2017

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Balancing Act

iPLANS’ new VoIP service offers Cameroonians a virtual MVNO to get cheaper domestic and international calling rates

Market competition in Cameroon has been a bit stranded. It has three (Orange, MTN and Viettel) and a half (Camtel) mobile...

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Developing Telecoms

Gabon to boost rural coverage with WTL via shared infrastructure

A new shared infrastructure project aimed at promoting rural mobile voice and data coverage in Gabon has been granted Universal Service Fund capital....

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IT web Africa

iPlans to leverage VoIP growth in Africa

From Cameroon, IT services firm iPlans has selected World Telecom Labs (WTL) to deploy VoIP switches and construct its VoIP...

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Africa & Middle East Telecoms Week

iPlans to leverage VoIP growth in Africa

iPLANS is the first new operator to be granted a voice licence as part of the government's 'Cameroon Digital 2020' programme...

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Telecom Paper

IPlans picks World Telecom Labs for voice service in Cameroon

World Telecom Labs (WTL) has been selected by Cameroonian operator IPlans for a new OTT and VoIP voice service in the country. Established in 2006, iPLANS provides IT software, hardware and...

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rfI Afrique

Mobile phone: Gabon wants to finish with white areas

The Gabonese authorities have launched a program to connect 2,700 remote villages to communication networks. The objective is to reduce the white areas whose connection is deemed too unprof...

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Communications Africa

World Telecom Labs supports Algerian operator to roll out SMS services

World Telecom Labs has partnered with Icosnet, an operator in Algeria, to launch A2P (Application to Person) SMS service...

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Balancing Act

World Telecom Labs Adds VoIP App to Its Wholesale Rural Voice and Data System

World Telecom Labs (WTL) has announced a new voice component for Vivada Wholesale (Village Voice and Data), its multi-award winning system...

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North African Wireless Communications

Linking firms and customers with A2P SMS (Page 10)

Algerian operator Icosnet has introduced an A2P SMS service for domestic and international companies who want to communicate directly with their customers across the country...

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Ovum

Other Technologies (Page 9)

Other network initiatives and technologies being deployed in Africa to improve connectivity include World Telecom Labs’ Vivada system, which provides affordable voice and data connectivity in rural...

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Biztech Africa

WTL calls for infrastructure sharing in rural Africa

At the Innovation Africa Digital Summit held in Uganda last week, World Telecom Labs (WTL) called on regulators to use USF money to build wholesale networks in rural Africa...

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Developing Telecoms

World Telecom Labs: Leigh Smith's 2017 Telecom Trends

Connecting the unconnected continues to be a fashionable industry term, with Facebook and Google...

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2016

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Capacity Media

The 2016 Global Carrier Awards winners are ...

The 12th Global Carrier Awards saw more than 400 members of the community wined and dined at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, celebrating industry achievements over the last year...

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Nigeria Communications Week

WTL Bags Capacity Africa Wholesale Award for Its Rural Telephony System

World Telecom Labs (WTL), at the inaugural Capacity Africa awards, picked up another accolade for its Vivada (Village Voice and Data) system...

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Extensia

Tanzania: Amotel, WTL rural network now up and running

World Telecom Labs (WTL) and AMOTEL have announced that the network they have built in rural Tanzania is now live with residents in three remote villages able to make calls and use the internet for the first time...

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cityVoice

World Telecom Labs unveils 2016 survey on African Universal Service Funds

World Telecom Labs today unveiled the findings of its recent survey about the management and rollout of voice and/or data deployments in Africa that have been financed by Universal Service Funds (USF)....

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Light Reading

Eurobites

World Telecom Labs, an emerging-markets networks specialist based in Belgium, has joined the likes of Nokia and Deutsche Telekom as a member of Facebook 's Telecom Infra Project (TIP)...

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