Category Archives: Telecom

MNOs to widen reach of 5G services in Iran

Irans telecom infrastructure has suffered from sanctions in past few years, which prevented the import of equipment and devices and encouraged widespread smuggling, with a consequent loss of tax revenue. To address this, the government introduced a device registration scheme, and bolstered the capacity for domestically manufactured mobile phones. Operators have invested in broadening the [...]

Zain launches ‘ZainTech’ to serve telecom operators in MENA

Mobile Telecommunications Company Zain Group, announced the establishment of ZainTech, a new regional entity that unifies the group’s ICT assets to offer comprehensive digital services for enterprise customers in the Middle East. ZainTech will also incorporate NXN and Zain Data Park (ZDP) providing premium customer experience, local presence and support to enterprises and government clients [...]

Djibouti Telecom and wingu.africa to host future fiber optic submarine cables

On October 14, the incumbent telecommunications operator, Djibouti Telecom, announced the start of construction work on a new fiber-optic submarine cable landing station in Djibouti City. The building is touted as a neutral digital port that will provide open access cable landing service to submarine cable operators for a neutral, safe and secure landing. According [...]

Unitel to invest in 5G services in Angola

Angolan mobile phone company Unitel has so far invested 25 million U.S. dollars in technology innovation and digital upgrades to prepare for the launch of the 5G service in the country. According to Unitel, the upgrades will allow more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time and make the company’s services more [...]

Vodacom launched its new super app ‘VodaPay’

Vodacom Financial and Digital Services, announced that the much-anticipated VodaPay super app is now live and can be accessed in the Google and Apple app stores. Available to customers on any mobile network, VodaPay delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle and financial platform for both consumers and businesses. It is backed by Alipay technology that powers [...]

MTN and Airtel ready for 5G deployment in Nigeria

Indications have emerged that the telecommunication giants, MTN Nigeria and Airtel Nigeria, will likely be the first two players to deploy the Fifth Generation, 5G network in Nigeria by January 2022. Prof. Umar Dambatta, Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), revealed that the commission had granted Airtel right to demonstrate its own 5G [...]