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Egypt's telcos and Ericsson Executives Discuss Extended Global Cooperation

<i>13 February 2014</i> <i><br>Ericsson Delegation welcomed by all the key players in the Telecommunications industry.</i><p>A visit that reaffirms Ericsson's commitment …

Telecoms and media company operates under the name Tigo in seven African nations.

International telecoms and media company Millicom's Africa operations helped boost revenue for the company in the fourth quarter ending 2013.<p>The …

Mobile data is ‘black gold’

Mobile data is ‘black gold’<p><i>By Semaj Itosno, Nairobi, Kenya</i><p>Digital trends specialist Tomi Ahonen believes mobile data is the black gold of 21st …

Success in Africa requires out-of-the-box thinking

<b>Multinational companies looking to build successful pan-African businesses need to adjust their global strategies to Africa’s unique business</b> …

We name Africa's telecoms delinquents

A decade ago, fierce battles were fought to get a number of Africa’s state-owned telecommunications operators into private hands and to strip them of …

Despite being plagued by dramatic violence, stability could spur on a booming mobile market.

Voice services are expected to dominate conflict torn nation the Central African Republic's (CAR) mobile market over the next five years, according …

Eureka moments

How a luxury item became a tool of global development<p>HOW did a device that just a few years ago was regarded as a yuppie plaything become, in the …

Mobile marvels

Poor countries have already benefited hugely from mobile phones. Now get ready for a second round, says Tom Standage (interviewed …

The next frontier

MAMADOU NDIAYE grew up in Senegal. His parents were “not poor, but not rich”. He was fascinated by mathematics, which he studied at Cheikh Anta Diop …

Africa

Nigeria to intercept text messages | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

January 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories<p>Nigeria’s Federal Government has brought into action a draft bill that will allow the government …

Zimbabwe’s Telecel launched electronic wallet | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

January 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms<p>Zimbabwe’s Telecel today launched its electronic wallet service, telecash, which allows mobile phones to be …

PCCW acquires Vodacom’s satellite unit

11 Jun 2012<p>South Africa<p>Bloomberg reports that Hong Kong-based telecoms group PCCW has agreed to buy South Africa-based Vodacom Group’s satellite …

Vodafone to expand African business offer

Africa’s big shots

THERE was a great deal of misery in South Africa after the national football team lost 3-1 to Nigeria in Cape Town on January 20th. The defeat means …

Building apps for improved business efficiency in Africa

<b>Africa is known to leapfrog technology largely because of the mobile phone revolution. The continent is the second largest mobile technology market,</b> …

Growing Economies, Rising Problems – Part II

WASHINGTON: The rise of developing countries is transforming the global economy. Whereas for the bulk of the world’s population economic stagnation …

Economics

30 Under 30: Africa's Best Young Entrepreneurs 2014 Call For Nominations

Next month, I will publish the 2014 ranking of the <b>30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs</b>- the most definitive guide to the best young entrepreneurs on the African continent, and I need your help.<p>I am looking to identify 30 of Africa’s brightest, most ambitious and unsung young …

Top 10 African countries on Facebook | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

February 6, 2014 • Lists, Top Stories<p>Mega-social network Facebook celebrates their 10th birthday this week, and what started as a college social …

IBM’s plan to skill up Africa’s workforce | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

February 10, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms<p>IBM has initiated several programs to support ICT skills development across Africa. (Image source: …

Gathering in Ghana to tackle rising internet costs | IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader

February 11, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West Africa<p>Sonia Jorge, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Affordable Internet. (Image …

stakeholder Forum in Ghana | Alliance for Affordable Internet

On February 11, in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, A4AI hosted its first-ever in-country forum. The meeting united around 50 diverse players such as …