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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 […]


Troye announces the availability of Citrix XenServer 7.6

Troye has announced the availability of Citrix XenServer 7.6, a product that delivers a powerful combination of highly sought-after features and significant infrastructure cost savings. It enables customers to get the most out of their Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. While there are several new features in 7.6 that enhance and extend the capabilities of […]


Westcon gives customers endpoint options with Avaya J-Series phones

Leading value-added distributor Westcon has added the latest range of Avaya IP endpoints, the J100 Series of IP phones, to its expanding portfolio, providing resellers access to a series of powerful handsets that streamline the communication experience and offer innovative features in an ergonomic design. The J100 Series of IP phones offer the user ease […]


Vox helps South African businesses maximise IT investment

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has introduced a comprehensive IT Advisory portfolio to assist medium-to large-sized businesses review current IT strategies or set new ones, particularly making the shift from on-premise to the cloud. The IT Alignment Audit is a dynamic assessment that provides companies with a 360-degree view of their information technology landscape, […]


Ruckus Networks collaborates with VAST to simplify Wi-Fi roaming

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has been named a preferred provider for VAST Networks in South Africa, the largest public Wi-Fi provider on the continent, to roll out Hotspot 2.0 technology that simplifies Wi-Fi roaming for customers. “Most people do not even think twice when it comes to roaming on their mobile devices when they […]


Internet Society partners with Facebook to expand African connectivity

The Internet Society, a global non-profit organisation dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, has announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa. An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers interconnect their networks together to efficiently […]


Internet Service Provider BitCo to launch Fibre-to-the-Home service

After more than a decade of ‘taking care of business’, renowned premium Internet Service Provider BitCo is launching Fibre-to-the-Home on Monday. BitCo Sales Director Michael Colin said: “Our customers have been asking us to expand our services to the home market for some time. We are now ready to launch the Fibre-to-the-Home product and offer […]


Digital lifestyle company Tigo launches 4G+ network in Tanzania

Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle company Tigo has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network. “The launch of 4G+ is in line with Tigo’s transformative journey and the company’s objective of offering customers the best digital experience,” said Tigo Chief Technical and Information Officer […]


Telecoms giant Nokia continues to invest in Algerian market

Since its independence, Algeria has made major strides in Information Technology, with telecommunications operators investing significantly in modernising their networks to allow for the adoption of new technologies. We spoke to Pierre Chaume, Market Unit Head for Nokia Africa, to ask him his thoughts about how technology is on the rise in the North African […]


Thingstream local partnerships fast-track South African IoT innovation

From tracking vultures to monitoring trucks across the continent, IoT enablers Thingstream’s new partnerships in South Africa are driving the development of more cost-effective IoT innovations, faster. Thingstream, which earlier this year announced it was expanding into South Africa via a local partner network, has formalised partnerships with many local innovators, supporting their development of […]


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 […]


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 […]


Siemon demonstrates advantages of plug terminated link technology

Siemon, a global network infrastructure expert, has created a new video to demonstrate how plug terminated link technology speeds up the deployment of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices in intelligent buildings, while cutting costs and increasing security and performance. Using high-end graphics, the new video takes the viewer on a virtual tour through an intelligent building […]


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 […]


Cisco expert on building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will create new risks. And according to Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa, the security of the SP network infrastructure, their business, and their customers will require a holistic approach. 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 […]


Fortinet introduces network access control solution for IoT security

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced FortiNAC, a new network access control product line that delivers network segmentation and automated responses for IoT security. The massive rise of unsecure, headless IoT devices, including industrial and medical IoT, requires new tools for securing networks. Fortinet’s new FortiNAC product line […]