ME and Adobe® Flash Lite™

May 6, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sony Ericsson’s New Technology, Project Capuchin, Bridges Java™ ME and Adobe® Flash Lite™

Enables fast and clean user interface development for both graphical designers and code developers Stockholm, Sweden – April 30, 2008 – Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication today announced plans to release a new technology that, for the first time, bridges...

iBurst Africa Enters Ghanaian Martket

March 24, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on iBurst Africa Enters Ghanaian Martket

Internet service giant, iBurst Africa is expanding its operations in Ghana after enjoying high patronage in the country. The company which provides a wide-area mobile broadband technology offers unique combination of high speed, wide range and high base...

Kenya: Safaricom shares to be available online.

March 24, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom shares to be available online.

Investors planning to buy Safaricom shares through the initial public offer can apply online come the 28 of this march when the offer opens...

Maher Qubain: The Starcomms legend who loves Nigeria

March 24, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Maher Qubain: The Starcomms legend who loves Nigeria

THE success story being told about the telecommunications industry in Nigeria today came principally because of the liberalisation of the sector when the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 took that decisive step...

Etisalat launches operation in Nigeria

March 24, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Etisalat launches operation in Nigeria

Etisalat, one of the telecom operators in the UAE, has launched mobile services in Nigeria, becoming the fifth operator in the oil-rich west African country, officials said on Saturday...

Mobile content services taking off in South Africa

March 24, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

Demand for mobile content services in South Africa will grow by an average of 15 per cent per year until 2013, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan...

Nokia launches recycling initiative in East Africa

March 4, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia launches recycling initiative in East Africa

Nokia has launched a recycling initiative in East Africa that offers consumers a structured way to dispose of old mobile phones and accessories. The move comes amid fears that cast-off mobile phones are posing an increasing risk of hazardous toxic chemicals...

South Africa: Google Goes Mobile

March 4, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa: Google Goes Mobile

South Africa will host the FIFA World Cup in 2010, for which large numbers of people are expected to visit the country. Naturally there will be a great demand for information from these visitors before undertaking the trip. Keeping this in mind search giant...

Rwanda: Rwandatel, Huawei in $35m Deal

February 21, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Rwandatel, a landline telephony and Internet Service Provider has signed a US$35million deal with Huawei Technologies based in China to expand network in Rwanda...

Celtel Nigeria loose top managers

February 21, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Celtel Nigeria loose top managers

Celtel Nigeria may be facing a crisis of its life time after top managers were relieved of their duties amid industry speculation about their future...

Nigeria: 4 Bidders Jostle for Nitel

February 21, 2008 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: 4 Bidders Jostle for Nitel

Four international communications firms, Messrs Telkom South Africa, Orascom of Egypt, Vodacom and France Telecomm have expressed their interest to take over the running of the crippled national carrier NITEL and its mobile telecoms arm M-TEL following...