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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

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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

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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

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Alcatel wins EASSy contract

Following on almost immediately from our report about the financing of the East African Submarine Cable project (EASSy), Developing Telecomscan report that Alcatel of France has won the EASSy contract par excellence...

Mobile development in Africa

In the traditionally strident and forceful tones of the GSM Association, Gabriel Solomon, the Association's Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, reviews the part played to date by mobiles in bridging the digital divide. Gabriel Solomon then demonstrates that even greater growth can be...

Mid-East spotlight

Arab telecom operators served 85 million cellular subscribers and 30 million fixed telephony lines in 2005. The Middle East and North Africa is a rapidly expanding market, as detailed in a new report.

Liberia: tailoring the economy for growth

A few weeks ago, leading Liberian commentator Francis Nyepon described the agonising experiences of the Liberian Telecommunications Company in his article How vital is Liberia Telecoms to Liberia? Francis Nyepon returns to Developing

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Mobiles make up 85% of African subscribers

Research and Markets, the Dublin-based analyst group, has published the fifth edition of its Africa Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Overviews. The overviews cover the role of various technologies such as broadband and convergence, the effects of regulation, the major players and how the

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New mobile alliance for ten African states

UNI Telecom Global Union, in conjunction with UNI-Africa and the AFL-CIO Solidarity centre, has launched a UNI Mobile Telephone Networks Union Alliance with membership from communications unions in 10 African countries where the South African cellular network

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