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.
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, 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…
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 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…
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.
The self-service portal of SWIFT Networks, one of the leading broadband providers in Nigeria suffered a downtime on Monday which has affected access to certain online services.
Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt reportedly paid a short visit to Nigeria over the weekend to discuss how the country could adopt innovation and possibly solve the world’s most challenging problems.
The cable, which is expected to reach South Africa for the second phase, would provide connectivity to broadband internet in Africa with nearly 12,000 km of optical fibre running along the west coast of Africa.
MTN, the largest telecommunications company in Nigeria (by subscribers) is set to roll out its new Mobile TV service which would enable its subscribers to watch live TV on any data-enabled device.
East African country, Rwanda has displaced Ghana to become the country with the fastest broadband Internet speed in the continent, according to latest statistics from Ookla’s NetIndex.
Nigeria currently has broadband speeds at an average of 2.73 Mbps which ranks the country 138th globally and 13th in Africa, according to Ookla, the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications.
Vodacom has become the first operator to launch commercial fourth-generation (4G) services based on long-term evolution (LTE) technology in South Africa on Wednesday, several local news sites reported.