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Starcomms Delivers CDMA Roaming

August 10, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Starcomms Delivers CDMA Roaming

NIGERIA based Starcomms Plc has added yet another feather to its cap as it becomes the first Code Division Multiple Access operator in the world to provide its customers the opportunity of enjoying international roaming. The management of the telecoms company said this feat became possible as a result of the agreement signed with two [&hellip...

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Kenya tourism urged to embrace ICT

August 10, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya tourism urged to embrace ICT

THE East African Region’s tourism industry has been urged to take advantage of faster internet speeds, increasing dominance of electronic commerce (e-commerce) and the rise of social media sites to further accelerate growth within the industry. E-Tourism...

How has web 2.0 changed the work environment?

August 10, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

For most companies in South Africa, the internet has become a key source of information, communication and commerce for their business operations. Companies are controlling the use of the internet within the work environment by restricting the use of web mail...

MTN Nigeria wants tough laws to safeguard telecoms industry

August 10, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Nigeria wants tough laws to safeguard telecoms industry

MTN Nigeria Limited mounts the gauntlet on behalf of the country’s telecom operators as it called on Nigeria’s law makers to formulate policies that will help secure telecommunications operations and infrastructure in the country. Mr. Quasim Odunmbaku,...

The case for DotAfrica domain name for Africa

August 9, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (1)

With a population of one billion, Africa hosts 86 millions of Internet users. The penetration rate is 8.7% which is rather good compared to the world average of 26.9%. DotAfrica is that specific Internet namespace for Africa which is likely to be applied for...

Nigerians on the Internet hit 43.9 million

August 6, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (2)

A report from the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) has revealed that 43.9 million Nigerians have access to the internet. According to the Vanguard, Mr. Abasiama Idaresit Managing Director Wild Fusion, an internet marketing firm based in Ikoyi said:...

Four South African celebs appointed LG ambassadors

August 6, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Four South African celebs appointed LG ambassadors

Adding to their already established green footing, LG Electronics South Africa yesterday announced the addition of another four high-profile South African icons, to act as official Green Ambassadors in the company’s commitment towards environmental...

Zamtel privatization, an African first

August 6, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zamtel privatization, an African first

Last month’s successful privatization of Zamtel by President Rupiah Banda’s Government is great news for Zambians, delivering the promise of improved telecom industry competitiveness, cheaper phone calls, high-speed broadband internet, and ultimately, a...

Nokia rebranding music store

August 6, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia rebranding music store

The arrival of the new Ovi Music platform in South Africa will see the Nokia Music Store become known as ‘Ovi Music’ from September 9th 2010. Introducing a range of features including enhanced music search and discovery, optimised artist pages and music...

Neotel hosts Eassy Cable management committee

August 5, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Neotel hosts Eassy Cable management committee

Neotel, a South African communications network operator is hosting the Eastern African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) Management Committee in Johannesburg. This meeting represents an important milestone for EASSy, which was recently completed, and will be...

RIM launches new BlackBerry 6 operating system

August 5, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on RIM launches new BlackBerry 6 operating system

Research In Motion has announced BlackBerry 6, a new operating system for BlackBerry smartphones. According to the company, the new OS features a redesigned interface that seamlessly works with a touch screen and trackpad, an advanced multimedia, a convenient...

Telecoms markets in North Africa set to shrink

August 5, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telecoms markets in North Africa set to shrink

Telecommunication markets in North Africa present diverse opportunities and challenges. These markets have been growing at a CAGR of 20% during 2007-2009 and are expected to continue growing at a CAGR of around 7% over the next five years. The blend of strong...

Cell C to launch Africa’s first HSPA+ network

August 5, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C to launch Africa’s first HSPA+ network

Cell C will be the first South African operator to roll out HSPA+ across its entire network and it will do so in the 900 MHz and 2100 MHz frequency bands. Cell C CEO, Lars P Reichelt revealed this at a press conference in Johannesburg yesterday. This...

Google to host Kenya technology conference

August 3, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (2)

GOOGLE will soon be hosting a three day web and mobile conference for tech savvy entrepreneurs and developers in Kenya. The conference will take place at Strathmore University in Nairobi from 6th to 8th September 2010, where over 1200 engineers, product...

Bharti Airtel appoints Andre Beyers as CMO for Africa

August 2, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel appoints Andre Beyers as CMO for Africa

Bharti Airtel, a leading emerging market telecom services provider, today announced the appointment of Andre Beyers as the Chief Marketing Officer for its African operations. The company recently acquired the mobile services operations of Zain in 15 countries...

ITNewsAfrica.com launches Spescom Press Office

August 2, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on ITNewsAfrica.com launches Spescom Press Office

Today’s most successful organisations know that even when their companies lead the pack in goods and services, if they are not properly promoting their companies’ names and images all that quality craftsmanship and top notch customer service is for...