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AfricaCom 2018: Telcos creating value in new, unprecedented ways

Whether your focus is on 5G, policy and regulatory frameworks that are going to enable communications, ICT investment, new revenue streams or accelerating the spread of digital connectivity throughout sub-Saharan Africa, AfricaCom 2018 – which takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa, from November 13 to 15 – will be the place […]


MainOne expands operations in Ivory Coast with US$20m investment

MainOne, a leading provider of connectivity and data centre solutions in West Africa, has reiterated its commitment to leading the Digital Transformation efforts of the Francophone region with an initial investment of US$20m on cable landing and data centre projects in the Ivory Coast within the next two years. According to Kazeem Oladepo, the company’s […]


South Atlantic interlink connecting Cameroon to Brazil fully installed

The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium has announced the completion of the near 6,000km marine installation of its 25-year life-span transatlantic fibre optic subsea cable. This marks a significant milestone because, for the first time, two continents, Africa and the Americas, are fully connected to their respective landing stations; Kribi in Cameroon and Fortaleza […]


Frost & Sullivan examines South Africa’s telecommunications industry

With global 5G rollout gathering speed and the recent launch of 5G in Lesotho by Vodacom, the question of whether South Africa is ready for the transition to 4G’s successor is dependent on various factors that could cause a delay in the integration of 5G in the country. Mobile communications have been the catalyst for the development of new […]


BitCo identifies five defence mechanisms to combat cyberattacks

With unprepared businesses ending up on the firing line, Michael Colin, Sales Director at telecommunications service provider BitCo, offers five ‘easy-to-implement’ defence mechanisms. Naivety and ignorance are no longer valid excuses and owners of small and medium-sized organisations in every sector are under even more pressure to comply with data protection requirements as well as […]


China Telecom Global to have hub at Teraco Data Environments

China Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited (CTMEA), the Middle East and Africa subsidiary of China Telecom Global (CTG) has announced that it is establishing an inter-connection network and telecommunications hub to support growing traffic demands at Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s first vendor neutral data centre. CTMEA has established its network nodes in Teraco’s data […]


Cisco expert on building and securing the 5G networks of tomorrow

While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will open up new risks. Ensuring the security of the SP network infrastructure, the business and its customers will require a holistic approach says Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. Every new generation […]


Clickatell Transact enables UBA to launch WhatsApp service in Nigeria

Clickatell, an authorised WhatsApp Business Solution provider, has announced that United Bank for Africa (UBA) will be going live with its Chat Banking solution – Leo on WhatsApp. In a first for Nigeria, customers can now conduct their favourite banking activities in a secure and convenient manner, by communicating with their bank in a verified […]


Afrique Telecom commended for its Internet connectivity solutions

Based on its recent analysis of the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) communications services market, Frost & Sullivan has recognised Afrique Telecom with the 2018 Sub-Saharan African Enabling Technology Award. The company’s broadband connectivity solutions SpaceDSL and TAMTAM help businesses, governments, and consumers deliver cost-effective, high-bandwidth Internet access to areas facing last-mile connectivity issues. “Afrique Telecom’s SpaceDSL and […]


Avanti Communications announces launch of South African operations

Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has announced the official launch of its South Africa-based operations. The announcement is underpinned by Avanti’s continued commitment to investing in Africa through a direct local presence backed by in-country solutions to enable […]


SkyGroup appointed official Barco ClickShare Training Centre

SkyGroup Communications has been appointed by Barco, a global leader in enterprise collaboration technology, as an official ClickShare training centre in South Africa. As a result of the appointment, SkyGroup is able to provide its resellers with customised training sessions on how to best use, deploy and support Barco’s ClickShare .Not only will this aid […]


Airtel and Telecom Egypt announce partnership for submarine cabling

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider, and Telecom Egypt, the country’s first integrated telecom operator, have announced a strategic partnership where Airtel will get IRUs (Indefeasible Right of Use) on Middle East North Africa Submarine Cable (MENA Cable) and TE North Cable Systems. In addition, Airtel will also take large capacities on a […]


Avanti Communications signs Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica

Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator and provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has signed a HYLAS 4 Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica. The Master Distributor contract enables iWayAfrica to utilise the latest Ka-band satellite technology via Avanti’s HYLAS 4 satellite, which offers 100% coverage of Sub-Saharan […]


MTN Nigeria takes customer experience to new levels

MTN Nigeria has taken a bold approach to customer service, showing that their customers are at the core of their organisation. Using Nokia’s Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution, it will drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations to improve the overall experience for its 52 million customers. The inherent automation and intelligence that is […]


FibreCo to boost broadband connectivity in Kroonstad

Internet connectivity in Kroonstad will benefit from a substantial enhancement as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its roll out of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community. Only 5.4% of households in the province have access to the Internet at home, with 9.9% having access at work; therefore it’s clear […]


Vox partners with Veeam to extend managed backup services

Integrated ICT and telecommunications company Vox has extended its partnership with Veeam, the leader in intelligent data management for hyper-available enterprises to deliver a fully managed backup offering for customers in the mid to large corporate segment. Storage and backup is a crucial necessity and very also very much a matter of security. If you […]


Decision Inc. drives Makro customer engagement thanks to mobile app

Makro has implemented a new mobile app that provides customers with innovative rewards based on analytics conducted by Decision Inc. South African retailer Makro has worked with Decision Inc. on an innovative mobile app solution to improve its understanding of its customers and provide vendors with a new platform to market their products and services […]


Paratus Africa begins implementation of Mapcom’s M4 Solutions Suite

Mapcom Systems, a global leader in visual OSS and BSS software solutions for telecommunications service providers, has announced that Paratus Africa has begun the implementation of Mapcom’s M4 Solutions Suite to accelerate the service fulfilment process and manage the planning, build-out and maintenance of its broadband network. Paratus is the largest privately-owned Pan African telecoms […]


Huawei’s CloudCampus solution unveiled at Huawei rethink IP event

Huawei South Africa has announced the availability of its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution to its enterprise customers at the Huawei Rethink IP event that took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton. The CloudCampus solution adopts the ‘intelligent, simplified, converged, secure and open’ design concepts and leverages cloud management technology to implement centralised multi-tenant management and […]


Nimbus Infrastructure Limited increases its stake in Paratus Namibia

Nimbus Infrastructure Limited, Namibia’s first listed Capital Pool Company (CPC), has increased its shareholding in Paratus Namibia to 51.4% in a share swap transaction. Paratus Namibia forms part of Paratus Africa, the fastest growing and largest privately-owned Pan African telecoms operator. Nimbus acquired 8% of the issued share capital in Paratus for a cash payment […]