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News in Brief 3 March 2016
Botswana: M-Pesa mulled - The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation's Managing Director Paul Taylor told BizTechAfrica that the operator is promising a mobile money service along the lines of Kenya'...(more)

News in Brief 25 February 2016
Africa & Middle East: Sony simplification - Sony Mobile has appointed Hirokazu Ishizuka as its Middle East and Africa's Vice-President, in a restructuring of its Global Sales Development division,...(more)

News in Brief 18 February 2016
Africa: Classroom in a container - Gilat Satcom's 'Digital Classroom In A Box' is now ready for shipping to Africa, as a part of the Smart Village turnkey solution. It unveiled the product at The Aid ...(more)

News in Brief 11 February 2016
Afghanistan/Iran: Fibre co-operation - Etisalat Afghanistan on 4 February said that it had signed a contract with Iranian state-owned TIC with the aim of strengthening telecommunication capabilities o...(more)

News in Brief 4 February 2016
Afghanistan: Better SIM registration - ATRA has held a meeting with telco representatives with regard to Biometric-based SIM registration. ATRA has provided the necessary instructions for its implemen...(more)

News in Brief 28 January 2016
Africa: Real time chats - Viber announced last week that it has opened its latest social channel 'Public Chats' to partners in Africa and the Middle East. These are live discussions that users can fol...(more)

News in Brief 21 January 2016
Afghanistan: Taliban tax - The Taliban have demanded a new 'protection tax' from mobile operators, industry and militant sources told AFP. It is reported that at a secret meeting held near the Pakista...(more)

News in Brief to 13 January 2016
Algeria: 4G documents - The Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (ARPT) has announced that the opening date for bids for the establishment and operation of 4G networks was Thursday, 7 ...(more)

News in Brief to 06 January 2016
Afghanistan: Bid extension - Bids for MCIT's tender for the creation of a forensic Laboratory for Digital Crime investigation were due to be opened on 30 December 2015. The Ministry has now been exten...(more)

News in Brief to 23 December 2015
Africa & Middle East: Group gaming - Zain-branded gaming content is to be made available on mobile devices in the markets where Zain operates. Zain has contracted Zeptolab to provide the content. ...(more)

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