Internet Connectivity

May 11, 2020  |  Nigeria’s Broadband Penetration Rises As 3.3 Million New Users Join Internet - NCC Report

According to the latest industry report released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the country’s telecommunications regulator, the total number of active users of the internet in Nigeria increased by 3.29 million and hit approximately 132.01 million at the end ...


Apr 24, 2020  |  Ghana’s New Connectivity Deal To Focus On Underserved Areas

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), an agency that falls under the country’s Ministry of Communications, has joined forces with the OpenRAN provider Parallel Wireless to deploy mobile telephony connectivity to various underserved and unserved areas in Ghana. ...


Feb 24, 2020  |  South Africa: International Connectivity Fully Restored

Last week Openserve received confirmation, from the cable ship Leon Thevenin, that the portion of the SAT3/WASC repair offshore Congo had now been completed. This concludes a long and complicated restoration process of a simultaneous cable break of two Atlantic ...


Jan 22, 2020  |  MTN Cameroon Reconnects Subscribers After Disruption To Service

MTN Cameroon customers have had their data and voice call connectivity restored following a disruption to services as a result of a breakdown in the West Africa Cable System (WACS) in Europe. Subscribers experienced poor connectivity and in some cases ...


Africa Loses Billions Due To Internet Shutdowns -Report

Economies in Sub-Saharan Africa lost out on approximately $2.16 billion in potential business during 2019 due to social media shutdowns and internet blackouts, while the Middle East and North Africa lost out on $3.14 billion. This is according to a ...

South Africa Experiences Slow Internet Following Dual Cable Failure -Reports

In a catastrophic and strange occurrence, two main undersea cables that connect South Africa to the world-wide internet have both been hit by separate failures – resulting in extremely slow internet speeds for some users since Thursday, last week. The ...

Tanzania Signs Key Internet Connection Deal With Burundi

The Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL), which operates the Tanzanian National ICT Broadband Backbone (NICTBB), is expanding its fibre optic connectivity to Burundi after the successful connection of some Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) member-states. The US$5.9-million connection agreement to ...

Zambia Cancels Expiry Dates On Internet Bundles

Lawmakers in Zambia have passed a motion that prevents ISPs from placing expiry dates on internet bundles purchased by customers. The regulators said that enforcing expiry dates is equivalent to stealing from subscribers because expired bundles benefit service providers instead ...