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News in Brief to 11 November 2015
Africa: Intelsat appointment - Intelsat has named its Regional Vice President of Sales in Africa as Brian Jakins, with immediate effect. He will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and report to Je...(more)

News in Brief 5 November 2015
    Africa: Sociable Airtel - The Africa Brand Index social media index has ranked Airtel Kenya as the best telecommunication brand on social media in Africa in October, and fifth overall, b...(more)

News in Brief 28 September 2015
    Africa: Best telco - MTN has been named as the Most Admired and the Most Valuable African brand, valued at USD 4.672 billion, its second award in two years. Brand Africa made the announc...(more)

News in Brief 21 September 2015
  Afghanistan: New members - At the start of October three new ATRA Board members were named: Mrs. Jalazoy, Mr. Jafari and Mr. Mousawi, who were appointed under decree no 1206. Dr. Mohammad Najee...(more)

News in Brief 8 October 2015
    Africa: POS contract - Seamless has secured a new African order for its proprietary wireless POS terminal worth some USD 2.4 million. The Wireless Point of Sale Terminal (WiPOS) is an in...(more)

News in Brief 30 September 2015
  Algeria: Interconnect rates initiated - Autorite de Regulation des Postes et Telecommunications (ARPT) has approved the 2015-2016 interconnection rates for Algerie Telecom's fixed services and ...(more)

News in Brief 23 September 2015
    Africa: CTO chair - Professor Umar Danbatta is the new chairman of the 54-member Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) after being elected at its yearly Forum and Council me...(more)

News in Brief 16 September 2015
    Africa: The Facebook phenomena - Facebook reports that at the end of June 2015 there were some 7.1 million total daily active users in Nigeria; and 15 million monthly active users. Ranke...(more)

News in Brief 9 September 2015
  Africa: Female engagement - Worldreader has partnered with Opera Software to reach people in 34 African countries using their existing mobile device. The organisations claim to have already pro...(more)

News in Brief 3 September 2015
  Africa: Africa tops capacity growth chart - TeleGeography's Global Internet Geography service has found that growth in international Internet capacity connected to Africa continues to grow fast...(more)

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