Category archives for: Mobile & Telecoms

Number porting to enhance competition at call centres

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by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE imminent introduction of number portability is anticipated to inject competition into the South African call centre market. Number portability enables fixed and mobile telecommunications customers to keep their existing telephone numbers when switching from one provider to another. South African independent telecommunications provider, Otel, believes the further […]

3G sites deployed in KZN rural areas

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by NJABULO BUTHELEZI in Durban, South Africa DURBAN, (CAJ News) – VODACOM has deployed seven new base stations in the deep rural areas of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province. The 3G sites covering 637 km2 are to benefit 50 000 people in the northeastern Umhlabuyalingana Municipality. The area now has a 1 000 percent increase in […]

AfricaCom 2018 set to be sold-out


from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – EXHIBITION space is almost sold out eight months before the 2018 edition of AfricaCom. According to organisers, over 85 percent of the exhibition hall is now booked. Among the over 250 early birds are leading brands from across the African technology and media sector […]

MTN multimillion-dollar spend on ICT upgrades


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Group, the continent’s biggest mobile operator by subscriber base, has invested over R31,4 million (US$2,6 million) in rolling out network and information technology (ICT) across its markets over the past year. Some 8 583 3G sites and 8 611 4G sites were rolled out. “This investment has resulted […]

Nokia, Orange sustain major Africa LTE rollout

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from ALEXIS DOUMBIA in Abidjan, Ivory Coast ABIDJAN, (CAJ News) – IN one of the largest rollouts in the continent, Nokia and Orange Middle East and Africa are rolling out a Nokia single radio access network and management technology across seven African countries. This is a three-year modernisation project in preparation for the launch of […]

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