Protests, terrorist attacks, abductions, etc. Nigeria has been grappling with rising insecurity over the past months; a situation that deters the...
The Egyptian Space Agency will send two new satellites into space in 2022. These are NExSat-1, intended for remote sensing and scientific research, and...
Tanzanian authorities announced they are waiving the value-added tax on smartphones, tablets, and modems as part of a plan to bring broadband penetration...
Africa has lagged in the development and commissioning of data centers to meet the needs of both the business sector and general population whose reliance...
Group Vivendi Africa (GVA) officially launched its broadband connectivity operations in Burkina Faso last June 3. The technology proposed by the company...
Liquid Intelligent Technologies, the provider of high-speed optical fiber connectivity, announced on Wednesday, June 2, it has deployed a total of 100,000...
Jonathan Johannessen, the CEO of Flash International company, dedicated to offering technological services for the financial and educational sectors, was...
Senegal’s national telecoms corporation Sonatel, the parent company of mobile operator Orange Bissau, launched last May 31, a program to upgrade its...
The World Bank announced on Thursday, May 27, that it has granted Tanzania $150 million as part of the Digital Tanzania Project (DTP), one of three...
During his three-day working visit to Ghana last week, Ralph Mupita, MTN Group's chief executive officer, unveiled to Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president...
Burkina Faso is pursuing its digital inclusion with new projects. Under this plan, the Burkinabe company Horizon Industries SA has partnered with Chinese...
Internet users in Mauritius have been experiencing Internet service disruptions since the afternoon of Tuesday, May 25. These issues, which include slow...
On June 4, 2021, the very first Mauritian nanosatellite named MIR-SAT1 will be sent into space. The equipment has already been sent to the United States;...
Mobile operator MTN South Africa announced on May 19 it has reached a $2 billion deal with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to develop...
The importation of technological devices does not benefit the South African economy. To gain more and boost the tech sector, the government wants to start...
The Egyptian telecom regulator sanctioned operators for breaching the mobile number portability regulations. Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, Orange, and Etisalat...
Mobile operator Safaricom enters discussions with US tech giant Amazon to integrate its M-Pesa mobile payment service into the company’s platform. The...
Mali's Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Hamadoun Touré (pictured) announced on May 9 the government is mulling over opening the telecom...
Mobile operator Expresso Senegal will sign today its agreement on the acquisition of the 4G license. The ceremony, which will be held at the headquarters...
US company SpaceX, which initiated the Starlink project –the satellite constellation intended to bring high speed connectivity across the planet- is...
The unpaid telephone bill that TelOne, Zimbabwe's incumbent telecom operator, is claiming from the government has reached $2.6 million as of March...
The Ugandan government has imposed a 12% excise duty on internet data. The Excise Duty Bill 2021, which includes this new tax and was tabled on April 1 by...
Axian Consortium plans to invest $500 million in the Tanzanian telecom market over the next five years. The decision follows the signing last April...
Ukrainian businessman Max Polyakov (pictured) confirmed his acquisition of South African satellite manufacturer Dragonfly Aerospace. The Founder and CEO...
Southern African countries are all mulling over developing a common digital migration strategy. From April 27 to 29, they will conduct a virtual workshop...
Telecom group Africell Holding is currently preparing to upgrade to 5G, like some of its African competitors. In that regard, on April 19, 2021, the group...
Mobile Number Portability has become a reality in Algeria. The executive decree defining the conditions and steps necessary for the implementation of the...
A consortium led by Axian signed an agreement with Millicom regarding the sale of its shares in Tigo Tanzania and Zantel in Zanzibar. Completion of the...
Ethiopian state telecom provider Ethio-Telecom, in its 126 years of existence is increasing it pace by advancing its mobile services nationwide. This...
Telecom Egypt and Sudatel Group, the incumbent telecom operators of Egypt and Sudan, signed a cooperation agreement in the field of international...

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