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As the global 2G and 3G network sunset progresses, there is a need among operators to migrate users to a 4G network, retain those subscribers, and manage this transition without loss of revenues or market share.  With millions of subscribers currently on 2G and 3G networks in some parts...
YahClick, the Data Solutions subsidiary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC, has announced its presence at AfricaCom 2022, the largest digital infrastructure event in Africa, where they will showcase their latest solutions tackling connectivity and security in the region. A part of Africa Tech Festival 2022, the country’s...
Paratus will build a OneWeb teleport (Gateway) in Angola which will serve to provide Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Services to Angola and surrounding SADC countries. Paratus Group announces a multi-year agreement with global telecommunicationsprovider, OneWeb, to build a gateway in Luanda, Angola, which will be operational in the second half...
Liquid Telecom South Sudan, a pan-African technology company and a business of Cassava Technologies, has today officially rebranded as Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Sudan, reflecting its transformation into a one-stop-shop technology group for local businesses and consumers. The rebrand also indicates Liquid’s expansion into several business services, including Cloud, Cyber...
Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, today announces that its Zambia subsidiary, Airtel Networks Zambia plc (‘Airtel Zambia’), has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum spread across the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands from the...
Link Africa (Pty) Ltd., South Africa's largest independent Fibre Network Operator, has named Imran Abbas as its incoming Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 December, 2022. He will take over the reins from Craig Carthy, who is moving on to new endeavours. At the same time we would like...
American Tower Corporation’s (ATC) African operations and Airtel Africa plc (Airtel Africa, or the Group) today announced that they have entered a multi-year, multi-product agreement, leveraging ATC’s vast portfolio of communications sites and new site and product development capabilities across its footprint in Kenya, Niger, Nigeria and Uganda in...
Tingg’s uptake across Africa is in high gear, with products like In-store payments which leverage mobile money and mobile banking as payment methods through USSD and QR Codes Cellulant Zambia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with the Lusaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to offer digital payments to...
There are two ways to think about the concept of “tech freedom.” One is to focus on intent and capability. On this view, free tech is that which isn’t designed and cannot easily be used to coerce, censor, or oppress. Another approach is to consider provenance. Tech from sources with accountable...
Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced its innovative LightVerseTM high-density fibre optic cabling system in Africa. The new cabling system improves fibre network performance, manageability, scalability, and flexibility in data centre and LAN environments. Engineered for excellence with a range of sleek enclosures and panels, the fully featured LightVerse...
Liquid Dataport, a business of Cassava Technologies,  is bringing much-needed access to affordable internet in South Africa. Liquid Dataport has acquired a pair of fibre cables on Equiano, the new West coast submarine cable, capable of delivering up to 12 Terabytes of new internet capacity, providing the South African...
Ericsson has released a Connected Energy Utilities report in partnership with Arthur D. Little, highlighting the significance of cellular technology in the digitalisation of the energy sector. As energy costs and demand for electricity rise, the report explores a vision of the near future in which the utility sector harnesses...
Godfrey Efeurhobo joins from Airtel Nigeria and will focus on accelerating Africell’s growth in Angola and DRC Africell has appointed a new Group Chief Commercial Officer to accelerate growth in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and strengthen market leadership in Sierra Leone and The Gambia. Godfrey Efeurhobo joins Africell...
South African fibre internet provider Vuma’s 2021 Fibre Reach Survey indicates that considerably more homes are upgrading to fibre internet in township communities. In addition, more people are now streaming content and opting for a fixed internet fee in 2021 compared to the previous year. Vuma’s survey reveals that almost all...
Blue Label Telecoms, together with various subsidiaries, has today concluded binding long-form agreements with Cell C and various Cell C financial stakeholders, including different shareholders and creditors to complete the recapitalisation of the struggling South African telecom. In terms of the deal, Cell C will be restructured and refinanced with...
MTN SA today announced a review of its executive structure as the company gears up to deliver on its Ambition 2025 strategy to transform from a Telco to a TechCo. In line with this strategic shift, the company has appointed Ernst Fonternel into the role of Chief Consumer Officer and...
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