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Ex Apple CEO Unveils Obi Smartphones

Obi Smartphones

Ex Apple CEO Unveils Obi Smartphones: An organization established by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley, has propelled an arrangement of minimum effort yet in vogue cell phones went for developing remote markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The Obi Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5 models both begin at under $199 yet offer abilities found in more lavish cell phones. The ...

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Nigeria, Africa’s top remittance recipient Nation to host RemitAfrica2015


More than 200 delegates and 65 industry stakeholders from more than 25 countries are expected to attend the remitAfrica2015 event in Lagos – Nigeria Enabling low cost remittances to Africa MobileMoneyAfrica ( will host the RemitAfrica conference ( on Nov 04 – 05 in Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria, Africa’s largest remittance nation. Remittance providers and stakeholders such as ...

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SmartMobile – A New South African MVNO Launched


Cape Town-based SmartMobile, which specializes in providing cellular services and handsets to the emerging post-paid market in South Africa, has officially launched its MVNO through MVN-X (headed by former Virgin Mobile South Africa CEO Steve Bailey). MVNOs use the infrastructure of other mobile networks to sell their services, with SmartMobile offering the service using Cell C’s infrastructure. SmartMobile is a ...

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GeoPoll and Kantar Media Unveil Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement in Africa

James Eberhard GeoPoll Founder

GeoPoll’s existing mobile platform and media measurement service to be combined with Kantar Media’s experience in audience measurement methodology GeoPoll (, the world’s largest mobile survey platform, and Kantar Media, global leader in media and marketing insights, announce their collaboration on a joint product, Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement (KGMM). This product builds on GeoPoll’s existing media measurement service by adding Kantar ...

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Orange increases its interest in the Moroccan operator Méditel with the acquisition of an additional 9% of its capital


Orange now holds 49% of Méditel’s share capital. Fipar-Holding (the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion group), FinanceCom and Orange signed the final documentation today increasing Orange’s interest in Méditel, the Moroccan telecommunications operator, in application of the agreements they signed in December 2010. Through this transaction, Orange ( has acquired an additional 9% of Méditel’s capital and benefits ...

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Global investment increasing dramatically in Africa’s telecoms industry


The international telecoms community regards Africa as an area of high value for new business. Africa’s telecoms industry forms a vital component to the country’s economic growth, affecting all aspects of the business and social sphere. Dramatic expansion in the telecoms sector has taken place over the past five years, with a 72% penetration on average in mobile subscriptions across ...

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Leading companies and research organizations join forces in FANTASTIC-5G research project to speed development of a flexible air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks


Development of a flexible air interface will support diverse and growing requirements of 5G networks, boost capacity and improve energy-efficiency. A group of 16 leading players in the field of telecommunications are joining forces to advance the development of a new air interface below 6 GHz for 5G networks. The “FANTASTIC-5G” (Flexible Air iNTerfAce for Scalable service delivery wiThin wIreless ...

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4G LTE Square inaugurated in Rwanda


Olleh Rwanda network (ORn) has inaugurated 4G Square in Kigali City which accommodates all 4G LTE internet providers. During the inauguration on Wednesday, 9 July 2015, oRn CEO, Patrick Yoon said “We wanted to create a state-of-the-art facility where anyone can explore 4G LTE benefits beyond what people are used to. More users will be able to experience 4G LTE ...

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Launch of e -Libraries programme


Johannesburg, Midrand – In order to help advance literacy development, one of the most critical elements in the country’s education value chain, Vodacom and Huawei together with the Department of Basic Education and the Nelson Mandela Foundation launched their e-Libraries programme today. The e-Libraries programme is an educational content application, which is freely available on Huawei tablets at the 61 Vodacom Information and Communication Technology ...

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Orange announces the connection of Benin and the Canary Islands to the ACE submarine cable (Africa Coast to Europe)


Orange (, together with the other members of the ACE consortium, announces the launch of the ACE cable in Cotonou, Benin and Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. The connection of these two stations is part of the second phase of deployment of the ACE submarine cable, which now serves 18 countries: France, Portugal, the Canary Islands (Spain), Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, ...

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