Category Archives: 4G

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 [...]

Konnect Africa Launches Its Satellite Internet in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, announces the launch of its Internet access offers throughout the Congolese territory, by offering 5G to unlimited data plans.  Konnect Africa is now providing a concrete response to the digital divide by launching a range of eight Internet [...]

MTN to reach big 4G milestone

MTN South Africa CEO Godfrey Motsa announced that the mobile operator will reach 90% 4G population coverage by the end of the year. Motsa said when MTN reaches this coverage figure by the end of 2018 more than 50 million South Africans will be covered by its 4G network. MTN will be the first in [...]

Parallel Wireless and Telesol to introduce 4G LTE in Ghana

Parallel Wireless has inked a deal with Ghanas LTE network Telesol to connect citizens and businesses in Ghana with 4G wireless services. African countries face hard restraints in the development of even the fixed-line infrastructure. Furthermore, they can also improve the development of fixed-networks, into new technologies such as 4G/LTE with its huge potential for [...]

Airtel Kenya extends its 4G network in more towns

Airtel Kenya will extend the coverage of its high-speed 4G network to three more towns over the next four months. The Managing Director of Airtel Kenya, Prasanta Das Sarma declared, The telecom operator would take 4G network to Kisumu, Eldoret and Nakuru. Airtel launched its 4G network in Nairobi and Mombasa two months ago. Das [...]

Al-Madar rolls out 4G services in Northern Libya

Libya’s state-owned mobile phone operator Al-Madar introduced the first 4G services in the North of Libya, a rare investment in a country hit by years of political instability and violence. The 4G services which is 10 times faster than the previous 3G Internet was rolled out at Al-Madars headquarters in Tripoli. The Chairman of Al-Madar [...]