Category Archives: Telecom

Telecom Egypt deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 in MENA

Telecom Egypt has deployed Cienas WaveLogic 5 Extreme to maximise its capacity along the Mediterranean segment of Telecom Egypts Middle East North Africa (MENA) submarine cable system. This is set to give Telecom Egypt the highest capacity per wavelength, which the company says will reduce cost per bit and provide more spectral and power efficiency. [...]

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 [...]

Ibakatv and Glo partner to launch ‘Subscription With Free Data’ in Nigeria, a Video-On-Demand OTT streaming service that offers a library of premium Nollywood movies and TV series, has partnered with leading Nigeria telecommunications giant, Glo on a new entertainment service starting this December. The new product: Subscription with free Data, is a no restrictions offering done in partnership with Glo Nigeria. It will be officially [...]

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 [...]

Paratus to bring fibre connectivity in Namibia’s first smart city

Paratus Namibia, part of Pan-African telecommunications company Paratus, has been chosen by Ongos Connect, a company working with Ongos Valley, Namibias first smart city development, to bring fibre connectivity to over 11,000 new residents in the new city. The agreement is the conclusion of a two-year planning process during which Paratus has been working on [...]

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 [...]

Seacom acquired Hirani Telecom’s metro fibre network in Kenya

Seacom, the pan-African telco, has completed the acquisition of Hirani Telecoms metro fibre network in Kenya. Now under the full ownership and control of Seacom, the metro fibre network formerly belonging to Hirani Telecom will now be incorporated into Seacoms existing metro network in Nairobi. This acquisition forms part of Seacoms ongoing strategy to grow [...]

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 [...]