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Telecoms

Mar 29, 2016
Nigeria's parliament has launched a probe into whether the telecoms regulator can reduce a fine slapped on South Africa's MTN for missing a deadline to disconnect unregistered SIM card users,…
Mar 24, 2016
Amidst the challenges of limited Internet connectivity and unreliable connections, a new Nielsen Global Connected Commerce Survey has found that Nigerians use of mobile devices to make online retail purchases…
Mar 23, 2016
Annual spending on mobility across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) is expected to reach $185 billion by 2019, according to IDC's new 'Mobility Spending Guide'. This represents a…
Mar 22, 2016
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market declined 8.8% year on year in the final quarter of 2015 to total 4.05 million units, according to the latest figures announced…
Mar 16, 2016
The fight between Kenya and South Africa over hosting and control of the DotAfrica domain registry looks set to persist. Kenya initiated a court process stopping South Africa from hosting…
Mar 11, 2016
The South African telecom firm, Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), has proposed a slash of the $5.2billion fine imposed on it by Nigerian authorities to $1.5 billion. The hefty fine was…
Mar 09, 2016
Vodacom has announced that it will be hosting the fully redundant IBM CMS Cloud delivery centre for Africa in its Midrand and Roslyn data centres. This is the first IBM…
Mar 07, 2016
I have always held that African stories are better told by Africans themselves. In addition, the advent of and wide access to the internet, if harnessed correctly, will ensure that…
Mar 03, 2016
Today will see the launch in South Africa of a National Hearing Test for World Hearing Day. The hearZATM App, developed and validated by the University of Pretoria, will provide…
Mar 02, 2016
One in every five phones sold in Kenya this year will be a used phone from the $17 billion "black market", thus undermining legitimate phone vendors, says a new report.…
Mar 01, 2016
The company that acquired the core assets of NITEL/MTEL, the NatCom Development and Investment Limited (NTEL), made its first voice over LTE call in Lagos on Thursday, February 25, 2016.…
Feb 27, 2016
Telkom has confirmed that it is undergoing an employment process that affects hundreds of employees. On Friday, trade union Solidarity said that Telkom has issued a retrenchment notice which is…
Feb 26, 2016
Global leader in secure mobile communications, Blackberry Limited on Friday announced that the PRIV™ by BlackBerry® is available now to it Nigerian market. Nigeria is Africa’s largest smartphone market and…
Feb 26, 2016
Nigeria's telecommunications regulator NCC has not yet received any payment towards a possible fine from South African telecoms firm MTN Group, a spokesman for NCC said on Thursday. On Wednesday,…

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