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Frost & Sullivan Lauds ZTE for High Value Offerings to the Telecommunications Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Based on its recent analysis of the green energy solutions market for telecommunications, Frost & Sullivan recognises ZTE Corporation (ZTE) with the 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. ZTE has integrated multi-energy solutions with its industry-leading telecommunications technology, making it both a strategic technology and energy partner of choice. The company caters to the …

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One Africa Network response to the decisions taken at Smart Africa

Smart Africa: Ministerial and regulators meeting one Africa Network| Kigali, 18 April 2016

On this date of April 18, 2016, was held in Kigali, a meeting of the Ministers of Information and Communication Technologies, the Directors General of Telecommunications regulatory authorities and representatives of the Telecom operators from member states of Smart Africa. The meeting’s main objective was to adopt a regional telecommunications framework aiming to implement the ” One Africa Network”, in …

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Egypt, Tunisia, France: the three #Imake4mycity Orange Foundation Challenge winners

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The Solidarity FabLabs from Cairo, Tunis, Parthenay and Toulouse were rewarded for their work and will each receive 15,000 euros. The #Imake4mycity prizes were awarded to the winners on Wednesday 6 April at 8 pm, in Paris, by several members of the Orange executive committee (www.Orange.com). The Solidarity FabLabs from Cairo, Tunis, Parthenay and Toulouse were rewarded for their work …

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Africa dealmakers meet in London as telecom and digital companies achieve billion dollar growth

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International investment into African telecom, media and tech businesses has been growing fast and several new billion-dollar-plus valuation businesses are emerging in telecoms infrastructure and digital services according to global investment news provider TMT Finance. Leading investors, operators and advisers active in the African telecom, media and technology (TMT) sectors are meeting in London for TMT Finance & Investment Africa …

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Orange To Invest $85 Million In Nigerian e-Commerce Group

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French telecommunications company Orange is to invest 75 million euro ($85 million) in Nigerian e-commerce group, Africa Internet Group (AIG) and become a shareholder, the two companies said on Tuesday. AIG, which was founded in Nigeria in 2012, already counts Goldman Sachs, South African telecoms group MTN and Germany’s Rocket Internet among its shareholders. It owns several technology firms across …

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Tigo Tanzania launches innovative nano lending scheme to its customers

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Tigo Nivushe poised to foster financial inclusion. Leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz), announced today that it will launch an easy to access nano lending product to its stable of mobile financial services. This new product will not require collateral and offers immediate access to small loans to Tigo Pesa users. Tigo Head of Mobile Financial Services, Ruan Sawnepoel, said …

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Smile Tanzania Leading 4G LTE Innovation with World First

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Today Smile Communications Tanzania announced the introduction of two 4G LTE innovations to its customers in Tanzania – SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited. Today Smile Communications Tanzania (“Smile Tanzania”) (Smile.co.tz) announced the introduction of two 4G LTE innovations to its customers in Tanzania – SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited (Smile.co.tz/voice). Smile is the first operator in East Africa to offer its customers Voice over …

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Vietnam’s Viettel offers 4G service in Burundi even before home launch

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While Viettel is only testing its 4G service on a limited scale at home, the military-run Vietnamese network carrier has officially launched the latest mobile telecommunications technology through a subsidiary in East Africa. In April 2015, Viettel, which is Vietnam’s largest mobile carrier by subscribers, entered the telecom market of Burundi under the brand of Lumitel. Despite being the newest …

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Mobinil becomes Orange in Egypt

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The Orange brand extends, by rebranding Mobinil, its Egyptian operation. Long-term commitment to support growth of Egypt’s digital economy. Arrival of Orange brand set to boost company’s competitive position. Orange (Orange.com), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators today announces the launch of the Orange brand in Egypt. As of today, the Orange brand replaces the Mobinil brand. Egypt is …

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Smile, Leading 4G LTE Innovation in Africa

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Smile announced today that in all its operating markets customers would enjoy the benefits of two first-to-market services, namely SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited. Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd (“Smile”) (SmileComs.com), which owns and operates 4G LTE mobile broadband networks in the 800MHz band in Nigeria, and in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands in Tanzania and Uganda, announced today that in all its …

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