AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation consultancy, today announced that it has signed a deal to deliver network optimisation tools to MTN Uganda. MTN continues to deploy GSM network infrastructure across Uganda and now provides mobile coverage to over 150 cities, towns and villages across the...
AIRCOM International, the leading independent network planning and optimisation consultancy, today announced that it is working with Mozambique operator mcel to support the update of the mcel planning tools for 2G and 3G networks. In a deal worth USD$ one million, mcel will use AIRCOM’s market-leading network planning and...
South Africa's fixed line operator, Telkom has reported that its revenue increased by 9.8 per cent in revenue, to a whopping R29.8 billion, for the six months which ended on September 30. The company released a statement on Monday, saying that it wanted to take advantage of the future...
FOLLOWING its recent High Court victory over communications minister, Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) says that it will soon begin to issue electronic communications network service (ECNS) and electronic communications service (ECS) licenses to value-added network service providers (VANs). Matsepe-Casaburri had made a High...
SUN Microsystems has resolved to reduce its workforce by 18 percent, in a restructuring exercise the company hopes will save up to US$800 million (R7 billion) a year. The retrenchment, which will affect about 6 000 workers, is part of the networking computing technologies company's cost-cutting measures, to be undertaken...
Leading global telecommunications enabler Nokia Siemens Networks has set its sights to reinforcing its vision of 5 billion people connected by 2015, through showcasing its world-class end-to-end solutions and products through live demonstrations and presentations at AfricaCom 2008 which begins in Cape Town on November 18, 2008. At the AfricaCom...
MapNTL.com âNigeria's foremost online interactive map is proud to announce the introduction of an innovative map-based advertising platform that allows companies in Lagos to advertise their brands on an interactive map. This concept called Mapvertising is the unique way of pinpointing a business advertising on maps using...
03b Networks, a satelite network company that is baked by Google, has set its sights on increasing network coverage in the African continent, where most people are still not logged on. The company, which went prime time in September, has announced that it aims to use satellites to provide low-cost...
Trans African Concessions TRAC has installed a new camera tracking system, called VITAS, at its toll plazas in South Africa in a move it said allowed for improved security measures and better monitoring of toll transactions. The new system is fully operational at the Middelburg and Nkomazi Toll Plazas, and...
NIGCOMSAT-1, a giant Chinese-built Nigerian Communications satellite, launched amid pomp and fanfare last year, has ceased functioning, in what has been attributed to power failure. Great Wall Industry Corp, the company that sent the satellite into orbit last May, reported yesterday that the satellite ceased functioning on Tuesday morning. "The solar...
ITNewsAfrica.com, Africa’s leading ICT news and information website, is proud to announce the imminent launch of MTN’s new home online. MTN’s press office on ITNewsAfrica.com will carry news from all of its operations throughout Africa and the Middle East, making it one of the most comprehensive sources of news and...
UNITED States President-elect Barack Obama touched base with his roots on Tuesday night when he telephoned Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki. Obama, whose father is Kenyan, discussed a range of issues concerning the two countries with Kibaki. A statement from Kenya State House made available to our reporters on Wednesday, said the...
TWO information technology companies have made the list of 10 finalists for the OTF – Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Awards, which carry a total of US$350 000 (about R3,5 million). Integr8IT Pty Ltd, a South African information technology and communications company, and Regional Reach Limited K24TV KAMEME FM, an information...
CAPACITY building and exchange of technical knowledge in Nigeria will be under the spotlight at the third Nigeria Network Operators Groups conference and exhibition scheduled for next week. The event, organized by The University of Lagos and the Nigeria Information and Communication Technology Forum, is scheduled for Lagos from November...
A partnership with a credible, established provider of training services to reinforce the integration of ICT infrastructure, service and support can make a significant difference to clients. So claims Richard Rayne, Managing Director at On-Site Training, a privately-owned national Proudly South African provider of comprehensive training services covering Information...
Barack Obama's election as the next US president could usher in a new era of solar energy development in the United States, but economic difficulties may prove a barrier to some of the more expensive renewable initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. "Demand for solar energy remains dependent on government subsidies, because...
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