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News in Brief to 11 November 2015
Africa: Intelsat appointment - Intelsat has named its Regional Vice President of Sales in Africa as Brian Jakins, with immediate effect. He will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and report to Je...(more)

News in Brief 5 November 2015
Africa: Sociable Airtel - The Africa Brand Index social media index has ranked Airtel Kenya as the best telecommunication brand on social media in Africa in October, and fifth overall, based on its gr...(more)

News in Brief 28 September 2015
Africa: Best telco - MTN has been named as the Most Admired and the Most Valuable African brand, valued at USD 4.672 billion, its second award in two years. Brand Africa made the announcement at the 4...(more)

News in Brief 21 September 2015
Afghanistan: New members - At the start of October three new ATRA Board members were named: Mrs. Jalazoy, Mr. Jafari and Mr. Mousawi, who were appointed under decree no 1206. Dr. Mohammad Najeed Azizi...(more)

News in Brief 8 October 2015
Africa: POS contract - Seamless has secured a new African order for its proprietary wireless POS terminal worth some USD 2.4 million. The Wireless Point of Sale Terminal (WiPOS) is an integrated part ...(more)

News in Brief 30 September 2015
Algeria: Interconnect rates initiated - Autorite de Regulation des Postes et Telecommunications (ARPT) has approved the 2015-2016 interconnection rates for Algerie Telecom's fixed services and for mob...(more)

News in Brief 23 September 2015
Africa: CTO chair - Professor Umar Danbatta is the new chairman of the 54-member Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) after being elected at its yearly Forum and Council meeting in Nairo...(more)

News in Brief 16 September 2015
Africa: The Facebook phenomena - Facebook reports that at the end of June 2015 there were some 7.1 million total daily active users in Nigeria; and 15 million monthly active users. Ranked second was S...(more)

News in Brief 9 September 2015
Africa: Female engagement - Worldreader has partnered with Opera Software to reach people in 34 African countries using their existing mobile device. The organisations claim to have already provided 5...(more)

News in Brief 3 September 2015
Africa: Africa tops capacity growth chart - TeleGeography's Global Internet Geography service has found that growth in international Internet capacity connected to Africa continues to grow faster than...(more)

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