At first glance, a trouser collection designed by British luxury fashion designer, A. Sauvage seems to offer purely sleek, luxury detailed designed and well-tailored pants. However, a closer look at its pockets confirms the reasoning behind its nickname; The Smart Trousers – the pants can charge mobile phones.
Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Mobile Satellite Services operator, has announced the launch of the Thuraya IP Commander, its first ruggedized satellite broadband terminal designed using MIL-SPEC components. The terminal will be commercially available from all Thuraya Service Partners in Q3, 2014.
- Mobile phone users in the African nation of Comoros have overwhelmingly rejected the government’s decision to introduce a new tax – thought to be around 5% – on top-ups, denting the administration’s plan to use the money raised to shore up its ailing national electricity supplier.
- Uganda's marketing companies have been banned from using SMS to advertise their services until the regulator is able to tighten up the rules for such services.
After several failed attempts at privatizing national telecom companies, Nigerian telecommunication Limited (NITEL) and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunication Limited (MTEL), the West African country has opted for a “guided liquidation” of the companies’ non-core assets to settle debts owed to stakeholders.
Nigeria Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) – the organisation that supervises sale of national assets – announced that the government has appointed liquidators to oversee the bidding process for assets of the two companies.
Airtel has entered into a group-wide framework agreement with Movirtu, an innovator in Virtual SIM solutions. The group-wide agreement follows Airtel’s successful launch of the Movirtu Share service in Madagascar. The first deployment under the new contract is now live in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Since fastest growing telecommunications operator, Etisalat Nigeria announced its partnership with Apple Inc. to deliver the iPhone 5S from June 16, the news has been generating much excitement among Apple fans and discerning consumers in Nigeria.
In what appears to be a smart move by Airtel, it shows that the company is poised to deliver innovative technology to its customers.
Sierra Leone’s telecoms regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), has announced that all GSM operators in the country will convert their billing platforms to leones (SLL) per second from the current units per minute billing, effective 1 July 2014.