Telecom

Jan 31, 2018  |  Nigeria: 9Mobile (Formerly Etisalat) To Be Bought By Teleology For USD 500 Million

Adrian Wood's Teleology has agreed to pay USD 500 Million to buy Nigeria's fourth largest mobile network operator 9 Mobile (formerly known as Etisalat). Industry insiders will recall that Adrian Wood was the erstwhile managing director for MTN in Nigeria ...


Jan 18, 2018  |  South Africa's CELL C Looks To Further Acquisition To Drive Growth

CELL C, South Africa's third-largest mobile telecommunications company, is pursuing more acquisitions to enable it to expand its services as grow its seemingly stagnant revenues. According to reports from Bloomberg South Africa, the company is seeking to expand into other ...


Jan 15, 2018  |  Mobile Broadband: MTN Join With Ericsson For 5G Trials In Africa

Ericsson and MTN have announced that they have successfully launched the technology and applications for 5G in Africa. In a statement attributed the MTN Group, the trials enabled it to achieve just over 20Gbps throughput over the 5G network with ...


Nov 13, 2017  |  Fast-tracking Digital Switchover Is Key To A Connected Africa - ATU

The Secretary-General of the Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU), Mr Abdoulkarim Soumaila have urged African nations to push for an accelerated migration to digital broadcasting as the key to ensuring that the desired goal of an all-inclusive digital connectivity is achieved. ...


Connecting Africa: Intelsat To Offer Cheaper 2G Solutions To Operator

Intelsat, the global satellite and connectivity services organisation, has announced it will launch a connectivity solution that will provide 2G services in remote locations via the Africa wireless networks initiative. The new service, IntelsatOne Mobile Reach will collaborate with service ...

Commonwealth Cyber Security Conference Takes Place In London - UK

Cyberspace has the benefit of building cross-country relationships and advancing socio-economic development, but cyber attacks and crimes stifle its impact. These are the reasons why the Commonwealth CyberSecurity Summit in London cannot come too soon. Organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications ...

SES Partners With Intersat To Deliver Internet Connectivity Across Africa

SES and Intersat have partnered in a long-term deal that will see Intersat provide internet services across Africa through SES's broadband connectivity. The partnership is an extension of previous collaborations between the two companies in East Africa and will also ...

Liberia: K3 Telecom Introduces Triple-Play Services

Swiss operator, K3 Telecom is adding fixed line, broadband and IP TV services to its Liberian platform using Air Last mile solutions. With its triple-pay services, the company is committing to a faster internet that is cheaper than in any ...

Kenya: Communications Authority Not Planning To Split Safaricom

Kenya's Communications Authority (CA) has dismissed rumours that it is planning to split Safaricom. According to its Chairman, Mr Ben Gituku, I would like to put to bed any fears that the CA may break-up Safaricom or take any action ...