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Microsoft 4Afrika And Spectra Wireless Launches TV Whitespaces Internet Service

Microsoft 4Afrika And Spectra Wireless Launches TV Whitespaces Internet Service

Spectra Wireless and Microsoft 4Afrika has kicked off Africa’s first commercial service network utilising TV white spaces in Ghana, which will allow students to buy affordable, high speed internet bundles and devices.


Yahsat Offers Its Satellite Broadband Internet Service For Free In Select African Markets

Yahsat is offering a free satellite modem and dish for new YahClick subscribers to selected service plans as part of its commitment to deliver affordable, reliable and high speed internet connectivity in select African markets including Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan. As part of the promotion and depending on the market, new YahClick subscribers can

Lagos, Nigeria

How Tizeti Is Bringing Affordable Uncapped WiFi Internet To Nigeria

For more than three years, Tizeti, a Lagos-based Information Communications Technology (ICT) provider has been deploying uncapped high-speed internet access to estates, offices, multi-tenant buildings, malls, etc using a next generation WiFi technology.


Volo Broadband Partners With ISP Partners Zoom Wireless

Volo Broadband has announced its partnership with Zoom Wireless which sees the ISP provider begin operations in Gulu, Uganda. This partnership means that Zoom Wireless uses Volo’s software integration and expert network design to deliver affordable high-speed services to business and residences in Gulu, a northern part of Uganda. Zoom Wireless (, is part of

PIN Releases Policy Brief on Broadband Access in Nigeria

The Paradigm Initiative Nigeria has released its 4th Policy Brief which is titled “Nigeria: Towards Enhancing Affordable Broadband Access“. The report highlights certain facts and info about the broadband access in Nigeria, such as the 200% growth in Internet users between 2009 & 2013 and about 64 million annual Internet users as of 2013. The

Orange launches first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa

Orange today launched West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP) to enable local networks to access the Internet through an interconnection point with long-distance carrier networks. Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Internet infrastructure would enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.


Silicon Valley-Backed Start-up, Volo Wants To Bring High-Speed Broadband To ISPs in Africa

With over a billion new Internet users coming online in emerging markets, the demand for online business tools, cloud services and video is getting higher than ever before. That’s why Volo, a new start-up backed by French telco, Orange and Silicon Valley investors wants to be the broadband for billions.


Ibadan Has The Highest Broadband Speed In Nigeria [REPORT]

From its signature brown-coloured rooftops to its great monuments and landmarks, the historic city of Ibadan located in the South-Western region of Nigeria and populated by over 1.3 million people, has the highest broadband speed in the country, according to Ookla, the global leader in broadband testing.

Nigeria’s telecoms regulator to begin auctions for 2.3 GHZ spectrum this week

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it will begin the actual auctioning of the 2.3GHz spectrum license this week. The bidding process would see two pre-qualified bidders — Globacom Limited and Bitflux Communications Limited — contend for the license, after contenders like Zinox Telecommunications, Airtel Nigeria, MTN, Etisalat and Spectranet withdrew from the