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    Unitel & Ericsson hit 450 Mbps on commercial LTE network

    February 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Ericsson and Unitel have revealed the successful demonstration of the end-to-end LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) solution, which according to both parties is capable of supporting data speeds up to 450 Mbps. The demonstration utilised 60 MHz of...

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    Large-scale LTE rollout vital for uptake of cloud services

    February 6, 2015 • OpinionComments Off on Large-scale LTE rollout vital for uptake of cloud services

    One of the most exciting developments in the cloud services industry is the ability to replace premises-based corporate telephone exchange infrastructure with cloud-based telephone exchange services. Traditionally companies have had to invest in expensive...

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    Kenya: Safaricom launches LTE Advanced

    December 5, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom launches LTE Advanced

    Kenyan operator Safaricom has successfully launched its latest LTE Advanced Network in Kenya. According to the operator, it will roll out the 4G services in Nairobi as well as Mombasa. The company will then scale up coverage to other major towns during the...

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    Security a top priority as Africa moves to LTE

    November 11, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Security a top priority as Africa moves to LTE

    Securing the network is a top priority for telcos and carriers as LTE becomes increasingly mainstream across Africa, says Fortinet. Perry Hutton, regional director of Fortinet for Africa, says: “LTE is changing the playing field. The previous generation of...

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    Nigeria: Smile launches 4G service in Abuja

    October 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Smile launches 4G service in Abuja

    Nigeria’s Smile Communications has launched LTE broadband internet service in Abuja. The company said the Abuja roll-out, coming barely one year after its 2013 commercial unveiling of its network in Ibadan, and months after Lagos, followed more than...

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    Vodacom makes first VoLTE call in SA

    September 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    According to Vodacom, it has made the country’s first ever Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call over its 4G/LTE network. Typically reserved for data, the move to use 4G/LTE technology to carry voice traffic will, in the future, mean that call quality will...

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    Demystifying Long Term Evolution

    September 10, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Demystifying Long Term Evolution

    Data is being consumed rapidly and consumers require instant communication and access to information. This is mostly due to the emergence and increased availability of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as more and less costly bandwidth....

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    A3&O set to secure African LTE networks

    September 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on A3&O set to secure African LTE networks

    A3&O, a telecom systems integrator and systems provider, operating in the MEA, is preparing to provide LTE security systems to mobile operators in Africa as well as key European nations. Stoke, a security gateway provider, has stated that it has signed a...

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    Ghana: Alepo announces major LTE win

    July 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: Alepo announces major LTE win

    Alepo has unveiled that it will provide policy and charging control for a new 4G LTE network at Blu Telecommunications in Ghana. Blu plans to launch LTE services including: data, voice, IPTV and Wi-Fi hotspots for residential and commercial customers. The...

  • “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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    Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    April 23, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry. If anything, it’s an attractive offering that will not...

  • Yann Le Guen, Managing Director of YooMee Côte d’Ivoire (image: news.abidjan.net)

    Swiss LTE provider enters Ivory Coast

    April 7, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Swiss LTE provider enters Ivory Coast

    YooMee Africa Group, a Swiss-based provider of broadband Internet in sub-Saharan Africa, launched its operations in Côte d’Ivoire over the weekend. After becoming a market leader of broadband Internet in Cameroon, YooMee Africa continues its expansion by...

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    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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    GSM and CDMA will still be here in 2020

    February 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GSM and CDMA will still be here in 2020

    Even with the high rate of adoption of LTE, Ericsson is of the view that older systems are definitely here to stay. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Ericsson’s Joakim Sorelius spoke to IT News Africa about the future of LTE. “LTE is...

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    Ericsson outlines strategy for the year

    February 24, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ericsson outlines strategy for the year

    Ericsson, in its opening-day media and analyst briefing at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, asserted its leadership in technology and services in an increasingly data-centric world. The company’s President and CEO Hans Vestberg recapped 2013, when...