Telecoms news from Congo
What is said to be the first smartphone designed by an African company has been shown off in the Republic of Congo. ...more.
Pitfalls seen in law forcing gadget makers to check whether metals come from war-torn Congo ...more.
The dispute between Vodacom and its local partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has deteriorated with Vodacom now initiating arbitration proceedings under ICC rules in Brussels. ...more.
South Africa based Vodacom has reported a 6% rise in group revenues for the last three months of 2009, to R15.43 billion (US$2 billion), with continued robust performance in South Africa offsetting revenue declines in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). ...more.
The Republic of Congo is reported to have awarded a fourth mobile operating license to a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Bintel. ...more.
South Africa based Vodacom has revealed a potential dispute with its partner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that it says could affect its relationship in that country. ...more.
The scramble for minerals did not spark the conflict in eastern Congo, but war profiteering has become the fuel that keeps the region aflame and lies beneath the surface of major regional tensions, notes a strategy paper released by the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress. ...more.
Some companies that source minerals in electronics such as mobile phones and computers purchase the materials from traders who work with rebels and soldiers who exploit civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ...more.
Vodafone is expected to use Vodacom as its vehicle to expand into developing markets in Africa now that it has secured control of the company. ...more.
In an effort to support the agencies of the United Nations and non governmental organizations, a team of emergency telecommunications specialists was deployed from Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) headquarters in France to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ...more.
A meeting of new information and communication technology (NTIC) experts of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), opened Monday in Brazzaville ahead of the ministerial conference starting Thursday in the Congolese capital. ...more.
Lebanon based Comium Group says that it has secured nine licenses to provide WiMAX services across several markets in East and West Africa including Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Burundi. ...more.
Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have set up a joint coordination committee for the management of common interest projects in telecommunications, a memorandum signed in Brazzaville said Monday. ...more.
Vodacom Group, South Africa's largest mobile phone operator, Tuesday reported a 4.7% rise in the number of customers across its networks to 33 million during its financial third quarter. ...more.