After a controversial tax reform in the telecom sector, the Zimbabwean government announced the introduction of a new levy on imported mobile phones. The...
Rwanda has placed digital transformation at the heart of its development strategy. Over the past few years, the country has signed various partnerships...
IHS Towers has reached a deal with MTN Group to acquire new towers in South Africa. MTN will sell its energy towers and infrastructure to IHS Towers for...
The African arm of British Vodafone -Vodacom- unveiled plans to acquire 30% stake in Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH). The latter is an...
Satellite Connectivity provider InterSAT announced last week, that it has signed an agreement with U.S. satellite communications company Kymeta and...
Peter Ndegwa (pictured), CEO of mobile operator Safaricom, confirmed his company’s ambition to enter the Ethiopian market in mid-2022, despite the risk of...
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the Kinshasa Digital Academy announced yesterday the signing of a partnership to train Congolese youths in...
MainOne, West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has upgraded Ivorian ISP, VIPNET’s capacity from 155Mbps to 1Gbps. VIPNET...
Senegal will launch its very first satellite into space in 2023. The project is the result of an MoU signed two years ago with the National Center for...
Mobile operator Telkom Kenya, a joint venture between Helios Investment and the Kenyan government, signed a partnership agreement today November 2 with...
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the weakness of the e-learning process in Africa. To ensure that children on the continent still get access to...
Tanzania has unveiled a plan to expand its national fiber grid. TSh170 billion (S73.7 million) will be invested in the project, Prime Minister Kassim...
After a successful first bond issue in May, MTN Nigeria is repeating the experience. The telecom company, which is taking advantage of currently low bank...
The African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement for $500,000 with Y’ello Digital Financial Services (YDFS), a fintech subsidiary of MTN...
Mobile operator Africell Angola announced last October 20, the opening of a data center in Luanda. The facility, entirely based on the cloud, is housed in...
A report by Plum Consulting, commissioned by the UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF), makes several recommendations to government including giving Ofcom...
The World Bank approved the disbursement of $100 million to support Congo’s digital migration strategy. The information was reported last week by...
Egyptian incumbent telecom operator -Telecom Egypt- and Finnish firm Nokia Corporation announced last week they have renewed their partnership agreement...
Pan-African fiber broadband connectivity provider Liquid Intelligent Technologies announced yesterday the launch of a new global Internet transit route...
5G has been attracting interest from Telecom Egypt, Orange, Etisalat Misr, and Vodafone Egypt since 2019. The companies that have already tested the...
In October, 2019, MainOne extended its 7000 km long submarine cable connecting Africa to Europe to the coast of Grand-Bassam with a vision to expand...
Egypt's National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) announced last October 9 a financial package of EGP324 million ($20.6 million) to improve...
South African telecoms group MTN announced last October 8 it will invest $120 million in South Sudan over the next three years. The company wants to...
'The Global System Operators' Association (GSMA) estimates that telecom operators will invest $45.2 billion in the mobile network in sub-Saharan...
The Egyptian government signed last week, through the National Company for Telecommunications Services (NCTS), a service agreement with the high-speed...
Google announced it will invest $1 billion over the next 5 years to support digital transformation in Africa. The announcement was made today by...
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced telecom operators to expand their data capacities. But only a few people, mainly in urban areas, have benefited from this...
Côte d'Ivoire has been building its 7,000 km long national optical fiber network since 2012. Nearly 5,000 km have already been deployed. The Kaydan group...
Access to a traditional bank account remains difficult for a large segment of the population in Africa, which does not facilitate international transfers...
The Telecom penetration rate has declined in Malawi between 2019 and 2021, according to Hootsuite and We Are Social. With digital transformation at the...
US satellite company Lynk has upstaged the UK’s airborne 5G masts by launching cell towers in space. This week Stratospheric Platforms reveals...

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