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Airtel, Liquid Telecom sign fibre connectivity deal

The agreement also enables Airtel operations to gain access to Liquid Telecom’s fibre infrastructure and to benefit from new fibre routes on an on-going basis/FILE

Bharti Airtel’s mobile broadband subscribers in Africa will soon enjoy faster internet access speeds on its 3G and 4G networks following a partnership with Liquid Telcom that will see Airtel use Liquid Telecom’s terrestrial fibre network to connect its mobile base stations and enterprises. The framework agreement enables Airtel operations to leverage Liquid Telecom’s existing 20,000km-long fibre network across East, ...

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SES Techcom Services At IBC: “Satellite-Based E-Platforms Bring Essential Services To Unconnected Areas”


Satellite applications such as e-health and e-learning vital to tackling lack of connectivity in developing nations. Operators should be keen to adopt satellite-based e-platforms if they are to achieve their full business potential in less developed countries (LDCs), advised SES Techcom Services’ Vice President Commercial Norbert Willems, as satellite connectivity can be quickly set up to fulfil such basic needs ...

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Orange launches the first ever mobile crowdfunding platform in Africa, in partnership with HelloAsso


Orange Collecte, the first mobile crowdfunding platform in Africa, using Orange Money A platform launched in partnership with HelloAsso, the French leader in crowdfunding for charities A simple, quick and secure way to organise fundraising campaigns Orange Collecte: the first 100 % mobile crowdfunding service dedicated to Orange Money customers Today, Orange ( is launching Africa’s first mobile crowdfunding platform ...

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Smile closes $365m financing to accelerate 4G LTE network expansion in Africa


Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd, which owns and operates mobile wireless 4G LTE broadband networks in the 800MHz band in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, announced that it raised USD365 million of debt and equity financing. The funding will be used to expand Smile’s existing 4G LTE mobile broadband networks and services, such that by the end of 2015, Smile will offer ...

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SA: Fast, reliable, affordable internet

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele

By – Pretoria – Government is implementing its broadband policy which will ensure that South Africans have access to fast, reliable, secure and affordable internet. “Through the broadband rollout, government intends to accelerate the delivery of broadband to government offices, communities and Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs),” said Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele. Speaking on Monday ...

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CEOs named for four Orange subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East


The appointments are effective from 13 September 2015. In agreement with its local partners, Orange ( has appointed the following CEOs for four of its subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East: Eric Bouquillon has been appointed CEO of Orange Guinea, replacing Alassane Diene. Alassane Diene has been appointed CEO of Orange Mali, replacing Jean-Luc Bohé. Jérôme Hénique has been ...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S6 edge+ in Kenya

The new Smartphone replicates the curved design of the Galaxy S6 edge but with more features including a 5.7 inch screen size/CFM

Samsung Electronics has introduced the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ into the Kenyan market, a few months after launch of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The new Smartphone replicates the curved design of the Galaxy S6 edge but with more features including a 5.7 inch screen size. The Galaxy S6 edge+ with 64GB will retail at Sh99,999 while the ...

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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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