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Orange, MainOne team up in submarine cable expansion

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th September 2018 French telecommunications group Orange and connectivity and data centre services provider MainOne Cable have signed an agreement that will see Orange inject undisclosed major investments into the West African submarine cable system MainOne. Under the partnership, Orange will acquire additional... 

Botswana court backs regulator's push for lower mobile call rates

By: Reuters     25th May 2018 Botswana's telecoms regulator said on Friday its order that mobile phone companies cut fees they charge rivals to use their network by 41% has been endorsed by a local court. The ruling comes after Mascom, the country's biggest telecoms company, filed a court application last July seeking to have... 

Drones ensure effective tower inspection

By: Robyn Wilkinson     15th September 2017 To ensure efficient gathering of relevant data without any risk to human life, international drone services provider Delta Drone Group is using multi-rotor drones with optical sensors, operated under automatic flight plans, to conduct inspections on cellphone towers. 

PetroSA upbeat about gas exploration

By: Kim Cloete     12th September 2017 Despite a slowdown in exploration and an underinvested industry, South Africa still holds great prospects for exploration in gas, believes PetroSA chief geophysicist Peter Dekker. He told delegates at the South African Geophysical Association (Saga) conference, in Somerset West, that there were... 

Alternative connectivity available for utilities

By: Johane Turkstra     5th May 2017 Wireless solutions company Comsol Networks will raise awareness about alternative connection at this year’s Africa Utility Week conference, which will take place from May 16 to 18, in Cape Town. After rolling out its national layer 2 open-access wireless network in South Africa in 2016, a part of... 

Riverbed Introduces New Line of Products for the Service Provider Market to Enable Network-as-a-Service

23rd February 2017 New Service Delivery Platform offering will allow service providers to automate the deployment, control, billing and support of their virtual network functions at large scale, which is essential to their ability to grow revenue through the delivery of virtual network services   Riverbed... 

Kaohsiung tramway project – Phase 2, Taiwan

By: Sheila Barradas     17th February 2017 The Phase 2 project will be built all around Kaohsiung City and will be connected to the existing Red and Orange mass rapid transit lines. 

Multimillion Rand Africa Projects Offer Huge Potential For SA Stainless Steel Supply

5th August 2016 Strategic trips by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) to Tanzania, Senegal and Mozambique as part of the dti’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) have yielded a number of exciting, ‘new market’ opportunities for local companies wishing to... 

Orange video streaming service coming to SA

By: News24Wire      14th September 2015 A subsidiary of French telecommunications company Orange plans to launch its own video on demand offering in South Africa next year. Orange Horizons currently operates a retail business in South Africa where it sells smartphones and devices via its local online store. Orange Horizons also has a... 

Orange weighs IPO of Africa, Mideast units

By: Reuters     10th October 2014 French telecom operator Orange is studying whether to float its African and Middle Eastern units as a way to raise money to cut debt and reinvest in Europe, the company said on Friday. The news was first reported on Thursday by financial newspaper Agefi. 

Unique Poynting subterranean base station in line for AfricaCom accolade

30th October 2013 Poynting, South Africa’s largest wireless antenna designer and producer, has been shortlisted for “Best Connectivity Solution for Africa” in the AfricaCom 2013 awards. Poynting joins leading international companies such as Orange, Ericsson and Seacom on the overall list of nominees for various... 

IHS secures Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon contracts

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2013 Africa-focused mobile infrastructure operator IHS has secured contracts for the operation of all France Telecom-Orange subsidiaries’ towers in Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon. The 15-year deal with Orange subsidiaries Côte d'Ivoire Telecom, Orange Côte d'Ivoire and Orange Cameroon would see IHS manage... 


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