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InterC Network, formerly Intercellular, launches 4G LTE in Nigeria

InterC Network, formerly Intercellular, launches 4G LTE in Nigeria

Back in March 2016, Intercellular Nigeria Plc announced the signing of a partnership with Chinese telecoms and networking equipment maker, Huawei to transform its CDMA network to LTE Broadband. At the time, the time table for the completion of the project and the eventual rollout of the 4G LTE network weren’t made public but it


MTN-owned Visafone commences 4G LTE trial

Visafone Communications, a telecom service provider owned by MTN Nigeria, has commenced the trial of its Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) service in the country. 4G LTE is a standard for high-speed wireless communication for mobile phones and data terminals. It is based on the GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA network technologies, increasing the capacity and speed using a different


ntel launches router to provide customers “a whole new Internet experience”

ntel, Nigeria’s most advanced 4G/LTE network provider, has announced the launch of a Router that it describes as the fastest in the country and that’ll provide customers a whole new Internet experience. It is a ZTE MF286 Router that supports up to 64 concurrent Wi-Fi connections and 4 LAN ports connections. Although similar in size


M-Net, Telkom partner to launch Shark Tank in South Africa

A local version of the Emmy Award-winning US reality show, Shark Tank will hold in South Africa, courtesy of M-Net and telecom company, Telkom. The South African version will follow the same underlying pattern as the US version – aspiring entrepreneur-contestants will pitch their ideas to a panel of “shark” investors, who decides whether or not


SEACOM peers Swedish IXP to boost Internet connectivity in Africa

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced it has peered with a Swedish Internet Exchange points (IXP) to boost Internet connectivity in Africa. The IXP is known as Netnod, and SEACOM is the very first African carrier to peer with it. By peering with the IXP, African Internet users on the international SEACOM


Tigo partners Tanzanian Government to provide schools Internet connectivity

Tigo, Tanzania’s digital lifestyle telecom operator, has announced a partnership with the Tanzanian Government to provide secondary schools Internet connectivity. The partnership will see Tigo rollout Internet access points in the country’s secondary schools to complement the e-Schools Project for a period of 2 years. Also, the telco will wire and install wireless LAN in the classrooms.


Vumatel brings 1Gbps to homes in Capetown

Leading fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network provider, Vumatel has marked a new milestone by going live in Cape Town, bringing 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) fibre to Tamboerskloof area. Vumatel started rolling out its network in May and connected the first home this week. “TBK Watch is very excited to be Vumatel’s first community to get connected in Cape


Vumatel secures funds to expand its FTTH network in SA

Vumatel, a leading fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network operator in South Africa, has received the second and final tranche of an expansion capital facility from Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager. The company received the final tranche (US$8.3 million) of the funds after it met certain operational and financial milestones set by Vantage. The funds, totalling


SEACOM peers more Internet Exchange points in Europe & Africa, customers to enjoy better Internet

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced it has peered with Internet Exchange points (IXP) in Europe and Africa, adding to the growing list of Internet exchange points it currently peers with. Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) in Marseille and France Internet Exchange (FranceIX) in Paris are the Internet Exchange points it


MainOne launches all-in-one telecoms solution for SMEs in Nigeria

MainOne, a leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has announced the launch of an all-in-one telecoms solution for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Known as SME-IN-A-BOX, the solution is a converged Internet and voice solution tailored specifically to meet the needs of SMEs in the country.


Africans To Benefit From Microsoft & Facebook’s New Trans-Atlantic Cable

Microsoft and Facebook have announced a partnership to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic that will not only serve Americans and Europeans but also Africans. Called MAREA, the subsea cable will help meet the growing customer demand for high speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services for Microsoft, Facebook and their


LASG To Provide Lagosians High Speed Internet Connectivity

In his one year anniversary speech on May 29, 2016 – Democracy Day – the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, announced several projects to be undertaken next year. First on the list is the installation of a fiber optic network around Lagos to boost broadband access to homes and offices in


Airtel Nigeria partners Ericsson to expand mobile broadband access

Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecoms operator, has announced a partnership with Swedish multinational telecommunication company, Ericsson to increase access to affordable mobile broadband Internet service in the country. The partnership will see Ericsson roll out its award-winning Ericsson Radio System (ERS) in sites across the country. ERS’s multi-standard platform will enable Airtel Nigeria to cost-effectively leverage


Microsoft grants Ekovolt seed funds to deliver affordable Internet and cloud solutions in Nigeria

Microsoft has announced it has granted Ekovolt, a Nigerian telecommunications and Information Technology company, seed funds to deliver affordable Internet and cloud solutions in the country. Using the fund, granted through Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative, Ekovolt will roll out a series of solutions that will give currently underserved communities and markets access to the Internet


Yahsat, Tele10 to improve Internet connectivity in three African countries

Yahsat, a UAE-based satellite operator and Tele10 Group, a regional broadcast and internet service provider, have announced a partnership to improve Internet connectivity in three African countries. This agreement was reached after both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Rwanda, Burundi and East Democratic Republic of the Congo are the countries to get improved