Category Archives: Telecom

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 [...]

Dalkom Somalia signs a service agreement with iDirect

Mobile operator Dalkom Somalia started the year 2018, signing a service contract with the iDirect satellite connectivity provider. Through this strategic partnership, which strengthens its data capabilities and enriches Internet offers to consumers, Dalkom lays the foundation for a successful year. With the new iDirect network, the telecom company can not only increase Internet user [...]

Atel-SA officially launched in Mali

Recently, Malians have been having access to a new mobile phone network. The company Alpha Telecommunications Mali (Atel-SA), operating under the trademark “Telecel”, finally opened its services to the public, on December 28, 2017, after a start of the network, from October 16 to test its reliability. The telecom company, holder of the third mobile [...]

Ooredoo launched 5G speed experience

Ooredoo announced the launch ‘5G Speed Experiences’ in parts of Doha, for a select number of VIP customers. Launched in time for Qatar National Day, the service offers high speeds exceeding 1 Gbps in some cases and very low latency. The pre-standards 5G service is available to consumer customers on a live network and using [...]

ARCEP ends Glo Mobile’s telecom activities in Benin

The Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) of Benin, put an end to the activities of mobile phone operator Glo Mobile, a subsidiary of the Nigerian telecom group Globacom. The telecom regulator officially notified the company of this decision on December 18, 2017, following the failure in September 2017 of the negotiations initiated [...]

MTN launched new OOB service in SA

MTN has recently launched a very simple way for its subscribers to block out-of-bundle (OOB) data usage, with its new Out of Bundle Barring service. Out-of-bundle Barring is available to users via USSD menu, by dialling *141*0#, and could be disable or enabled via this menu. The service stated that it would prevent the unintended [...]