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Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso

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Airtel is the 2nd largest mobile operator in Burkina Faso, with close to 4.6 million customers. Orange (Orange.com) announces today that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV (“Airtel”) in January 2016, Orange …

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2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature: Call for Entries

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Etisalat has announced its call for entries to the 2016 edition of the Pan-African Prize, Etisalat Prize for Literature (Prize.Etisalat.com.ng). This is coming just a few months after the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Fiston Mwanza Mujila won the 2015 edition of the Prize with his first novel, Tram 83. We are delighted to champion the cause for celebrating the richness …

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MTN employees mark 10 years of volunteerism in their communities

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Johannesburg – MTN employees in Afghanistan will spend the next 21 days establishing a computer lab and painting various schools in Kabul, while their colleagues in Syria will renovate a library and playground of a public school in Damascus. In Sudan, MTNers will establish the country’s first national audio library to provide free, high quality audiobooks for visually impaired students. …

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Pyramid Research highlights 7 strategies to increase smartphone sales in Africa

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A new report, “Operator Strategies to Increase Smartphone Penetration in Africa,” published by Pyramid Research, provides in-depth insights on a number of smartphone strategies that African telecommunication operators can use to increase smartphone usage and adoption on their networks. By 2020, Pyramid Research forecasts annual smartphone sales in Africa and the Middle East to grow by a CAGR of 15.0% …

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Orange Business Services reinforces its commitment to African enterprises, extending sales operations to Nigeria

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Orange Business Services (Orange-Business.com), the B2B division of the Orange Group, is reaffirming its commitment to support enterprises in Africa with the expansion of its Lagos, Nigeria presence. It has established a new sales office in addition to the existing customer support activities in the country. The objective is to support senior IT decision makers with strategies to grasp the …

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Orange launches 6th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East

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The projects of 4 start-ups will be recognized during the awards ceremony with prizes of 25,000, 15,000 and 10,000, while 5,000 euros will go to the winner of the Special Cultural Content Prize Orange (www.Orange.com) is launching a call for candidates for the 2016 Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East. The Orange Social Venture Prize, which …

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Ericsson selected by MTN Ghana for deployment of LTE network in Greater Accra region

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Deployment will enable MTN to offer high-quality mobile broadband experiences based on HSPA and LTE technologies. By 2021, WCDMA/HSPA combined with LTE will account for almost 80 percent of subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by MTN Ghana for the deployment of a new LTE network in the Greater Accra region. The deployment will enable MTN to …

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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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