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BitCo aims to provide affordable internet access with new Fibre promotions

BitCo Telecoms announces new Fibre packages

July 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

BitCo Telecoms has announced new Fibre packages that aim to deliver connectivity with speeds of up to 10Gbps. BitCo has also reduced typical business Fibre prices, with some reductions amounting to almost 50 per cent with the current promotion. The promotion titled “The Fibre Revolution,” is said to provide BitCo uncapped corporate Fibre options...

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MTN named best mobile network in South Africa

MTN named best mobile network in South Africa

July 9, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday, 9 July 2019, MyBroadband Insights released its Q2 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report — revealing MTN as the best mobile network in South Africa. The report is based on 330,596-speed tests performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test...

Vodacom enters digital payments market

Vodacom enters digital payments market

July 9, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom in collaboration with Mastercard has launched VodaPay Masterpass, a platform that enables Vodacom customers to load any bank card into a digital wallet downloaded as an app on their smartphone. Vodacom customers can buy prepaid data, airtime and SMS...

GTT acquires KPN for an estimated $56 million.

Cloud network provider GTT to acquire KPN

July 9, 2019 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Infrastructure company and cloud network provider GTT Communications recently announced its acquisition of Dutch IT provider KPN International. KPN International is a division of KPN N.V. and is headquartered in the Netherlands. The deal is worth an estimated...

Worldwide expansion of 5G device network

Worldwide expansion of 5G device network

July 8, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Monday, 8 July 2019, the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirmed that the number of unveiled 5G devices has more than doubled in the last three months, with 26 new devices added in June alone.   The global number of 5G devices set to become...

What Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 upgrade will offer South African customers

What Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 upgrade will offer South African customers

July 6, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on What Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 upgrade will offer South African customers

On Friday, 5 July 2019, Huawei revealed that its newest operating system upgrade, EMUI 9.1, will be beneficial for customers on selected Huawei devices. It’s been available from the beginning of July 2019.  Some of the new OS features include:      ...

TST plans to expand their network coverage using Nokia's end-to-end 5G-ready portfolio.

Taiwan Star Telecom expands LTE services, prepares for 5G migration with Nokia end-to-end portfolio

July 6, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & SocialComments Off on Taiwan Star Telecom expands LTE services, prepares for 5G migration with Nokia end-to-end portfolio

On 5 July 2019 in Espoo, Finland, Nokia announced that Taiwan Star Telecom (TST) has selected the Nokia end-to-end (E2E) solution in order to expand the capacity and coverage of its LTE network. This is said to support subscriber growth. This solution will...

Eutelsat Communications teams up with Broadpeak to enhance video delivery quality.

Eutelsat invests $11 million in Broadpeak

July 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Eutelsat invests $11 million in Broadpeak

Eutelsat Communications has announced an $11 million investment in Broadpeak, a video content delivery solutions provider. Eutelsat now has an approximately 20 per cent stake in the solutions provider. Broadpeak supplies CDN (Content Delivery Network)...

New Opco added to MTN Group’s GlobalConnect portfolio

New Opco added to MTN Group’s GlobalConnect portfolio

July 4, 2019 • Features, General, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New Opco added to MTN Group’s GlobalConnect portfolio

On Wednesday, 3 July 2019, MTN Group announced that GlobalConnect, the company’s wholesale infrastructure company, is now an operating company —  Opco. It will be headquartered in Dubai and still be led by current CEO Frédéric Schepens. MTN...

Nokia's Oulu factory has been selected by the World Economic Forum and McKinsey as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution Lighthouse.

Nokia’s digitalization of 5G Oulu factory recognized by World Economic Forum

July 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia’s digitalization of 5G Oulu factory recognized by World Economic Forum

Nokia’s 5G factory in Oulu, Finland, dubbed as the “factory of the future,” has been selected by McKinsey and the World Economic Forum as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse. This selection reflects Nokia’s...

Liquid Telecom to rollout South Sudan's first fibre broadband

Liquid Telecom to rollout South Sudan’s first fibre broadband

July 3, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom to rollout South Sudan’s first fibre broadband

Liquid Telecom has announced plans to connect South Sudan to the “One Africa” broadband network, which is approaching 70,000km across 13 African countries and to the rest of the world. Phase one of the rollout is due to be completed before the end of...

Nokia Global signs new African partner

Nokia Global signs new African partner

July 3, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Nokia Global signs new African partner

On Wednesday, 3 July 2019, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa announced it has signed an agreement with Nokia to market, distribute and service enterprise products and solutions including Wi-Fi, WDM, SDN, SD-WAN and IP/MPLS networking.  In this partnering...

Telkom ditches MTN in favour of Vodacom

Telkom ditches MTN in favour of Vodacom

July 2, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom ditches MTN in favour of Vodacom

On Monday, 1 July 2019, Telkom confirmed that it has made the move to switch roaming from MTN to Vodacom. This comes after the network provider announced last year that it would not be renewing its contract with MTN.  According to TechCentral, customers will...

Samsung selects VIAVI for 5G network test eqipment

Samsung selects VIAVI for 5G network testing

July 2, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung selects VIAVI for 5G network testing

Samsung Electronics has selected the VIAVI TM500 Network Tester and TeraVM 5G Core Emulator to validate 5G network equipment performance. The partnership marks the first wrap-around testing of 5G stand-alone (SA) base station equipment, and emulating...

Sameh Gamal, Business Development Manager for MEA at TPV.

TPV Gulf announces new distributor for their technology in Egypt

July 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, North AfricaComments Off on TPV Gulf announces new distributor for their technology in Egypt

TPV Gulf, the company in charge of AOC and Philips brand of monitors, has announced the appointment of their new distributor, East Asia for Computer Systems, in order to maintain its presence in the Egyptian market. “The ICT sector achieved a growth...

MTN Nigeria launches 4G+ in 3 states

July 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria launches 4G+ in 3 states

MTN Nigeria announced that it’s 4G+ service has been launched and is immediately available in Lagos, Abuja, and Port-Harcourt.  According to an article published by Telecompaper, ‘MTN 4G+ runs on LTE advanced technology using a combination of the...