Ghana’s Surfline Communications has launched the country’s first 4G data network in partnership with French technology company Alcatel-Lucent, making Ghana the sixth nation in sub-Saharan Africa to get the high speed service. [via: Reuters]
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.
Google has teamed up with a host of telecom giants, including China Mobile, China Telecom, Global Transit, KDDI and SingTel to back FASTER, a $300 million fiber optic cable that runs between Japan and the US. The system would be ready for service during the second quarter of 2016. [Source: Press Release]
Nigeria currently has broadband speeds at an average of 4.7 Mbps, according to Ookla, the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications, but not all of its cities enjoy this kind of speed at the moment.
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…
Gilat Satcom, provider of satellite and fiber-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, has revealed new fiber routes within and beyond Nigeria. According to The Telecomist, the company is providing services on its fiber network connecting Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt to the global internet backbone via the WACS undersea cable.
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.…
WhiteSpaces is a Nigerian based broadband startup that aims to deliver affordable high speed mobile and wireless internet broadband access to millions of unserved and underserved Nigerians, with focus on low end users and rural areas using TV WhiteSpaces technology.
Volo, the cloud-based service that is bringing a significantly less expensive way to deliver high-speed broadband Internet to Africa has been launched in Gulu, a town located in Northern Uganda, about 300 km (by road) from Uganda’s capital city of Kampala.
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.
Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria was lead sponsor and event partner of the fourth Mobile West Africa, a highly acclaimed technology conference, which recently held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island.
The Mobile West Africa Conference which wrapped up few days ago was a great event. Various stakeholders from the mobile industry all converged to meet and discuss about mobile. Among these individual’s present was Dr Ernest Ndukwe.
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.
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 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, 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.
Here are our editor’s picks of Google’s most significant initiatives and projects for the African continent in 2013.
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.
Across Africa demands are changing, access models are changing and consumers are blurring the lines between corporate and personal spaces – becoming more vocal in terms of what they want, says Ruckus Wireless
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.