Telecoms news from Lesotho

Southern African Governments Accelerate Mobile Access to an Extra 300 Million People

The Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia have agreed a set of common priorities to accelerate the roll out of mobile broadband in the region, with the view of creating an additional 3.2 million jobs for Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. ...more.

South African Bank Offers Mobile Money Transfers to Neighbouring Countries

South Africa's First National Bank (FNB) is launching cross border payments to Swaziland and Lesotho via a cellphone using its Pay2Cell service. ...more.

Infrastructure Development Opens Opportunities for Broadband Operators in Southern Africa

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenues of $3.78 billion in 2010 and estimates this to reach $19.08 billion in 2017. The research covers South Africa, Zambia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. ...more.

Quarter of Vodacom Lesotho network powered by green base stations

Vodacom has announced that a quarter of its Lesotho network is now powered by 'green' base stations using energy saving technologies such as wind and solar power. ...more.

Chinese export-import bank funds Lesotho's telecom projects

The Chinese Export, Import Bank has signed a loan agreement of nearly US$30 million with the Lesotho government and Telecom Lesotho in Maseru on Friday, to assist in the extension of Telecom’s operations in the country. ...more.

Vodacom Orders WiMAX Kit for Lesotho Rollout

Vodacom Lesotho has selected Airspan as its preferred WiMAX supplier. Airspan will supply its MicroMAX base stations in the 3.3 - 3.5 GHz frequency band in addition to CPEs (customer premise equipment). The contract is through Airspan's local reseller partner, TVS. ...more.

Vodacom 3Q Customers Rise 4.7% On Quarter To 33 Million

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.