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Third Yahsat satellite to extend broadband to africa

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has unveiled plans to launch its third satellite extending its commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users, expanding on Yahsat’s current coverage area across the Middle East, Africa and South...

MTN expands coverage of global Virtual Private Network

MTN’s enterprise customers with global operations are now able to communicate with their branches and employees worldwide. This follows the signing of an agreement between MTN and leading international telecommunications provider PCCW Global, which will enable MTN to expand coverage...

Zamir Telecom to take on Africa

Zamir Telecom today announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa in response to increasing demand from its customers.  Zamir has signed its first partner, Exchange Telecom Ltd, one of Nigeria's six interconnect exchange carriers, and opened...

Bharti Airtel boasts 60-million subscribers in Africa

Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today celebrated its 60 millionth customer in Africa. Airtel, which recently moved up one notch in global rankings to become the fourth largest mobile operator...

One in every two spam messages are sent from Asia

IT security and data protection firm Sophos has published the latest 'Dirty Dozen' of spam-relaying countries, covering the second quarter of 2012. While North America continued to reduce the proportion of spam it relayed by email, Asia increased its...

Korean companies invest in Africa

Korean mining, electronics, power generation and telecommunications companies are looking to invest more in African countries, as these markets expand at an accelerated pace. Many African nations have seen strong growth due to an increase in foreign direct...

Bharti launches first 3G network in Congo

Airtel and the Republic of Congo today, 25 October 2011, took a significant step towards building the largest 3G network across Africa by announcing the launch of a 3,75G platform in the country. Today’s launch follows the application and issuance...

SAMENA conference attracts North African ICT companies

Telecommunications professionals as well as market leaders across South Asia, Middle East and North Africa are scheduled to meet next month in Qatar, to discuss key global technology developments. Prominent telecommunications experts as well as market leaders across South Asia,...

Bharti Airtel appoints new MD for Chad

Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Salia Gbane as the Managing Director for Chad. Prior to his appointment as the Managing Director - Chad, Salia was...

VAS – African mobile market differs from Asia

Asia leads Africa in some aspects of mobile VAS (Value Added Services), such as RBTs (Ring Back Tones), integration with radio and TV and SMS services, but the continent still needs to catchup with Africa in the mobile money...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

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