Telecoms in Africa – September 2016

  Connecting 13-million more in rural Tanzania The GSM Association (GSMA) launched an active infrastructure sharing initiative in East Africa, between mobile network operators (MNOs) Airtel, Millicom and Vodacom. The MNOs will launch six 3G pilot sites across Tanzania to test the sustainable provision of mobile broadband services to 13-million people in rural areas of […]

Telecoms developments in Africa – July 2016

  Broadband for southern Africa Avanti Communications Group signed a two-year contract extension with Imarasat, to enable growth in consumer, SME and enterprise markets across 14 countries in southern Africa. The company will target SME markets in countries such as Kenya. Roughly 1,1-million Kenyan SMEs contribute 45% to its economy. Nearly 75% of them don’t […]

Telecoms developments in Africa – May 2016

  Connecting Africa and South America Angola Cables S.A and NEC Corporation said that the contract to build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), a subsea fibre optic cable system to connect Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere, has come into force. SACS is scheduled to go live by mid-2018. The project cost $160-million […]

Telecoms developments in Africa – April 2016

  Konza Technology Park, Kenya Konza will be a smart city, accommodating 260 000 people with an integrated urban information and communication technology (ICT) network that supports delivery of connected urban services and allows for efficient management of those services on a large scale. Specifically, a smart city framework will integrate the following four key […]

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