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Posts Tagged ‘2G’

  • Telkom successfully upgrades 96 per cent of prepaid fixed line customers.

    Telkom committed to switching off legacy 2G network in South Africa

    July 10, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom committed to switching off legacy 2G network in South Africa

    Telkom, in an interview with TechCentral, has revealed that it’s seriously looking at shutting down its legacy 2G network — establishing it as the first network provider in South Africa to make this move.  “In the near future, we will switch off 2G —...

  • By Dr Christoph Nieuwoudt, FNB Consumer CEO

    Post Fourth Industrial Revolution economy

    August 27, 2018 • FeaturesComments Off on Post Fourth Industrial Revolution economy

    The world around us is changing rapidly and almost every single business model is impacted by the new digital economy. The meteoric rise of the big tech firms has established them as the dominant new business models in the post fourth industrial revolution...

  • Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

    Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

    August 3, 2018 • SponsoredComments Off on Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

    With the continued evolution of satellite technology, the world is becoming an increasingly smaller place. Areas that were once impossible to reach – cargo ships in the middle of the Pacific or airplanes flying at 35,000 feet – can now stay connected...

  • Telkom successfully upgrades 96 per cent of prepaid fixed line customers.

    Telkom considers getting rid of 2G network

    May 29, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom considers getting rid of 2G network

    South African telecoms operator, Telkom, strongly considers switching off its 2G network in favor of putting more emphasis on its 3G, 4G/LTE, and later 5G networks. This is according to CEO Sipho Maseko, who was speaking at the group’s annual results...

  • Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

    Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

    November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

    Mobile telephony is changing Africa, for the better. Once called the Dark Continent, the mobile phone revolution has lightened up the possibilities of economic prosperity in Africa. According to GSMA Mobile Economy Africa Report 2016, in 2015 mobile...

  • ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

    5G is a revolution and just the beginning

    August 22, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G is a revolution and just the beginning

    “You cannot assume that 5G is just 4G on steroids. It is a revolution,” says Kailash Narayanan of Keysight Technologies. The neat linear progression from 2G to 3G to 4G does not apply to next-generation networks.”5G”, the generic term for future...

  • Rwanda LTE

    Kenya: Nokia to modernise Safaricom network infrastructure

    January 21, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Nokia to modernise Safaricom network infrastructure

    In a public statement, Kenyan operator Safaricom has revealed that it has selected Nokia Networks as one of its partners to modernise and expand its 2G and 3G network infrastructure. In addition to this, Nokia will also assist Safaricom to launch the first...

  • MTN Nigeria plans $1.5 billion investment this year

    March 8, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Nigeria plans $1.5 billion investment this year

    The Daily Trust reports that MTN Nigeria has disclosed plans to invest approximately $1.5 billion in 2013. MTN’s Corporate Services Executive, Adewale Goodluck, is quoted as saying that the company’s Nigerian operation “would get the highest part of the...

  • Orange Tunisia adds 2G/3G to three more towns

    January 29, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Orange Tunisia adds 2G/3G to three more towns

    Tunisia received yet another boost to its mobile and telecom sector after Orange Tunisia announced that it has officially launched 2G and 3G services in three new towns in the North African country.   The company said the new services are now available...

  • MTN SA goes live with LTE devices

    November 30, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    MTN SA has gone live with the commercial availability of LTE (Long Term Evolution) in the Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban regions, promising to bring the consumer faster broadband speeds and a better Internet experience. As of 1 December 2012, South African...

  • Mobile data traffic to grow 10-fold by 2016

    November 7, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile data traffic to grow 10-fold by 2016

    New report from Ericsson says mobile data traffic will grow 10-fold between 2011 and 2016, mainly driven by video. •          Mobile broadband subscriptions grew by 60 percent in one year and are expected to grow from 900 million in 2011 to almost...

  • Bharti Airtel, Nokia Siemens seal network deal

    September 30, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel, Nokia Siemens seal network deal

    Bharti Airtel has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to expand its 2G (GSM/EDGE) networks and deploy 3G networks in seven African countries. Under the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will manage end-to-end network...

  • Vodacom to throttle Blackberry internet

    September 12, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Mobile service provider Vodacom has announced that it will be throttling the internet speeds of Blackberry users who use up a lot of the bandwidth. Blackberry’s Internet Service (BIS) is very popular with the younger market, as it provides users with...

  • Bharti Airtel gets Rwanda’s 2G, 3G mobile license

    September 9, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Bharti Airtel gets Rwanda’s 2G, 3G mobile license

    Bharti Airtel, India’s global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa said on 8 September 2011 that it has been awarded a license by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) to operate 2G and 3G GSM mobile...

  • Nigerian gov keeps CDMA + GSM tech

    August 26, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigerian gov keeps CDMA + GSM tech

    Nigeria is not phasing out the old Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology in favour of the modern standard, (Global System for Mobile Communications) GSM technology. The Nigerian government said most small businesses in the country still rely on CDMA...

  • Ericsson partners with MTN to launch LTE

    July 25, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson partners with MTN to launch LTE

    Ericsson has partnered with MTN South Africa for the roll-out of an LTE network in Johannesburg. Ericsson has a long standing relationship with MTN SA that began in 1993 when the mobile operator established offices in South Africa. “We’ve been MTN’s...