Monthly Archives: January 2020

Deployment of DARE1 submarine in East African region completed in March 2020

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom announced that the deployment of the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system is expected to be completed in March 2020. The four telecom companies revealed that the very high-speed telecoms infrastructure has already landed at La Siesta Beach in Djibouti. Apart from the installation in [...]

Safaricom to test and roll out 5G in Kenya

Kenya mobile phone company, Safaricom is paving the way for 5G. The next generation of mobile Internet that should succeed in 4G is still in its infancy. Globally, only a handful of markets; the United States, Korea and a few cities across Europe have been able to deploy real 5G networks on their territories. According [...]

Vodafone Qatar launches free subscription to Anghami Plus

Vodafone Qatar launched its second offer of the month which offers postpaid and prepaid customers the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate musical experience thanks to a free subscription to the region’s first music streaming service, Anghami Plus. With Anghami Plus, customers can play millions of Arabic and international songs without ads, enjoy unlimited downloads, on-screen [...]

Madagascar to switch to DTT on June 17

In Madagascar, the authorities will switch to digital terrestrial television (DTT) on June 17, 2020. The information was recently provided by the Ministry of Communication. According to his information, the next six months will serve as a test for the national platform. Launched in 2015, the Madagascan migration process to DTT has lagged considerably. One [...]

Ghana to switch from analogue to DTT in June 2020

The government of Ghana has confirmed that the country’s broadcasting sector will migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting in June this year. The country’s communications minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, released the information after a meeting attended by the ministry and key industry players. She explained that the purpose of the meeting was to update all stakeholders [...]

ZTE and MTN unveiling first 5G SA network in East Africa

ZTE and MTN Uganda have jointly launched the first 5G SA network in East Africa, demonstrating 5G use case at an event on the theme “Experience the Future Together”, which takes place in the garden of Nyonyi, Kampala, Uganda. ZTE and MTN Uganda presented a high-speed 5G SA network in the bandwidth of the 60 [...]

MBC launch crime thriller on Shahid VOD platform in MENA

MBC Studios, the production company based in Dubai, and Eagle Films, based in Lebanon, launch the thriller crime series Blood Oath in the first quarter of 2020 on Shahid, the first Arabic-language video on demand for the television of the region MENA. Originally produced in Serbia in 2018 by Adrenalin under the name Besa, a [...]

StarTimes Africa secured broadcasting rights for Formula E

The Chinese media company StarTimes obtained the broadcasting rights for the rest of the series of all electric motorsports Formula E 2019/20 in 37 territories across sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement covers the main markets namely, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania, with coverage of StarTimes’ Formula E which will be made available on the [...]

MultiChoice Nigeria to air new reality show on Africa Magic channels

MultiChoice Nigeria is set to broadcast its new reality show “Ultimate Love” on Africa Magic channels. The company made the announcement in late 2019, promising that the show would provide high-end entertainment to viewers The organization is particularly enthusiastic about Ultimate Love which will offer 16 singletons cohabiting and engaging in different activities in order [...]