Category Archives: Telecom

Camtel signs with Friendly Technologies to enhance the triple-play service

In order to improve the triple-play experience of its residential subscribers, Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) has signed a service agreement with Friendly Technologies. Through a range of technical solutions, the Israeli company, which specializes in providing device management solutions to streamline the deployment and support of data, VoIP, IPTV, smart home, mobile services and 4G services, [...]

Omantel launched the YouTube Pass in Oman

Omantel, the Sultanates premier telecommunications provider, launched YouTube Pass, a great value for money offer, allowing customers to enjoy streaming on the most popular video-sharing platform YouTube for only 300 baisas valid for 3 hours. Commenting on the launch of the latest attractive offer, Musbah Madi, Senior Manager, Segment Management at Omantel said, We are [...]

Telecoms regulator suspends Vivacell operations in South Sudan

The National Communications Authority (NCA) of South Sudan suspended the services of the telecom operator Vivacell on March 20, 2018. The decision results from an investigation by the Ministry of Information, Communication Technologies and Telecommunications. postal services. The immediate suspension for international communications will come into effect within one week for national communications. According to [...]

Lumitel extends 4G service in Burundi

Mobile phone operator Lumitel, a Burundian subsidiary of telecom group Viettel, has extended its 4G service to the entire country. The operation took place at the end of February 2018. Since 2016, Lumitel like Econet Wireless, marketed the 4G only in some big cities of the country. Now the technology covers a larger number of [...]

ZTE and MTN to roll out 5G network in Africa

The internationally known giant, ZTE Corporation of China, signed a memorandum of understanding with the MTN group to collaborate on 5G network architecture, and for its introduction to the African continent. Drawing on their existing cooperation, the two companies will jointly conduct a series of technology verification tests and assessments in 5G, to strengthen MTNs [...]

Telkom Kenya deploys financial resources for 3G and 4G

Today, Telkom Kenya announced a grand promotion that will see 50 subscribers win 50 cars each for the next 10 weeks. The telecoms company decidedly launched the campaign on Valentines Day to commemorate a significant growth in the number of subscriber under its umbrella. As the telco switched ownership to its current largest shareholder Helios [...]

Airtel Networks Kenya bags 4G licence

Airtel Networks Kenya has finalised payment for its 4G LTE licence Kenya. The Communications Authority yesterday confirmed the reception of payment from Airtel Kenya , the $25 million licence fee for the 4G LTE 800 MHz signal. Although the company has not officially launched the high speed network, Airtel Kenya has been testing the signal [...]

Sierratel launches 4G in Sierra Leone

The incumbent telecommunications operator Sierratel, launched its mobile 4G services last week. The highly anticipated technology in Sierra Leone since 2015 will allow people to experience a new way of communicating. Beyond simple voice and SMS services, consumers will now be able to communicate via video. They will also be able to access new value-added [...]

MTN and Ericsson to launch 5G trial in Africa

MTN and Ericsson announced the launch of 5G technology and applications trial in Africa, which is part of a 5G demonstration starting in the first quarter of 2018. The 5G trial with MTN achieved a throughput of more than 20Gbps, with less than 5ms latency, the highest achieved on a mobile network in Africa, the [...]

MTN Rwanda signs Agreement with Vanu to Expand Connectivity in Rural Areas

In order to increase its presence in rural areas where access to telecom services is low, mobile operator MTN Rwanda has signed a network integration agreement with Vanu Rwanda. According to Anthony Masozera, Vanu Rwanda’s chief executive officer; a subsidiary of the American company Vanu Inc., which specializes in providing telecom operators with access to [...]