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Vodafone moves to 70% control over Ghana Telecom

Vodafone has acquired a 70% stake in Ghana Telecom from the Government of Ghana. Total consideration is US$900 million on a debt-free, cash-free basis, which would imply a total enterprise value for Ghana Telecom of approximately US$1.3 billion...

SAT-3 reinforces market monopolies in Africa - APC

A study examining the impact the SAT-3 fibre-optic submarine cable has had on telecommunications in four African countries has found that the potential of this major cable has not been properly exploited. Instead, ownership of the cable by telecoms incumbents in the

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Mi-Pay to Power Mobile Payments in Africa

Leading mobile payments provider Mi-Pay has signed a contract with an East African operator to deliver a mobile money ecosystem to its subscribers in rural communities. Mi-Pay's technology will enable subscribers to benefit from international remittance services, as well as support a network of...

SWANSAT canvasses for support from Africa

SWANSAT - the Super-Wide Area Network Satellite - first proposed as a satellite based service in 2003, aims to provide low cost voice and data services using a constellation of four high powered geosynchronous orbit (GSO) telecommunications satellites...

FLAG to double in size

Reliance Communications’ Fibre-optic Link Around the Globe subsidiary is set to achieve its ambition of becoming the world’s largest IP network over submarine cabling. FLAG has awarded Fujitsu the contract which will double FLAG’s size and build four new cable systems across the Mediterranean,

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The next twenty years - Sangonet makes its forecasts

The past few weeks have seen the emerging market community celebrate Sangonet’s twentieth anniversary, with Sangonet itself releasing its own special publication: “The Sangonet Story, 1987-2007 - twenty years of linking civil society through ICTs” which was launched at the annual Sangonet

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Gateway now open to Nigerian markets

Several recent stories reported by Developing Telecomshave revealed the rise in importance of ICT and telephony to Nigeria. One more example of this trend is UK-based Gateway Communications' purchase of GS Telecom. Gateway gains a foothold

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Turkey, Tanzania top mobile ownership tax table

Financial analyst Deloitte has revealed the countries whose rates of taxation, direct or indirect, on mobile communications are the highest in the world. Heaviest tax is in Turkey, where the taxation rate as a cost of mobile ownership is over 2.5

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