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Telecom Giant Orange May Launch in Nigeria and South Africa Very Soon

France's largest telecom group Orange is considering entering the South African and Nigerian markets, according to its CEO. “It could make sense to be in economies such as Nigeria and South Africa,” Orange's CEO Stephane Richard, says, according to a...

5G is coming: making mobile data networks ready

The fifth generation of mobile networks (wireless technology) is coming, namely 5G, and it will bring with it significantly faster data speeds. However, in reality, we are globally still two or three years away from a large-scale rollout, as...

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

Unlocking spectrum for the mobile industry to deliver innovative 5G services across different industry sectors could add $565 billion to global GDP and $152 billion in tax revenue from 2020 to 2034, according to a new report launched by...

GSMA: 5G at risk if mobile operators don’t get access the the right spectrum

The successful rollout of ultra-fast 5G services relies on more timely access to the right amount and type of spectrum, warns the GSMA in an industry position released today. As the race to launch 5G services intensifies, the GSMA...

Ericsson takes Angola one step closer to LTE Advanced

For the first time in Africa, Ericsson, together with Angolan telecommunications provider Unitel, have successfully demonstrated LTE Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation technology. The demonstration was done on both 1800MHz and 900MHz spectrum bands on a commercial network using a commercial...

Nigeria: operators underutilise spectrum at their own peril

From Lagos, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reportedly warned that licensed operators who underutilise their capacity – or fail to put their license to full use – could lose their licenses. Local media have published details of an announcement...

ICT, broadband essential for SA’s pressurised consumers

  On day two of SATNAC 2013, hosted by Telkom in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, Dr. Miriam Altman, Head of Strategy at Telkom SA SOC Ltd. has outlined why broadband, included in the National Development Plan 2030 aspirations, could be...

South Africa: “We need to ensure better quality broadband”

South African Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim told delegates at the annual Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (Satnac) in Stellenbosch that he intends to finalise the country’s radio frequency spectrum policy by March 2014. "We aim to finalise...

Google pushes TV white space to connect rural Africa

Earlier this year, search engine giant Google teamed up with the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to launch a pilot project using TV “white space” technology. The aim of the test was to demonstrate that white spaces spectrum –...

South Africa: renewed call for audit of radio spectrum use

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) is once again calling on the Department of Communications to release information relating to progress made in auditing the use of radio frequency spectrum in South Africa. “Spectrum is a resource that needs to...
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