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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Zimbabwe, Botswana sign Eassy undersea cable protocol

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Zimbabwe and Botsawana have signed the East African Submarine System (Eassy), taking the total number of signatories to nine our of 23 countries that originally agreed to implement the project in 2003. ITWeb reports that Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Zambia and Malawi, all of which were expected to sign up, did not do so. The current signatories include South Africa, Tanzania, …

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Africa closes tech gap with flashy phones

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Rickety minibus taxis weave between corrugated iron shacks, dodging street hawkers and the odd scrawny child with trousers gaping at the knee. Alexandra is one of South Africa’s roughest townships, and yet you can switch on your laptop there, slide in a data card and access your e-mail in seconds using the world’s most advanced commercial wireless technology. About a …

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Namibia to Plunge into 3G

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The largest mobile phone network operator in Namibia, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) has announced plans to launch a 3G network. The company, which is 34% owned by Portugal Telecom, said that German engineering and mobile network equipment group Siemens will build the network. According to the German vendor, it will supply and install a brand new 3G HSDPA network. The …

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Namibia’s MTC mobile firm to build 3G network

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Namibia’s main mobile phone operator, Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC), 34-percent owned by Portugal Telecom, plans to launch third generation services and Siemens will build the network. Siemens said in a statement late on Monday it had agreed to supply and install a new 3G HSDPA network, which connects customers to high-speed broadband services via their mobile phones. …

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