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Posts Tagged ‘spectrum’

  • Magnus Mchunguzi, Ericsson Vice President, Sub-Saharan Africa (image: file photo)

    Ericsson takes Angola one step closer to LTE Advanced

    January 15, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson takes Angola one step closer to LTE Advanced

    For the first time in Africa, Ericsson, together with Angolan telecommunications provider Unitel, have successfully demonstrated LTE Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology. The demonstration was done on both 1800MHz and 900MHz spectrum bands on a...

  • Federal Government of Nigeria should subsidise the cost of internet access to enhance broadband penetration into the country. (Image source: File)

    Nigeria: operators underutilise spectrum at their own peril

    December 13, 2013 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: operators underutilise spectrum at their own peril

    From Lagos, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reportedly warned that licensed operators who underutilise their capacity – or fail to put their license to full use – could lose their licenses. Local media have published details of an...

  • Dr. Miriam Altman, Head of Strategy, Telkom SA SOC Ltd. (Image source: Chris Tredger)

    ICT, broadband essential for SA’s pressurised consumers

    September 3, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on ICT, broadband essential for SA’s pressurised consumers

      On day two of SATNAC 2013, hosted by Telkom in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, Dr. Miriam Altman, Head of Strategy at Telkom SA SOC Ltd. has outlined why broadband, included in the National Development Plan 2030 aspirations, could be the...

  • South African Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim (image: SA Dept. of Communications)

    South Africa: “We need to ensure better quality broadband”

    September 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: “We need to ensure better quality broadband”

    South African Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim told delegates at the annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (Satnac) in Stellenbosch that he intends to finalise the country’s radio frequency spectrum policy by...

  • Google teamed up with ICASA to launch a pilot project using TV “white space” technology (image: file)

    Google pushes TV white space to connect rural Africa

    August 13, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Google pushes TV white space to connect rural Africa

    Earlier this year, search engine giant Google teamed up with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to launch a pilot project using TV “white space” technology. The aim of the test was to demonstrate that white spaces spectrum...

  • South Africa: renewed call for audit of radio spectrum use

    June 26, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on South Africa: renewed call for audit of radio spectrum use

    The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) is once again calling on the Department of Communications to release information relating to progress made in auditing the use of radio frequency spectrum in South Africa. “Spectrum is a resource that...

  • South Africa: Google part of country’s first TVWS trial

    March 26, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Google part of country’s first TVWS trial

    Carlson Wireless has announced the launch of the first TV White Space (TVWS) trial in South Africa. Led by Google, the trial will test TVWS wireless broadband in ten schools across the Cape Town area. Carlson, the project’s equipment vendor, Google and...

  • LTE in Africa – call it like it is

    November 6, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on LTE in Africa – call it like it is

    Long Term Evolution (LTE) has moved from concept stage to actual rollout, globally, and in Africa. It does exist. It is an advancement on previous wireless technology standards including GSM/EDGE, HSDPA and HSDPA+, and has been developed and rolled out to...

  • What LTE means for Africa in the long term

    October 16, 2012 • FeaturesComments (4)

    October 2012 has been a momentous month for South Africa’s mobile industry – or that is what management and staff at local mobile and telecommunication service provider Vodacom are likely feeling. The company has officially launched its Long Term...

  • Department of Communications outlines future ICT plans

    May 8, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Department of Communications outlines future ICT plans

    During the annual Budget Speech Vote made by South Africa’s Department of Communications, Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni called on network operators to work together in order to build an effective infrastructure to deliver quality service. “Network...

  • Neotel start LTE trials in Midrand

    March 6, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Neotel start LTE trials in Midrand

    Neotel is currently running trials in the Midrand, Johannesburg area on several broadband technologies to improve their broadband offerings. “We are trialing various technologies including LTE, both fiber and wireless, as part of the continual improvement...

  • 12 million Kenyan SIMs may go offline

    September 8, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 12 million Kenyan SIMs may go offline

    The Kenyan government has ordered telecom operators to shut down unregistered SIM cards in order to restrain criminal activity in the region. The move aims to force all Kenyans to register their SIM cards. Kenya has about 25 million active mobile numbers and...

  • The two legs of unified communications

    June 24, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on The two legs of unified communications

    Will the real UC please stand up? Unified communications (UC) is increasingly being adopted in companies across the spectrum – from small to large businesses. However, varying ideas are in circulation as to what this rich collective of technologies entails....