Category Archives: Telecom

Network provider du to double broadband speeds free of charge in UAE

du communicated that their broadband speeds have been doubled for all new and existing Triple Play Home subscribers, permanently for free. New and existing triple play du home subscribers now have access to better value and faster connectivity free of charge. Regarding the constant development of data consumption on the du network, which has improved by 200 per cent over [...]

Jamcell Telecommunication Network to begin operations in Liberia

Liberia’s telecommunications market is enriched by a new broadband Internet service provider. The Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has just granted an individual universal license to JamCell. Jamcell will be able to evolve in the Data segment, but also to offer voice and video services. JamCell will be offering Triple Play across the country. JamCell will offer [...]

Serius Telecoms officially launched in Senegal

In a market dominated by Orange, Senegals regulator has now introduced more competition on its market. The virtual mobile network operator, Serius Telecoms Africa, owned by businessman Mbackiyou Fayewas officially launched at the start of 2019. The telecom company obtained its operating license in June 2017, after having applied for a public call for applications [...]

Zain Group invests $750M in networks expansion

Zain Group has announced an investment of $750 million in 4G networks and 5G upgrades including fiber (FTTH) in the Middle East markets.  Bader Al-Kharafi, the CEO of Zain Group said: Initiatives such as optimizing the synergies between the Group, Omantel and all operations, investments in fiber and network upgrades and opening up of our [...]

Ethio Telecom goes private

Ethio Telecom along with the World Bank, took a big step by pre-selecting six consultancies which were divided into two businesses, which will boost potential growth for new entrants. With a population of over 100 million people, Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economy in Africa, now major companies are approaching the Government to [...]

Telkom Kenya and Airtel Kenya to merge

Telkom Kenya confirmed news to merge with Airtel Kenya. The new joint venture Airtel-Telkom is expected to grow its market share, widen its distribution network and also creating awareness of its strong brand.  According to IT Web Africa, “Telkom Kenya has the option of holding up to 49 percent of that shareholding. The merged company [...]

Facebook to launch Facebook Flex in Lesotho

Vodacom Lesotho has partnered with Facebook to launch Facebook Flex, which is a connectivity service allowing people to stay connected with news all free of charge. This means, customers will be able to switch between free and date modes where users will still be able to like, comment, share content all without paying any additional [...]

Facebook and Vodafone to deploy Express Wi-Fi in Ghana

Facebook partners with Vodafone Ghana to roll out Express Wi-Fi facility in the residential areas of Ghana. The service offers people living in distant areas that lack fiber optic cables access to carrier-grade Wi-Fi. Available in areas like Nima, Jamestown, Kanda, Pig Farm, and Abossey Okine, the package intends to bridge the gap between Ghanaians [...]

Zain and Nokia roll out 4.9G trial in Saudi Arabia

Nokia and Zain KSA have rolled out a Massive MIMO pilot in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, which seeks to offer download speeds of up to 700Mbps. The pilot uses spectrum in the 2.6GHz range over Zain’s LTE network and will exploit Nokia’s 5G ready AirScale Massive MIMO antenna for 4.9G calls. The head [...]