Category Archives: Mobile

Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa & Vodacom join forces to bring high-speed broadband in Tanzania

Eutelsats Konnect Africa and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsats EUTELSAT KONNECT high-throughput satellite (HTS). Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will commercialise services on the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite under its brand, building out its service offer to [...]

Ooredoo inks deal with Nokia to enhance 5G experience in MENA

Ooredoo Group, the Qatari multinational telecommunications firm, and Nokia signed a partnership as part of a strategic deal intended to drive Ooredoos digital transformation and enhance experiences for its customers. Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Managing Director at Ooredoo Group, commented on the partnership saying: Ooredoo launched the worlds first commercial 5G network in 2018 and this [...]

MTN gets ready for 5G, boosts 4G, 3G and 2G in Ghana

Selorm Adadevoh, CEO of MTN Ghana, has told local journalists that the company has modernized at least 1,322 sites in readiness for 5G network rollout, which is slated to take place next year. The company has also upgraded its packet core capacity to 525 gigabits per second, which is designed to power its converged voice [...]

Spotify now available in Iraq and Libya

Spotify has announced that it is now available to listeners and creators in Iraq and Libya. Listeners in the two countries will now have access to Spotifys free and premium services, while local artists in these countries will have the same opportunities as creators in other markets, with the tools to gain more audience insights [...]

InterSAT inks deal with Kymeta & Azercosmos for mobility service in Africa

InterSAT has signed a partnership agreement with Kymeta and Azercosmos to deliver mobile satellite communication services using Kymetas U8 terminals and InterSATs SkyMOVE services across Africa, and carried by the Azerspace-2 satellite. The partnership agreement enables InterSAT to deliver a complete connectivity solution for on-the-go communications with the Kymeta U8 terminal. The u8 terminal was [...]

Africa Mobile Networks inks deal with Gilat hubs to expand coverage

Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) has deployed Gilat hubs and placed additional orders of Gilat cellular backhaul terminals to serve multiple Tier-1 Telcos in Africa. Michael Darcy, CEO of AMN, commented on the partnership saying: AMN has selected Gilat, due to its superior cellular backhaul over satellite technology, to support the extension of Africas largest satellite-based [...]

TikTok unveils T-Talks series in MENA

TikTok has launched the T-Talks series in the Middle East and North Africa region. The new series brings together inspirational people to share everything from stories of courage to viewpoints on causes that matter. The idea behind T-Talks came from TikToks identity as an online space that inspires positivity, and creativity. TikToks T-Talks series sheds [...]

MTN and TerraPay enhance partnership in Uganda

MTN Mobile Money Uganda, a subsidiary of operator MTN Uganda, and TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, have announced an association that will enable MTN Mobile Money Uganda to facilitate international digital cross-border remittances and speedy money transfers to beneficiaries in a number of regions. Last year TerraPay partnered with MTN Mobile Money Uganda as [...]

Vodacom to acquire Vodafone Egypt

Vodacom Group is entering North Africa for the first time, announcing on Wednesday that it will acquire Vodafone Egypt from parent Vodafone Group for R41-billion. The group will acquire the controlling stake in Vodafone Egypt subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. It will fund the acquisition of the 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt by issuing [...]