Category Archives: -News AFRICA

Camtel to open branches in South Africa and Nigeria

Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) will open a subsidiary in Brazil, South Africa and Nigeria. Each of the branches of Camtel will be used to commercialize the data capacity of the submarine optical fiber cable that lands there from Cameroon.  In Nigeria, the branch will be in charge of managing the data capacity of the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine [...]

Telecom Egypt has completed the acquisition of MENA Cable Submarine Cable

Through its Egypt Submarine Cable Company subsidiary (EISCC), Telecom Egypt has completed the acquisition of Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable System (MENA SCS), a subsidiary of Orascom Investment Holding. The telecommunications operator announced it on September 17, 2018 on the Egyptian stock exchange. MENA SCS was purchased for $ 90 million. Telecom Egypt [...]

Arabsat and Newtec to roll out satellite services in Middle East and Africa

Newtec specialised in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, has inked a contract with Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat), a step to introduce the new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa. The partnership aims on introducing enterprise and VNO services, IP Trunking and mobile backhaul for 3G [...]

Ooredoo expands its super fibre to Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos

Ooredoos Super Fibre consists of unlimited fixed Ooredoo minutes and discounted international rates along with a free modem and installation. Ooredoo has extended their Super Fibre services to Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos to enable thousands more customers to enjoy the internet. Starting from just 72.73 USD per month (OMR 28), customers living in the area [...]

StarTimes rolls out app to increase HIV/AIDS awareness in Kenya

Digital television company StarTimes has introduced a mobile online video application that intends to increase HIV/AIDS awareness among the Kenyan youth. In collaboration with UNAIDS, the two associations propose to scout technology and innovation to unroll HIV/AIDS related content as more youngsters are now prone to watching and streaming contents via their mobile phones. The [...]

Bongo Star Search is back on StarTimes in Tanzania

Bongo Star Search Season 9 will premiere on StarTimes TV. Bongo Star Search is a reality TV show that aims to find rising artists in Tanzania through auditions, is back after a one-year break. The contenders will have the opportunity to win 50 million Tanzanian shillings ($ 22 000) with part of the money being used to develop and [...]

Sonatel takes the next step by launching its 4G + in Senegal

In the perspective of the digital revolution, Sonatel has recently proceeded the launch of the 4G +. An innovation that responds to the commitment of the State of Senegal in the implementation of the “Digital Agenda 2025”. According to the Director of Sonatel Sekou Dramé, to meet the needs of 8 million customers in Senegal, [...]

TV Azteca International takes ‘Fut Azteca’ to MENA

TV Azteca International has inked a deal with Grupo Bastione to broadcast Mexican football matches in the Middle East and North Africa. The live games of Fut Azteca from the Liga MX will be broadcasted on the sports network My Sports 1 in My-HD. The CEO of Bastione Group, Fernando Fernández, declared, I decided to [...]

Ooredoo offers triple speed on Super Fibre plans in Oman

Ooredoo has come forward with its triple speed offer on Super Fibre plans for its customers to enjoy better digital experiences. The offer enables new and existing customers on the 20, 50, and 100 Mbps contract plans to enhance to even faster home broadband and enjoy the internet for only 12.99 USD a month. The [...]

SABC1 to air new celebrity quiz show Tropika Smoooth Fan in SA

SABC1 will be broadcasting Tropika Smoooth Fan, an exciting celebrity show which will be looking for the smoothest fans of some South Africas biggest celebrities to put their skills and celeb-knowledge to test for a chance to win 16526 USD cash and a vehicle. The show will be hosted by Rorisang Thandekiso. The show will [...]