Category Archives: 4G

Zain launches 4G in South Sudan

Mobile operator Zain rolled out 4G in South Sudan. The South Sudanese Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies and Postal Services has stated that the entry of the telecoms company into this market segment is the result of successful negotiations with the National Communications Authority (NCA). The CEO of Zain South Sudan, Khalid Abdalla, said, We [...]

Expresso Telecom to deploy 4G in Senegal

Mobile operator Expresso Telecom in Senegal, a subsidiary of Sudanese Sudatel, has finally obtained the confirmation of the telecom regulator to launch 4G, after several months of negotiations. The arrangement was signed last February 26, 2021, when a delegation of the Sudanese telecom group arrived in Senegal. Led by Magdi Taha the CEO of Sudatel, [...]

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 [...]