Telecoms – In brief


World Panel Inc. has showcased its latest products at AfricaCom and announced a deal with Vodacom as a key retail partner to sell its new SunStream™ in select stores. Executives from both companies were on the floor of the Cape Town tradeshow to unveil the products that directly connect mobile phones to a clean and reliable energy source. World Panel products are the first to stream electricity from the sun directly into mobile devices and they require no chipsets or PC boards. The SunStream and SunStream Plus charge mobile phones at or near the same speed as a wall plug. SunStream products have been built to international standards using industrial grade materials, allowing them to withstand harsh conditions and can even charge while submerged in water.

CSG International, a global provider of interactive transaction-driven solutions and services, today announced that CSG’s partner, Satec, will deploy the company’s award-winning Revenue Management solutions at Angola Telecom. The contract comes on the heels of the successful pilot deployment of CSG Interconnect for Angola Telecom’s wholesale operations. The integrated solution will include CSG Singleview Convergent Rating & Billing, Singleview Customer Management, and Intermediate, as well as the expansion of CSG Interconnect to include CSG Route and Financial Manager.

Senegal has opened a tender for a fourth-generation mobile licence, telecoms regulator ARTP said on state radio on Monday. "Senegal has decided on Monday November 16 to launch the bid for the 4G licence," said Adbou Karim Sall, general manager for ARTP. He did not specify the value of the contract or give an indication of timing.