Broadband

Feb 19, 2019  |  Orange Egypt And Telecom Egypt Sign New Bitstream Services Deal

The Egyptian fixed-line operator Telecom Egypt (TE) has announced that it has recently signed a new contract related to bitstream access services with Orange Egypt. In an official press release about the development, it was mentioned that under the new ...


Feb 11, 2019  |  NCC Announces That 60 Million Nigerians Will Enjoy Broadband Internet

The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umaru Danbatta has announced that sixty million Nigerians will now enjoy broadband Internet. Danbatta made this announcement at a conference on National Broadband Plan hosted by the Association of Telecommunications ...


Feb 01, 2019  |  Telecel Zimbabwe Targets The SoHo Market With New Data Offers

Telecel Zimbabwe revealed that it is boosting its LTE offering with new data offerings that include broadband internet connectivity using wireless modems for the SoHo market. As Zimbabwe's economy deteriorates, telcos are exploring other value propositions to increase and maintain ...


Jan 25, 2019  |  Surfline Increases Its 4G LTE Footprint In Ghana

Ghana’s front-running 4G LTE internet service provider, Surfline Communications Limited, has finally decided to expand its network coverage. Surfline has announced that it is increasing its footprint in Accra and that it plans to add more locations to its network ...


Konnect Africa To Roll-Out Satellite Broadband In Côte d’Ivoire

The initiative from Eutelsat that is dedicated to satellite broadband throughout the African continent, Konnect Africa, revealed that it is now launching new internet access offers in Côte d’Ivoire. According to information provided by the Telecommunications Sector Observatory of the ...

Nigeria: NCC Urges Federal Government To Review National Broadband Plan

Telecoms operators and The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) have called on the government to re-look at the National Broadband Plan, which expired in December 2018. The National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 had penetration goals for mobile and fixed broadband. Nigeria achieved ...

Vodafone Ghana Customers To Receive 4G LTE Services By April

Vodafone Ghana’s customers will soon be offered superior internet connectivity services on their network. Vodafone Ghana’s officials say plans are advanced in the instalment of its newly purchased 4G LTE spectrum by the second quarter of 2019. Yolanda Cuba, the ...

Kenya: Safaricom Launches Home Fibre In Nyeri

One of Safaricom’s most popular products is Home Fibre. It was launched over two years ago and since then has covered a large part of Nairobi. The initial roll-out, which targeted the Kikuyu and Nairobi East areas, focused on places ...

Nigeria Hits 31% Broadband Penetration Goal

The Nigerian Communications Commission confirmed that Nigeria had reached its target of 31 percent broadband penetration. In a statement, the NCC said that the data was based on factual indices, contrary to some insinuations that the country was nowhere near ...

Vodafone Prepares For Q2 4G Rollout In Ghana

Vodafone Ghana has announced plans to start rolling out 4G services all across the country in the second quarter of 2019, after its successful bid for Ghana's second 4G license. This puts the company toe-to-toe with MTN (which received its ...

Nigeria: NCC Temporarily Stops Allocation of Frequency Spectrum In Preparation For 5G

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made the decision to suspend the allocation of frequency spectrum that was likely to be approved by the International Telecommunications Union for 5G services.   The NCC had been planning to offer frequencies in ...

Internet Usage Continues To Rise In Africa

Only a quarter of Africans have internet access, but the region has the most robust growth figures, according to the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU's) latest statistics. For the first time, over half of the world's population will be utilising the ...

Ghana’s Government Emphasizes Commitment To Television White Space Development

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Ghana’s Minister of Communications, has reiterated the government’s commitment to the development of Television White Space (TVWS). The TVWS refers to unused TV channels that are between the active ones in the Very High Frequency (VHF) and UHF ...

Nigeria: FTT Provider Legend Doubles Its Speed For Double And Triple Play Customers

Nigeria’s FTTH provider Legend is making progress in what remains a tough market because of the unstable economy. Next year it will be launched in Lagos and Kano.  Bruce Ayonote, the Founder and CEO of Legend spoke in an interview ...