Category Archives: Telecom

Djibouti Telecom and wingu.africa to host future fiber optic submarine cables

On October 14, the incumbent telecommunications operator, Djibouti Telecom, announced the start of construction work on a new fiber-optic submarine cable landing station in Djibouti City. The building is touted as a neutral digital port that will provide open access cable landing service to submarine cable operators for a neutral, safe and secure landing. According [...]

Unitel to invest in 5G services in Angola

Angolan mobile phone company Unitel has so far invested 25 million U.S. dollars in technology innovation and digital upgrades to prepare for the launch of the 5G service in the country. According to Unitel, the upgrades will allow more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time and make the company’s services more [...]

Vodacom launched its new super app ‘VodaPay’

Vodacom Financial and Digital Services, announced that the much-anticipated VodaPay super app is now live and can be accessed in the Google and Apple app stores. Available to customers on any mobile network, VodaPay delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle and financial platform for both consumers and businesses. It is backed by Alipay technology that powers [...]

MTN and Airtel ready for 5G deployment in Nigeria

Indications have emerged that the telecommunication giants, MTN Nigeria and Airtel Nigeria, will likely be the first two players to deploy the Fifth Generation, 5G network in Nigeria by January 2022. Prof. Umar Dambatta, Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), revealed that the commission had granted Airtel right to demonstrate its own 5G [...]

MTN to provide data offers and big prizes this summer in South Africa

MTN plans to provide data offers and big prizes as part of its summer campaign. The telecommunication giant is making data even more affordable to all its customers, irrespective of the customers plan or package. Whether South Africans want to party or play, rest and revive, or just hit the road to reconnect with family [...]

Irdeto & Minim join forces to enforce DStv internet’s home network security

Digital platform security specialist Irdeto has confirmed that South African multi-play operator MultiChoice Group has implemented Trusted Home, an AI-driven network security and Wi-Fi management solution developed jointly by Irdeto and residential managed WiFi and IoT security platform Minim. DStv Internet is a fixed wireless access service which incorporates the Trusted Home premium service embedded [...]

DStv partners with MTN to launch internet service in South Africa

MultiChoice Group has launched a fixed-wireless Internet access service called DStv Internet in South Africa offering three data packages designed for streaming media. The service is aimed at consumers who do not have access to fibre services. According to Multichoice, DStv Internet is a fixed-wireless-access service, meaning that customers can now get connected to the [...]