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BCX rolls out SD-WAN suite in South Africa

February 20, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BCX rolls out SD-WAN suite in South Africa

As South African businesses become more competitive in the global digital economy, agile networking solutions become vital in spurring growth. To address the ever-changing landscape of digital transformation, BCX has launched an SD-WAN Suite, designed to increase business agility and assist companies to simplify their network management. “We know that...

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Ericsson has joined the O-RAN Alliance

February 20, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Ericsson has joined the O-RAN Alliance

Ericsson has joined the O-RAN Alliance, telecom service providers and suppliers with the commitment to evolving radio access network (RAN) architecture and orchestration built on openness, intelligence, flexibility and performance. As a member, the company...

Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

February 19, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

KaiOS Technologies has announced that six new partners in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania will launch mobile phones running on its operating system for smart feature phones, KaiOS. These devices form a new category of phones that...

Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

Vodafone Ghana has introduced eight bundles to replace its long list of integrated bundles. The telecommunications company said it arrived at this decision following issues it identified were affecting customers, such as indecision when choosing a preferred...

Ericsson enhances 5G Platform

Ericsson enhances 5G Platform

February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson enhances 5G Platform

Ericsson is evolving its 5G Platform with portfolio additions across core, radio access and transport areas, as well as service orchestration. These add-ons will make the platform more dynamic and flexible, enabling service providers to smoothly evolve their...

Countdown to the launch of new data regulations

February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Countdown to the launch of new data regulations

Last year, Icasa confirmed that new data regulations will be implemented from 28 February 2019. However, with just days to go before the amended End User and Subscriber Services Charter (EUSSC) Regulations come into effect on 1 March. The new data regulations...

Kenya: Alphabet Loon expands connectivity in Nyeri

February 18, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Alphabet Loon expands connectivity in Nyeri

Loon has installed a new set of ground stations in Kenya. This is a key step toward the deployment of commercial service in collaboration with Telkom Kenya later this year. The new site in Nyeri adds to similar ones in Nairobi and Nakuru. The installation of...

AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

February 18, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

AirtelTigo has launched AirtelTigo Business, its Business-to-Business arm in Ghana, Accra. AirtelTigo Business aims to provide end-to-end connectivity solutions to Small, Medium and Large corporate organisations to enable them achieve growth and...

Uganda deports MTN CEO over national security

February 15, 2019 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda deports MTN CEO over national security

The chief executive officer of MTN Uganda, a unit of South Africa’s MTN Group, has been deported from the East African country over national security, police said on Friday, 15 February. The development is the latest concern for the largest...

Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Students get the best in connectivity with Cell C’s MediaPlay

The first month of university for South African students has kicked off and with it, students will begin to feel the effects of the high cost of education. While students have always struggled to afford basic necessities, today’s generation faces more...

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

February 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC fines telecos for violating regulation

The Nigerian Communications Commission has fined four major network operators in the country a total of $205 394,40 for various infractions. The NCC had in 2018 highlighted some non-compliance by the network providers ‘such as the routing of a minimum...

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation

Mobile telecommunications company, MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformations across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and...

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Facebook Flex to launch in Lesotho

February 13, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Facebook Flex to launch in Lesotho

Facebook Flex, created in a partnership between Vodacom Lesotho and Facebook, is a connectivity service that will allow people to get news and stay up to date with the latest headlines completely free of charge. Customers will essentially be able to switch...

NCA Ghana meets Togolese regulator to discuss spectrum

NCA Ghana meets Togolese regulator to discuss spectrum

February 12, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCA Ghana meets Togolese regulator to discuss spectrum

The National Communications Authority (NCA) is holding a bilateral frequency coordination meeting with Togo, to collaborate and resolve issues related to the use of Radio Spectrum along the Ghana-Togo Border. The meeting has participation from the Togolese...

Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

February 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

After months of speculation, FNB has finally unveiled their soon-to-be-released mobile offering under the FNB Connect. FNB has announced that its customers who use FNB Connect can now benefit from free data rollover and data transfer, in addition to the...

Ethiopia’s telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019

February 12, 2019 • East Africa, Events, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Ethiopia’s telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019

Last week, during a press briefing, Ethiopia’s state-owned telecommunications company announced it will be the first of four companies to be privatised. Telecom, media and tech investment and consolidation activity in Africa is predicted to reach a record...