Globacom was adjudged the best telecoms company of the year, The best mobile company of the year and best telecoms investor of the year at the annual Nigeria Telecoms Awards, organised by Logica Communication, publishers of Telecom News, an industry review magazine. With the three awards, Globacom, which operates...
Rwanda's news agency reports that President Kagame has said that the ongoing broadband rollout program will ease health service delivery for its rural people. "The increased bandwidth will allow us to send digital radiology images from district hospitals to experts in our capital Kigali, and outside the country", Kagame...
MTN has for the second year running ranked the most preferred employer by fresh graduates in a survey carried out by Exquisite Solution. A total of 1,277 graduates participated in the survey, in which they were asked what companies they would most want to work for in their first...
State-owned operator Ethiopia Telecom Corporation (ETC) has announced that the first phase of its fixed wireless and mobile CDMA2000 network has been completed, following a rollout by China's ZTE. Initially the network will offer coverage of the Addis Ababa region, with further expansion planned to allow access for up...
Vodafone today announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 70 percent stake in Ghana Telecommunications Company Limited ("Ghana Telecom") for a total of US Dollar 900 million (Pound Sterling 483 million) on a debt-free, cash-free basis. The deal values Ghana Telecom, which posted 2007 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation...
The telecoms cable will be the first to reach Africa’s eastern shores, linking southern and east African countries to Europe and Asia. Yesterday Seacom president Brian Herlihy said it was on track to go live in June next year. That reassurance came as analysts at BMI-TechKnowledge cast doubt this week...
Pangea Outsourcing Services, a growing Cape Town business offering online English tuition to clients worldwide, found that coordinating staff teaching shifts telephonically or via email was becoming more time consuming for the office manager and adding to the running costs of the company. To reduce Pangea’s operational burden around...
Channel Data, an authorised distributor of Overland Storage products has released three new offerings designed to help organisations address their data storage needs while minimising their carbon footprint. Overland’s Ultamus RAID nearline storage arrays, REO Series disk backup and recovery appliances, together with NEO Series and ARCvault tape backup...
The Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited says that they want to try to overcome the lack of digital resources within the country. They plan to open 10 telecentres per state that will be serviced by satellite, focusing on the people in rural areas and ensuring that they have access to...
Neotel is in the process of finalizing a contract with a national chain store to make it easier for consumers to buy its services. Neotel has not announced which store they have chosen but it has implied that it is a telecom and technology specialist. Spokesperson Zinhle modiselle said that Noetel...
France Telecom which owns the majority stakes in Telkom Kenya has signed the start of a pricing war in the country’s fast growing telecommunication industry. Managing Director Dominique Saint-Jean said the firm was launching a new image for Telkom Kenya. France Telecom added its ‘Orange’ image into Telkom Kenya’s green...
Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, Minister of Communications, is expected to issue a policy direction for the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to license Broadband Infraco, to allow strategic infrastructure investment in the communications and information technology sector. Infraco will negotiate the license terms and condition with Icasa. Dave Smith, CEO...
Mobile phone provider, Safaricom has launched broadband Internet service in Mombasa. The firm has invested Sh1.8 billion in license fees and infrastructure development to launch the service. It is the only company in the country to offer 3G/HSDPA and the second in East Africa. According to Michael Joseph, Chief Executive...
By Teryl Schroenn, CEO at Accsys Flexibility in the workplace - or the assumption of control over ones own time, resource management and outcomes – is the chief characteristic that now defines the modern formal working environment, both publically and privately. It has emerged as a top priority for those...
Bayo Ligali, Chief Executive Officer of Zain Nigeria, said that identified vandalising of installations and equipment is the biggest threat facing GSM providers. Bayo says that Zain has lost two generators across the country over the past two weeks. from Niger Zain a GSM service provider across the country. Bayo who spoke...
Telkom Kenya, the countries oldest operator, will adopt a new name as from this morning. The relaunch also celebrates the beginning of a busy year that is said to strengthen Telkom Kenya in the fight for control of the mobile telephone market. The relaunch is said to be coming in...
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