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Cellular modem sales to top $22 billion by 2013

Recently Sprint lowered its mobile broadband prices for using the cellular phone as a modem, leaving its pricing using PC Cards and USB modems unchanged. But even given this threat, cellular modem sales are set to top $22 billion...

Egypt’s telecoms authority defer fixed licence auction

The changing international markets have forced Egypt’s Telecom Regulatory Authority Board to defer the auction of the second fixed licence for year. The offer submissions were set to close later this month. MENA reported that Dr. Amr Badawi, the Executive...

Telecoms companies in Kenya urged to offer banking services

Telecommunication companies in Kenya offering financial services will not be stopped but will instead get support from Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). According to media reports from Nairobi, CBK has urged commercial banks to partner with these companies in providing...

Uganda Telecom Launches Prepaid Roaming Top Up

In a bid to beef up its borderless roaming offer in East Africa, Uganda Telecom is now offering Prepaid Roaming Top Up, a service that allows prepaid subscribers to top up their phones in the neighboring countries of Kenya,...

Touch screens in mobile devices to deliver $5 billion next year

Touch screens have been available for some time and are found in a variety of fixed and portable devices, but it was the launch of Apple’s iPhone that refocused the public’s attention on them as never before. Shipments in...

5th mobile operator ready to roll out in Nigeria

Nigeria will soon have a fifth mobile telephone network, this comes after Tuesday’s announcement by Etisalat that it’s ready to roll out. Etisalat, the main telecoms operator in the United Arab Emirates, last year won a $400m licence to operate...

Zain plans more Africa acquisitions, eyes Cape to Cairo coverage

Leading mobile phone Company in Africa and the Middle East, Zain, is finalising several acquisition deals in Africa, its chief executive for the continent said last week. "We are currently actively looking at several acquisitions in the African market block....

Huge Group takes on MTN

The Huge Group has announced that it will lodge its submissions within two weeks opposing the transaction between MTN and iTalk on the basis that the transaction between MTN and iTalk is not competitive. Speaking to ITnewsAfrica.com today, Anton Potgieter,...
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New Samsung AI TVs Redefine Home Entertainment

Samsung South Africa unveiled its 2024 TV and sound device portfolio at the Unbox & Discover at the Samsung...
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