Category Archives: 4G

Alphabet’s Loon launches its balloon Internet service in Kenya

Alphabets Loon has officially began operating its commercial internet-service in Kenya. Loon said its service would initially cover 50,000 square kilometers in western and central parts of Kenya. The firm has partnered with local telecommunications operator Telkom Kenya to beam 4G internet from its solar-powered balloons. Rather than delivering connectivity from the ground through cell [...]

Orange introduces 4G+ in Botswana

Orange Botswana has rolled out LTE-A services, boosting data transfer rates on its 4G network. The upgrades are being branded 4G+ and have already been introduced in Greater Gaborone (which houses about 10 per cent of the countrys population) and Francistown, the countrys second-largest city. LTE-A services will soon be accessible in most parts of [...]

Vodacom partners with Loon to extend 4G coverage in Mozambique

Mobile operator Vodacom will use Alphabets Loon balloon-carried base stations to extend its coverage in Mozambique. The balloons will be 20km above the ground in the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Niassa, in the north of the country close to the border with Tanzania. Loons CEO, Alastair Westgarth declared, We view this as the first [...]

rain launched a 24/7 unlimited 4G data product in SA

Data provider, rain, has introduced an unlimited 4G data offering at R479 per month. The CEO of rain, Willem Roos said, “rain’s goal is to offer South Africans a choice of affordable unlimited data products. Following President Ramaphosa’s address to the nation pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic, we accelerated the go-live date of our 24/7 unlimited 4G [...]

Google loon and Telkom Kenya roll out 4G network balloons

Kenyans will enjoy high-speed and affordable internet facilities with the help of Google Loon and Telkom Kenya. This development comes after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) signed an agreement with Google Loon, allowing them to fly their balloons over the Kenyan airspace beaming high-speed internet. President Uhuru Kenyatta said this will help Kenyans in [...]

Expresso Telecom to launch 4G in Senegal

Expresso Telecom has recently announced the launch of 4G which will be accessible to their customers as from the 31 March.  With the 4G Expresso, the experience will be much better in terms of connection, speed and reliability, announced Fatou Sow Kane, the Commercial Director of Expresso Telecom.  In addition to 4G, Expresso also plans [...]

9mobile expands its 4G network in 16 Nigerian cities

9mobile is deploying its 4G LTE network to more Nigerian cities in order to expand its service offering to more customers. The company has added 10 new cities and towns across the country to its 4G network and upgraded LTE services in existing six cities, increasing the number of cities and towns enjoying its services [...]

Cell C and MTN signed an expanded roaming agreement

MTN mobile operator South Africa, leader of the national telecommunications market, announces the extension of its roaming agreement with telecommunications company Cell C, the third largest operator in the market in terms of shares, to the entire national territory In addition to the coverage area, the new agreement between MTN and Cell C incorporates the [...]