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South Africa leads world in demand for constant connectivity

South Africans with Internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home, with 95% of respondents saying they expect it and it is important to them, according to the 2018 ARRIS International plc Connectivity and Entertainment Index (CEI). Most households with Internet connections (56%) are also willing to […]

When is Africa likely to experience the benefits of Smart Cities?

According to a UN report, around 2.2 billion people could be added to the global population by 2050, with more than half of that growth occurring in Africa. There is increasing pressure on the continent to provide sustainability, efficient mobility and health and safety and technology has a big role to play. There has been […]

Nokia powers optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Backbone Network

Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June and represents the first 200G long distance, single carrier transmission service in Africa. With growth in demand for mobile video and ultra-broadband services, Telecom […]

Trailblazers celebrated at AfricaCom Awards show at CITCC in Cape Town

The AfricaCom Awards show, supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, was held in Cape Town. Held at the CTICC during AfricaCom, guests celebrated and acknowledged the trailblazers who are leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent. “AfricaCom continues to grow and with it the Awards,” said Tom Cuthell, Event Director […]

Nokia deploys 5G technology with operator rain in South Africa

Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain. The launch and subsequent rollout are well aligned with the government’s strategy to connect the unconnected and improve the lives of citizens, and match rain’s main objective to provide affordable broadband internet to the masses in South Africa. The full network deployment is […]

RCS-Communication launches new Ka-Band service in South Sudan

RCS-Communication, a leading ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in the country. Following successful beam testing in Juba, the new Ka-Band service with high throughput speeds of up to 35Mbps download and 4Mbps upload is now available to RCS-Communication’s customers. RCS-Communication partnered with iWayAfrica, […]

SACS Cable to boost connectivity in Africa via Teraco Data Centres

Teraco, Africa’s largest vendor neutral colocation data centre provider, has said that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – Africa’s first transatlantic link connecting the continent to the Americas. Owned by Angola Cables, […]

Open access is making progress in South Africa, says ISPA

Communities across South Africa are increasingly insisting on open access fibre optic cable installations which provide a neutral platform for ISPs to compete with each other. That’s the word from South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) which says elected representatives of gated communities, estates and business parks are gradually adopting a hard line with […]

What is on offer at AfricaCom 2018 – Africa’s largest TMT event

As Cape Town gears up to host AfricaCom 2018 this week, here is what will be on offer at the CITCC from Tuesday to Thursday. Headliners (formerly the keynotes) AfricaCom will present a series of top talks from some of the world’s leading experts in their field.  The content is free to all registered visitors, […]

Parallel Wireless making ALL G network deployments as easy as Wi-Fi

Deploying network facilities across Africa, can be a costly and lengthy exercise.  However, with its world’s first ALL G software-enabled Open network solution, Parallel Wireless is helping global Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’ by making ALL G network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi. As a result, it has been welcomed […]

Technology neutral frameworks remain critical to Africa’s ICT sector

In its sixth consecutive year, Open Access, the ICT industry’s biggest African networking event, will take place from November 13 to 14 at the Cullinan Hotel and the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. Hosted by FibreCo, a leading open access carrier service provider and Teraco, Africa’s most connected data centre, the event will bring […]

Wi-Fi connectivity deployed at university campus in Mauritius

The current generation of students have grown up with technology – using devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets. In order to keep students engaged, institutions of learning must change with the times. We are now in an era where curriculum for tertiary education is transitioning to a blend of online and face-to-face learning. On top […]

Intelsat and Q-KON enable large-scale broadband access in Africa

Q-KON is to introduce a new multiple high-speed broadband service powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform. Combining a cloud-based management platform with Intelsat’s global satellite and terrestrial networks, the IntelsatOne Flex platform will enable Q-KON to rapidly deploy high-quality broadband that enables new services and applications for smaller businesses throughout Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, […]

Vodacom South Africa launches Enhanced Voice Services – Super HD Voice

Vodacom South Africa has introduced the next chapter in the evolution of the Vodacom network, Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), also known as Super High Definition (SHD) voice or HD Voice+. Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) subscribers using a compatible handset on the Vodacom network can now experience improved voice clarity made possible by the EVS codec. Vodacom […]

Avelacom extends low latency connectivity to South Africa

Avelacom, the high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions provider for the financial services industry, has announced that it has extended its connectivity offerings to South Africa, enabling trading firms to access the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in a fast and reliable way. Global banks, HFTs and hedge funds accessing JSE can now obtain ultra low […]

Telecoms company ZTE releases 5G Network Intelligence White Paper

ZTE South Africa has announced that ZTE Corporation – a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet – has released its 5G Network Intelligence White Paper. Featuring ZTE’s leading technologies in 5G arena and in-depth insights on telecoms development, the white paper aims to address the internal and external […]

IT Asset Disposal specialist introduces Blancco Mobile Diagnostics

IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) specialist Xperien has introduced the most reliable and in-depth diagnostics tool for mobile devices. Blancco Mobile Diagnostics enables mobile network operators and carriers, device manufacturers, retailers, customer service centres, insurers and resellers to quickly and accurately find the source of device issues and resolve them. “By identifying the cause of mobile […]

Brand new campus for South African mobile network company Cell C

Cell C is South Africa’s third mobile network after Vodacom and MTN. Launched in 2001, it currently has 18 million subscribers. Cell C is owned by 3C Telecommunications, which is 60% owned by Oger Telecom South Africa, a division of Saudi Oger; 25% owned in an unencumbered holding by CellSAf, (a broad-based black economic empowerment […]

Djibouti Data Center selected by Expresso Telecom as strategic hub

Djibouti Data Center has announced that Expresso Telecom Group (ETG) has selected it to become a strategic hub and peering point for regional connectivity to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. ETG, a leading African mobile network operator, offers a wide range of mobile voice and data solutions, as well as supporting extensive […]

Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network following first phase completion

Paratus has successfully concluded the first phase of the upgrades to its Mobile LTE Data network. The operator has confirmed that phase two will commence during November when the equipment arrives from the vendor manufacturing line. “We have been planning the upgrades for quite some time, during which various lab tests were done to ensure […]