Category Archives: Telecom

Vodacom to boost broadband services in South Africa

Vodacom is investing to ameliorate broadband services in the South African region of KwaZulu Natal, building fibre networks and 4G base stations. The company stated that offering network connectivity for people who live in rural areas is central to its obligation to connecting the digital divide. The executive head for operations for Vodacom in the [...]

Claro suma 19 nuevas ciudades a su red de FTTH en Colombia, donde ya registra un total de 110

Según reportaron oficialmente desde Claro Colombia (América Móvil), la filial colombiana de América Móvil ha ampliado la cobertura de su red de FTTH durante el período de pandemia por el nuevo Coronavirus. La compañía registra actualmente un total de 110 ciudades en su red, en las que ofrece internet, TV y telefonía fija.  Las ciudades [...]

Claro adds 19 new cities to its FTTH network in Colombia, where it already records a total of 110

As officially reported by Claro Colombia (America Móvil), the Colombian subsidiary of América Movil has expanded its FTTH network coverage during the period of the new Coronavirus pandemic. The company currently records a total of 110 cities on its network, where it offers internet, TV and fixed telephony. Colombian cities in which Claro has expanded [...]

Vodacom to invest in broadband connectivity in KwaZulu-Natal

320 million rand ($19.5 million) is to be invested by Vodacom for the development of internet connectivity in both developed and less developing areas in KwaZulu-Natal. The proposed funding is for high-speed Internet connectivity and fiber optics investments are also planned for the future. By the end of the financial year 2012, Vodacom intends to [...]

Netflix to partner with Telcos across Africa

Netflix is showing more African content and has announced the partnership with telecom operators to make the streaming platform more accessible to potential subscribers. The streaming giant has over 193 million subscribers globally and is exploring ways to expand on the African market and seeking ways to overcome challenges including slow and expensive internet and [...]

MTN Rwanda receives mobile money certification

MTN Rwanda is the first provider in the country to receive the GSMA Mobile Money Certification. To note this certification was launched in 2018 to assess mobile money providers with the ability to deliver secure and reliable services all by protecting the consumer rights and combat money laundering. According to John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer [...]

Kenya to amend Gaming Bill through Safaricom M-Pesa

The 2019 Gaming Bill has been revised by the Kenyas National Assembly to include mobile money services as an accepted form of payment by gaming operators. Previously, the bill explicitly listed credit/debit cards, electronic bank transfers as permitted modes of payments, banning mobile money and cash transactions. The new decision is further showcasing the popularity [...]

MultiChoice and MTN announced new partnership in Uganda

MultiChoice Uganda has announced a new partnership with MTN MoMo by allowing all MultiChoice users to pay for Showmax and Showmax Pro subscriptions by using the mobile money payment options. According to Colin Asiimwe, the Head of Marketing at MultiChoice Uganda Our commitment to continually drive value, proximity and access to great entertainment remains unwavering. [...]

Showmax partners with Telkom Kenya to offer data deals

Telkom Kenya and Showmax Pro are partnering to offer Telkom mobile subscribers interesting data bundles. The data deals include 30GB and 45 GB as well as a one-month subscription to stream Showmax Pro. The partnering deal will be available to both new and existing showmax subscribers with the regular entertainment from showmax as well as [...]

Wom lanza nuevo plan de FTTH en Chile

Según reportó el website especializado Pisapapeles, el operador móvil chileno Wom comenzó a ofrecer un nuevo plan de internet vía FTTH, con 600 mbps de velocidad simétrico -es decir, con la misma velocidad de subida y de bajada-, por una suscripción mensual valorada en CH$ 18.990 (USD 24). Recientemente, el operador anunció el inicio del [...]