Broadband

Jun 12, 2019  |  NCC Recommits To Bridging Nigeria’s Broadband Infrastructure Gap

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to bridge the gap between the planned and existing fibre infrastructure to increase the country’s broadband penetration.   Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigeria Communications Commission ...


May 31, 2019  |  Jumia Nigeria Report Predicts Broadband Penetration Will Rise To 55% By 2025

The “Nigeria Mobile Report 2019” that was released at the weekend by Jumia Nigeria has stated that the country’s mobile broadband penetration is forecast to increase to 55 percent of its population by the end of 2025. Presenting the report, ...


May 24, 2019  |  MainOne Introduces $6Billion Digital Lagos Campaign

The connectivity and datacentre service provider MainOne has announced that it will invest more than $6billion over the next 2-3 years into its Digital Lagos: Broadband for All campaign launched this week. According to the firm, the objective of the ...


May 21, 2019  |  Poa Rolls Out Low-Cost Internet In Kenya

The low-cost internet provider Poa! Internet has announced the completion of its wireless internet network in Kiambu and Nairobi counties in Kenya. More than 3,000 Wi-Fi hotspots were installed by the company and already help Jamhuri, Kibera, Kawangware, Kabiria, Waithaka, ...


Liquid Telecom Rolls Out Azure Stack Cloud Service In East Africa

Liquid Telecom Kenya has launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that would transform cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive databases. The multinational telco announced that the new Azure Stack service would enable companies to operate a private Microsoft ...

Orange Deploys 4G Technology In Guinea

The telecom service operator, Orange, rolled out its 4G technology in Guinea, Conakry on May 9, 2019. The new service is said to cover Dixinn, Kaloum, Ratoma, Matam, Matoto and all the other communities in Guinea’s capital city. According to ...

MTN South Africa Rolls Out Live Indoor 5G Network

MTN South Africa has rolled out a live 5G indoor solution at South Africa’s Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre. The launch marks the first time that MTN has installed a trial 5G network as an indoor business ...

AfricaOnline Aims To Broaden Its Core Service In Ghana

The Ghanaian internet services provider AfricaOnline, a subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks (GIN), has appointed Foster Plender to take over as its new Managing Director. In a statement, AfricaOnline said that Plender, who was in a consulting role within GIN ...

Zimbabwe Expected To Commission Byo-Beitbridge Fibre Optic Project

The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to soon commission the multi-million dollar Bulawayo-Beitbridge fibre optic project, which is a sub-project that falls under the national broadband project that is being undertaken by TelOne and is funded through the ...

Broadband Research Report Reveals Zimbabwe As Most Expensive Country For Mobile Data In Africa

According to the UK-based broadband research firm Cable, Sub-Saharan Africa is home to four of the most expensive countries in which one can purchase mobile data. The cost of mobile data (in US Dollars) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...