Category Archives: Telecom

Etisalat to roll out 5G devices by first-half of 2019

Etisalat has launched live download speed comparison between 4G and 5G live networks allowing visitors the opportunity to experience the download time difference between the two technologies by downloading a 4K HD movie/video using 4G and 5G at the same time during GITEX Technology Week which is taking place at Dubai World Trade Center. The [...]

Facebook inked deal with Airtel and BCS to deploy optical fiber in the north-west of Uganda

The American company Facebook has returned to better feelings when it comes to investing in Uganda. The company that announced last August the halting of its ambitions, because of the introduction of the tax on social networks, has officially signed, last weekend, a partnership agreement with the mobile operator Airtel Uganda and Bandwidth & Cloud [...]

Africanopy to bring Internet to KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa

In South Africa, start-up AfriCanopy plans to deploy high-speed, low-cost internet in rural communities using the white space of television. These are waves reserved for television channels, but which are ultimately not used. The first tests of the project will be carried out in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. AfriCanopy said the Independent Communications Authority of [...]

Government to privatize TelOne and NetOne in the next six months in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s finance minister, Mthuli Mcube, announced on October 5, 2018 that the government will privatize TelOne and NetOne, within the next six months. During a press conference, the government representative explained that this operation is part of the Transitional Stabilization Program (TSP). The finance minister said it is a set of institutional reforms taken by [...]

Vodacom test high-speed 5G mobile technology in Lesotho

Vodacom has recently tested its high-speed 5G mobile technology in Lesotho. Two companies in the country’s tiny capital Maseru are now using one of the world’s first commercial 5G networks on the long-awaited 3.5 GHz spectrum. The network in Lesotho delivers speeds of up to 700 megabits per second, allowing movies to be downloaded in [...]

Ooredoo provides greater In-Home Connectivity in Oman

Ooredoo is providing every corner of your home better Wi-Fi coverage with easy instalments for WiFi Mesh device 2-packs on a 12 or 24-month contract with their Fast and Super Fibre plans. For a down payments from as little as 9.09 USD (OMR 3.5) per month, subscribers can enjoy better coverage to surf, stream, watch, [...]

ZTE to provide Africa with pre-5G

ZTE South Africa, part of ZTE Corporation has put forward the corporation’s strong commitment to lead 5G innovations globally. When it is about Africa, and particularly South Africa, ZTE South Africa marketing director Zhang Lei declared most countries are launching 4G and mobile operators still expect to recover their 4G investment. Therefore, ZTE has prepared [...]

Ooredoo rolls out the first eSIM technology in Qatar

Ooredoo made another announcement by launching with success the first live eSIM on its world-class Supernet network. eSIMs are SIMs that will allow Ooredoo to provide a complete digitised user experience without having to insert the normal SIM card in the smart device. With this innovation, subscribers will have the opportunity to shift between their [...]

MTN Group’s telecoms operating licence will be renewed in Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission will re-establish the operating licence of the local unit of South African telecom company MTN Group. The re-establishment comes with new stringent terms. MTN Uganda is the largest telecom company in Uganda, with 11.2 million subscribers. It was launched in Uganda in 1998 after obtaining a 20-year operating license which was due [...]

Camtel to open branches in South Africa and Nigeria

Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) will open a subsidiary in Brazil, South Africa and Nigeria. Each of the branches of Camtel will be used to commercialize the data capacity of the submarine optical fiber cable that lands there from Cameroon.  In Nigeria, the branch will be in charge of managing the data capacity of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine [...]