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MTN now covers 90% of South Africa with high speed LTE coverage

MTN now covers 90% of South Africa with high speed LTE coverage

November 27, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN now covers 90% of South Africa with high speed LTE coverage

MTN has revealed that it has now covered 90% of South Africa with Long-Term Evolution (LTE/4G) coverage through the development of its 11 000th LTE site in the heartland of the Eastern Cape. This significant landmark site in Qatywa near the birthplace of Former President, Nelson Mandela, is testimony to SA’s fastest mobile network’s ongoing commitment...

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Nokia rolls out 200G optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Network

November 27, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia rolls out 200G optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Network

Telecommunications company, Nokia has announced the new adoption of Telecom Egypt and Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed...

Mobile is no longer inferior to Wifi-study reveals

Mobile is no longer inferior to Wifi, study reveals

November 26, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mobile is no longer inferior to Wifi, study reveals

5G will accelerate the advantage of mobile technology because of the pace of mobile innovation and the dependency of Wifi network experiences on the quality of fixed network broadband deployments which are slow and expensive to upgrade with fibre to the...

Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

November 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

Smile Nigeria has introduced the All-in-One SIM offer, providing free voice and video calls and what it claims are the best rates to call any local operator, alongside an affordable data plan. To enjoy these benefits, new customers need to purchase the Smile...

Rwanda

Rwanda gets first centralised telephone booking system for taxis

November 26, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda gets first centralised telephone booking system for taxis

Yego Innovision has officially launched Yego 9191, Rwanda’s – according to the firm – first centralised booking system for Car and Motorcycle Taxis. As revealed by the company, Yego 9191 has been developed with the support and approval of...

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

November 24, 2018 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G will become the mainstream ecosystem by 2022-Ericsson

A research report released by Ericsson has provided a perspective on how 5G can be realized in Africa. The ‘Making 5G a reality for Africa’ report, which was conducted in collaboration with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...

Huawei Honor 8x finally arrives in South Africa

November 23, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei Honor 8x finally arrives in South Africa

Earlier this year, Honor, the smartphone e-brand of the Huawei Group, has made its debut in the South African market with the launch of two new smartphones. This week, the company unveiled it’s 8x flagship and announced its intention to become one of...

Cell C offers triple data deals

Cell C offers triple data deals

November 23, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Cell C offers triple data deals

Cell C has revealed that it is offering extra gigs on its SmartData Share 5GB, 10GB, 20GB and 50GB plans. In relation to the deals, Junaid Munshi, Cell C Chief Commercial Officer stated that: “Our SmartData Share plans are already packed with fantastic...

FreshPhone launches app aimed at replacing traditional home phone

November 22, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on FreshPhone launches app aimed at replacing traditional home phone

South Africa’s FreshPHONE has introduced a free mobile application it says could replace the traditional home phone. The app enables customers to manage all their home phone calls seamlessly on their mobile phones, paying only for calls made. Customers...

MTN Uganda

MTN opens Mobile Money API as it unveils fund for Ugandan startups

November 22, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN opens Mobile Money API as it unveils fund for Ugandan startups

MTN Uganda has revealed that it is the first telecom company in Uganda, and in the MTN Group, to grant access to third-parties to its Mobile Money Access Programming Interface (API). An Open API platform enables developers and programmers to get free access...

Are South African businesses ready for 5G disruption?

Are South African businesses ready for 5G disruption?

November 21, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on Are South African businesses ready for 5G disruption?

Mobile technology has come a long way in recent years. Today, we’re all connected and online in some way, anywhere we go but issues of Internet speed and reliability stubbornly remain. Despite the evolution of 3G and 4G networks, the pressure is on for...

Cell C offers 50GB for R500 this Black Friday

Cell C offers 50GB for R500 this Black Friday

November 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cell C offers 50GB for R500 this Black Friday

Starting this Black Friday, Cell C will be offering a prepaid data SIM loaded with 50GB of data for R500 (R10 per Gigabyte). “This is the perfect option for those going on holiday this Festive season. Consumers can stay connected wherever they are. Simply...

Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco set on improving internet connectivity in Africa

Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco set on improving internet connectivity in Africa

November 15, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco set on improving internet connectivity in Africa

Multinational telecoms company, Angola Cables has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Broadband Infraco. Broadband Infraco provides extensive regional long-distance network coverage and SADC connectivity. From a South African...

Nokia and rain to deploy 5G in South Africa

Nokia and rain to deploy 5G in South Africa

November 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia and rain to deploy 5G in South Africa

Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain in time for the operator to launch 5G services. rain is in a unique position to offer 5G as they already have access to 5G spectrum. The full network deployment is set to start in the first...

Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

How WiFi Mesh networks can increase coverage and speed

November 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on How WiFi Mesh networks can increase coverage and speed

In recent years, wireless mesh networking has emerged as a rapidly growing (13.8% CAGR) and promising means to eliminate most connectivity issues, while providing added controls and functionality to network management. Mesh networking uses multiple access...

mmWave 5G could generate $565B in additional global GDP

5G set to lead new network paradigms

November 14, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on 5G set to lead new network paradigms

Africa faces a predicament when it comes to expansion of telecom network in the continent. It remains one of the most under-penetrated regions in the world with even the basic 2G network yet to reach over 110 million people (as per GSMA report) in the...