Connectivity

Feb 18, 2021  |  Telecom Namibia And Paratus To Land Google Subsea Cable In Namibia

Telecoms Namibia and Paratus have announced their finalised agreement to land Equiano - the subsea cable project from Google - in Namibia. According to the media from both organisations, the cable will enable more than twenty times the standard network ...


Feb 02, 2021  |  Connectivity: Eutelsat And Zim's TelOne Signs Multi-Year Service Agreement

According to industry reporting, Eutelsat, the international satellite connectivity provider, has engaged with Zimbabwe's TelOne in a multi-year service agreement that means that the satellite provider will deliver Ka-band broadband capacity to the state-owned internet service provider in Zimbabwe.   ...


Jan 19, 2021  |  Madagascar: Gulfsat Secures Licence To Be Second Backbone Provider

Telecom providers in Madagascar have benefited from the increasing competition between the leading operators, including Orange Madagascar, Airtel and the incumbent telco Telma. A new baby in the industry - the country fourth mobile operator, Gulfsat Madagascar, operating under the ...


Nov 11, 2020  |  "Connectivity Infrastructure Is Main Driver Into 4IR" - Says SA Minister

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies for South Africa have declared that her government has prioritised the development and deployment of communications connectivity infrastructure as a means to "leapfrogging" the company into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). ...


Africa Mobile Networks Say It Now Connects 1Billion Users Across Africa

Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) have made the claimed that it has services up to 1billion previously unconnected people in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.   Figures released by the organisation indicates that it processed 91,623,222 voice calls and up to ...

Angola Cables Partners With China Telecom Global For Long-Haul Connectivity

China Telecom Global (CTG), has chosen Angola Cables as their preferred carrier to strengthen their long-haul links between Africa, Asia and Latam. Through the partnership, the two companies will roll out an express transmission route to connect South Africa, Brazil ...

Vodacom Joins Connectivity Alliance For Expansion In Mozambique

Vodacom and Alphabet’s Loon have inked a deal to use Loon’s balloon-powered internet solutions to expand Vodacom’s network in Mozambique. According to a joint statement released by the parties, Loon has agreed to help Vodacom provide its services to unserved ...

Angola Cables Sees 170% Growth In Traffic

Angola Cables has recorded 170% growth in traffic on its IP Network during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year. Although a large portion of the growth can be attributed to the rapid surge in ...

Liquid Telecom Boosts Connectivity In East Africa Amid COVID-19

The pan-African telecoms operator Liquid Telecom has made it possible for East Africa Community (EAC) member states to continue functioning as close to normal as possible despite the coronavirus pandemic. By deploying superior digital and connectivity solutions across Liquid Telecom’s ...

Kenya: Safaricom Considers Rural Connectivity Plan

Safaricom’s mobile data revenue has increased by 12% to record $379 million according to the telco’s year results released recently. The boost in revenue was due to the growth of 4G smartphone use and more favourable data packages that included ...

Malawi Inks US$72.4-Million Global Connectivity Deal For Digital Malawi Project

Malawi has announced that it has signed a US$72.4m international connectivity contract to boost access to ICT infrastructure for the public and private sectors. The contract was inked recently in Blantyre and is a critical part of the Digital Malawi ...

Nigeria Provides Internet By Using Television White Space Technology

Over half a million of Nigeria’s rural population will now receive internet through the use of Television White Space Technology (which is unused broadcasting band spectrum which can be used to deliver broadband services to unconnected rural communities.  According to ...

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 ...

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 ...