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Nairobi News

Zain moves to Africa.

Kuwait-based mobile telecommunications company Zain has decided to relocate its Africa regional office to Nairobi to consolidate its presence on the continent. Until now it has run its Africa operatio...
Accra News

Zain Ghana causes controversy.

Mobile telecommunications company Zain Ghana has come under fire for allegedly desecrating a cemetery in the Osu traditional area in the capital. Local news sources report that tombs have been flatten...
Nairobi News

EASSy optic cable capacity increased.

The East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy) has increased the capacity on its planned undersea cable to 1.4 Tbits/sec in response to growing demand for broadband internet connectivity in the east...
Nairobi News

Cellphone price war following Orange launch.

Kenyan mobile telephone customers are enjoying a vicious price war between Telkom Kenya’s new Orange service and the market leader Safaricom and its main competitor Zain (formerly Celtel). Oran...
Accra News

Vodafone and Nokia expand in Ghana.

Vodafone is carrying out a major expansion drive in Ghana less than two months after taking over the country
Dar Es Salaam News

Vodacom launches regional top-up service.

Local mobile telecommunications provider Vodacom Tanzania has launched a pre-paid roaming top-up service in conjunction with other wireless networks in Kenya and Uganda.
Nairobi News

Safaricom M-Pesa service expands.

Sending or receiving cash has never been easier for the over 11 million cell phone subscribers in Kenya thanks to the extension of the M-Pesa money transfer system offered by the leading mobile teleco...
Nairobi News

New mobile firm to enter Kenyan market in November.

The two mobile phone companies operating in Kenya, Safaricom and Zain, can relax for a couple of months following the news that would-be competitor Econet Wireless Kenya (EWK) Limited has postponed th...
Nairobi News

New mobile firm to enter Kenyan market in November.

The two mobile phone companies operating in Kenya, Safaricom and Zain, can relax for a couple of months following the news that would-be competitor Econet Wireless Kenya (EWK) Limited has postponed th...
Nairobi News

Celtel rebrands African operations to Zain.

Mobile telecommunications company Celtel has rebranded its operations across Africa to Zain and announced moves to increase its competitiveness in local markets. Under the renaming Celtel Kenya has be...
Cairo News

Mobile phone subscribers on the rise.

Mobile telephone penetration in Egypt is set to reach 57 million people by 2010 against a total population of nearly 82 million, up from the current 42 million according to predictions by internationa...
Nairobi News

Third mobile operator Econet prepares to launch.

Mobile phone users in Kenya are looking forward to the launch of the country
Nairobi News

New e-commerce technology for Kenya.

Kenyans could soon have access to revolutionary new technology allowing them to check their bank balances, pay utility bills and make other transactions by mobile phone,
Accra News

Vodafone to control Ghana Telecom.

Vodafone is to buy a controlling share in Ghana Telecom for US$900 million. The purchase, which still needs the backing of Ghana
Maputo News

Conference on the digital divide.

The Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) and the University Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos - Brazil) are promoting the first Brazil-Mozambique conference on the digital divide, democracy and diversity (...
Nairobi News

AccessKenya expands.

Leading corporate internet services provider (ISP) AccessKenya has extended its national coverage to the towns of Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru in western Kenya ahead of the launch of a new broadband res...
Lagos News

Ikeja Digital Village opens.

A new information and communications technology (ICT) centre has opened in Lagos, taking to two the number of such facilities in the state. Occupying a modern two-storey building in Alusa, Ikeja Digit...
Nairobi News

Mobile phones in Kenya.

Kenya has the sixth highest mobile phone penetration in Africa in absolute terms according to the International Telecommunications Union. The number of subscribers in the east African country stands...
Accra News

FonTV launches in Ghana.

Ghanaians can now watch television on their mobile phones following the launch of Africa
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