Data Services

Jul 24, 2020  |  Malawi: Telecom Regulator Urged To Drive Down Data Costs

The government of Malawi has directed the Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) to do an urgent review of the cost of access and use of internet data, with the view to bring this down to a more “reasonable” level.   ...


Jun 12, 2020  |  Kenya: Safaricom Combines With YouTube To Offer Content

Safaricom is set-up to offer its customers affordable data bundles for use on YouTube content. As both Safaricom and Google say, they plan to exploit their enormous digital capabilities and reach to deliver wide-ranging content in entertainment, education, news and ...


Mar 19, 2020  |  Liquid Telecom Secures $4.9 Million Deal To Manage Carrier Data Center In Togo

The pan-African internet service provider, Liquid Telecom has announced that it has just concluded a deal to manage the Carrier Hotel data center as well as the primary internet exchange point in Togo.  The firm revealed that it made an ...


Jan 08, 2020  |  Industry Research Reveals The Most Expensive Data Prices In Africa

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) has been identified as having the most expensive mobile data prices in Africa, closely followed by Zimbabwe, while the cheapest deals for mobile data are reportedly to be found in Tunisia and Egypt. This is according to ...


Data Takes The Lead As Voice Takes A Dive In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s fixed phone connection lines are now rapidly being used for data connectivity, with data revenue exceeding fixed phone voice telephony income, according to the latest report issued by the Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ). The state-owned ...

Demand For High-Speed Mobile Internet Rises In Zambia

Recent research from the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) confirms government reports that there is significant local demand for high-speed internet accessed via mobile devices. Statistics have shown that the number of Zambians using internet through mobile devices ...

Ovum Advises Telcos To Expand Broadband Networks To Capitalise On Data Opportunity

According to Ovum’s Africa Digital Outlook 2019 report, data connectivity has become a significant growth opportunity for African service providers, therefore, expanding broadband networks to take advantage of that prospect entirely should be at the core of their strategy. The ...

South Africa: Cell C Shakes Up Industry With Big Streaming Deals To Subscribers

South Africa Cell C have notified the public of new data offerings designed to increase use of social media and streaming services on their networks. Cell C has said that, for the next three months, it will provide all customers ...

Fibrelike Satellite Connectivity Will Improve Telecoms Reach In Africa - SES Chief

SES Africa Sales and Market Development, VP Clint Brown, has said that satellite connectivity provides a vital link in Africa's telecommunications ecosystem through the improvement of the delivery of data services and digital video content. This improvement will happen in ...

South Africa: Google Go App Newly Launches In South Africa

Google, the world leader in search engine, has publicised the launch of a new Google Go app that will enable users to search and browse using without consuming much data. Google Africa CMO, Mzamo Masito, said that Google Go is ...