Connectivity

May 10, 2021  |  Eutelsat Partners With Facebook To Launch Express WIFI Platform In Rural Communities

One of the world's leading satellite operators, Eutelsat, together with online social media and social networking service giant, Facebook, have partnered up in providing Express WIFI platform to rural and underserviced communities across Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Ghana, ...


Apr 16, 2021  |  A New Fibre Optic Cable Connecting Africa Goes Live - Reports

Emtel Mauritius has released a statement regarding the 3 200km submarine cable, which, according to the information, connects South Africa with Mauritius, Reunion Island, and Madagascar. Emtel has confirmed its provision of the only landing point for the Meltingpot Indianoceanic ...


Mar 10, 2021  |  Egypt: HARP Connectivity Subsea Fibre To Launch In 2023

Egypt's primary telephone company, Telecom Egypt, plans to launch Hybrid African Ring Path (HARP), a system that will connect Africa and Europe by 2023. Multiple points from Africa's East, West and South to Europe's Italy, France and Portugal will be ...


Feb 18, 2021  |  Telecom Namibia And Paratus To Land Google Subsea Cable In Namibia

Telecoms Namibia and Paratus have announced their finalised agreement to land Equiano - the subsea cable project from Google - in Namibia. According to the media from both organisations, the cable will enable more than twenty times the standard network ...


Connectivity: Eutelsat And Zim's TelOne Signs Multi-Year Service Agreement

According to industry reporting, Eutelsat, the international satellite connectivity provider, has engaged with Zimbabwe's TelOne in a multi-year service agreement that means that the satellite provider will deliver Ka-band broadband capacity to the state-owned internet service provider in Zimbabwe.   ...

Madagascar: Gulfsat Secures Licence To Be Second Backbone Provider

Telecom providers in Madagascar have benefited from the increasing competition between the leading operators, including Orange Madagascar, Airtel and the incumbent telco Telma. A new baby in the industry - the country fourth mobile operator, Gulfsat Madagascar, operating under the ...

"Connectivity Infrastructure Is Main Driver Into 4IR" - Says SA Minister

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies for South Africa have declared that her government has prioritised the development and deployment of communications connectivity infrastructure as a means to "leapfrogging" the company into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). ...

Africa Mobile Networks Say It Now Connects 1Billion Users Across Africa

Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) have made the claimed that it has services up to 1billion previously unconnected people in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.   Figures released by the organisation indicates that it processed 91,623,222 voice calls and up to ...

Angola Cables Partners With China Telecom Global For Long-Haul Connectivity

China Telecom Global (CTG), has chosen Angola Cables as their preferred carrier to strengthen their long-haul links between Africa, Asia and Latam. Through the partnership, the two companies will roll out an express transmission route to connect South Africa, Brazil ...

Vodacom Joins Connectivity Alliance For Expansion In Mozambique

Vodacom and Alphabet’s Loon have inked a deal to use Loon’s balloon-powered internet solutions to expand Vodacom’s network in Mozambique. According to a joint statement released by the parties, Loon has agreed to help Vodacom provide its services to unserved ...

Angola Cables Sees 170% Growth In Traffic

Angola Cables has recorded 170% growth in traffic on its IP Network during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year. Although a large portion of the growth can be attributed to the rapid surge in ...

Liquid Telecom Boosts Connectivity In East Africa Amid COVID-19

The pan-African telecoms operator Liquid Telecom has made it possible for East Africa Community (EAC) member states to continue functioning as close to normal as possible despite the coronavirus pandemic. By deploying superior digital and connectivity solutions across Liquid Telecom’s ...

Kenya: Safaricom Considers Rural Connectivity Plan

Safaricom’s mobile data revenue has increased by 12% to record $379 million according to the telco’s year results released recently. The boost in revenue was due to the growth of 4G smartphone use and more favourable data packages that included ...

Malawi Inks US$72.4-Million Global Connectivity Deal For Digital Malawi Project

Malawi has announced that it has signed a US$72.4m international connectivity contract to boost access to ICT infrastructure for the public and private sectors. The contract was inked recently in Blantyre and is a critical part of the Digital Malawi ...