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 […]

Telecoms developments in Africa – March 2016

NewTelco SA extends into Kenya The Jasco Group has expanded the presence of NewTelco South Africa into Kenya. The presence will support NewTelco’s existing customers in the region, including Six Telecoms in Tanzania. The East African ICT market is a fast growing ICT market and is attracting much foreign direct investment. NewTelco SA believes that […]

Telecoms developments in Africa – September 2015

Southern African countries to cut roaming charges Namibia, Bostwana, Zambia and Zimbabwe have agreed to a pilot project to lower mobile phone roaming charges. The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology recently hosted officials from the four countries in Windhoek to discuss the idea. It was estimated that […]