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Etisalat Nigeria has joined the 4G LTE gang too

Etisalat Nigeria has joined the 4G LTE gang too

Once upon a time, nobody was talking about 4G LTE in Nigeria. Today, the story has changed and all the telcos are falling over themselves to provide their customers the service. ntel has got it. MTN, InterC Network, Globacom too. Today, Nigeria’s fastest growing telecommunication company, Etisalat has also announced the launch of its 4G


Egypt considering auctioning 4G licences internationally

Egypt is considering auctioning it’s 4G licences to international companies after all three telcos operating in the country — Vodafone Egypt, Orange Egypt and Etisalat — chose not to acquire a 4G licence after finding the terms unfavourable. Telecom Egypt is the only telecom operator that agreed to the terms of the licence buying for


MainOne unveils new PoP in Tema, Ghana

MainOne, a leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has announced the commissioning of a telecommunications Point of Presence (PoP) in Tema, Ghana. The PoP will serve Tema and its environs, providing enterprise customers with robust ICT services, together with a bouquet of Communications services solutions. “MainOne’s vision for a connected


Leading satellite providers to launch ‘superfast’ satellite broadband in Tanzania

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America jointly announce a new contract to provide ‘superfast’ satellite broadband in Tanzania. Avanti and Bentley Walker will extend their long-standing, extensive


South Africa’s Telkom reportedly plans 260Mbps download speed showcase next week

South African mobile operator, Telkom has deployed what it claims is ‘South Africa’s first LTE three-downlink component carrier (3 CC DL) network’ in Fancourt (George), located in the Western Cape province, reports Telegeography. According to the report, the operator will demonstrate the ‘4.5G’ technology which is capable of delivering maximum download speeds of 260Mbps at


Facebook partners Coollink to launch Express WiFi in Lagos

According to this report, Facebook is partnering Coollink, a Lagos based Internet Service Provider (ISP), to launch Express WiFi in Lagos. Express WiFi is a Facebook initiative to bring Internet connectivity to underserved locations around the world. It does this through partnership with local entrepreneurs to help provide quality Internet access to their neighbours and


SEACOM launches its business solutions for corporates in Kenya

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced the launch of its direct-to-corporate solutions in Nairobi, Kenya. The business solutions are part of its Business initiative, and will see corporates in Kenya enjoy reliable data connectivity, cloud services and consistent service quality. The business solutions include high-speed, dedicated Fibre Internet Access with options


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