Category Archives: 4G

Jamii Telecom secures 4G licence in Kenya

Jamii Telecom put a request through the Communications Authority of Kenya to pay the 4G spectrum fee of KES 2.5 billion in instalments. The proposal was forwarded to Parliament for further analysis. After a few analyses, the Parliament approved the idea and officially made into law. However, one key outcome was that companies with major [...]

Orange to roll out 4G in Guinea

Orange-Guinea has recently obtained a 4G operating license for the next ten years, in exchange for a check of 79.5 million euros signed to the Guinean authorities. Orange strengthens its offer against its two competitors in Guinea, MTN and Cellcom. For an amount of 90 million dollars (79.5 million euros), the Guinean subsidiary of the [...]

MTN to launch 4G+ in Ghana

MTN Ghana has introduced its 4G+ service to offer faster data speeds with the broadest coverage for its customers. The 4G+ service runs on 4G LTE Advanced technology using the amalgamation of the 800MHz and 2600MHz for carrier aggregation which is an improvement on the 4G LTE experience. This offers more capacity and enhanced data speed of [...]

Vodafone Ghana to launch 4G in March 2019

Vodafone is finalising the integration of 4G to its network and once completed it will join MTN on a high speed mobile internet offer. MTN has acquired the 4G licence in 2015 for the amount of $67.5 million, however after multiple negotiations, Vodafone, who spent $30 million, is now a strong competitor for MTN. This is [...]

Etisalat launched 5G services for consumers

Etisalat has announced its launch of 5G service for all consumers with its infrastructure and network ready to support all 5G devices in 2019. The network can now provide faster data connectivity combined with higher speed. With continuous investments in technology and innovation on the network, etisalats infrastructure can enable 5G connectivity today for all [...]

Zain Group invests $750M in networks expansion

Zain Group has announced an investment of $750 million in 4G networks and 5G upgrades including fiber (FTTH) in the Middle East markets.  Bader Al-Kharafi, the CEO of Zain Group said: Initiatives such as optimizing the synergies between the Group, Omantel and all operations, investments in fiber and network upgrades and opening up of our [...]

Burkina Faso to introduce 4G soon

French telecoms operator Orange has secured Burkina Faso’s first 4G licence and has had its 2G and 3G permits renewed as the West African country looks to catch up with continental counterparts on service rollout. Ben Cheick Haidara, managing director of Orange Burkina, said the operator agreed to pay a total sum of CFA80-billion (US$138-million) [...]

Vodafone Ghana seizes 4G licence

Vodafone Ghana has been granted a 4G licence after having reached an agreement with the National Communications Authority (NCA) for the acquisition of the 2×5MHz frequency spectrum in the 800MHz band for mobile services. Following a successful financial negotiation with the NCA which cost around US$30million, Vodafone Ghana can now operate an LTE 4G spectrum [...]

Telesol rolls out latest 4G internet service in Ghana

Telesol, a 4G-internet service provider stated that the operator is set to adopt new technologies to widen the current digital gap between Africa and the rest of the world beginning from Ghana. The managing director of Telesol, Funmi Lamptey declared, The focus that keeps driving us into innovation is the quest to ensure that Ghanaians [...]

Sotelma-Malitel launched 4G in Mali

The telecommunications company of Mali, Sotelma-Malitel officially launched its 4G network to further improve the quality of the internet connection in Mali. The CEO of Malitel-Sotelma, Abdel Azis Biddine, expressed, “We are here today to celebrate the excellence and hard work that every Malitel employee provides every day to offer all our customers with the [...]