Safaricom and Airtel acquire Essar Telecom Kenya for $120 mn

Safaricom buys Essar Telecom Kenya

The $39 billion Essar Group today said it exited from Essar Telecom Kenya that operates under the yuMobile brand, by selling to Safaricom and Airtel Africa for $120 million. The divestment completes the exit of Essar Group from the telecom business. Earlier, Ruias-owned Essar exited from ...

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LTE infrastructure revenue to reach $20 bn in 2015: Infonetics

LTE infrastructure revenue

Global LTE 4G infrastructure revenue is expected to reach $19.8 billion in 2015 and will decline in 2017 from its peak next year, said Infonetics Research. LTE 4G infrastructure revenue forecast by Infonetics Research reflects two important statistics shared by GSA and 4G Americas. 4G Americas ...

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SK Telecom to deploy IoT based fish farm management system

SK Telecom IoT project for eel farm in Korea

SK Telecom will implement an IoT (Internet of Things)-based fish farm management system at an eel farm in Gochang, North Jeolla Province. SK Telecom, together with BD, is developing the management system which will improve the current farm management process with the help of IoT technologies ...

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NEC to handle $250 million SEA-US submarine cable project


Globe Telecom, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telin), Telkom USA, GTI (a Globe Group company), RAM Telecom International, Teleguam Holdings and Hawaiian Telcom have collaborated to construct SEA-US submarine cable project that will be undertaken by NEC. The SEA-US submarine cable system, which ...

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MTN conducts SDN-based optical network live trial with Huawei

MTN South Africa

Africa telecom operator MTN has conducted live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system – in association with Huawei – on MTN’s fiber backbone network in South Africa. This SDN trial is currently the fastest and most ...

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