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Movicel and MTC select Huawei for LTE backhaul
29 Aug 2012

African mobile operators Movicel of Angola and Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) of Namibia have selected Chinese vendor Huawei to provide advanced IP microwave solutions for their LTE backhaul networks.

SEAS cable linking Tanzania and the Seychelles goes live
21 Aug 2012

The Seychelles East Africa System (SEAS) submarine cable linking Beau Vallon on the main island of Mahé in the Seychelles with Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, has entered commercial service, providing the Seychelles with its first subsea connection.

Altimo and Telenor increase VimpelCom stakes
16 Aug 2012

Altimo, part of the Alfa Group owned by Russian Billionaire Mikhail Fridman, and Nordic carrier Telenor have both opted to raise their stakes in carrier VimpelCom by purchasing shares from Egyption tycoon Naguib Sawiris’ Weather Investments II.

Mobile voice leads the way in Cameroon
08 Aug 2012

Voice services are projected to remain the core revenue generator in Cameroon’s telecoms market, with mobile voice revenues expected to amount to $1.3 billion by 2017, according to a report by Pyramid Research.

New subsea cables are here, but how low can prices go?
07 Aug 2012

Over the past three years, sub-Saharan Africa has seen significant progress in the deployment of new submarine cables, both on the west and east coasts of the continent. From three cables (SAT-2 and the SAT-3/SAFE cable system), there are now eight major cables, with more likely to come.

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