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.
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.