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Ericsson bets on 3G in fast-growing Africa telecoms

The world's top mobile infrastructure supplier Ericsson is betting that the fast-growing African mobile broadband market will remain dominated by 3G services over the next years as the newest 4G ...

Source: Reuters

Drummed by Jimmy in Drum Communications 10 months


South Sudan government cuts phone networks in Malakal

Mobile phone networks are down in much of Upper Nile State including the state capital Malakal after clashes between the opposition and forces loyal to Salva Kiir. A government official ...

Source: Radio Tamazuj

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Communications (South Sudan) 11 months


Unravelling al-Shabaab’s Partial Internet Ban and Similar Stunts in Somalia

On 8 January 2014, al-Shabaab’s al-Andalus radio outlet released a Facebook message to telecoms and communities under its territories stating that mobile and fibre optic Internet access would be banned ...

Source: Somalia Newsroom

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Communications (Somalia) 11 months, 1 week


Orange Kenya, Safaricom: Who is cheapest in town?

The gloves are off for a new round of mudslinging and messy fight for the local mobile phone services market. Orange Kenya has gone bare knuckle depicting Safaricom’s call tariff ...

Source: Standard Digitial

Drummed by Jimmy in Drum Communications (Kenya) 11 months, 1 week


UK, US 'hacked into Uganda's phone network'

British and American intelligence agencies remotely hacked into Uganda’s telephone network system in order to access conversations of high-profile individuals in Uganda, a new report has revealed. The report offers ...

Source: New Vision

Drummed by Mona in Drum Communications (Uganda) 11 months, 2 weeks


The Scramble For Africa Continues — iROKOtv Closes $8M To Be The Netflix Of Africa

Only yesterday German e-commerce incubator and cloning giant Rocket Internet and MTN partnered to develop internet businesses in Africa through Africa Internet Holding (AIH), a vehicle to develop e-commerce businesses ...

Source: Techcrunch

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Communications 11 months, 3 weeks


Kenya to go digital from Boxing Day

The switch from analogue to digital TV transmission will finally be effected from midnight on Boxing Day, as Kenya moves towards meeting its international obligation. It has not however been ...

Source: CapitalFM

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Communications (Kenya) 11 months, 4 weeks


Airtel Zambia to join 'The bridge' alliance

AIRTEL Zambia Plc has announced plans to join 'The bridge' alliance of 14 international mobile operators serving over 500 million customers. Airtel Zambia Plc, which is majority-owned by Bharti Airtel ...

Source: Post Zambia

Drummed by Jimmy in Drum Communications (Zambia) 1 year


China's Huawei to roll out 4G service in Ethiopian capital

Ethiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the ...

Source: Reuters

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Communications (Ethiopia) 1 year


Exclusive: Ecobank in row over anonymous email, hacking allegations

Pan-African lender Ecobank has sued a top executive who left the company this month, naming him in a civil complaint in Togo as the author of an anonymous email accusing ...

Source: Reuters

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Communications (Ghana, Nigeria, Togo) 1 year

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