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Mobile network operators in Ghana challenge $6.9 million NCA fine

Mobile network operators in Ghana challenge $6.9 million NCA fine

January 22, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Four of Ghana’s mobile network operators (MNOs) have challenged the $6,924,762.60 fine imposed by the National Communications Authority (NCA) for various infractions in their licence conditions. The MNO’s have refused to pay the penalty. Reports reveal that the MNOs were determined to get a better understanding and a clearer picture of the...

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The rise of mobile experience in Africa

January 22, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Across Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability. While users in South Africa, Morocco, Senegal and Kenya connect to 4G signals on average between 72% and 75% of the time,...

What you need to know before you sign up with an ISP

January 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Fibre to the home (FTTH) is rolling out in suburbs across South Africa at a rapid rate, promising lightning fast internet speeds, a world of connectivity and online in-home entertainment options not yet experienced since the Jurassic Park advent of copper...

New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

New year brings new and improved business telephony technologies

January 19, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Every year starts with excitement as many new tech trends and technologies emerge that are fast changing the way we work and interact with others. In fact, technology is revolutionising the way we do business. Cloud-based communications have proven to be a...

Telco systems upgrades carrier ethernet network for Kenet Kenya

January 17, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telco Systems, a provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE. As the...

Appolonia City amplifys Ghana's communication infrastructure

Appolonia City amplifys Ghana’s communication infrastructure

January 16, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Appolonia City has partnered with ATC Ghana, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, to deploy cell towers within Appolonia City’s development in Greater Accra. The first cell tower has already been installed, enhancing connections for current...

Helios Towers partners Vulatel on South African infrastructure

Helios Towers partners Vulatel on South African infrastructure

January 16, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Helios Towers has entered into a partnership with Vulatel to work on expanding South Africa’s mobile and fixed-line infrastructure, saying that they aim to make “major greenfield wireless and fixed-line telecoms infrastructure investments”....

Zimbabwe kills its internet over protests

Zimbabwe kills internet over protests

January 16, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Zimbabwe’s government is limiting access to the internet – and social media specifically – in an attempt to stifle violent protests that have broken out in response to skyrocketing fuel prices. Protests broke out across the country after...

Nigerian telecos, NCC call on government to review national broadband plan

Nigerian government urged to review national broadband plan

January 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and telecommunication operators have called on the government to review the National Broadband Plan, which expired in December 2018. The National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 had penetration targets for both fixed and...

Teleology Holdings to withdraw from 9mobile project

Teleology Holdings to withdraw from 9mobile project

January 13, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Teleology Holdings, the new owners of 9mobile, have withdrawn from further participation in the 9mobile project. The company acquired 9mobile, known then as Etisalat, in November 2018. Teleology Holdings will be seeking to exit its shareholding in local joint...

Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G in Q2

Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G in Q2

January 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Vodafone Ghana has reached an agreement with the National Communications Authority (NCA) to rollout 4G for mobile services in Ghana in the second quarter of 2019. Following a successful financial negotiation with the NCA which cost around US$30million,...

DRC information blackout 'in violation of international law'

DRC information blackout ‘in violation of international law’

January 9, 2019 • General, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

A general network shutdown is in clear violation of international law and cannot be justified by any means. This is according to David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, commenting on the information blackout in place since 30 December....

Cellcom selects Parallel Wireless for network expansion

Cellcom selects Parallel Wireless for network expansion

January 7, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Cellcom selects Parallel Wireless for network expansion

Parallel Wireless, the provider of the end-to-end software-based network solutions for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G, has announced that it was selected by Wisconsin-based wireless carrier Cellcom for their network expansion. Parallel Wireless will connect both consumer...

South Africa ranks as fourth most spammed country in the world

South Africa is most spammed country in Africa

December 25, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa is most spammed country in Africa

Truecaller has released findings from its Truecaller Insights report, a look into the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2018. Nuisance and unsolicited calls are on the rise around the globe, with Truecaller Insights report revealing that within large...

Ruckus Networks Access Points get Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage 2 Designation

Ruckus Networks Access Points get Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage 2 Designation

December 18, 2018 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ruckus Networks Access Points get Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage 2 Designation

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced that the T811-CM series and E510 outdoor access points (APs) received Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Vantage Release 2 certification—a first-of-its-kind recognition from the Wi-Fi Alliance. This certification highlights one...

MTN implements new data regulations to help customers keep track of their usage and spend

MTN implements new data regulations

December 18, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on MTN implements new data regulations

MTN is implementing the first phase of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations, as required by ICASA (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa). As part their journey to keep customers informed, and to comply with the new ICASA...