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Airtel reiterates commitment to customers in Uganda

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today reiterated its commitment to Uganda and said it will “continue to make investments and offer world-class and affordable services to customers in the country”.

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Base stations’ ‘headlights’ often neglected factor – the right antenna tilt can improve network capacity by up to 20 percent and performance even more

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MTN Uganda holds a 3 day Internet Expo in Mbarara as part of a drive to increase data usage in the regions

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MTN Uganda successfully launches 4G LTE Network in Uganda making it the first in East Africa

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Director, Product Marketing, Etisalat: “FTTH is necessary for businesses and consumers”

Ahead of the Broadband MEA 2013 conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE, Dubai, UAE, we speak to Maen Haddad, Director/Product Marketing, Etisalat on the latest broadband developments in the region and his views on issues such as piracy and FTTH deployment.

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Alaska gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Alaska Communications’ CE 2.0 certified services will benefit business, government and consumer markets

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MTN Uganda Doubles internet speeds to 42 Mbps- Another innovative First in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

About MTN Uganda

Launched in 1998, MTN Uganda is the leading telecommunications firm in country with more than 7.7 million customers as of 31 December 2012.

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Airtel rolls out mobile HD voice service in Africa

Bharti Airtel Limited (http://www.airtel.com) is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 262 million customers across its operations at the end of January 2013.

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Technology for Technicians: 2013 Trends

 

By Dale Kyle, President, Handheld US

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Fibre Cells business making its mark in the field

Here’s South Africa’s version of technological innovation.

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MTN Uganda plans to deploy LTE in Uganda making it the first in East Africa

MTN Uganda plans to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Uganda during the coming months, which will make it the first to offer this Technology in East Africa. Popularly known as 4G, LTE is a ‘standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals’. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband internet access.

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A company that knows how to make things look easy

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

Alcatel-Lucent has a success story to tell.

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SMS STILL DOMINANT ON 20th ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST MESSAGE SAYS MINDSHARE

London, December 3, 2012 – SMS is still the world’s favorite form of mobile communication, despite the increasing prevalence of smart phones enabling social networking in developed countries, according to Mindshare, the global media agency network.

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South Africa “Needs the MEF”

Roy Kruger, Technical Advisor to Minister of Communications
November 2012. Johannesburg, South Africa. – Roy Kruger, the Technical Advisor to the Minister of Communications, Dina Pule, gave his full support to the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum’s) push into South Africa, stating that the telecom service providers should join the industry standards body to accelerate connectivity and broadband availability in the country.
“Our vision as a nation is to give each individual access to broadband services by 2020,” stated Kruger at the MEF’s inaugural Ethernet Business Services Seminar. “The MEF has global experience of providing the necessary standards to allow different networks to connect to each other through common standards.  This approach is compelling in South Africa, which has great networks, but which lacks the interconnectivity to deliver the national and international world-class network we need.  South Africa needs the MEF to get all parties to interconnect and quickly.” 

Kevin Vachon, COO of the MEF, and Gary Williams, Head of Pre-sales engineering, Metrofibre networx and Co Chair of Marketing of the MEF in South Africa and several industry luminaries, including Richard Came, President of the FTTH and serial entrepreneur and Sunil Joshi, CEO of Neotel outlined their vision for the country’s Ethernet driven national connectivity, which all agreed would be the quickest and most cost effective solution.

The MEF seminar brought together interested parties from across the industry to showcase how MEF standards which will deliver high speed services to businesses, enable the nation’s 4G rollout and cost-effectively transport traffic to and from rural regions.

Gary Williams says:

“The MEF will change the network landscape of South Africa and the rest of the continent.  Carrier Ethernet provides established, globally adopted services standards. If MEF standards can be adopted across the food chain and government can facilitate, we have the ability to rapidly connect our national networks together.  This will have a hugely positive impact on the nation’s productivity.”

About the MEF: The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations, including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductor vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. 

For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/

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Transition Networks Showcases Full Product Portfolio for Mobile Backhaul Migration at AfricaCom

Transition Networks Simplifies Service Provider Mobile Backhaul Migration to IP Every Step of the Way

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LTE Generates 61% Subscriber Growth in First Half of 2012, LTE Vendors Expect to See Over $1.7 Billion in 4G This Year

 

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct., 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — LTE is seeing rapid growth in 2012, and will generate over $1.7bn for the wireless vendors this year, a figure which will increase tenfold by 2017.  A recent report available from GII addresses the LTE roll-out situation in the MENA region. Industry experts say that the move to 4G is not only a way to increase capacity and data rates, but will also deliver returns for operators.

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Global Competitors Threaten U.S. Lead in Mobile Broadband: Deloitte Report

 

New spectrum policy and accelerated investment in 4G technologies needed to secure U.S. leadership

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