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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Mobile technology puts African business owners in the driving seat

Daryl Blundell – GM, Sage Pastel Accounting

With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do business. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for 2015 (, there were more than 910 million mobile subscriptions in Africa by the first quarter of 2015. A growing number of these ...

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Connecting African women with IT is good for growth


Getting women in Africa access to information technology (IT) like smart phones is not just about closing the usage gender gap, experts say it is also a major driver of economic growth across the continent. That was the main theme Thursday at a panel discussion on women and IT during the 50th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group ...

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Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize


This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent Orange ( is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent. The prize will recognize three projects with ...

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Chad’s – telecoms, mobile and broadband – market insights and statistics shared in new research report


Despite being Africa’s latest exporter of oil, Chad has one of the least developed telecommunications markets in the world. Penetration rates in all market sectors – fixed, mobile and internet – are well below African averages. Nevertheless, recent regulatory developments and renewed commitments from existing players in the telecom market are showcasing the potential for investors to develop a country ...

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