Articles tagged with: Roaming and Vodacom

South Africa Mobile Penetration Level Breaks the 100% Mark

The South African market broke through the 100% penetration barrier during Q3 08 to finish the quarter on 101.8%. The total market reached 44.51m customers. more

Related Tags: arpu, mtn, cdma, cell-c, africa, South Africa


Four Firms Bidding for Rwanda's 3rd GSM License

Four companies have been shortlisted to bid for Rwanda's third mobile license, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) has announced. Thirteen companies had purchased tender documents from the regulator, but most chose not to submit a formal bid. more

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Four Companies Interested in Rwanda's 3rd Mobile License

Rwanda's government is moving closer to inviting bids for the country's third mobile network. Speaking at his regular presidential press conference last week, President Paul Kagame said that four companies have already expressed preliminary interest in the license. more

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A South African View of LTE Developments

Assessing recent LTE developments from a South African perspective, Thiagesapillai Anpan, vice president for the Vodacom Group at Ericsson South Africa, explains why the standard's strong heritage, growing support base and easily adopted evolutionary path are making it the first choice for so many. more

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Telkom Fiscal Year Net -7.8% as Costs Offset Vodacom Growth

South Africa's Telkom SA, in discussions that could see it sell out of its mobile phone venture with Britain's Vodafone Group, Monday said net profit for the financial year fell 7.8% as higher costs offset improvements at mobile operator Vodacom Group. more

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Mobile Broadband Could the Dominant Internet Access Route for Africa

A new report from the ITU says that growth in Africa’s mobile sector has defied all predictions. Africa remains the region with the highest annual growth rate in mobile subscribers and added no less than 65 million new subscribers during 2007.  more

Related Tags: ict, itu, tax, infrastructure-sharing, oecd, license-fees, interconnection, payphone


East Africa's telecom market has great opportunities for growth

Over 450 telecommunications professionals gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the opening of East Africa Com, the region's annual event for the telecommunications industry. more

Related Tags: gsm-association, huawei, mtn, mtn-uganda, hspa, zain, safaricom, celtel, vodacom-tanzania, m-pesa