Category Archives: Broadband

Nigeria to use Television White Space Technology to provide internet

More than half million of Nigerias rural population will have internet through the use of Television White Space Technology (which is unused spectrum in the broadcasting band, which can be used to deliver broadband services to rural communities. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is working with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to develop a framework [...]

Zimbabwe’s Econet suspends internet services on government order

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s largest mobile operator, its internet services had been cut off following an order from the government amid deadly protests in the country. “We are obliged to act when directed to do so and the matter is beyond our control,” Econet said in a text message to customers, adding that all [...]

Konnect Africa bringing High-Speed Satellite Internet to Ivory Coast

Eutelsat initiative Konnect Africa has launched Internet access offers in Ivory Coast. According to the Telecommunications Sector Observatory of the Telecommunications Regulator/ICT of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), the number of fixed Internet subscribers (Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi and fibre) in Ivory Coast stood at 155,541 in the second quarter of 2018, representing 0.6% of the total population. [...]

Teolis rolls out a broadband offer for homes and small enterprises in Togo

Teolis, the internet service provider has officially introduced its Dream package which is a broadband offer for homes and small enterprises in Togo. Introduced earlier than announced, the new offer is intended primarily to households, startups and SMEs. It intends to offer access to broadband in line with the budget and demand of customers. The ISPs [...]

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 [...]

Zain introduces BEAM high-speed wireless Internet in Kuwait

Zain, the digital service provider in Kuwait launches BEAM, a brand new high-speed wireless Internet service that uses advanced wireless broadband technology. With this new offer, Zain will provide high Internet speeds that match fiber optics speeds. Thus, moving towards 5G network adoption. This ensures reliable and consistent speeds, allowing customers to enjoy Internet services [...]

Emirati Yahsat rolls out internet service in Cameroon

Satellite communications services provider Emirati Yahsat is providing internet services through its broadband offering YahClick in Cameroon. Yahsat recently declared that they want to improve the West African country’s broadband internet penetration rate and offer internet connectivity in places where mobile operators and access providers’ fibre optic infrastructure is unavailable or weak. In Cameroon, Yahsat will battle [...]

Arabsat and Newtec to roll out satellite services in Middle East and Africa

Newtec specialised in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, has inked a contract with Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat), a step to introduce the new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa. The partnership aims on introducing enterprise and VNO services, IP Trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G [...]

Ooredoo expands its super fibre to Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos

Ooredoos Super Fibre consists of unlimited fixed Ooredoo minutes and discounted international rates along with a free modem and installation. Ooredoo has extended their Super Fibre services to Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos to enable thousands more customers to enjoy the internet. Starting from just 72.73 USD per month (OMR 28), customers living in the area [...]