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WACS submarine cable traffic limited due to cable damage

Published 24 Sep 2018 15:11 CET | Africa

The submarine fibre-optic cable of the WACS system of Angola Cables suffered two cuts, which caused a limit to traffic capacity, and increased latency and losses in the ...

Iflix to add Trace channels for free

Published 24 Sep 2018 12:42 CET | Africa, Middle East

Streaming video service Iflix has inked a deal that will see Trace, a youth media afro-urban entertainment channel, provide two of its channels for free to iflix users ...

Liquid Telecom backs African data science platform Zindi

Published 21 Sep 2018 09:10 CET | Africa

African operator Liquid Telecom announced a partnership with Zindi to support the roll-out of its new data science competition platform across Africa. Launched ay the AI Expo ...

Africa's smartphone shipments increase 6% in Q2

Published 20 Sep 2018 15:49 CET | Africa

Africa's smartphone shipments grew 6.0 percent year-on-year in Q2 to a total of 22.4 million, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The ...

SubCom wins contract to extend MainOne's cable system to Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire

Published 20 Sep 2018 10:59 CET | Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal

MainOne has selected SubCom to extend its submarine cable system into West Africa's francophone region, with the addition of two branches connecting Senegal (Dakar) and Cote ...

StarTimes gets exclusive broadcasting rights for Europa League in sub-Saharan Africa

Published 18 Sep 2018 14:38 CET | Africa

StarTimes has secured exclusive broadcasting rights for the UEFA Europa League in Sub-Saharan Africa until 2021. Football fans will be able to watch matches between best ...

Naspers to list pay-TV provider MultiChoice in Johannesburg

Published 18 Sep 2018 13:39 CET | Africa, South Africa

In recognition of PN's support over the years, Naspers intends to allocate another 5 percent stake in MultiChoice South Africa to PN shareholders at no cost, prior to the ...

Liquid Telecom may file for IPO - report

Published 18 Sep 2018 11:23 CET | Africa, Zimbabwe

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe may be planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its subsidiary Liquid Telecom, Bloomberg reported, citing a source. Econet has announced that it ...

Westcon SSA inks new distribution deal with Mitel

Published 17 Sep 2018 13:01 CET | Africa

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a  distributor of cloud and converged communications products for the enterprise and SMB markets, announced its appointment as a ...

Phillips offers Lumify mobile medical ultrasound system in Africa on subscription model

Published 14 Sep 2018 14:43 CET | Africa

Philips Africa has announced the introduction of Lumify, an ultrasound system that uses mobile technology. It has been launched in Nairobi and will offer imaging on a ...

Orange invests in MainOne Cable, to own new cable station in Dakar

Published 14 Sep 2018 14:33 CET | Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal

Orange and MainOne Cable Company said that they have signed an agreement for Orange to make a major investment in the West African submarine cable system, enabling the ...

Airtel chooses banks to lead IPO of African business - report

Published 14 Sep 2018 13:32 CET | Africa

Indian operator Bharti Airtel has chosen UBS, JP Morgan and Citi to coordinate the London initial public offering of its Africa business, two sources familiar with the matter ...

VueTel appoints COO for US operations

Published 14 Sep 2018 09:22 CET | Africa, United States

VueTel announced the hiring of Todd Baron as Chief Operating Officer of its US operating company, VueTel USA. The global telecommunications firm expands its New Jersey office ...

StarTimes to broadcast first African Freestyle Football competition

Published 13 Sep 2018 13:39 CET | Africa

StarTimes will broadcast live the first ever African Freestyle Football competition in Nigeria from 13 to 15 September to its over ten million subscribers across Africa. The ...

Facebook launches Community Help for areas with low connectivity

Published 13 Sep 2018 11:19 CET | Africa

Facebook Community Help is now available on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries, including the MENA region, across the UAE, Saudi, Egypt and Morocco, ITP.net reported. ...

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance calls for TVWS to bridge digital divide in Africa

Published 12 Sep 2018 15:41 CET | Africa

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has called for the increased use of TV Whitespace technology (TVWS) to help bridge the digital divide that is still impacting billions of ...

iSON, Staxx partner to strengthen mobile device security

Published 12 Sep 2018 12:57 CET | Africa

Tech services provider iSON Technologies in Africa has announced a strategic partnership with Staxx Solutions, a tech services provider with strong focus on mobile security, ...

Eaton appoints Mustek as distributor for sub-Saharan Africa

Published 12 Sep 2018 12:21 CET | Africa

Eaton South Africa has appointed Mustek as a distributor for its Power Quality Portfolio of products in sub-Saharan Africa, with effect from 1 September. The portfolio ...

MTN CEO says Africa not yet ready for 5G network

Published 12 Sep 2018 11:53 CET | Africa

MTN Group says Africa is not ready for 5G network but would likely be ready to embrace the super-fast technology in about five years from now, Reuters reported, citing group ...

Juniper Networks appoints Tantawi as service provider director for META

Published 12 Sep 2018 10:47 CET | Africa, Middle East

He has previously worked at vendors including Cisco, EMC and IBM. Tantawi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo and has worked extensively ...

MEA PC market stabilises in Q2 as tablet demand continues to plummet

Published 10 Sep 2018 10:04 CET | Africa, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Middle East, South Africa, Turkey

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, for desktops, notebooks, workstations and tablets, declined 7.7 percent year on year in Q2 2018, ...

SatADSL, APT Satellite and iSAT partner to provide connectivity in Africa

Published 07 Sep 2018 11:30 CET | Africa

A new partnership between professional VSAT services provider SatADSL, iSAT Africa, and APT Satellite will offer affordable broadband via satellite in Africa. SatADSL will ...

Kenya hosts first Google Web Rangers Africa Summit

Published 06 Sep 2018 16:15 CET | Africa

Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa, aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the ...

Africans spend over 4 million hours reading books on mobile phones in 2018 so far, up 32%

Published 06 Sep 2018 10:25 CET | Africa

Opera and Worldreader said that Africas have spent more than 4 million hours reading books on their mobile phones in 2018. This is an increase of 32 percent over the same ...

Internet Solutions launches iDirect DVB-S2X network in Africa

Published 05 Sep 2018 17:10 CET | Africa

VT iDirect (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems (VT Systems), has announced that Internet Solutions, a Pan-African telecommunications services provider, has ...

 

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