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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

MainOne provides broadband Internet connectivity to University of Lagos

MainOne is partnering the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to boost its high-speed Internet bandwidth connectivity across the campus, reports ThisDay. Speaking on the partnership deal, MainOne’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Folu Aderibigbe, said the connection of UNILAG to MainOne’s superior bandwidth was part of plans to extend its Internet services to the education community.


Smile Is Testing Its LTE Network In Lagos For Imminent Commercial Launch

Smile, the fastest growing 4G LTE network in Nigeria, is currently running a pilot operation of its broadband service in Lagos in readiness for a commercial launch this February, according to Technology Times.


2013 In Review: Google’s Most Significant Projects For Africa

Here are our editor’s picks of Google’s most significant initiatives and projects for the African continent in 2013.


Google Is Quietly Building “Project Link” A Fibre-Optic Backbone Infrastructure in Africa

Internet search giant, Google announced on Wednesday that it will be making one of its biggest moves yet in Africa as it launches Project Link, its fibre-optic backbone infrastructure to turbo-charge broadband access in the region.

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Nigeria’s Comms Tech Minister Says 60,000 Base Stations Needed To Be Deployed By 2018

Following the slow growth of the number of base stations in Nigeria, the Ministry of Communications Technology has said that the country needs about 60,000 base stations to be deployed across the country in order to meet the national target of broadband penetration by 2018.


Yahsat Wins Most Innovative Product and Service for Africa

Yahsat, the Middle East’s leading satellite service provider has been awarded the “Most Innovative Product/Service for Africa” for the second consecutive year of the SatCom Star Awards. Yahsat’s first satellite Y1A was launched in April 2011 and the company’s second satellite Y1B was launched in April 2012, thus providing broadband connectivity to residents in unserved and


NextSpeel Brings African TV Series And Soap Operas Online

NextSpeel, a new online streaming site for TV episodes and series wants to let you watch the best TV series and soap operas from Nigeria and Africa for free. With popular soap operas from Nigeria such as Super Story and AY’s Crib, the platform says it would be launching this Friday, May 3 with at


Main One’s New Data Centre Expected To Be Operational By Q2 2014

Leading broadband solutions company, Main One has commenced the construction of its new data centre located in Lagos, Nigeria, expected to reduce hosting costs for ISPs and help boost the local economy. With a capacity of 600 racks, the data centre, which is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2014, would increase Main One’s hosting


Smile, A New LTE Network Promises To Make Nigerians Smile

Smile, a new 4G LTE-touting network would soon be announcing its launch into the Nigerian market, Techloy has learnt. The company, which promises to connect Nigerians to the Internet at speeds never experienced before with its 4G LTE technology and an innovative approach, says that its services are currently available in Ibadan, while other cities would

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“We’re Working With Telcos And Broadband Providers To Make Access Easier For iROKOtv Users in Africa” – Jason Njoku [AUDIO]

In an audio interview with the BBC World Update today, iROKOtv founder, Jason Njoku said that the world’s largest distributor of Nollywood movies online is currently working with telcos and broadband providers in order to make access easier for its users.