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MTN plans R24bn capex

The operator`s Nigerian entity will receive a R10.5 billion boost to upgrade its network after an unexpected surge in demand.

Nigeria puts up NITEL for liquidation

The state-owned telecoms operator has dramatically lost market share over the past decade.

Airtel Kenya unveils 3G service


The service brings increased Internet speeds, allowing for video-conferencing.

Mobile dating service readies location offering

A flirting service, with about five million African users, will soon implement location-based tracking.

Ship slices three undersea cables

The Eassy network and two other cables could be fixed by 20 March, after a ship dragged its anchor for about 150km in the Red Sea.

`Investors not spooked by Zamtel sale reversal`

Government`s reversal of the sale of a majority stake in Zamtel has not affected Zambia`s investment climate, say analysts.

Kenya`s Safaricom readies apps store

The East African country`s biggest mobile operator plans to sell mobile applications for Android handsets by mid-year.

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Zambian telcos could face penalties

The country`s ICT authority draws up a code that could result in operators being penalised for poor service.

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Zim opposition urges social network use

Twitter and Facebook could foster freedom of expression in the wake of Zanu PF`s clampdown on civil liberties, says an MDC official.

Angola to get LTE network


The oil-rich country is set to become the first African country to commercially sell services on its next-generation mobile network.

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An operator faces allegations that it banned access to Internet voice services such as Skype.