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TV White Spaces – a Gamechanger for Rural Internet Rollout

TV White Spaces – a Gamechanger for Rural Internet Rollout

July 15, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on TV White Spaces – a Gamechanger for Rural Internet Rollout

By finally publishing regulations on the use of Television White Spaces (TVWS), South Africa’s Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) has paved the way for two significant turning points in the country’s rollout of Internet access to its citizens. The first is the provision of much cheaper broadband networks that offer Internet...

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Nigeria: Galaxy Backbone completes phase one of fibre deployment

BitCo unveils revised Fibre Broadband rates for startups

July 13, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BitCo unveils revised Fibre Broadband rates for startups

BitCo, a National Telecommunications Service Provider has released revised Fibre Broadband rates in a bid to future-proof small business in South Africa. It’s no secret that fast, reliable Internet connectivity is a must for businesses big and small....

MTN introduces Made For Home

MTN introduces Made For Home

July 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN introduces Made For Home

MTN has extended their customer offering with the introduction of a new Broadband proposition, addressing consumers’ need for in-home Internet connectivity. The MTN Made For Home proposition is offered on MTNs fixed LTE network, and is specifically...

Mobile solutions provider Workz opens office in Johannesburg

Mobile solutions provider Workz opens office in South Africa

July 4, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mobile solutions provider Workz opens office in South Africa

Workz Group, the mobile solutions and serialized software company based in Dubai Production City, has announced the opening of its regional sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa in a move intended to serve its growing African client base. The new office...

FibreCo to boost Broadband connectivity in Kroonstad

FibreCo to boost Broadband connectivity in South Africa

July 3, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on FibreCo to boost Broadband connectivity in South Africa

Internet connectivity in Kroonstad will benefit from a substantial enhancement as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its rollout of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community. Given that only 5.4%...

MTN Nigeria partners Nokia to launch customer service platform

MTN Nigeria partners Nokia to launch customer service platform

July 3, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria partners Nokia to launch customer service platform

MTN Nigeria in partnership with Nokia has launched the first phase of its Customer Experience Management (CEM) platform which uses a cognitive analytical tool based on generated data about the customer, it will allow MTN to monitor its network as well as...

Kaemba Ng’ambi takes office as new CEO of AirtelTigo

Kaemba Ng’ambi takes office as new CEO of AirtelTigo

June 27, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Kaemba Ng’ambi takes office as new CEO of AirtelTigo

Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for AirtelTigo. She assumed her new position on Monday, 25 June 2018. On her first day at work, Ng’ambi addressed staff during a town hall meeting at the company’s headquarters....

Nigerian telecom operators oppose spectrum transfer

Nigerian telecom operators oppose spectrum transfer

June 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian telecom operators oppose spectrum transfer

9 mobile and Airtel, Nigerian mobile network operators have opposed the transfer of an 800MHz license from Visafone Communications to MTN Nigeria. The operators argued that transferring Visafone’s 800 Megahertz spectrum would concentrate spectrum available...

Vodacom Tanzania welcomes the announcement of the 700 MHz Spectrum Auction results

Vodacom Tanzania welcomes the announcement of the 700 MHz Spectrum Auction results

June 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Tanzania welcomes the announcement of the 700 MHz Spectrum Auction results

Vodacom, Tanzania’s leading mobile network operator has welcomed the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority’s announcement of the 700 MHz spectrum auction, which was carried out on 08 June 2018. “The assignment of spectrum is a progressive step...

MTN helps workforce of tomorrow gain crucial insights to navigate the complexities of modern marketplace

MTN helps the South African workforce of tomorrow

June 25, 2018 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN helps the South African workforce of tomorrow

The corporate sector has an important role to play in giving the young workforce of tomorrow the skills and support to compete in an increasingly complex digital economy. Exposing this future workforce to a multitude of ICT-related opportunities and career...

Investec and RMB looking to sell Vox

Investec and RMB looking to sell Vox

June 25, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Investec and RMB looking to sell Vox

Shareholders of Vox Telecom, a South African fibre-network provider, are said to be looking to sell the company for about R3-billion to take advantage of consolidation in the industry, according to two people familiar with the matter. Owners FirstRand’s...

Nigerian subscribers complain less in Q1 of 2018

Nigerian telecoms subscribers complain less in Q1 of 2018

June 24, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian telecoms subscribers complain less in Q1 of 2018

Telecoms subscribers in Nigeria registered over 13,880 abuses against the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in quarter one, although complaints about poor services dropped during the period. According to a report by the Nigerian Telecoms Consumer Complaints...

African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

June 23, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

Much of 2018’s growth in internet users in Africa has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. Mobile phone users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6...

Demonstration of a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria.

MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line

June 22, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN South Africa and Ericsson fuel the 5G racing line

Telecommunications companies, MTN South Africa and Ericsson, have validated the technological prowess of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in the first demonstration of its kind in Africa. This demonstration displayed a live feed from a car on a skid...

The ultimate promise of 5G technologies lies in its ability to deliver new essential services which go well beyond “instant gratification” for the Netflix and Hulu aficionados, says Sagi Subocki, Vice-President Products and Marketing at Softil

20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023-Report

June 22, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023-Report

Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now...

Vodacom accelerates digital transformation with the introduction Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

Vodacom introduces Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

June 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Vodacom introduces Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers. Through Vodacom Business, Vodacom is one of the first Telco companies to go to market with a full suite of Azure products that offer local customers...