Telecommunications

SOUTH AFRICA’S MTN GROUP PLANS EXPANSION IN IRAN

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MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile phone company by sales, is planning to expand in Iran, exploiting frontier markets amid falling sales at home. The move is part of MTN’s 10-year plan to cement its leading position in risky but lucrative frontier markets in the Middle East and Africa, where it aggressively expanded a decade ago. But setbacks in Nigeria have …

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Nigeria’s Strong Presentation at ITU bodes well for Future Telecoms Investment in Nigeria

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Held in Bangkok, Thailand, the conference theme for 2016 is “Collaboration in the Digital Economy” and featured sessions on collaborative regulation, smart sustainable cities, fostering SME innovation, gender inclusive development and digital financial services for financial inclusion Nigeria’s government and private sectors have made a pitch to foreign investors at the 2016 International Telecommunication Union conference, Telecoms World, where they …

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Afrimax-Vodafone Group Deploys Airspan’s LTE Network Architecture in Zambia

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Airspan Networks Inc. a leading provider of LTE small cell and small cell backhaul solutions announced today that Afrimax-Vodafone Group has successfully completed the deployment of Airspan’s leading LTE-Advanced indoor and outdoor network solutions. Afrimax-Vodafone Group is the first to deploy the Band 40 2.3GHz TDD which combines LTE and Wi-Fi indoor with a smart hand over between the technologies …

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Orange and ENGIE pursue their Commitment to the Electrification of Rural Africa

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Orange and ENGIE pursue their Commitment to the Electrification of Rural AfricaDuring the COP22 conference, Orange and ENGIE reaffirm their commitment to leveraging their technological expertise to stimulate sustainable progress and economic and social development on the African continent. Orange (www.Orange.com) and ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) have today launched a plan to deploy nearly 1,000 solar kits in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and …

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O3b Networks Delivering 7 Gbps of State-of-the-Art Business Connectivity to Customers Across Africa

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Fastest growing satellite operator in history enabling African broadband internet and 4G/LTE mobile service, even in land-locked countries with no possibility for fiber O3b Networks today announced the company’s high throughput, low latency satellite-enabled network has transformed business for Regional mobile and fixed line operators across the African continent. Working to meet the rapidly growing internet demands of customers, unsupported …

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Angola Cables and Etix Everywhere combine their expertise to offer a Low Latency Route between the Americas and Africa

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Data will no longer have to pass through Europe, offering lower latency and better bandwidth quality between Africa and South America, and therefore the USA. Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) today announced that it is has selected Etix Everywhere (www.EtixEverywhere.com) as its partner to build its critical infrastructure globally as part of an ambitious project to offer a lower latency route between …

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Kirusa’s InstaVoice® Service breezes past 100 Million monthly Active Users

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InstaVoice, based on Kirusa’s patented technology, helps mobile users to be connected with each other using missed calls, voicemail, and Voice SMS Kirusa (www.Kirusa.com), a global leader in providing mobile and social media solutions, today announced that its InstaVoice® service has reached the remarkable landmark of 100 million monthly active users. InstaVoice is highly popular amongst the mobile subscriber base …

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Tigo Tanzania continues to pioneer under – five Mobile Birth Registration

Diego Gutierrez, Tigo General Manager

The under-five birth registration initiative in Iringa and Njombe regions is expected to benefit more than 200,000 under five children in the two regions Tanzania digital lifestyle company, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz), is supporting the government under-five birth registration initiative through innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificate for children under the age of five. The under-five birth …

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The Importance of Mobile Threat Defense

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By Rick Rogers Area Manager for East and West Africa at Check Point Software Technologies HummingBad. Stagefright. QuadRooter Mobile malware and vulnerabilities have been making headlines well over the past year, and attacks are becoming a more common way for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data. We believe this trend – one that our research team encounters daily – is illustrated …

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Orange Egypt Acquires the COPC (CSP) International Certificate

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For the 5th Consecutive Year Cairo, Egypt – Orange Egypt has achieved re-certification to the COPC Customer Service Provider (CSP) Standard for the fifth consecutive year. The international COPC is considered one of the most important certificates to evaluate customer care centers’ performance globally. Orange Egypt is the first operator among Orange group to obtain this certificate and also the …

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