Category Archives: Telecom

Ooredoo rolls out the first eSIM technology in Qatar

Ooredoo made another announcement by launching with success the first live eSIM on its world-class Supernet network. eSIMs are SIMs that will allow Ooredoo to provide a complete digitised user experience without having to insert the normal SIM card in the smart device. With this innovation, subscribers will have the opportunity to shift between their [...]

MTN Group’s telecoms operating licence will be renewed in Uganda

Uganda Communications Commission will re-establish the operating licence of the local unit of South African telecom company MTN Group. The re-establishment comes with new stringent terms. MTN Uganda is the largest telecom company in Uganda, with 11.2 million subscribers. It was launched in Uganda in 1998 after obtaining a 20-year operating license which was due [...]

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 [...]

Serviços de Informação e Comunicação recuam 2,2% em julho

Os serviços de Informação e Comunicação caíram 2,2% em julho, na comparação com o mês anterior, segundo dados da pesquisa mensal do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). O levantamento aponta que, no acumulado do ano, estes serviços caíram 1,7%. Nos últimos 12 meses a queda foi de 0,1%. Em julho, os serviços de [...]

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, [...]

Vodacom launched its 5G network with 700Mbps download speed

Vodacom introduced a working 5G connection and different cases for the next-generation technology at Vodacom World in Midrand, Gauteng. The event showcased the different consumer technologies and applications provided by the high-speed network. Vodacom recently launched its 5G network in Lesotho which is said to be the first commercial 5G network in Africa. During the [...]

Tigo expands its fiber optic network in Bolivia

The telecommunications company Tigo announced the expansion of its fiber optic network in Sucre, Bolivia, and launched in the region its Plan Hogar, which includes pay TV, Internet and telephony with prices from Bs 257 (USD 36.5). Tigo Bolivias general manager, Pablo Guardia, said the company currently offers connectivity to 10,000 homes in Sucre and [...]

Tigo expande su red de fibra en Bolivia

La empresa de telecomunicaciones Tigo amplió su red de fibra óptica en Sucre, Bolivia, y lanzó en la región su Plan Hogar, que incluye TV paga, Internet y telefonía desde Bs 257 (USD 36,5). El gerente general de Tigo Bolivia, Pablo Guardia, dijo que actualmente la empresa ofrece conectividad a 10 mil hogares en Sucre [...]

Vodafone introduces 5G network in Qatar

Vodafone Qatar is the first telecom operator in the GCC country to launch the 5G network. The 5G network implies speed internet, but more precisely ultra-low latency offering a shorter time for streaming data between two points. Vodafone Qatars CEO Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Jassim Al Thani has emphasized that 5G will speed up Qatars attempts to [...]