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‘Broke’ Telkom Kenya in dire straits

The Kenyan government may have to inject Ksh6bn (R700m) into troubled fixed-line operator Telkom Kenya, according to Kenyan media reports. France’s Orange owns 51% of the company. Telkom Kenya has requested a total of Ksh13,9bn (R1,6bn) from government and Orange, saying it needs the cash to pre-empt a deepening

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Orange in Africa IT services push

Orange Business Services, the IT services arm of giant French telecommunications operator Orange, is gearing up to help South African multinationals wanting to expand on the continent to do so. Jean-Luc Lasnier, GM for Orange Business Services in the

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Orange outsources towers

France’s Orange has signed a deal to allow tower operator IHS to oversee more than 2 000 of its towers in the West African markets of Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon. Though Orange will continue to own the towers, IHS will manage them for the next 15 years Surplus space on

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TalkCentral: Ep 75 – ‘Regardant vers le sud’

The year is barely two weeks old and the technology space is already crazy-busy. In the second TalkCentral podcast of the new year, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson bring you another packed episode in which we look at the investment plans for France Telecom’s Orange in South Africa

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SA to get another music streamer

South Africa’s online streaming music market has gone from nowhere to crowded in a matter of months. This week, another online music service, France’s Deezer has been launched — or “soft-launched”, according to a company source. France’s Deezer, which enjoys a close

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Inside Orange’s SA expansion plans

Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom, is entering South Africa’s cellular communications industry with the intention of launching a fully fledged virtual mobile network operator (MVNO) with one of the country’s network providers. However, the launch of the MVNO is not imminent

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Orange denies link to eXpansys website woes

Orange has denied there is any link between the closure of local online e-retailing website eXpansys.co.za and the France Telecom-owned mobile operator’s decision to partner with eXpansys in the UK to sell electronics goods to South Africans. eXpansys.co.za was operated by the

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$14,5bn tech city to rise in Kenya

Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki will preside over a ceremony next week to break ground on a new US$14,5bn technology town called Konza City. Konza City will consist of facilities meant to attract business process outsourcing ventures. The Kenyan government wants to attract international technology companies

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R6bn Ace submarine cable now live

The first phase of the US$700m (about R6bn) Africa Coast to Europe (Ace) submarine telecommunications cable has gone live, with the section between France and São Tomé and Príncipe now carrying data traffic. The project is being led by French telecoms giant France Telecom-Orange. The second

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Half of Africa’s towers up for grabs

Independent telecommunications tower operator, Nigerian-founded IHS Group, believes that half of the 170 000 base stations built by mobile operators in Africa will be considered for outsourcing within the next three to five years as pressure

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