Monthly Archives: February 2012

Kenya sees international Internet bandwidth rise more than eleven-fold

24 February 2012 Kenya’s telecommunications and broadband market is undergoing a revolution following the arrival of three fibre optic international submarine cables (Seacom, TEAMS and EASSy), ending its dependency on limited and expensive satellite bandwidth. The country’s international bandwidth increased … Continue reading

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Basic challenges for infrastructure in Africa

The obvious notes about remote locations, difficult transport routes and unreliable electricity are just the tip of the iceberg. MNOs in many parts of Africa face other problems. Broadly speaking, the problems that operators face in Africa are well documented: … Continue reading

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Mobile wars in Africa: is Airtel winning?

Competition in African markets is fierce. It really is a war zone. And, as with any conflict, the outcome hinges on decisions regarding strategy – and the available weaponry. Bharti Airtel has a history of making first moves and emerging … Continue reading

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The acid test for Glo in Ghana – Roy Johnson writes

While the expansion of mobile markets in many countries across Africa is an undeniable opportunity, both private and public sectors are still looking for the magic formula to make it work for the benefit of all parties. Ghana is a … Continue reading

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