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East African Telecoms rush to cut calling rates

According to reports MTN Rwanda announced on Monday, October 6, that it has cut down charges on call for its roaming subscribers ahead of Wednesday's launch of One Network Area Agreement. MTN follows Kenya's Safaricom who slashed their rates...

4th Orange African Social Venture Prize launched

Following on from the success of the past three years, today Orange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced for the fourth edition: the “Orange Partner" award will...

Korea Telecom may scale down Rwanda business

Korea Telecom CEO Hwang Chang-gyu has revealed plans to review the company’s projects across Africa and place greater focus on bolstering the firm’s competitive edge in its domestic telecommunication market. According to a Korea Times report, this review will likely...

Kenya to classify telcoms infrastructure as utilities

In a bid to curb the rising incidents of telecom infrastructure vandalism, the Kenyan government has made known its intention to put in place a telecom infrastructure protection law by the end of December 2013. Information Cabinet Secretary Dr...

Ericsson hosts workshop for Sierra Leonean officials

Industry stakeholders and government officials in Sierra Leone have benefitted from an ICT workshop organized by Ericsson and its partners- Airtel, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), and the Ministry of Information and Communications. The workshop, which was held on...

Microsoft’s Skype Now Commands A Third Of A Dying Market

At CeBIT this week, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner revealed that 33% of the world's voice calls happen on Skype now, as Stephen Shankland reports. That's a tremendous number. But it just might represent a hollow victory for Microsoft, which...

Bidding goes live for Cameroon license

The Cameroon government has confirmed that it has received numerous bids from leading international telecom operators for the country’s third mobile phone license. According to local reports, India’s Bharti Airtel, Korea Telecom, Maroc Telecom and Viettel have all submitted bids. The government has said...

Uganda faces uncertainty over SIM registration

While neighbour Kenya has seen nearly one million phones turned off as a result of the government registration of hand devices, Uganda could be facing an even larger figure with many residents still unregistered. According to the ministry of communications,...

Helios Towers Africa appoints new COO

Helios Towers Africa a leading, independent, telecoms towers company in Africa, has announced the appointment of Kevin Koch as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Koch, 42, joins HTA from Millicom International Cellular S.A., a leading mobile operator in 13 markets...

Orange Kenya CEO willing to step down

Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said he would step down at the Kenyan Treasury’s request, but said no such request had been made. Ghossein’s comments come after the government demanded more representation within the company's management as a precondition for additional...
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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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