Telecoms News - In Brief


-   SA's Vodacom has come up tops in the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI's) annual consumer satisfaction index for the second year in a row. Consumers ranked South Africa's leading cellular network as the best performer in the telecommunications sector. According to the DTI, the study is aimed at encouraging competitiveness across industries and "is consumer-driven, objective, neutral and comparative".

  -   Nokia has recently consolidated its Middle East and North Africa operations under one management hub based in Dubai. As well, the regional Nokia web portal has been revamped and expanded to mirror the new regional structure.

 Nokia MENA now is responsible for sales and marketing in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as its traditional territories – the GCC, the Levant, Iran, and Pakistan. Nokia's business partners in the Maghreb and Egypt, including Raya, Sicotel, Mobi One, and Ring, will now be serviced by Nokia's local representatives with support from the UAE office.