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SA’s Communication Regulator Names New Acting CEO as Former Boss Jumps to MTN

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has announced the appointment of Norman Gidi as its acting CEO, effective 1 September 2022. This comes as current boss Willington Ngwepe departs to serve in a top position at MTN...

IT Angola Rebrands, Joins the Paratus Fold

Angolan telecommunications service provider, Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), has officially changed its name as part of an extensive rebranding and harmonisation process led by its parent company, the pan-African Paratus Group. ITA will, with immediate effect, operate under the name...

Google’s Equiano Subsea Cable Makes New African Landing

Google's Equiano subsea internet cable, which seeks to connect Europe to Africa via the ocean, has made a new landing in Africa en route to its final destination of Cape Town, South Africa. According to an announcement made yesterday, the...

Bboxx & Orange Connect 150,000 People in DRC to Clean Energy

Bboxx, a Pan-African super platform providing access to essential products and services, and Orange Telecom have partnered to launch a new mini-grid project to help accelerate the provision of clean energy access for households across the Democratic Republic of...

MTN Named the Number 1 African Brand

MTN Group, with operations in 17 countries across Africa, has been ranked the number one African brand and among the top 10 brands on the continent in the annual Brand Africa 100 survey. At a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria to...

Orange Appoints New Leaders for Africa

France's Orange Group yesterday announced the appointment of new leaders across its B2B Africa and Middle East units in order to refocus and capitalise on the regions which have been seeing growth and spurred positive financials for the Group...

MTN Drives Rural Expansion with $39M Injection in Eastern Cape, SA

MTN SA has today announced that it is investing $39.1-million (R624-million) into the Eastern Cape province of South Africa to drive upgrades and deploy new network infrastructure across the region this year. The company says it is focusing on...

Liquid Intelligent Secures Slice of Equiano Subsea Cable

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced it has acquired a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable, allowing Liquid to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits, bringing a much-needed increase in...

Airtel Africa Wants to Get Rid of its Towers to Cut Costs

Pan-African telecommunications firm Airtel Africa has reportedly stopped investing in new tower infrastructure in Kenya, and other markets across the continent, as it prepares to sell most of its already-existing infrastructure assets. This is in efforts to reduce ownership of...

Tizeti Partners Microsoft to Boost High-Speed Internet in Nigeria

Microsoft, the US-founded tech megacorp, and West African solar-based internet service provider Tizeti have announced a new collaboration to boost high-speed internet in Nigeria with the "Airband initiative". The initiative will see the rollout of high-speed Airband internet infrastructure in...
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