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NTT set to expand in Africa with acquisition

The acquisition of Dimension Data by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. marks the first time a Japanese mobile operator has managed to get a slice of the growing African telecom and IT market.

Corruption charges halt two South Africa tech contracts

South Africa, Africa's second largest telecommunications market, has become the latest country on the continent to deal with corruption charges regarding technology contracts, moving to cancel deals valued at more than US$552 million.

Nigeria moves to query Siemens on bribery allegations

Siemens may not be able to bid for telecom projects in Africa any time soon, following a move by Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to invite senior officials of the company in for questioning over an alleged €17.5 million (US$...

Nigeria asks Germany for info on Siemens bribery case

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is asking German authorities for a copy of the sentence a Munich court handed in the case of two former Siemens managers found guilty of bribery to obtain telecom contracts in Nigeria.

Tata set to expand presence in Africa

India's Tata Communications is set to expand in Africa with plans to invest in more companies following the arrival of new submarine cable systems in the region.

Zimbabwe to deploy fiber-optic cable

Zimbabwe has started developing a fiber-optic cable aimed at improving the country's telecommunications in a bid to regain its position as having the second-fastest-growing communications sector in Southern Africa.

Tanzania using SIM cards to track criminals

Tanzania has joined a group of African countries using mobile phone SIM card registrations to both track down criminals using mobile phones to commit crimes and to reduce handset theft.

African nations agree to US$1 billion Indian satellite project

A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest US$1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology ...

Preliminary deal signed for African cable system

The e-Africa Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with 5-P Holdings to construct a US$2 billion undersea cable system planned to encircle Africa with connections to Europe, South America, India and the Middle East.

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