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Posts Tagged ‘3G’

  • Cell C temporarily suspends channels on video-streaming service

    Cell C extends roaming agreement with MTN

    August 9, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Cell C extends roaming agreement with MTN

    Cell C has finalised a term sheet detailing a further national roaming agreement with MTN, which is mutually beneficial to both parties. “This agreement lays the groundwork for a broader national roaming agreement, supporting the policy goals of avoiding...

  • WhatsApp now available on KaiOS-powered devices across Africa

    WhatsApp now available on KaiOS-powered devices across Africa

    July 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp now available on KaiOS-powered devices across Africa

      KaiOS Technologies, developers of the mobile operating system KaiOS, and Facebook have announced WhatsApp’s availability for download in the KaiStore, on both 512MB and 256MB RAM devices. By the third quarter of 2019, most smart feature phones...

  • ICT remains one of the biggest industries in South Africa

    April 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICT remains one of the biggest industries in South Africa

    The ICT sector has one of South Africa’s biggest job markets and is also one of the biggest contributors to the economy. This is according to the State of ICT report published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA). The...

  • 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...

  • MTN Nigeria

    South Africa: MTN upgrades network capacity for festive season

    December 21, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: MTN upgrades network capacity for festive season

    MTN has announced that it will be boosting network capacity in tourist hotspots, high traffic rural areas and along major freeways in South Africa. “Our second to none network offers our customers a fantastic experience and we want to make sure we maintain...

  • Tigo Rwanda introduces new call rates promotion.

    Tanzania: Tigo to further expand network infrastructure

    July 31, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: Tigo to further expand network infrastructure

    Tigo Tanzania has announced plans to upgrade its network infrastructure. The telecom operator aims to increase coverage, capacity and quality of service for their customers. “Since last year, we have made massive expansion of our infrastructure to...

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    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...

  • Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    April 23, 2014 • FeaturesComments Off on Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry. If anything, it’s an attractive offering that will not...

  • Airtel first to be awarded 3G, 4G licence in Chad

    April 16, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel first to be awarded 3G, 4G licence in Chad

    Mobile operator Airtel has become the first company to be awarded a 3G and 4G licence in the African nation of Chad. “Mobile devices, using either 3G or even 2.5G EDGE networks, are already the main platform for internet access in Africa, allowing people to...

  • Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

    April 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange to invest $28.8-million in Kenya

    French telco Orange, will invest a further $28.8-million in its 3G network across Kenya. The investment will see the company expanding the National Optic Fibre Backbone, and contributing to the Multi Service Access Node (MSAN). According to Orange Kenya chief...

  • Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

    January 24, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

    Chip maker Qualcomm Incorporated and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and...

  • Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

    December 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

    Following a $1.6 billion deal between Huawei Technologies, Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom and ZTE, an eight month project to bolster local connectivity services throughout Ethiopia will be spearheaded by the rollout of 4G connectivity services in the...

  • MTN Nigeria invests in 3G network upgrade

    November 11, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria invests in 3G network upgrade

    Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), the company leading the world in the development and deployment of next generation microwave networks, has today announced new contracts with MTN Nigeria to upgrade and expand capacity of the operator’s 3G network. The...

  • South Africa: Telkom Mobile’s SIM-SONKE goes national

    October 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Telkom Mobile’s SIM-SONKE goes national

    Telkom SA’s mobile division announced that SIM-SONKE subscribers will now be able to make calls from anywhere in the country. Previously customers were able to make calls only where Telkom Mobile has network coverage. “We introduced SIM-SONKE as a...

  • Based on the percentage of individuals using the internet, Morocco is listed as the most connected country in Africa. (Image source: magicmorroco.com)

    Africa’s 10 most connected countries

    October 10, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s 10 most connected countries

      Global financial institutions, including the World Bank, have publicised their expectation of an increase in economic growth rates in Africa, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of Africa’s growth is attributed, in  part, to the...