Econet could Buy as much as 49% of State-Owned Telecoms in Ethiopia

Posted by - February 28, 2020

Econet Global is interested in purchasing a telecommunications licence in Ethiopia, reports TechCentral. The company, founded by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, could be one of the first foreign investors to do so since the industry opened up. According to the report, the “Horn of African nation has announced plans to sell as much as 49%

Orange France contracts Nokia and Ericsson for 5G network technology

Posted by - February 3, 2020

Leading telco teams with Finish and Swedish comms tech giants as part of its ambition to realise a 5G network in France in 2020 In what could be a tour de force for the Nordic comms tech companies, Orange France has contracted Nokia and Ericsson to provide it with a range of products and services

Orange and itel launch the 4G version of Sanza

Posted by - November 12, 2019

At the AfricaCom international congress, Orange is partnering with itel, the leading mobile brand in Africa and, once again, with KaiOS Technologies, maker of the leading operating system for smart feature phone KaiOS, to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone, “Sanza XL”. From December 2019, this mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities

HTC names Orange exec Yves Maitre as new CEO

Posted by - September 17, 2019

HTC has appointed the Orange executive Yves Maitre as its new CEO, effective immediately. He has worked at the French operator over 14 years, most recently as EVP of Consumer Equipment and Partnerships. Cher Wang, who served as CEO for four years, will continue as chair of the HTC board, focusing on the company’s technological

Orange Business Services to transform Sony’s global network

Posted by - July 8, 2019

Orange Business Services was contracted to consolidate and transform the communications infrastructure of Sony’s two largest operating companies initially into a harmonised, future-proof network. Built on the Orange Flexible SD-WAN platform, the new Sony network will connect more than 500 locations in over 50 countries across five continents. Orange will now be Sony’s principal provider,

Orange launches new smart feature phones

Posted by - February 27, 2019

Beginning in April 2019, Orange customers in Mali, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire will have access to a new category of smart feature phones, Sanza, powered by KaiOS, the operating system from KaiOS Technologies At the recent Mobile World Congress, Orange partnered with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to launch a phone with voice recognition at

Orange secures licence to launch LTE services in Burkina Faso

Posted by - January 18, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari recently, launched a new enhanced security Nigerian passport with 10 years validity. Buhari performed the ceremony at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The FEC meeting was held days earlier, to enable the President participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) rallies in Edo and