Monthly Archives: February 2019

Safaricom is upgrading to a 400G network

Safaricom has just announced its plans to upgrade this backbone network, by using Huaweis end to end 400G solution to meet the growing data consumption needs of its customers. This new plan will replace its existing 100G backbone, increasing the capacity of network traffic carried between Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu “Today we use only 100G, [...]

Ivory Coast selects GatesAir for its digital TV transition

The government of Ivory Coast has opted for GatesAir technologies for turnkey equipment and services contract to support the countrys national digital TV (DTV) network. The first phase consists of seven transmitter sites to cover the city of Abidjan and the next six largest cities, with the Abidjan site providing DTV services to 30 percent [...]

GINX Esports TV opted Zixi platform to broadcast live esports coverage

GINX Esports TV, a leading international Esports channel, has adopted the Zixi Platform, industry leader in live broadcast-quality video for dependable, secure broadcast-quality delivery over IP for its global live Esports coverage. GINX Esports TV who is a market leader UK, France, South Africa and Canada produce and record at their studio in central London [...]

DStv to launch SuperheroHQ pop up channel in March

Turner International has announced the launch of SuperheroHQ animation pop-up channel by mid-March on DStv satellite pay-tv platform.  SuperheroHQ will be accessible for DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact subscribers on DStv channel 300 during the holiday period from 15 to 31 March and will include animation series, animation movies, as well as [...]

Mauritania to launch optic fibre lines

The President of Mauritiania has signed the launch of the construction of four optic fibre lines that will improve the countrys backbone, which will add 1,600 kilometers of optical fibre. These portions are namely the 431 km Nouakchott-Atar-Choum, the 723 km Rosso-Boghé-Kaédi-Kaédi-Selibabi-Kiffa, the 280 km Aioun-Néma and the Nouakchott local loop. The World Bank has agreed [...]

Oyebowale Akideinde appointed as the new head of OTT Music Services of Simfy

Simfy Africa has announced the appointment of Oyebowale Akideinde, as head of OTT Music Services. MTN has announced it has acquired Simfy Africa, last year and by nominated Akideinde, it is hoping to enhance the digital music streaming services to its wide range of customers across the MENA region. Oyebowale joins MTN from Boomplay Music [...]