Category Archives: Telecom

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 [...]

Telkom presents its zero-rate data streaming services

The South African telecommunications company, Telkom announced the creation of a new offer with a zero-rate data music, video streaming.  Last Year Telkom launched many data-focused products thus synergizing with their FreeMe package which has helped the company to grow popular. The zero rate data plan allows customers to access selected platform without consuming their [...]

Cellcom Israel brings 150 000 subscribers to the mobile TV service

The telecommunications operator, Cellcom, said Around 150,000 Israeli households have subscribed to its TV service. The largest mobile operator in the country, Cellcom launched its over-the-top (OTT) TV service in December 2014. The biggest competitor of the company, Partner Communications has launched an IPTV service called Partner TV and this move was well received by [...]

Safaricom acquired Huawei Expertise to accelerate its FTTH deployment

The Chinese technology company Huawei has announced the adoption by mobile phone operator Safaricom of its FTTH E2E (end-to-end) solution for the rapid deployment of its fiber optic network at home. According to Jeff Wang, president of Huawei’s network access product line, “the FTTH E2E solution, which is characterized by precise investment, fast network construction [...]

Facebook deployed more than 600 Wi-Fi terminals across Kenya

Since the launch of its low-cost wireless Internet access service, called Express Wi-Fi, on March 29, 2017, in partnership with the Internet service provider (ISP) Surf, the American company Facebook Reveals that 600 Wi-Fi hotspots have already been deployed across the country. In addition to Nairobi, service is already available in the cities of Eldoret, [...]

Telkom brings mobile video and music streaming services in South Africa

Telkom will be offering, TelkomLit, to provide on-demand videos streaming and music from September to its customers. This move is part of the plans of the biggest landline provider in South Africa to increase its revenues and subscribers in its mobile business.  The company is introducing new products in the market to rival other mobile [...]

Ooredoo Oman takes Superfast Fibre coverage to Muscat

The leading telecom provider in Oman, Ooredoo, has extended its Superfast Fibre service to around 25 new regions within Muscat. The company reached more customers through this move allowing them to experience thrilling network speeds of up to 1Gbps, unlimited use and free modem installation. Additionally, Ooredoos previously revealed new and enhanced Superfast Fibre data [...]

Seacom to extend fibre reach through acquisition of MacroLan

Seacom, the South African and cloud-based company acquired MacroLan a Cape-Town based ISP. The acquisition was made to extend the reach of its fibre network to more metropolitan areas across South Africa.  The Pan-African telecom company said it wants to bolster its managed services capability for its business customers. MacroLan is said to become the [...]