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Ghana: Globacom to Grab Telecom License Soon

November 8, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

As the National Communications Authority (NCA) is still studying their documents, officials of Nigerian Telecommunications giant, GLOBACOM, are confident they would soon be granted a license to operate in Ghana...

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Africa’s Capital Cities to Be Connected With Broadband

November 5, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Africa’s Capital Cities to Be Connected With Broadband

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have agreed to collaborate on interconnecting all African capitals and major cities with ICT broadband infrastructure and strengthen connectivity to the rest of the world...

NEPAD and 5-P Holdings Sign MOU to Construct UHURUNET

November 5, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on NEPAD and 5-P Holdings Sign MOU to Construct UHURUNET

The NEPAD e-Africa Commission and 5-P Holdings, LLC signed, 24 October 2007, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Pretoria, South Africa, to construct the submarine segment of the NEPAD ICT Broadband Infrastructure Network, ...

West Africa Continue To Record High Internet And Telecoms Growth , Report Says.

October 30, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on West Africa Continue To Record High Internet And Telecoms Growth , Report Says.

The sixteen countries covered by the report are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo...

Nigeria: Yar’Adua directs NCC to grant NIGCOMSAT licence

October 30, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: Yar’Adua directs NCC to grant NIGCOMSAT licence

President Umaru Yar’Adua has directed the National Communications Commission (NCC) to grant Frequency and Operating Licence to Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited...

Video: Jan Chipchase on our mobile phones

October 21, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Video: Jan Chipchase on our mobile phones

Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase’s investigation into the ways we interact with technology has led him from the villages of Uganda to the insides of our pockets...

Nigeria: Dangote Group, Intercellular in Acquisition Talks

October 21, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria: Dangote Group, Intercellular in Acquisition Talks

According to information that was made available to HANA’s correspondent in Lagos, Dangote and Intercellular have been talking for sometime now and that talks are ongoing...

Who are the Top 10 Cellular Operators in the Mid-east and Africa?

October 21, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Who are the Top 10 Cellular Operators in the Mid-east and Africa?

The mobile market in the Middle East and Africa seemed to slow down in the second quarter of 2007. Indeed, we have to go back four years, to the second quarter of 2003, to find its equal...

Vodacom Picks SpinVox Technology to Launch Voicemail-to-Text Service in Africa

October 16, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

Technology from UK-based SpinVox has enabled South African cellular carrier Vodacom to launch what it claims is Africa’s first voicemail-to-text service...

Sudatel seeks to grow in Africa

October 16, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Sudatel seeks to grow in Africa

Sudan Telecommunications Co, or Sudatel, plans to buy more African mobile licences and expand its business in troubled southern Sudan, a senior company executive said...

Celtel Nigeria, Nokia Siemens Networks boost mobile sector with $130m turnkey backbone

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Celtel Nigeria, Nokia Siemens Networks boost mobile sector with $130m turnkey backbone

NIGERIA’s mobile market, confirmed as the continent’s most robust and fastest growing, appears set to even break the banks as it is recording unprecedented investment inflow as the country enters its most active quarter with a flattering $2.130 billion...

Libyan Firm to Pay $100 Million for Rwandatel

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Libyan Firm to Pay $100 Million for Rwandatel

Lap Green Networks, a Libyan company is to pay $100 million (about Frw54.5 billion) for the shares in Rwandatel. This is more than the $25 million the defunct Terracom, an American firm was to pay government for the same company. The company also promises to...

Uganda: Alcatel Wins $82m Kenya Deal

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda: Alcatel Wins $82m Kenya Deal

A French company, Alcatel-Lucent, has won a $82m tender to lay the East Africa Marine System (TEAM) cable to link the Kenyan coast with the United Arab Emirates...

Kenya:Investors query Internet cable’s tight schedule

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya:Investors query Internet cable’s tight schedule

Private investors who want to buy a stake in Kenya’s premier high-speed Internet link have six weeks to do so, project consultants have said...

Uganda: Room for Growth Still Exists in Mobile Phone Sector, Says Survey Report

October 15, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda: Room for Growth Still Exists in Mobile Phone Sector, Says Survey Report

Uganda has 14 million potential mobile phone users, but the current providers have a combined four million subscribers. This accounts for less than a fifth of the would-be market, a HITS Telecom survey shows. HITS Telecom officials described as false the...

Google now on mobile!

October 11, 2007 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google now on mobile!

Bangalore, Oct. 10 Google is now on your mobile. Shortcodes and search have mingled to allow the 200 million mobile subscribers in India access to Google’s search engine database of Web sites on the Internet...