Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks Prepare for Growth of Telecommunications in Africa at CTO Roundtable

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Telecommunications Technology will in the Coming Years Have a Profound Impact on Many Societies in Africa, Contributing Largely to the Economic Growth and Wealth of Millions of People on the Continent. This Development, and Issues Related to the Regulatory Environment Supporting the Foreseen Growth, will be the Major Themes of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s (CTO) European-African Telecommunications Roundtable in Helsinki …

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Motorola deploys wind, solar powered cell site in Namibia

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Motorola has deployed a wind and solar power system to operate MTC Namibia’s GSM cell site at Dordabis village in the Khomas region of Namibia. The trial with MTC Namibia supports the African operator’s strategy for increased voice and data service coverage in rural areas of Namibia. The Dordabis cell site will remain a part of MTC Namibia’s live GSM …

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MWeb tests WiMAX

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South African internet service provider (ISP) MWeb is to trial WiMAX (worldwide interoperability for microwave access) mobile broadband in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The trial will involve around a thousand home and business users. MWeb has recently been allocated a WiMAX test licence by regulator Icasa, and is hoping to secure a commercial WiMAX licence when the remaining spectrum is …

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MWeb tests WiMAX services with Alvarion equipment

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South African ISP MWeb has announced the launch of a broadband internet WiMAX trial in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The trial will involve around 1,000 home and business users testing its mobile WiMAX services. MWeb has recently been allocated a WiMAX test licence by regulator Icasa, with MWeb hoping to secure a commercial WiMAX licence when the remaining spectrum is …

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Mobile Cellular Statistics (Free)

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Mobile cellular subscribers     Cellular mobile subscribers As % of total         CAGR Telephone     (k) (%) subscribers     2000 2005 2000 – 05 2005 1 Algeria 86 13’661.4 175.5 84.2 2 Angola 25.8 1’611.1 128.6 94.3 3 Benin 55.5 750 68.3 90.8 4 Botswana 222.2 823.1 29.9 86.2 5 Burkina Faso 25.2 633.6 …

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Takeover battle underway for Portugal Telecom

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Namibian writes…One of Europe’s biggest takeover battles kicks off today in Portugal when Sonaecom’s 10,7-billion-euro hostile bid for its larger rival Portugal Telecom gets underway.   Sonaecom unveiled its offer of 9,50 euros per share for what is the nation’s biggest listed company in a surprise move last February but Portugal’s stock market regulator only gave the bid its approval on …

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Namibia’s MTC expands mobile network via satellite

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Telegeography writes…Namibian GSM operator Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) has invested NAD17 million (USD2.4 million) in satellite technology to expand the reach of its GSM network to remote regions. The country’s only cellco has awarded a contract to Advanced Telecoms for the implementation of a satellite backhaul system, with implementation and support being provided by domestic satellite firm SatCom. The rollout will see …

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GSA Says HSDPA Launched in 50 Countries

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GSA – the Global mobile Suppliers Association, says that 138 mobile network operators have committed to HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) deployments in 63 countries, and commercial HSDPA mobile broadband services are now available in 50 countries. Recent launches by Entel PCS, Chile (the first in Latin America) and MTC, Namibia raised the number of commercial HSDPA networks to …

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MTC Namibia launches USD5.8 million 3.5G network

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Namibian cellco Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) officially inaugurated its new W-CDMA/HSDPA mobile network last week at a function in Windhoek. The 3G network, estimated to cost NAD40 million (USD5.8 million), initially offers data transfer speeds of up to 900kbps. During phase one, the network will be deployed in Windhoek and the coastal towns of Walvisbay and Swakopmund. In phase two, commencing …

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3G Arrives in Namibia

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MTC Namibia says that it has launched a robust 3G network making it only the third operator on the African continent to have done so. During Phase 1 the network will be deployed in Windhoek, the capital and the coastal settlements of Walvisbay and Swakopmund. Phase 2, commencing in April 2007, will eventually cover majority of the country’s commercial settlements. …

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