Broadband

Sep 17, 2019  |  South Africa: SEACOM’s New Policy Cuts Off ISPs

SEACOM has announced that it has implemented a new policy which will prevent the majority of South Africa’s Internet service providers (ISPs) from peering (exchanging data) directly with the company. SEACOM said that it has reviewed its open peering policy ...


Aug 05, 2019  |  9mobile Signs Deal To Provide Internet Services In Nigeria

9mobile has revealed that it has signed an agreement with Gravitas, a property and infrastructure development firm, to provide telecommunications services to Lekki in Lagos. The telco issued a statement saying that it was partnering with Gravitas for the provision ...


Jul 30, 2019  |  Liquid Rolls Out First Fibre Network In South Sudan

The Pan-African telecoms firm Liquid Telecom will construct and deploy South Sudan's first-ever fibre broadband network. This network is set to connect the country to the 'One Africa' broadband network, which runs 70,000km across 13 African countries. A statement released ...


Jul 18, 2019  |  Nigeria Receives US$100-million Loan To Extend Broadband Coverage

Nigeria has been granted a loan of US$100-million by the Export-Import Bank of India. The loan will be used to install solar-powered telecommunication sites and also widen national broadband coverage. According to the country's communications ministry, over the next 12 ...


Telnet Tunisia Collaborates With Russia In Satellite Deal

The Tunisian technology engineering and consulting firm Telnet Group has entered into a brand new contract with Russian satellite companies GK Launch Services and Sputnix to launch 30 satellites that will support an IoT network by 2023. The terms of ...

Safaricom, Wananchi Telecom, Compete For Broadband Market Dominance In Kenya

According to the latest quarterly report released by Kenya's Communications Authority (CA), Safaricom has gained more market share in the fixed broadband segment, while the market leader Wananchi Telecom has taken a loss. The Q3 report (January and March 2019) ...

Liquid Pioneers South Sudan's First Fibre Network

The Pan-African telecommunications group Liquid Telecom has announced that it will implement and operate South Sudan's first-ever fibre broadband network, connecting the nation to the 'One Africa' broadband network, which spans for almost 70,000km across 13 African countries. According to ...

NCC Recommits To Bridging Nigeria’s Broadband Infrastructure Gap

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to bridge the gap between the planned and existing fibre infrastructure to increase the country’s broadband penetration.   Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigeria Communications Commission ...

Jumia Nigeria Report Predicts Broadband Penetration Will Rise To 55% By 2025

The “Nigeria Mobile Report 2019” that was released at the weekend by Jumia Nigeria has stated that the country’s mobile broadband penetration is forecast to increase to 55 percent of its population by the end of 2025. Presenting the report, ...

MainOne Introduces $6Billion Digital Lagos Campaign

The connectivity and datacentre service provider MainOne has announced that it will invest more than $6billion over the next 2-3 years into its Digital Lagos: Broadband for All campaign launched this week. According to the firm, the objective of the ...

Poa Rolls Out Low-Cost Internet In Kenya

The low-cost internet provider Poa! Internet has announced the completion of its wireless internet network in Kiambu and Nairobi counties in Kenya. More than 3,000 Wi-Fi hotspots were installed by the company and already help Jamhuri, Kibera, Kawangware, Kabiria, Waithaka, ...

Liquid Telecom Rolls Out Azure Stack Cloud Service In East Africa

Liquid Telecom Kenya has launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa that would transform cybersecurity for the region’s most sensitive databases. The multinational telco announced that the new Azure Stack service would enable companies to operate a private Microsoft ...

Orange Deploys 4G Technology In Guinea

The telecom service operator, Orange, rolled out its 4G technology in Guinea, Conakry on May 9, 2019. The new service is said to cover Dixinn, Kaloum, Ratoma, Matam, Matoto and all the other communities in Guinea’s capital city. According to ...

MTN South Africa Rolls Out Live Indoor 5G Network

MTN South Africa has rolled out a live 5G indoor solution at South Africa’s Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre. The launch marks the first time that MTN has installed a trial 5G network as an indoor business ...


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