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5G trials to roll out in South Africa by Comsol, Verizon and Samsung

Comsol Networks has promulgated a collaboration with technology giants Verizon and Samsung, to launch 5G wireless trials in South Africa. This partnership aimed at distributing a wireless solution that rivals FTTx offerings, including Fibre-to-the-Business and Fibre-to-the-Home, by early-2019. Iain Stevenson, Comsol CEO, said, In early trials in the US, Verizon has shown the potential of [...]

Botswana Television collaborates with TSL for broadcast solutions

Botwana Television (BTV) first went on air in 2000 and became Africas first fully digital TV station. Starting up from a greenfield studio and playout centre in the capital city of Gaborone, this area was considered as state-of-the-art and an early adopter of a tapeless workflow. Systems integrator Dega Broadcast Systems (Dega) is to design [...]

Kwese and BON settle a consensus to broadcast World Cup Live

Football fans in Nigeria will be delighted during the FIFA World cup with free live action of every matches on terrestrial television. Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) and Kwese Sports have concluded an agreement for this special occasion. Mr John Momoh, BON Chairman, explained the terms and conditions of the agreement, We are focused on [...]

Vodacom to extend its span in Tanzania

Vodacom, the main telecoms organization listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, is consulting with the Tanzanian government and other cellphone administrators about a possible expansion of its organization.  Vodacom Group’s President and CEO, Shameel Joosub clarified that the telecom organization is auditing potential business openings that could solidify its business in the nearby [...]

More African movies for Liberians

With about seventy motion pictures added to his repertoire, veteran Nollywood Ghallywood on-screen character Gregory Artus Frank has set out on another dare to make African movies more open to watchers and fans in his country, Liberia with the beginning of MonroTV.  The President and CEO of MonroTV, Artus said, Its been a longing desire [...]

TBC partners with Kwesé TV for World Cup broadcasting

Kwese Free Sports (KFS) has reached an agreement with the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC), allowing the latter to broadcast live the FIFA World Cup 2018 that will be held from June 14 to July 15, in Russia. Thus, the Tanzanian broadcaster will broadcast free and live matches of the competition. The General Manager of KFS [...]

DRC to receive LTE Services from Vodacom

Vodacom, mobile network provider announced that it will offer LTE services, with speeds in excess of 20Mb/s in the DRC. The company benefits from a first mover advantage since it is the first network operator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to offer those services. According to Diego Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer International Markets [...]

TelOne Zimbabwe obtains license to create VOD service

The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) granted an operating license to TelOne, a telecommunications operator, to create a video-on-demand (VoD) service. The agreement was announced by the regulator on the 11th of May. With 105,000 Internet subscribers (in fiber and ADSL), TelOne hopes that its service will quickly adjust into the consumption habits of audiovisual [...]

Iflix secures a partnership with Vodafone Egypt

Video streaming iflix has struck up an alliance with Vodafone Egypt to offer subscribers the iflix library of TV shows, movies and new local and regional Ramadan series for EGP1 per day. Other than the deal, the video-on-demand provider (VOD) has already opened a new regional headquarter in Cairo. Iflix has stated that this move [...]

Vodacom Tanzania plans, alliances with other operators to expand its presence in the country

In a competitive market alongside six other telecom companies, mobile operator Vodacom Tanzania is considering ways and means to improve its market share. It is in this context that discussions initiated by the parent company are underway with the Tanzanian government and other mobile companies. Vodacom Group’s President and CEO, Shameel Joosub explained that the [...]