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Facebook to collaborate with telecom operators to build internet infrastructure in Africa

Facebook will partner with a group of telecoms operators to build Africas internet infrastructure.  Facebook stated in a statement that it will partner with six other companies including China Mobile International, Telecom Egypt and Vodafone to construct what they are calling “2Africa.” The project will build a massive 22,990-mile-long undersea cable around Africa, which the [...]

UCC to amend regulation of OTT social media services in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is offering to amend the regulation of OTT services such as Facebook and Twitter to boost investment in the sector. During an international preparatory meeting, the issues related to OTT was raised by the UCC since Africa is a net user of OTT services and the regulators are facing hard [...]

Discover Dataxis’ latest TV and Telco insights at Nextv CEO Africa from 14th to 16th May

 According to Dataxis latest research, 102 million households in the sub-Saharan region have access to television among the 225 million households constituting the region for the year 2018. Even though, the penetration is progressing, reaching 42% in 2018 compared to 40% in 2017, television has not yet fully penetrated into sub-Saharan African homes. Households receiving [...]

Facebook and Vodafone to deploy Express Wi-Fi in Ghana

Facebook partners with Vodafone Ghana to roll out Express Wi-Fi facility in the residential areas of Ghana. The service offers people living in distant areas that lack fiber optic cables access to carrier-grade Wi-Fi. Available in areas like Nima, Jamestown, Kanda, Pig Farm, and Abossey Okine, the package intends to bridge the gap between Ghanaians [...]

Fox Networks Group in Africa announce new Facebook partnership for Fox Sports

Fox Networks Group in Africa has announced an agreement with Facebook that will see FOX Sports Africa Boxing series events livestreamed globally via Facebook Watch. The stream will be available via the FOX Sports Africa Facebook page with boxing fans able to enjoy live streams of upcoming events at the Royal Swazi Spa in eSwatini, [...]

Facebook inked deal with Airtel and BCS to deploy optical fiber in the north-west of Uganda

The American company Facebook has returned to better feelings when it comes to investing in Uganda. The company that announced last August the halting of its ambitions, because of the introduction of the tax on social networks, has officially signed, last weekend, a partnership agreement with the mobile operator Airtel Uganda and Bandwidth & Cloud [...]

Facebook plans free internet project for Sub-Saharan Africa

Facebook’s plans to launch satellite and drone initiatives capable of providing free internet services to rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa is sending a wave of panic to the Nigerian telecom operators who fear their revenue bases could be further depleted by unlicensed operators who provide similar services they have paid huge licence fees for. The [...]