Telecoms news from Lesotho
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 Africa's First National Bank (FNB) is launching cross border payments to Swaziland and Lesotho via a cellphone using its Pay2Cell service. ...more.
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.
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.
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 Telecomâ€™s operations in the country. ...more.
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 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.