Monthly Archives: August 2017

New Zambian drama to be launched on DStv Channel

Umutenge, a new Zambian drama series aiming at exploring issues of domestic violence will start to air on Zambezi Magic, the DSTV channel. Zambezi Magic already air a number of local production and will soon see the new locally produced drama shown.  MultiChoice Zambia said in a statement, This September, Zambezi Magic will unveil Zambias [...]

Safaricom acquired Huawei Expertise to accelerate its FTTH deployment

The Chinese technology company Huawei has announced the adoption by mobile phone operator Safaricom of its FTTH E2E (end-to-end) solution for the rapid deployment of its fiber optic network at home. According to Jeff Wang, president of Huawei’s network access product line, “the FTTH E2E solution, which is characterized by precise investment, fast network construction [...]

FILMBOX partners with MTN to bring TV and VOD in Nigeria

In line with its international expansion strategy, SPI Internationals FILMBOX, will be delivering 24/7 TV channels and a VOD service to MTNs VeeTee mobile TV service. The international TV operator, SPI, will offer eight channels from its worldwide portfolio to VeeTee including FilmBox Africa with movies and TV series.  Amongst the channels, subscribers would be [...]

Facebook deployed more than 600 Wi-Fi terminals across Kenya

Since the launch of its low-cost wireless Internet access service, called Express Wi-Fi, on March 29, 2017, in partnership with the Internet service provider (ISP) Surf, the American company Facebook Reveals that 600 Wi-Fi hotspots have already been deployed across the country. In addition to Nairobi, service is already available in the cities of Eldoret, [...]

Telkom brings mobile video and music streaming services in South Africa

Telkom will be offering, TelkomLit, to provide on-demand videos streaming and music from September to its customers. This move is part of the plans of the biggest landline provider in South Africa to increase its revenues and subscribers in its mobile business.  The company is introducing new products in the market to rival other mobile [...]

Ooredoo announced the launch of new 50mbps fibre plan

The Qatari telecommunications company, Ooredoo, launched the new 50Mbps Ooredoo Fibre Plan. This deployment has been designed to ensure everyone in the region to have access to affordable and high-speed home broadband.  This action was taken after the company listened to its customer feedback showing their need for higher speeds of internet at home. At [...]

WTL selected by iPlans for new OTT service

The Cameroonian operator, iPlans has chosen World Telecom Labs (WTL) for its new OTT and VoIP service in the country. Since 2006, iPlans provides IT software, hardware and hosting solutions. The company strategy was to provide low cost and easy for people in Cameroon to live, work and visit Cameroon by allowing then to make [...]

GOtv Zambia brings down decoder prices

GOTV Zambia slashed down its decoder prices to show its commitment to assist the digital migration process in the country. This decrease in price is to allow consumers to access digital TV at a very affordable price.  Recha Kabwe, MultiChoice Zambias Managing Director accentuated the countrys government commitment to provide Zambians with low cost digital [...]

DStv launched pop-up channel for Money Fight

The launch of a pop-up channel comes in as a treat for DStv customers after the announcement made by SuperSport. The channel was created for the much-awaited fight known as the Money Fight between Mayweather and McGregor. The fight will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on August 27 and will get the pay channel [...]