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Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

September 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange reinforces connectivity on the West African Coast

Orange and MainOne Cable Company has announced a partnership that will allow for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system. Through this partnership Orange will acquire additional capacity, thereby reinforcing its position in the African telecommunications ecosystem. MainOne’s current cable system comprises a 7,000km...

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Ericsson strengthens end-to-end transport solutions for 5G

Ericsson strengthens end-to-end transport solutions for 5G

September 14, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson strengthens end-to-end transport solutions for 5G

With 5G use cases placing more demanding requirements on the networks, Ericsson is strengthening its end-to-end mobile transport solutions by building on its radio expertise and adding best-in-class transport technologies from Juniper Networks and ECI...

Nigeria among 5 countries that will account of growth in internet users by 2025

Nigeria among 5 countries that account for growth in internet users by 2025

September 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria among 5 countries that account for growth in internet users by 2025

Of the 1.6 billion new mobile internet users between now and 2025, five countries account for 50% of the growth and this includes West African country, Nigeria. This is according to a new report from the GSMA which underlines the extent to which the next...

Transforming today's digital revolution into a development revolution

Transforming today’s digital revolution into a development revolution

September 13, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Transforming today’s digital revolution into a development revolution

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao says innovation, inclusivity, infrastructure and investment form the “4 I’s” that are critical to boosting the economy, bridging the digital divide, and leveraging the power of ICTs to advance sustainable...

Liquid Telecom connects Cape to Cairo with the "One Africa" broadband network

Liquid Telecom connects Cape to Cairo with the “One Africa” broadband network

September 13, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom connects Cape to Cairo with the “One Africa” broadband network

Durban recently played host to the ITU Telecom World 2018 conference, one of the largest events of its kind on the African continent and hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and Post of the Republic of South Africa. Among many of the significant...

Mastercard has partnered with market leader Vodacom and BancABC to introduce the first online card in Tanzania – the M-Pesa virtual card.

Mastercard partners with Vodacom to introduce virtual card in Tanzania

September 13, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mastercard partners with Vodacom to introduce virtual card in Tanzania

Anyone who has been able to buy something without getting out of their chair can attest to the convenience and simplicity of shopping online. Unfortunately, that has been a distant dream for most Tanzanians – until now. Mastercard has partnered Vodacom and...

Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria offers “Double data” on Infinix, Tecno and itel smartphones

September 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria offers “Double data” on Infinix, Tecno and itel smartphones

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership that will enable Infinix, Tecno or itel customers who purchase a new smartphone to enjoy the exclusive Airtel ‘Double Data Offer’ for a six-month period. The offer...

Is 5G a reality in South Africa?

The success of 5G depends on fibre

September 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on The success of 5G depends on fibre

Demand for high speed, low latency internet bandwidth is only going to keep on rising as we progress towards the end of the decade and beyond. More and more people are using the internet in South Africa every day, and they’re using it for more...

SatADSL, Avanti launch commercial Ka-band broadband in Africa

More governments now benchmark broadband status in their national plans

September 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on More governments now benchmark broadband status in their national plans

A new report issued by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development shows that a growing number of governments now benchmark the status of broadband in their national broadband plans. This year, the report shows for the first time that at least 15...

Building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

Building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

September 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

Every new generation of carrier technologies has brought forward new business and consumer use cases. The release of 3G rolled in wireless mobile data communication, while the release of 4G brought in IP wireless data communication. Both combined have made...

China Mobile International Limited establishes South Africa office

China Mobile International Limited establishes South Africa office

September 11, 2018 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on China Mobile International Limited establishes South Africa office

China Mobile International Limited (CMI) hosted the opening ceremony of its South Africa office in Durban –  the office is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Chen Zhaoxiong, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology of the...

NCC to sanction telecom operators for call masking

NCC to sanction telecom operators for call masking

September 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC to sanction telecom operators for call masking

The Nigerian Communication Commission, says it will impose appropriate sanctions on any telecom operator that allows the illegal masking of international calls. Call masking refers to termination of international calls with local telephone numbers displayed...

South Africa: Samsung partners Comsol to launch 5G in Soweto

South Africa: Samsung partners Comsol to launch 5G in Soweto

September 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Samsung partners Comsol to launch 5G in Soweto

Samsung South Africa has partnered with Comsol, a provider of enterprise-grade wireless infrastructure to light up Vilakazi Street in Soweto with a live 5G pilot network. The pilot network was officially switched on Friday, 07 September at Uncle Toms...

Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director, Uganda Comm. Commission

Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

September 8, 2018 • East Africa, ITU Telecom World, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

The head of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) says the country should have 100% mobile phone coverage by the end of 2019. Godfrey Mutabazi told The Daily Monitor that he expects national roaming to be implemented next year to ensure that users retain...

Samsung introduces first foldable Galaxy smartphone

Samsung introduces first foldable Galaxy smartphone

September 8, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung introduces first foldable Galaxy smartphone

So far, we have yet to see a real Samsung foldable phone hit the market. However, there are lots of indications that Samsung not only plans to launch such a smartphone but that it could finally happen by the end of this year, or in early 2019. In 2008, the...

Telkom’s 4G Network, is now available in more than 30 major towns and urban areas in Kenya, enhancing the quality of internet service across the country.

Telkom Kenya introduces 4G Bomba for heavy data users

September 7, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya introduces 4G Bomba for heavy data users

Telkom has unveiled a 4G Bomba, a data offering targeted at the data-heavy youth segment, allowing ultra-fast speeds that match their lifestyles. Speaking on the announcement, Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse says that the 4G Bomba offering has been tailored for the...