Wednesday, 18 January 2012

CFO for Vodacom (South Africa)

Vodacom Group has announced that Ivan Dittrich has been appointed as its Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, joining the Group on or about 1 July 2012. He joins from Datatec where he has been CFO since May 2008 and Executive Director since March 2008. Prior to joining Datatec, Drittrich worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Deloitte in South Africa.

Huawei to Deploy Western Africa's First LTE TDD Commercial Network for ZODA FONES

Huawei - Press Releases:

[Abuja, Nigeria, 17 January, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced it has been selected to deploy western Africa's first LTE TDD commercial network for ZODA FONES, Nigeria's leading telecoms operator. Adopting Huawei's end-to-end SingleRAN LTE TDD solution, this network will cover the capital of Nigeria and its surrounding areas to provide end-users with high-speed and abundant data services.

Based on a thorough analysis of the operator's requirements and the mobile market situation in western Africa, Huawei proposed that Nigeria employ its leading end-to-end SingleRAN LTE TDD solution, consisting of radio access network and core network solutions. The high spectrum efficiency and maximized spectrum asset value this solution is able to bring to ZODA FONES has provided Huawei with an ideal opportunity to deploy its first LTE TDD network.

Dr. A. Aliyu, President of ZODA FONES, said: "The deployment of Nigeria's first LTE TDD commercial network and western Africa's first LTE TDD commercial network is a milestone for mobile broadband development in western Africa. Huawei's leading solutions, rich experience, and fast delivery capabilities will allow ZODA FONES to achieve a strong market position and provide its subscribers with an excellent service experience."

Deng Taihua, President of WiMAX & TDS & LTE Networks, Huawei, said: "It is an honor for Huawei to deploy western Africa's first LTE TDD commercial network for ZODA FONES. Huawei's success in securing this contract demonstrates its extensive industry-leading capabilities in providing LTE TDD commercial network solutions. Huawei is proud of this important project for ZODA FONES, as it will greatly influence the development of LTE networks in Africa."

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Domain Meeting (Burkina Faso)

ARCEP hosted 40 participants from Francophone Africa 9-13 January 2012 to better manage domain names in Ouagadougou. Better control of the management of domain names as well as national frequencies and addresses with numbers was called for, as these resources are not inexhaustible.