Alfa offers International Access Service free of cost

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In compliance with the comprehensive strategy that it has recently started to implement aiming at providing its subscribers with state of the art services and attractive offers, Alfa, the mobile operator, announces new offers and privileges. Thus, Alfa is now granting its customers who are purchasing a new line for the new price of 50 USD instead of 100 USD, …

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MTN acquires Verizon SA unit (South Africa)

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MTN (South Africa based cellular group) has completely bought Verizon Business South Africa and has renamed the corporate communications provider as MTN Business. The firm, which provides data solutions in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Kenya, has been acquired from US carrier Verizon Communications. Tim Lowry, Managing Director of MTN SA, said, ‘This acquisition falls in line with our …

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Telecel announces objectives for Cell One (Namibia)

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Egypt’s Orascom Telecom, subsidiary Telecel Globe has proclaimed its objectives to develop the mobile network of its newly acquired Namibian subsidiary Cell One by ‘investing hundreds of millions of Namibian dollars, expanding network coverage to reach 90% to 95% of the population in one and a half years, and doubling retail presence over the next year’. Telecel has bought 2G/3G …

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Orascom’s Telecel acquires Namibia’s Cell One

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A subsidiary of Egypt’s Orascom Telecom, Telecel Globe has acquired Namibian 2G/3G cellco Powercom (trading as Cell One) for around US$59 million. According to a recent data, Cell One launched a GSM-900/1800 network in March 2007 before expanding coverage to all 13 regions of the country, and it switched on a W-CDMA-based 3G network in June 2008, with coverage limited …

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Namibian mobile operators agree for interconnection fees (Namibia)

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The Namibian mobile operators have agreed to the anti competitive interconnection fees charged on their networks. The Namibian Communication Commission (NCC) will establish the new interconnection fees within two months to avoid further conflict. The operators, however, want the NCC to review the interconnection fees in neighbouring countries to ensure that the newly agreed upon fees are regionally acceptable. According …

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MTN and Zain seeks expansion across continent

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Two major telcos MTN and Zain are looking forward for expansion across the continent. According to Zain, it has raised more than US$4 billion for more acquisitions, while MTN has approved more than $3 billion for acquisitions and infrastructure development this year. Sooner than later African mobile market reaches a saturation point with European and Middle Eastern operators, MTN and …

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MTC invests $40 million in it’s network infrastructure (Namibia)

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MTC, Namibia’s largest cellco, has invested nearly USD40 million (NAD300 million) in its network infrastructure in the year to date, in projects including raising SMS capacity, the deployment of a transmission backbone across several areas of the country and the replacement of central switching equipment with next generation architecture. The company’s fibre-optic transmission network was extended in areas including the …

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Cell One reaches all regions (Namibia)

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Namibia’s second mobile operator Cell One has announced that it has rolled out its GSM network to Karasburg, Khorixas and Omaruru, and its services have now reached all 13 regions of the country. According to chief marketing officer, Ivar Talmoen, Cell One covered around 70% of the country by the end of last year and continues to expand its footprint …

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Control over SAT-3 cable system to be relaxed

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IDG News Service reports that as of today, monopoly control over Africa’s SAT-3 cable system will officially come to an end, amid fears that the network will run into capacity problems as early as 2009. The submarine fibre runs from South Africa to West Africa, and then links to cable systems extending to Europe and Asia. Since 2002, SAT-3 consortium …

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Cell One raises ZAR 535 mln for network roll-out

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Namibia’s new mobile operator Cell One has raised ZAR 535 million in debt financing for its network roll-out, reports Business Day. Investec and Nedbank Capital raised the capital, which includes various tranches of long-term facilities, the first in the Namibian telecommunications sector. The network roll-out is also being funded by equity contributions from shareholders. Cell One has outsourced equipment sourcing …

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PT to create African holding company

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Portugal Telecom (PT) is setting up a EUR1 billion holding company for its African investments. The new firm will gather together PT’s stakes in Unitel (Angola), Teledata (Mozambique) and CV Telecom (Cape Verde), plus additional interests in Namibia and Botswana. A report from Thomson Financial, which quotes an article in Expresso, made no mention of PT’s joint venture in Morocco, …

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Telecom Namibia expands network

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Telecom Namibia revealed yesterday that it has expanded its CDMA WiLL service to nine more towns and settlements. The offering, branded ‘Switch’, was launched in Windhoek in November 2006 and was followed by similar launches in Oshakati, Omuthiya, Okahao, Ombalantu, Ohangwena, Oluno, Ongwediva, Eenhana, Omundaungilo, Ondobe, Ondangwa, Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb, Windhoek, Okahandja, Henties Bay, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Keetmanshoop. The latest …

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