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NCC postpones 2.6GHz spectrum auction again

NCC postpones 2.6GHz spectrum auction again

Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has again postponed the proposed auctioning of the 2.6 gigahertz (GHZ) spectrum band it started about two week ago.  Read More

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Public private partnerships panacea to broadband development, says Etisalat chiefPublic private partnerships panacea to broadband development, says Etisalat chief Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group, Ahmad Julfar has identified public private partnership (PPP) as one ...
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Fibre rollout seeks stakeholder participation Fibre rollout seeks stakeholder participation Implementers of new BoFINET projects dubbed Wholesale Wi-Fi and Fibre-to-the-X are calling on all relevant stakeholders ...
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Vodafone Ghana Fixed Broadband customers get bundle extensionVodafone Ghana Fixed Broadband customers get bundle extension Vodafone Ghana says it will soon be offering a one-week validity extension to all fixed broadband ...
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Tuesday 24 Mar

How to beat cyber criminals – Kaspersky

KENYA
Cyber criminals are getting more daring every day and everyone on the Internet should be wary and take precautions, warns Internet security solutions firm, Kaspersky.»
Monday 23 Mar

Africa Online to launch new services in Tanzania

TANZANIA
Pan-African service provider, Gondwana International Networks (GIN), parent company to Africa Online, has announced that it will be expanding its VSAT services in Tanzania as well as launching a managed infrastructure and services solution called iManage. »
Sunday 22 Mar

Orange rolls out 3G in Mandera County

KENYA
Orange has rolled out its GSM network in Mandera County as part of the company’s ongoing plan to connect all counties across the country to Orange’s high-speed network.»
Saturday 21 Mar

Ghana Presidency gets a new E-Cabinet platform

GHANA
Ghana’s cabinet on Thursday witnessed a major boost as the President John Dramani Mahama unveiled a new E–Cabinet platform to used by himself and members of his cabinet. »
Saturday 21 Mar

DRC, World Bank launch construction of CAB5

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Construction work of the Central African Backbone (CAB) Phase 5 was officially launched this week by Thomas Luhaka, Democratic Republic of Congo VPM in charge of posts, telecoms and ICTs.»
Friday 20 Mar

JUMIA Côte d’Ivoire expands its operations

IVORY COAST
JUMIA has opened six new hubs in Cote d’Ivoire in the cities of Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, San Pedro, Daloa, Gagnoa, and Korogho. »
Thursday 19 Mar

Free Wifi at Dakar’s Independence Square

SENEGAL
Internet users visiting the city centre of the Senegalese capital city will now be able to browse the internet for free at the Independence Square (Place de l’Indépendance), as part of the Dakar Digital City project.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Water Utilities’ optic fibre takes a knock

BOTSWANA
The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) in Botswana suffered a severe blow over the weekend after one of its major pipelines to the city of Gaborone had a knock on its optic fibre network.»
Tuesday 17 Mar

Local content will drive Nigeria’s internet penetration, says ComTech minister

NIGERIA
Contrary to the belief that social network platforms such as YouTube, Facebook WhatsApp and others will drive internet penetration, Nigeria’s Communication Technology Minister, Mrs Omobola Johnson, says local content will drive internet penetration in the country.»
Sunday 15 Mar

MTL hunts fibre optic cable partner

MALAWI
The Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) is calling for applications from interested companies to partner it in the operation of its establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to house the fibre optic cable backbone business nationwide.»
Friday 13 Mar

Telecom Namibia hosts first WACS upgrade meeting

NAMIBIA
The West Africa Cable System (WACS) Consortium is meeting in Windhoek to discuss the upgrade of the system’s capacity in view of the enormous bandwidth update since commissioning in May 2013.»
Thursday 12 Mar

Togo to connect administrative buildings to fibre optic network

TOGO
Almost all of Togo’s administrative buildings, most of which lack IT equipment and stable internet connections, are set to be connected to the country’s fibre optic network in the next 24 months.»
Wednesday 11 Mar

TV White Spaces to improve broadband access in the health sector

BOTSWANA
Botswana Innovation Hub, in collaboration with Microsoft Corporation, University of Pennsylvania, BoFiNet, USAID - NetHope and other private sector partners, will launch a TV White Spaces project to connect clinics this week.»
Tuesday 10 Mar

YahClick, Vox Telecom to provide internet to SKA community in SA

SOUTH AFRICA
YahClick has announced that, in conjunction with Vox Telecom, it has won an SKA project tender in South Africa. »
Monday 9 Mar

Surfline Ghana to expand nationwide

GHANA
Surfline Communications has announced plans to expand its award-winning 4G LTE network in Ghana with Huawei Technologies.»
Monday 9 Mar

Nigeria: investment challenge stifles 2.3GHz spectrum roll-out

NIGERIA
About a year after it successfully won the 2.3 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum license auctioned by the NCC, the Chief Executive Officer of VDT Communications says the peculiar constraints in the country have made roll-out of services on the license a mirage.»

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