Category Archives: General TV

CRAN prepares industry for the 5G connectivity in Namibia

The Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia, CRAN, acknowledge a more amiable stance towards communications and internet operators when it presented an informative workshop on the regulatory issues for the introduction of the 5th generation digital connectivity.  At the beginning of the month, CRAN created a consequential distress in the market by forcing a disruptive commercial [...]

Namibia and Zimbabwe revisiting their MoU on media co-operation

Namibia and Zimbabwe ministries of information representatives met in Windhoek to reassess the 2004 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming to implement several aspects and bring it up to date with the prevailing developments, digitalisation, for instance.  Both countries signed the memorandum more than a decade in areas of broadcasting, print, news agencies, filmmaking and cultural [...]

$2.1 Million funds for Nigerian Startup, Tizeti

Tizeti and its customer facing brand, which offers unlimited, uncapped internet services in Lagos, Nigeria, announced that it has closed on seed funding of $2.1 million from international investors namely, Western Technology Investment, Social Capital, Vy Capital, Picus Capital, Ace & company amongst others. The company operates commonly as a Comcast for Africa, builds [...]

Digital Service Provider, Tigo Ghana, to launch SuperSMS network with UK partner

The Millicom subsidiary Tigo Ghana, with ONEm communications, a London-Based telco, will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network. The network will be providing access to what is said to be a growing ecosystem of interactive SMS-based services.  The company now covers 80% of Ghanas population since its merger with Airtel Ghana, [...]

Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa launches broadband service

The Konnect Africa broadband venture set up by Eutelsat Communications has this month, officially launched new-generation services, starting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda. The services and product offerings include packaged offers inspired by pay as you go models and Wi-Fi hotspot schemes. Connecting Africa means changing the way [...]

Etisalats license in Nigeria not transferable without approval

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, stepped into the crisis that has wrapped the countrys fourth largest network operator, Etisalat. Reminding the consortium of banks that the firm is indebted to the tune of $1.2 million, it cannot take over Etisalats operating license without its approval. The NCC hence made it clear that the telecoms operating [...]

Ooredoo upgrades networks with 4.5G

Ooredoo just achieved another milestone by being the first to deploy an upgrade for its 4.5G mobile network sites, in the region, to support the data speed of up to 1Gbps with CAT 16 devices, in partnership with Nokia. This upgrade is planned to spread across the sites in the Qatari region as well. At [...]

SES transfers capacity from AMC-9 satellite following anomaly

SES announced that, following a significant anomaly, the company is in the process of transferring capacity from its AMC-9 satellite. SES has taken immediate action in contacting all customers and is working to transfer services to alternative satellite capacity in order to minimise disruption, said the company in a statement. The incident was noted on [...]

Telkom Kenya to expand 4G network to 28 towns

Telkom Kenya, announced the expansion for its 4G network from nine towns to 28. Over the last year since the investment of Helios Investment Partner on the company creating a change of management and ownership since Helios now possess 60% of the company. The new investment of US$ 48 million (KES 5 billion) in upgrade [...]