RASCOM Membership Strengthened

The Federal Republic of Nigeria acceded to the RASCOM convention on the 31st January 2001. The signing ceremony took place at the Regional Headquarters of RASCOM in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Full Story

ARSO General Assembly Resolves To Co-operate With ATU In The Formulation Of ICT Standards For Bridging The Digital Divide

The General Assembly of the African Regional Organization for Standardization (ARSO) held its 11th ordinary session on 1-2 February 2001 in Nairobi to elect new office bearers for the period 2001-2003 and specify the policy direction of the organization for the next programme cycle. Full Story

Chad Gives OK

The Government of the Republic of Chad became the first Member State to accede to the Constitution and Convention of the African Telecommunications Union adopted by the 4th Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries... Full Story

World Telecommunications Standardization Assembly

Held in Montreal, Canada on September 27th to October 6th. ATU Focus Group on ITU - T activities (FG - ITU/T) was set up comprising the elected officers. Full Story

3rd Cellular Licence Granted in South Africa

The South African Minister of Communications , Dr Ivy Matsepe- Casaburri has granted the 3rd cellular licence to Cell C ( Proprietary) Ltd. Full Story

3rd African Telecom Summit

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) will be co- hosting the 3rd African Telecommunications Summit, Accra ,Ghana 27- 29 March 2001. The theme is " Universal Access and ICT in the Africa: Strategies for Effective Development".Full Story

Workshop on costs, tarrifs and interconnection rates

A costs and tariffs model developed by African administrations with significant contribution by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will be the principal subject of a Workshop for the Eastern and Southern African countries... Full Story

Cost based tariff formula for cost and inter-connection rates, enters field trial

A Workshop on Telephone Traffic Costs, Tariffs and Interconnection Rates was held in Windhoek, Namibia from 15-19 January, 2001. It was specifically organised for the Eastern and Southern Africa Sub-regions to carry out a practical assessment of a computerised regional costs and tariff model, using country specific date. Full Story

Forum on Telecommunication Regulation in Africa
Gaborone, Botswana, 25-27 October 2000
The Forum at which all African countries have been invited, is being jointly organised by the Telecommunications Development Bureau of the Internation Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU), in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the Regional African Satellite Communications Organisation (RASCOM). Full Story

World Telecommunications Standardisation Assembly (WTSA 2000)
Montreal, Canada 27 Sept. - 6 Oct. 2000
The purpose of this letter is to give you an early brief on the highlights and achievements at the Assembly with particular reference to issues of close interest to the African region. A comprehensive report is under preparation and will be forwarded to you in due course. Full Story

Community of African Regulators launched at ACT Summit

AITEC convened, at the ACT Summit 2000, an African Regulators Forum as part of the follow up to the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) inaugural African Development Forum (ADF’99) and as part of the implementation the new African Telecommunications Union (ATU) constitution.
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ATU wants telecom laws harmonised

Information technology policies in East Africa should be harmonised to improve telecommunication services.Full story

Union 'owed millions'

The African Telecommunications Union is owed 57.5 million in membership fees... Full story

Jan Mutai takes over top

MINISTER for Information, Transport and Communications Musalia Mudayadi has called on African countries to find home grown solutions to Africa's telecommunications problems. Full story

An African Solution

The new public and private sector partnership in the restructured African TelecommunicationsUnion is part of the solution to Africa's telecoms challenges. Full story

Leaping the generation gap.

Africa's traditionally poor telecoms infrastructure has created huge pent-up demand for telephone services , a demand that suppliers of new wireless services are rushing to meet. New technology can help Africa leapfrog several generations of development, reports Munyiwa Moyela, introducing our Special Report on African Telecoms. Full story

Be seen, be heard, be celebrated.

The driving force behind the invigorated pan-African telecoms body talks to Munyiwa Moyela about the role modern communications has to play in the African Renaissance of the 21st century. Full story

A new start

The African Telecommunications Union has been restructured and is now ready to move into a new era. Full story