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Airtel Africa Launches Telesonic

Airtel Africa announces the launch of Airtel Africa Telesonic Limited (‘Telesonic’), a state-of-the-art fibre bandwidth service, leveraging ground fibre assets and submarine cable systems to meet the growing demand for wholesale data in Africa. This initiative aims to establish local...

Paratus South Africa and Eutelsat OneWeb Launch Connectivity Services

Paratus South Africa, and low earth orbit satellite (LEO) operator, Eutelsat OneWeb, (part of Eutelsat Group), have launched revolutionary new connectivity services in South Africa. This is significant for Paratus South Africa because they already provide Geostationary (GEO) satellite services...

The African Internet Connectivity Journey is on its Path to Global Economic Success

Africans are getting ready to take over the world. This may not be a sentiment the developed world tends to agree with, but it is time to acknowledge the facts. Around 17% of the world’s population resides in Africa...

Telkom to discontinue fixed-line prepaid service

South African communication services provider, Telkom announced on Wednesday, 31 July 2019, that it has successfully upgraded over 96 per cent of its prepaid fixed-line customers to wireless prepaid service. This move is said to be in support of...

Namibian company invests millions into network infrastructure

On Tuesday, 30 July 2019, Paratus Africa and Nampower announced plans to launch The GridOnline — this collaboration is set to commercialise Namibia’s national optic fibre network and provide access to its national Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). In 2018, Paratus...

Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa’s digital economy

At the end of June 2019, the International Telecoms Week facilitated a panel discussion session where members spoke about the importance of investing in fibre infrastructure within Africa, in order to facilitate the development and growth of the continent’s...

Mobile operators in Ghana report over 2,000 fibre cuts in 2019 alone

Ghana’s mobile industry has undergone more than 2,000 incidents related to fibre cuts in just the first half of 2019. Data released by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications shows ‘2,000 incidents of fibre cuts and 600 incidents of theft...

Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

Liquid Telecom and Microsoft Gold Partner announced the availability of Microsoft Azure across its pan-African network, approaching 70,000km and stretching via a direct terrestrial high-speed fibre link across the continent. Liquid Telecom brings cloud-optimised connectivity offering the benefits of low...

Frogfoot embarks on an aggressive FTTH expansion programme

Frogfoot Networks, a licensed open access fibre network provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of integrated ICT and connectivity provider Vox, extend plans to bring fibre to the home (FTTH) to an additional 14 000 homes in the Western Cape by April...

The building BRICS of the future

South Africa has the potential to leverage its large youth population, along with emerging technologies, to become a leader in both BRICS countries and even globally. The recent BRICS Business Council conference held in South Africa analysed the opportunities and...
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Plan Ahead with Bolt: Book Your Ride In Advance

Bolt has launched its 'Scheduled Rides' feature allowing users to book rides up to 72 hours in advance. This feature...
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