Category Archives: Telecom

88% of households in Qatar are connected to Ooredoo fibre

Ooredoo announced that it has reached another historic milestone in its drive towards the future of home entertainment systems by connecting 400,000 Qatari homes to its fibre network.   This impressive achievement was reached in November 2018, and consolidates Ooredoos position as a market leader in the telecommunications industry and a driving force behind Qatars [...]

MultiChoice Namibia to launch new content platforms

According to Economist Namibia, MultiChoice Namibia this year prioritised fresh new content as well as content makers and pulled out all the stops, with the launch of two exciting new content platforms, a thrilling TV and film talent incubator, and new viewing options for DStv customers. GOtv is an important platform in Namibia, and reflects [...]

Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and Europe

Viacom International Media Networks is once again expanding its distribution across Europe and Africa. The media company announced new distributions deals with key multiplatform players abroad. New partnerships include the launch of MTN in Africa, MTV+ Prime Video Channel in Germany and Austria and SVOD deals with Vodafone in Turkey.  The partnership in Africa will [...]

Liquid Telecom gets $180 million from UK for pan-African fibre network

Liquid Telecom has won a $180 million investment from British development finance agency CDC Group, which the firm will be using to deliver high-speed broadband, reliable connection and cloud services to communities and businesses across central and western Africa. The Mauritius-based, privately owned firm said in a statement on Tuesday that the money will allow [...]

Liquid Telecom to invest R5.6bn in Egypt

The pan-African telecoms group will invest $400 million in Egyptian network infrastructure and data centres, following completion of the ‘Cape to Cairo’ link. Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has announced it is investing $400 million (R5.6 billion) in Egypt over the next three years, following the completion of its ‘Cape to Cairo’ link. This is [...]

MTN launches MusicTime streaming service

MTN announced the launch of music streaming service, MusicTime which is now a world first offering from the team at Simfy Africa. MusicTime is a time-based music streaming service, offering users premium trending and locally relevant music through partnerships with key music labels and providers, according to an MTN statement. MTN group CEO and president [...]

Ooredoo experimenting its 5G network reach in Qatar

Ooredoo has declared that customers will be able to enjoy the high speeds of 5G across Qatars desert as soon as commercial devices are available in Qatar. The company stated it has positioned and started experimenting its newly upgraded 5G towers in desert areas such as Sealine and will be making trials to selected VIP [...]

Mobile Operator Tigo rolls out 4G in Senegal

The mobile operator Tigo has officially rolled out 4G in Senegal. The agreement was signed on December 4 in Dakar between Mass Thiam, CEO of Tigo and Abdou Karim Sall, General Director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and positions (ARTP). In order to exploit the 4G, Tigo had to pay 4.6 million USD (27 billion [...]

MTN rolls out first Disney Mobile Web Service in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has introduced the first Disney mobile web service in Nigeria, Disney nigeria.mobi which is Disney-themed short-form content, games and shareables. The service is the outcome of a partnership between MTN Nigeria and The Walt Disney Company Africa. The two-year deal allows MTN Nigeria exclusivity for the first year of the partnership. The General [...]

Telkom Kenya seals €35-million loan to extend network

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has offered a loan of 35-million (approximately US$40 million) to Telkom Kenya, the East African country’s third biggest operator. The companys objective is to use the loan to extend its mobile and data services and predict an increase in market share. However, the operator has not disclosed exact details as [...]