Monthly Archives: May 2019

Telkom to connect fibre to Soweto

Telkom has just provided high-speed fibre Internet connection to Orlando West High School in Soweto. The internet will be an enabler for us as learners from the township, said Orlando High student representative Thatho Mahlatsi. The teaching and learning environment will change drastically and [it] will open a whole new world for us. Telkom deployed [...]

Canal Algerie is now on Arabsat-5C

  The Algerian French speaking public television channel, Canal Algérie, which is owned bu EPTV (Algerian Public Television) owns A3 (available on BADR-6), Terrestrial TV, Tamazight TV and Coran TV. Canal Algérie broadcasts its programmes 24/7 via different platforms all over the world. Arabsat-5C at 20 degrees East is designed to serve the African market, [...]

Low cost internet Poa launched in Kenya

Low-cost internet provider Poa! Internet announces the completion of its wireless internet network in Nairobi and Kiambu counties in Kenya. Over 3,000 Wifi hotspots were installed by the firm and already help Kibera, Jamhuri, Kawangware, Kangemi, Kabiria, Waithaka, Racecourse, Kinoo, Dagoretti, Kikuyu, Kiambu, Tinganga, Kirigiti, Ndumberi and Githunguri communities get connected to the internet.  The [...]

Rwanda plans to regulate social media content

Rwanda is working strategies to regulate social media contents to stop misinformation. Paul Ingabire, Rwandas IT manager spoke before the parliamentary committee on National budget for the 2019/2020 budget. Her answer was spurred by a question from Jean Claude Ntezimana about the governments plans to combat abusive contents and fake identities on these media.  “We [...]

Tiwa Savage signed with Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group has signed an exclusive agreement with Nigerian singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, one of Africas biggest stars. The artist is known for her success in music, fashion, film and television. Her future music will be released through UMGs operations in more than 60 countries. Its been an epic journey with you and we are [...]

VIVA rolls out home Internet offer with postpaid plans in Kuwait

VIVA, Kuwait’s telecom operator will provide Internet services Qualitynet an amazing offer on home Internet service for the first time, with VIVA Postpaid plans. This package will allow customers to enjoy fast internet service starting 82.18 USD (KD 25), and receive a router upon one-year contract, with high internet speed reaching 50 Mbps. The CEO of [...]

Zambia officials in discussion with Huawei over 5G network

According to the Zambian Minister of Communication and Transport, Dr Brian Mushimba, Chinese telecommunication firm Huawei has agreed to deploy 5G network infrastructure in Zambia. Even though the Minister disclosed the telco’s commitment to upgrade all sites seamlessly with 5G capability, he did not confirm on the cost of the project or when it is [...]

Liquid Telecom introduces Azure Stack service in East Africa

Liquid Telecom Kenya has rolled out a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that would enable a change in cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive databases. The multinational telco stated the new Azure Stack service will enable companies to run a private Microsoft cloud within East Africa, rather than at one of Microsoft’s 54 public [...]

Insight TV available on My-HD platform in MENA

Insight TV has rolled out its HD channel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on My-HD, the DTH HD Pay-TV platform in the region. The agreement was settled through the Dubai based distribution company, SAWA Rights Management. Subscribers in the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, [...]

Yalla Yalla to offer Arabic film and TV content in MENA

Yalla Yalla is a brand-new Dubai-based film and television company from a joint venture between Dubai-based distributor and producer, Front Row Filmed Entertainment and UK sales and production outfit Rocket Science which will aim to target the Arabic entertainment sector with new content in the Mena region. The team is already working on acquiring remake [...]