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Countries with the Highest Internet Adoption Rates Globally

The global internet population has grown by 189 million, or 3.7% year-over-year, reaching an impressive 5.3 billion in October. That means over 65% of the world`s population has internet access. However, the internet adoption rates still significantly vary from...

How Technology is Redefining the Scope of Modern Journalism

A main component of journalism is to gather accurate and sound information from varying sources to bring balance and objectivity to each story. In the past, journalists representing well-established news houses were the gatekeepers or watchdogs of society, wielding...

Airtel Nigeria Upgrades All 2G & 3G Cell Sites to 4G

Airtel Nigeria, the West African arm of telecom Airtel Africa, has announced that it is upgrading all of its cell sites to 4G technology. The operator says that now its 50-million customers in Nigeria can "tap into flawless voice call...

5 Reasons Why 5G Makes a Real Difference

Over the last 36 months, 5G has rapidly gained mindshare in society as a vital technology. But not all stakeholders in industries adjacent to the telecom industry understand what makes 5G different from its predecessors. In this post, we describe a...

Ethio Telecom Partners with Ericsson to Launch 4G Network for South West Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom is partnering with Ericsson to expand its 4G services into the South West region of Ethiopia during 2021. A decisive move that correlates with Ethiopia's plans into introducing international investors and partners into their monopoly-laden and virtually...

MTN to Launch OpenRAN Network in Africa

MTN Group is leveraging its expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN – an innovative technology that will enable it to launch new services more quickly, cost-effectively and seamlessly, supporting future strategies in line with the...

Ericsson Acquires 5G Solutions Company, Cradlepoint

Ericsson has completed its acquisition of Cradlepoint, a Wireless WAN Edge 4G and 5G solutions company. The investment is key to Ericsson’s ongoing strategy of capturing market share in the rapidly expanding 5G enterprise space. Through Cradlepoint’s solutions, companies can...

Has South Africa Run with 5G Before it could Walk?

A number of South African telecommunications companies have recently launched local 5G networks. “The decision to introduce 5G means the service provider has determined that there are enough people in one place who are able to pay for super-fast wireless...

4 Ways Digitisation Can Unlock Africa’s Recovery from COVID-19

The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development estimates that an additional $109 billion in investment is required to achieve universal, affordable, and good quality broadband internet access by 2030. To put this number into context, Vodafone – one of...

African Mobile Networks need to invest in 4G

Even with the 5G era already upon us, investment in 4G/LTE networks is still vitally important for operators in sub-Saharan Africa and must remain a core focus of network construction for the immediate future. This is according to David...
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African Fintech Giant Ranked as Fastest-Growing

The world’s leading financial publication confirmed Moniepoint’s accolade in its annual “Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies” survey, released yesterday. It...
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