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Wed,16Apr2014

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BlackBerry to go full throttle in Zimbabwe

Photo©ReutersZimbabwe could belatedly lift a ban on Blackberry Internet Service (BIS), but the southern African country says it first has to ascertain whether the service does not pose any security risk.

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Vodafone brings Africa's M-Pesa mobile money to Europe

Vodafone brought the mobile money service that has revolutionised banking in Africa to Romania on Monday, offering M-Pesa text-message transactions to millions of customers in its first push into Europe.

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US data centre firm in venture with Egyptian tycoon

Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris's telecoms empire to win business in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Photo©ReutersU.S.-based data centre firm Switch SUPERNAP has set up a joint venture with specialist investment companies in Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris's telecoms empire to win business in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

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African Telecoms: Much more to do to reach the masses

Photo©ReutersHigh-speed internet for corporate clients is the big opportunity this year, but to extend mobile penetration to first-timers, prices will have to fall.

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Africa: iPads versus locally made tablets

Mankou's tech company, VMK, designed the sleek smartphone and tablet, which was originally conceived in 2006 as an affordable computer to give Africans access to Internet. Photo©Vincent FournierApple's iPads lead the way in the tablet market in North America and Europe, but not in Africa.

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Africa's Internet divide

Photo©ReutersCustomers in Africa often pay ten times more than those in Europe for broadband access, the ITU says.

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Telecoms: Is Apple's iPhone 5c worth it?

60.95m smartphones in Africa by end 2013, according to Informa, making up 51% of continent's phones With a clutch of top-end smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Nokia and BlackBerry targeting Africa, Apple's iPhone has a lot of catching up to do.

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