Category Archives: Telecom

Airtel and Tigo launch AirtelTigo in Ghana

The new telecoms company, born from the merger of mobile operators Airtel and Tigo, unveiled its new brand name this November 14, 2017. It is AirtelTigo. According to Roshi Motman, the President and CEO of the new company, the combination of the two brands reflects the union of talents, technologies and tactical expertise of both [...]

Comsol plans to launch experimental 5G network this month in South Africa

The telecom company Comsol plans to launch an experimental 5G network during this month. Based in Midrand, Johannesburg, the company will conduct this test in partnership with various Internet service providers. The district of Gauteng will be the setting for this experience, says the information website The experiment will focus on the deployment of [...]

Airtel and Millicom merger sealed in Ghana

The deal is closed for Bharti Airtel and Millicom International Cellular to become the second largest operator with 10 million mobile subscribers in Ghana. The companies have made an official announcement to merge their telecom operations. The merger will be a 50:50 stake and the governance rights of the new entity will generate revenues of [...]

Orange RCA announced broadband internet satellite services

On October 1, 2017, Orange mobile phone operator will launch its new broadband Internet satellite services for businesses in the Central African Republic. According to Corinne Lozé, CEO of Orange RCA, interviewed by RFI, the system soon launched will be made available to individuals in a second time. “We are working on an offer that [...]

Mauritius Telecom reserved access to fiber optic cable from IOX Cable for 2019

Mauritius Telecom signed a service agreement, on September 25, 2017, with fibre optic connectivity provider IOX Cable Ltd. Through this contract, the incumbent telecommunications operator of Mauritius has reserved access to the submarine fibre cable being deployed by IOX Cable Ltd and is expected to be commissioned in 2019. This telecom infrastructure, dubbed IOX Cable [...]

Orange deploys streaming service in Africa using Norigin TV app

Orange TV in Ivory Coast has licensed Norigins Hybrid Apps to launch a streaming service, which is unique in the region. The service will be available with specific features to suit the market needs in West Africa. The service will be available on a range of iOS and Android devices that shall also have the [...]

Uganda is to expand internet access using satellite

The Uganda Communications Commissions (UCC) seeks to supplement optic fibre using satellite internet. The authorities confirmed the pilot testing will begin in November, this year.  Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC Director General, said the government has been actively working on the satellite Internet access project together with the International Telecommunication Satellite Organisation (ITSO) and several private [...]

Telecoms regulator prepares to suspend Vodafone Cameroon’s activities for license issue

Accused of illegally operating on the Cameroonian territory since the launch of its activities in 2016, the case of Internet service provider (ISP) Vodafone Cameroon gets more complicated with the Cameroonian authorities. Minette Libom Li Likeng, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (Minpostel), has just ordered the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ART) to withdraw the operating license [...]