Category Archives: News AFRICA

Shahid VIP to air Arabic movies prior to theatrical release in MENA

Shahid VIP, the premium Middle East streaming platform, under MBC Group, will start airing Arabic feature films prior to their theatrical release for the first time. The exclusive premiere of Mohamed El Adls Saheb El Makam, will be on July 30, the first day of Eid Al-Adha. Starring Yousra, Asser Yassin, and Amina Khalil, the drama [...]

Etisalat rolls out OTT service in UAE

Etisalat has introduced a brand-new OTT service called SwitchTV in the UAE. The app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play or the new Huawei App Gallery, is accessible to all UAE residents, regardless of their mobile carrier or home internet service. Etisalat subscribers accessing SwitchTV will benefit from data-free streaming [...]

Tata Communications secure telecoms license in Saudi Arabia

Tata Communications has been awarded a Type B telecom license in Saudi Arabia. Under the license, Tata Communications is entitled to be an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and offer related telecom services to enterprises. The Type B telecom license in KSA, will enable us to seamlessly bring carrier-neutral services like internet connectivity, public/private cloud, cyber [...]

Rain deployed its first standalone 5G network in South Africa

Rain, South Africas operator, has launched Africas first standalone 5G network in partnership with Huawei. Currently available in Cape Town, the network will cover areas Sea Point, Claremont, Goodwood, Bellville, Durbanville, and Cape Town City Center. Our SA 5G will enable the industries digital transformation in the future, such as smart healthcare, smart ports, smart [...]

Etisalat launched new D2C service in MENA

Etisalat, has launched SwitchTV, a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) service based on Synamedia’s Infinite cloud TV platform. Etisalat has partnered with Synamedia as its technology provides flexibility, security and ability to support, monetise and scale multi-screen service with both free and premium live TV channels, catch-ups and on demand. “The SwitchTV OTT service represents a step [...]

Vodacom to launch Alipay in South Africa

Vodacom Group has partnered with digital platform Alipay to create a superapp for South Africa which will be operational as from next year. We already offer South African customers an ecosystem of innovative digital financial services products, but this technology partnership with Alipay will enable us to be on par with leading global digital counterparts [...]

Globecast and Mindset to launch new educational pop-up channel in SSA

Mindset, an NGO working with government saw the immediate need to create an additional channel to reach younger children. Mindset Pop features educational programming covering the entire General Education and Training (GET) phase, including Early Childhood Development (ECD), as well as a key focus on the Grade four (ages nine to 15). The channel was [...]