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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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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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