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  • MTN Nigeria has started rolling out the 4G-LTE state-of-the-art services (image credit: Wikipedia)

    4G LTE in Nigeria: What to Expect

    September 13, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

    Following the acquisition of Visafone with its 800MHz frequency spectrum earlier this year and the 10-year 2.6GHz frequency spectrum in July this year, MTN Nigeria has started rolling out the 4G-LTE state-of-the-art services thus setting the pace and breaking...

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    Tigo unveils new 4G LTE technology for Tanzania

    April 27, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo unveils new 4G LTE technology for Tanzania

    Tigo Tanzania has unveiled brand new 4G LTE technology, which according to the telecom operator, will make it the largest and fastest Internet network provider in the country. Speaking at the launch, Tigo Interim General Manager Cecile Tiano said: “This...

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    South Africa: Massive growth in 4G and Wi-Fi connections expected

    April 8, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Massive growth in 4G and Wi-Fi connections expected

    According to the latest annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019, the ongoing adoption of more powerful devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections may see 3G surpassing 2G as the top...

  • “Zambia has a highly competitive telecoms market."- CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia MD (Lusaka Zambia. Image Credit:panoramio)

    Zambia: CEC Liquid Telecom appoints new MD

    July 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia: CEC Liquid Telecom appoints new MD

    Liquid Telecom and Copperbelt Energy Corporation have revealed the appointment of Andrew Kapula as managing director of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia. CEC Liquid Telecom Zambia is said to be growing rapidly by the company, and Mr Kapula will direct the...

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    Airtel first to be awarded 3G, 4G licence in Chad

    April 16, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel first to be awarded 3G, 4G licence in Chad

    Mobile operator Airtel has become the first company to be awarded a 3G and 4G licence in the African nation of Chad. “Mobile devices, using either 3G or even 2.5G EDGE networks, are already the main platform for internet access in Africa, allowing people to...

  • Kenya will soon get a fourth generation long term evolution network (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Kenya in planning phase for 4G

    March 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya in planning phase for 4G

    Kenya is in the process of drafting a policy that would see the country provide 4G (LTE) services to mobile data subscribers. Cabinet secretary for Information, Communication and Technology, Fred Matiang’i explained that a new spectrum policy will be...

  • The commercial rollout of LTE, commonly known as 4G, to Port Elizabeth, represents another milestone for MTN (image: Wikipedia)

    MTN SA expands LTE footprint

    February 26, 2014 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN SA expands LTE footprint

    MTN has extended its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Port Elizabeth, bringing its valued customers in the windy city onto the high-speed new generation network. The commercial rollout of LTE, commonly known as 4G, to Port Elizabeth, represents another...

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    Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

    January 24, 2014 • Company NewsComments Off on Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

    Chip maker Qualcomm Incorporated and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and...

  • An open air market in Arusha, Tanzania. Smile Communications this week launched a 4G network service. (Image source: Black Sheep Media/ Shutterstock.com)

    Tanzania: why Internet users in Arusha are smiling

    December 4, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Tanzania: why Internet users in Arusha are smiling

    This week, Smile Communications Tanzania (Smile) launches its Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) services in Arusha, bringing the high speed internet revolution to businesses, organizations and residents in and around Arusha city.   LTE (Long...

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, stands to benefit from high speed 4G network installation. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

    December 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Addis Ababa eagerly awaits 4G rollout

    Following a $1.6 billion deal between Huawei Technologies, Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom and ZTE, an eight month project to bolster local connectivity services throughout Ethiopia will be spearheaded by the rollout of 4G connectivity services in the...

  • Monrovia, Liberia. Local GSM and mobile services operator Cellcom has extended its 4G service to an additional two counties. (Image source: mdgn/ Shutterstock.com_

    Liberia’s Cellcom moves on 4G service

    November 21, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liberia’s Cellcom moves on 4G service

    From Liberia, local GSM and mobile services provider Cellcom has announced the extension of its 4G services to an additional two Counties, Margibi and Sinoe. This brings to four the regions covered by the Company. The Heritage reports that Cellcom management...

  • Based on the percentage of individuals using the internet, Morocco is listed as the most connected country in Africa. (Image source: magicmorroco.com)

    Africa’s 10 most connected countries

    October 10, 2013 • Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s 10 most connected countries

      Global financial institutions, including the World Bank, have publicised their expectation of an increase in economic growth rates in Africa, particularly within Sub-Saharan Africa. Much of Africa’s growth is attributed, in  part, to the...

  • For many low-cost manufacturers, the future lies in undeveloped regions such as Africa.  (image: REUTERS/George Esiri

    Nigeria’s Swift Networks to put LTE to the test

    September 5, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria’s Swift Networks to put LTE to the test

    Nigerian broadband internet and data services provider Swift Networks announced yesterday that they will be conducting Long Term Evolution (LTE) network tests with over 500 volunteers who will be putting the new network through its paces in preparation for...

  • Kenya's capital Nairobi is set to benefit from LTE (image: Go Africa)

    Kenya urged to adopt Open Access for LTE

    August 29, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya urged to adopt Open Access for LTE

    Kenya is gearing up for the deployment of 4G or Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks throughout the country, but ahead of the deployment telecoms solutions provider Ericsson is calling on Kenya to adopt the Open Access model. By implementing an Open Access...

  • Ericsson and  Zamtel have agreed to demonstrate their capability to deliver state-of-the-art 4G mobile commnications technology (image: Shutterstock)

    Zamtel to demonstrate 4G capabilities

    August 28, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zamtel to demonstrate 4G capabilities

    Ericsson and  Zamtel have agreed to demonstrate their capability to deliver state-of-the-art 4G mobile commnications technology in a live Zamtel mobile communications network, for the first time in Zambia during the 20th edition of the United Nations World...

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    Econet launches 4G in Zimbabwe

    August 26, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Econet launches 4G in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwean mobile operator Econet Wireless has become one the first operators in the country to launch 4G mobile services to their subscribers over the weekend. “This 4G Long Term Evolution service that we are bringing to our customers or the market is...