Connectivity

Dec 12, 2018  |  Orange Is Constructing A US$6.6-Million Datacentre In Botswana

The French telecommunications multinational operator, Orange is planning the construction of a datacentre in Botswana as part of a 70-million Pula (about US$6.6-million) project. Orange said that the datacentre should be completed by the end of 2019 and will connect ...


Dec 07, 2018  |  Ethiopia Aims To Boost Its Economy With Satellite Launch

Ethiopia plans to join an exclusive club of African nations next year: those who have their own national satellites. The head of the Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute (ESSTI) said that the country plans to launch its very first ...


Nov 29, 2018  |  Eutelsat Communications’ Konnect Africa Launches Satellite Internet Access Offers In The DRC

Konnect Africa, a subsidiary of the giant satellite operator Eutelsat (Paris:ETL) which provides satellite broadband on the African continent, announced the deployment of its Internet access offers throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo. The ICT Development Index that is published ...


Nov 22, 2018  |  Logical Wireless Offers Satellite Broadband Services To Firms In Africa

Logical Wireless has signed a pan-African service agreement with Avanti Communications to offer connectivity services to businesses and end consumers situated in remote areas across Africa. The South African-based satellite services integrator said that it would use Avanti’s new HYLAS ...


Liquid Telecom Partners With Kymeta To Connect Africa's Remote Areas

Pan-African telecommunications company, Liquid Telecom, has joined forces with the global mobile satellite communications company, Kymeta, to provide a robust satellite mobile connectivity across Africa. Kymeta’s headquarters are in Washington, US and it is known to provide seamless, always-connected mobile ...

Angola Cables And Broadband Infraco Pen Connectivity Deal

Recently at AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa, multinational telco Angola Cables inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Broadband Infraco to provide internet connectivity within Africa. Broadband Infraco provides SADC connectivity and regional long-distance network coverage. According to information supplied, ...

South Africa: Rain Introduces 5G Network

Rain has revealed that it will be launching its 5G network in South Africa, with the aim of offering  “ultra-broadband” services to home and small business users. The company presented the technology it will use to roll out its 5G ...

CETel Delivers O3b/MEO Coverage All Across Africa

The German provider of global fiber, satellite and wireless-enabled communications solutions, CETel has signed yet another contract to deliver fiber-like connectivity all over Africa make use of O3b‘s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation. The long-term deal fully supports an ...

GSMA Warns Mobile Operators About Access to the Right 5G Spectrum

The Global System for Mobile Communications Association (commonly known as the GSMA) has released a warning that the successful rollout of ultra-fast 5G services is solely dependent on access to the right type and amount of spectrum in the next ...

Nigeria: NCC To Regulate Internet Access With New Industry Code

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that it has put together plans to establish internet industry code of practice to supervise internet access and services in the country. NCC's Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta announced this at a recent ...

Payette Supports The Operation of Communications Satellites In Nigeria

The Governor General of Canada and well-known astronaut, Julie Payette, said that Nigeria should continue to operate its own Remote Sensing and communication satellites to be able to share essential data that can assist in solving some intricate problems. Payette ...

Nigerians Struggle With Shaky Expensive Broadband Internet

The absence of last mile infrastructure is not the only the obstacle confronting broadband penetration in Nigeria. There are countless other issues such as Nigeria’s unreliable power supply, lack of policy framework for broadband infrastructure development and a lot of ...

Poor Connectivity Getting In The Way Of Collaborations With Africa

Education Broadcasting System (EBS) Korea, Asia’s number one producer of educational and documentaries production medium, has revealed that low interconnectivity and accessibility are massive hurdles when it comes to collaborating with African countries. It said that poor accessibility is the ...

Vodacom Launches Super HD Voice in South Africa

Vodacom South Africa is joining forces with a few device manufacturers to introduce the next phase that is sure to elevate the Vodacom network, Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) also known as the Super High Definition (SHD) voice or HD Voice+ ...