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Sub-Saharan Africa - Developing Telecoms

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SWANSAT canvasses for support from Africa

SWANSAT - the Super-Wide Area Network Satellite - first proposed as a satellite based service in 2003, aims to provide low cost voice and data services using a constellation of four high powered geosynchronous orbit (GSO) telecommunications satellites...

FLAG to double in size

Reliance Communications’ Fibre-optic Link Around the Globe subsidiary is set to achieve its ambition of becoming the world’s largest IP network over submarine cabling. FLAG has awarded Fujitsu the contract which will double FLAG’s size and build four new cable systems across the Mediterranean,


The next twenty years - Sangonet makes its forecasts

The past few weeks have seen the emerging market community celebrate Sangonet’s twentieth anniversary, with Sangonet itself releasing its own special publication: “The Sangonet Story, 1987-2007 - twenty years of linking civil society through ICTs” which was launched at the annual Sangonet


Gateway now open to Nigerian markets

Several recent stories reported by Developing Telecomshave revealed the rise in importance of ICT and telephony to Nigeria. One more example of this trend is UK-based Gateway Communications' purchase of GS Telecom. Gateway gains a foothold


Turkey, Tanzania top mobile ownership tax table

Financial analyst Deloitte has revealed the countries whose rates of taxation, direct or indirect, on mobile communications are the highest in the world. Heaviest tax is in Turkey, where the taxation rate as a cost of mobile ownership is over 2.5


GSM Association: open up the gateways of competition

The incumbent international gateway monopoly business model is past its sell-by date; governments should liberalise this market immediately and all stakeholders will benefit. This forceful assertion is the conclusion of Tom Phillips, Chief Government & Regulatory Affairs