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Posts Tagged ‘Sub-Saharan Africa’

  • 2014 GSMA report predicts half a billion mobile subs by 2020

    November 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 2014 GSMA report predicts half a billion mobile subs by 2020

    The GSMA: Mobile 360 Series – Africa has commenced at the Clock Tower Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. At the event, the GSMA revealed its 2014 report. According to the report, the number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa...

  • Pan African Towers signs $20 million infrastructural investment deal

    GSMA to review mobile taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    September 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GSMA to review mobile taxation in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The GSMA has called upon governments in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to review their approach to the increasing tax burden imposed on the mobile industry. The GSMA released two studies that explore various aspects of mobile-specific taxation in Africa and show...

  • Airtel inks Tramigo partnership in Sub-Saharan Africa

    August 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel inks Tramigo partnership in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Tramigo has announced a new partnership with Airtel for the Congo Brazzaville market. The partnership is intended to offer real time vehicle tracking to Airtel Congo Brazzaville customers. Arto Tiitinen, Tramigo CEO, comments: “Our partnership with...

  • McAfee appoints new regional director for Sub Saharan Africa

    August 20, 2014 • Company News, PeopleComments Off on McAfee appoints new regional director for Sub Saharan Africa

    McAfee, part of Intel Security, has revealed the appointment of Trevor Coetzee as its new regional director, South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. Coetzee’s  primary responsibilities will be the overall guidance and direction of the South African and...

  • Can ICT help keep the lights on in Africa?

    April 8, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Can ICT help keep the lights on in Africa?

    Right now, the energy industry in sub-Saharan Africa is at a crossroads. Faced with booming demand from a growing industrial sector, urbanisation and an impatient consumer base, the region’s energy utilities must deal with a unique set of challenges that...

  • Ericsson Head Quarters

    Why smartphones can bridge digital divide

    December 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Why smartphones can bridge digital divide

    Ericsson has released its first regional consumer insight report focusing on trends and analysis of the mobile ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report highlights how mobile phones create and promote connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa from the consumer...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate mobile broadband rollout

    September 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate mobile broadband rollout

    The Vice President of Botswana, the Honourable Dr Ponatshego H. Kedikilwe opened a meeting on Friday 06 September of the Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia to agree common priorities to accelerate the roll out of mobile...

  • Wi-Fi is an answer for Africa

    August 19, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on Wi-Fi is an answer for Africa

    Across Africa demands are changing, access models are changing and consumers are blurring the lines between corporate and personal spaces – becoming more vocal in terms of what they want, says Ruckus Wireless, Inc. And what they want is access. With more...

  • WIOCC to provide connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa

    May 29, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on WIOCC to provide connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa

    DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) has awarded a 15 year contract to award-winning carrier WIOCC for connectivity services in Southern and Eastern Africa, kicking off a two-year planning and procurement phase for the AfricaConnect...

  • GSMA opens office in Kenya

    May 15, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on GSMA opens office in Kenya

    The GSMA today announced that it has opened a permanent office in Nairobi, Kenya. The office will be based in the heart of Nairobi’s Innovation Hub (iHub) for the technology community and will enable the GSMA to work even more closely with its members...

  • African developers among global awards semi-finalists

    April 25, 2013 • Enterprise ITComments Off on African developers among global awards semi-finalists

    Ericsson has announced the semi-finalists for the annual Ericsson Application Awards with TeamKenya from Kenya, Team Trokxi and Team Nimdee Mobile from Ghana among the semi-finalists. TeamKenya and Trokxi are nominated in the student category and Nimdee...

  • South Africa’s broadband could jeopardise economic growth

    April 11, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on South Africa’s broadband could jeopardise economic growth

    In its annual  Global Information Technology Report 2013, the World Economic Forum warned that countries such as South Africa are at risk of damaging their economic growth if they fail to tend to the currently problems of broadband access. On the list of...

  • Team Shinsekai from Senegal wins Apps for African City Life award

    February 11, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Team Shinsekai from Senegal wins Apps for African City Life award

    Ericsson has announced the winners of the Apps for African City Life Competition. Team Shinsekai from Senegal won first prize for developing an app that aims to support environmental sanitation and hygiene development in cities. Dadja Matiasso Bassou, project...

  • Ericsson appoints Head for sub-Saharan Africa

    January 17, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson appoints Head for sub-Saharan Africa

    Ericsson has announced that Fredrik Jejdling has been appointed as Head of Region for sub-Saharan Africa, and will come into effect on 1 April this year. President and CEO Hans Vestberg said: “Under Fredrik’s leadership Ericsson has extended its strong...

  • End of the African telecoms boom?

    February 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on End of the African telecoms boom?

    The upsurge in Sub-Saharan African mobile telecommunications seems to be subsiding as companies continue to saturate the market in a bid to gain more clients. The levels of investment in the sector and how businesses aim to win over customers’ favour...

  • Increased mobile broadband spectrum vital for Africa’s development

    November 29, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Increased mobile broadband spectrum vital for Africa’s development

    Greater allocation of spectrum for Mobile Broadband is vital for the economic and social development of sub-Saharan Africa, commented the GSMA. New findings from a report by the GSMA and Plum Consulting reveal that, across the region, the release of Mobile...