Broadband

African start-ups converge in Johannesburg

SAP

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE market leader in enterprise application software, SAP, is looking for promising African start-up companies interested in developing software solutions using the SAP HANA high-performance in-memory database and computing platform. SAP Africa will host the third SAP HANA® Start-up Forum  in Johannesburg on April 7 and 8. Over the last three years, the SAP Start-up Focus Forum has engaged ...

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Summit explores investment in Africa data centres

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INVESTORS in the information and technology sector will meet in Monaco later this year to explore the next phase of  data centre and cloud development across Africa. They will gather under the auspices of the Invest in Data Centre Africa to discuss current and future investment in Africa data centers, connectivity  via subsea cables and dark fiber, energy ...

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MTN marks Women’s Day in Rwanda

 PHYLLIS BIRORI KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has commended the efforts of all female employees and women in Rwanda who continue to work hard to bring economic, political and social achievements to the forefront in the country. The mobile operator said these helped drive the country’s development. In recognition of Rwandan Women, MTN on Tuesday held a special Women’s Day discussion under ...

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MTN Rwanda launches 4G LTE services

From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of 4G long term evolution (LTE) on mobile phones. This enables customers with 4G enabled devices to make voice calls and use mobile data on the 4G LTE network. This latest development allows customers to maintain a full 4G experience during a call. This means voice and ...

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MTN Nigeria withdraws suit against NCC

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – MTN Nigeria has agreed to withdraw the matter against the Nigerian Communications Commission from the Federal High Court in Lagos. The mobile network operator said it had agreed “without prejudice good faith” payment of N50 billion (USD250 million) to the Federal Government of Nigeria on the basis that this would be applied towards a settlement, which ...

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MTN acquires Liquid Telecom fibre route

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN has concluded a transaction with Liquid Telecom to purchase almost 400 kilometres of both long distance and metro fibres connecting Pretoria and Polokwane. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. The purchase agreement is said to mark a significant milestone in MTN’s self-provisioning strategy and the company’s quest to build its own transmission network, ...

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Firms expand regional broadband connectivity

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – SOME leading technology companies are involved in discussions poised to deepen broadband penetration in the Central African  region. Nigeria’s MainOne, leading Communications Services Company in West Africa , and Cameroon Telecommunications Corporation (CAMTEL), the national telecommunications and Internet service provider in Cameroon, confirmed this would culminate in a Joint Venture Agreement. This announcement builds on the ...

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Orange aims for growth in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ORANGE, the French-headquartered mobile network operator, is targeting further growth into Africa during the current year. In 2015, the company, which has exceeded its financial targets for the year 2015, strengthened its presence in Africa, which it described as a strategic priority for the Group. This saw increased participation in and consolidation of Médi Telecom in ...

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MTN Cameroon absolves self from graft

MTN Rwanda

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Cameroon has denied any involvement in corrupt activities in the central African country. The leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon reported it had been cited among the companies indexed by a recent report of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (CONAC). “While waiting to receive a copy of the said CONAC report, the Management of MTN ...

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‘MTN fine a ploy to diversify Nigeria revenue sources’

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE recent imposition of a hefty fine on MTN by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) might be linked to plans by government to find alternative revenue sources amid plummeting oil prices. This is according to a consultant with the South African-based security think-tank following the visit to Nigeria by International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director, Christine ...

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