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MTN Group, Telecom Egypt, Telkom South Africa, others to construct new submarine cable system

MTN Group, Telecom Egypt, Telkom South Africa, others to construct new submarine cable system

MTN Group, Africa’s leading telecoms operator, Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s incumbent telecommunications operator, and Telkom, a leading communications services provider in South Africa, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intention of constructing the new “Africa-1” submarine cable system. Africa-1, which will leverage the latest state-of-the-art 100G technology, will have at least 3-fiber pair

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Safaricom, Kenya Power to connect more homes to the Internet

Safaricom, the largest integrated telecommunication service provider in Kenya, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kenya Power, through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, that will see more Kenyans connected to broadband Internet. The MoU will see the two firms implement a pilot fibre optic project aimed at providing Internet to homes via Kenya’s

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Globacom offers customers enhanced data plans in new offering

Globacom, a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company, has announced the release of a fresh bouquet of data bonuses and enhanced data plans in a new offer tagged Glo Data Supermart. In a swift move to connect with subscribers’ yearnings and the data needs of the ever-growing market, Globacom has arranged its diverse data offerings in a

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SEACOM rolls out its Business division to businesses along South Africa’s coast

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced the launch of its Business division to businesses along South Africa’s coast, allowing them access to its best-in-class connectivity and cloud services. SEACOM Business has placed dedicated sales teams in Durban and Cape Town to service demand (with the opening of an office in

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NCC and the Father Jacob Factor [OPINION]

Editor’s Note: This opinion piece was written by Williams Rola, a systems analyst based in Lagos, Nigeria. The negative effects of the recent confusion and controversy created by the nation’s telecom sector regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) may live with the telecoms industry for a long time to come. Operators and the general public

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Tata Communications launches Data Roaming Boost to improve Internet access for mobile users globally

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, has announced the launch of Data Roaming Boost, a global service that enables mobile network operators and service providers to deliver a significantly improved mobile Internet experience for their customers. With data roaming, a mobile user’s Internet connection is traditionally routed via long distances

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Smile Telecoms launches first-to-market services for its African customers

Smile Telecoms, a pan-African telecommunications group, has announced the launch of two first-to-market services for the benefit of its customers in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda where it owns and operates 4G LTE mobile broadband networks in the 800MHz band, and the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands respectively. One of the service is SmileVoice, a world-first free

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Yahsat, IEC Telecom sign MoU, to explore more opportunities in Africa

Yahsat, a UAE-based satellite operator has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with existing partner and leading global satellite communications provider, IEC Telecom for the exploration of more opportunities in Africa. The agreement will see IEC Telecom explore ways for it to offer YahClick broadband products, services and value-added solutions to support the satellite operator’s

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Intercellular partners Huawei for LTE 4G rollout in Nigeria

Intercellular Nigeria Plc. has announced the signing of a partnership with Huawei, a Chinese telecommunication and networking equipment manufacturer, for the rapid transformation of its CDMA network to LTE Broadband. As a result of the partnership, Huawei will deploy an 800M LTE network to meet the strategic and service demands of the Nigerian market. “Huawei

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SEACOM partners Ciena to expand terrestrial network, to drive web-scale services across Africa

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced a partnership with Ciena, a US-based a global supplier of telecoms networking equipment, software and services, to expand its terrestrial network and upgrading capacity on key submarine links. This partnership with Ciena will help SEACOM deliver new network solutions to service providers across the continent and

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Kenya Power develops TBU for its Fibre Optic Business

Following the issuance of a Network Facility Provider – Tier 2 License by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), Kenya’s national electric utility company, Kenya Power has announced it has developed a telecommunications business unit (TBU) for its fibre optic business. Kenya Power aims to deliver a complete line of telecommunications products to CCK-licensed application

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ShowMax, MWEB offer customers free Internet and SVOD contents

Armed with the knowledge that cost of high-speed Internet access is a major hindrance to the adoption of Internet TV/video-on-demand services, subscription-based video-on-demand service (SVOD), ShowMax has announced a partnership with MWEB, an Internet service provider in South Africa to give customers free ADSL (Internet) and complimentary access to ShowMax. The offer is available until

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SEACOM to provide high-speed Internet to more tech hubs in East Africa

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced it will be providing high-speed Internet (20Mbps) connectivity to more technology hub in East Africa. Hive Colab and Outbox, tech hubs which support developers and entrepreneurs who develop products for Uganda’s burgeoning technology industry, will benefit from SEACOM’s kind gesture. “This investment in bandwidth

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2016 Budget: Aso Rock’s Internet infrastructure to gulp NGN136.9 million

The 2016 budget proposal presented before the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari two weeks ago indicates that, out of the NGN39 billion budgeted for the Presidency, NGN139.9 million has been earmarked for the purchase of Internet and IT-related equipment in Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power. A breakdown of the figure

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Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System Goes Live

In August last year, TechLoy reported that Huawei Marine Networks commenced the installation of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS). MainOne, a leading telecoms and network services provider in West Africa, has announced that the high capacity submarine cable system has gone live. The submarine cable system, which connects Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroon, will

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Telecom service provider, Somcable launches LTE in Somaliland

Somcable, a major communications service provider in East Africa has announced the launch of commercial LTE (Long-Term Evolution) in Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia. Somcable has deployed the LTE-Advanced network alongside a fiber optic network (GPON), which will enable it offer high-speed, fixed and mobile broadband services to commercial and residential customers. “Somcable is

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EasyTaxi partners Telkom Kenya to offer customers mobile Internet in transit

Easy Taxi, a mobile taxi hailing service has announced a partnership with telecommunication service provider, Telkom Kenya to offer its customers in Nairobi mobile Internet every time they take any of their affiliate cabs. As a result of the partnership, four Orange branded Easy Taxi affiliate cabs will have the Orange ‘Domino’ mobile Internet device

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Internet Service Provider, SimbaNET Partners Tata Communications to Drive Business Growth in East Africa

SimbaNET, a leading provider of Internet connectivity to businesses in Eastern Africa has announced a partnership with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™ to provide technology and communication solutions for businesses growing ICT requirement in East Africa. The partnership will see Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan companies provided with access to

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Telkom partners Showmax to launch zero-rated data streaming

Telkom, a leading telecommunication service provider in South Africa has announced a partnership with Showmax, a subscription-based video-on-demand (VOD) service to provide customers with zero-rated data for streaming content. The offer applies only to Telkom’s new and existing Summer Unlimited users, who will be provided with unlimited data to stream content on Showmax. In addition,

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Liquid Sea to Build Subsea Cable Linking Africa to the Middle East

Liquid Sea, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liquid Telecom, has announced it has started a project to build a new subsea cable linking Africa to the Middle East that will provide superfast Internet connectivity to those regions. The subsea cable, which will be about 10,000km, will run from South Africa to the Middle East and will

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