Monthly Archives: June 2020

Zain Bahrain rolls out 5G commercial services

Zain Group has announced the launch of its 5G commercial services in Bahrain. The 5G network built in collaboration with global solutions provider, Ericsson, will allow users to enjoy super high-speed data, very low latency and ultra-high reliability and unveils highly connected technologies trends such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and the internet of things (IoT). The [...]

StarTimes introduces a new digital satellite decoder in Ghana

Digital TV operator StarTimes has introduced a new HD satellite decoder onto the Ghanaian market. The decoder has been boosted with the latest technology and special features. StarTimes new digital satellite decoder, stunningly designed with the best HD quality with inbuilt strong anti-interference, comes with very low power consumption of only 4 watts. The new [...]

New TV channel ‘Life TV’ launched in Ivory Coast

The free, generalist Ivorian TV channel, Life TV was officially launched last week in Cocody, Ivory Coast. According to the Head of Programming, Dorian Dehoue, Life TV intends to offer viewers a grid of diversified content. ”This is a channel focused on entertainment, information and education, which all members of the family will identify with.” On [...]

Ethiopia receives 12 bids for two telco licenses

Ethiopias communications regulator announced that it has received twelve bids for the two telecom licenses it intends to grant to multinational mobile companies, breaking the state monopoly. Th regulator stated that nine bidders are telecom operators and two non-telecom operators, and one submission was incomplete. Bidders consist of Etisalat, Axian, MTN, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company, [...]

MTN partners with Gameloft to introduce subscription-based games platform in South Africa

Gameloft Business Solutions has rolled out MTN Arcade, a new mobile gaming subscription platform accessible to all MTN customers in South Africa. The collaboration highlights the launch of Gameloft Business Solutions, a provider of gaming solutions for carriers and manufacturers, under its new identity. According to the Vice president of global sales & distribution at [...]

Liquid Telecom and Intelsat have partnered to deliver reliable internet service in Africa

Intelsat, worlds largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has just announced a joint venture with Africa leading telecom group, Liquid Telecom. The two companies have collaborated for over four years to deliver Liquid Telecoms very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) service over Intelsats satellite feet, by providing robust and reliable communications network to communities, schools and business in [...]

OSN to air new TV reality show

OSN and ITV Studios have signed exclusive rights and production of Arabic version of British reality TV show, Come Dine with Me. The concept of the reality TV show is to follow five strangers facing each other for the title of ultimate dinner party host. Each night over a week, one of the participants organises [...]