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Burkinabe to deploy 800 km of fibre in 'Smart Burkina' project with implementation by Huawei and CITCC

Published 16 Jul 2021 11:53 CET | Burkina Faso

Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabire has launched the Smart Burkina plan, aiming to interconnect every Burkinabe city via an 800 km optical fiber network, Econfin ...

Benin, Burkino Faso and Cote d'Ivoire NRENs join Global R&E Network

Published 09 Jul 2021 12:05 CET | Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire

The Nordic countries' research and education network NordUnet said three African NRENs have recently connected to the Global R&E Network (GREN). On 01 July, during a webinar ...

Orange announces commercial launch of fibre services in Burkina Faso

Published 17 Jun 2021 16:14 CET | Burkina Faso

Orange has completed a six-month pilot phase during which it tested its new fibre services in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, and has now progressed to the full launch ...

Vivendi subsidiary brings Canalbox FTTH service to Burkina Faso's capital

Published 08 Jun 2021 17:14 CET | Burkina Faso

GVA (Group Vivendi Africa) has started offering its Canalbox fixed broadband service in selected areas of Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou. Availability will increase as ...

Burkina Faso begins construction of first laptop and phone assembly factory

Published 02 Jun 2021 13:50 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has kicked off the construction of the first laptop and phone assembly factory to produce low-cost devices in the country, Ecofin reported. Minister of Industry, ...

Burkina Faso switches to IPv6

Published 28 May 2021 11:57 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso says it will begin switching from IPv4 to IPv6, BiztechAfrica reported. Its digitisation ministry was due to sign a a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect ...

Telecel Faso launches 4G+ network in Burkina Faso

Published 10 Dec 2020 11:13 CET | Burkina Faso

Mobile operator Telecel Faso has rolled out 4G+ in Burkina Faso, Ecofin reported. Telecel Faso joins this segment behind Orange and the Office National des Telecommunications ...

Orange Liberia appoints Yao as new CEO as Coulibaly moves to Burkina Faso

Published 05 Nov 2020 11:28 CET | Burkina Faso, Liberia

Orange Liberia has appointed Jean Marius Yao as its new CEO, taking over from Mamadou Coulibaly, who had been at the helm since the operator entered the Liberian market five ...

VTS deploys TIP Cassini system in Burkina Faso

Published 05 Oct 2020 13:45 CET | Burkina Faso

Virtual Technologies & Solutions (VTS) has announced that the production units of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Cassini service are now live in Burkina Faso. VTS says it ...

Burkina deploys new internet exchange point and virtual landing point

Published 10 Sep 2020 13:30 CET | Burkina Faso

The government of Burkina Faso has invested XOF 3.105 billion into the construction of an internet exchange point (IXP) and a virtual landing point (VLP) in the city of ...

MainOne wins contract to provide connectivity to Burkina Faso

Published 28 May 2020 11:20 CET | Burkina Faso

Main One says it has been entrusted by the state of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators through the ...

Orange Money opens remittance corridors from France to Burkina Faso and Morocco

Published 26 May 2020 09:18 CET | Burkina Faso, France, Morocco

Orange has opened two new Orange Money remittance corridors from France to Burkina Faso and Morocco, adding to its channels to Ivory Coast, Guinea, Madagascar and Mali. ...

Burkina Faso's regulator launches 'Resometre' QoS app

Published 19 May 2020 10:52 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's telecom authority Arcep has added a new tool in its evaluation of mobile QoS (Quality of Service). An app named 'Resometre' is now available for smartphone ...

Onatel selects Radwin's Jet Duo dual-band base station

Published 14 May 2020 10:50 CET | Burkina Faso

To date, Onatel has deployed more than 70 Jet Duo dual band radios and hundreds of subscriber units and has plans to scale its network. Radwin's partner CFAO oversaw project ...

Burkina Faso govt launches student computer subsidy scheme

Published 08 May 2020 09:21 CET | Burkina Faso

The government of Burkina Faso has launched the "One student, one computer" programme to improve access to the internet for bachelor's degree students in particular, Ecofin ...

Burkina Faso PM criticises Orange's tariff increase

Published 17 Feb 2020 11:13 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso's Prime Minister, Christophe Dabire, has criticised Orange's plans to increase prices by 2.04 percent from 17 February, describing the move as "unacceptable", ...

Burkina Faso ratifies financing for national fibre-optic network

Published 14 Oct 2019 11:12 CET | Burkina Faso

The government of Burkina Faso has ratified a credit agreement signed in June with Bank of China Shenzhen Branch to finance phase one of Onatel's national fibre-optic ...

Burkina Faso sets DTT fee at XOF 75 mln for private broadcasters DTT platform

Published 26 Sep 2019 14:00 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has directed private television broadcasters to pay XOF 75 million in annual fees to air their output on the DTT platform, NexTVame reported.  For two years now, ...

Onatel launches LTE commercial offers in Burkina Faso

Published 01 Apr 2019 10:54 CET | Burkina Faso

Maroc Telecom's subsidiary Onatel has started offering LTE services in Burkina Faso after acquiring a new licence at the end of March. The operator follows in the footsteps ...

Onatel inks loan deal, paving the way for LTE launch in Burkina Faso

Published 20 Mar 2019 15:20 CET | Burkina Faso

Maroc Telecom's subsidiary Onatel has signed a XOF 40 billion loan agreement with banking group Banque Atlantique, which will enable the operator to acquire an LTE licence in ...

Onatel profit rises 12.5% to XOF 31.8 bln in 2018

Published 20 Mar 2019 13:19 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso operator Onatel reported a net profit of XOF 31.8 billion for 2018, up from 28.3 billion in 2017, Reuters reported. Revenues however slipped to XOF 159 billion ...

Orange secures licence to launch LTE services in Burkina Faso

Published 17 Jan 2019 14:50 CET | Burkina Faso

Orange Burkina Faso announced on Twitter that it has acquired a mobile licence that will enable the operator to offer 4G+ services. The news follows a decision from the ...

Burkina Faso tightens telecom regulations to develop the sector

Published 29 Oct 2018 11:56 CET | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has decided to strengthen the judicial framework of its telecommunications sector in view of the rapid technology development and new uses, Ecofin reported. The ...

Sahel countries plan free roaming project

Published 08 Aug 2018 10:28 CET | Africa, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger

Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad plan to put an end to roaming surcharges on cross-border calls for mobile customers travelling within the Sahel. The proposal ...

Vodafone deploys fibre node on border between Ghana and Burkina Faso

Published 07 Aug 2018 10:41 CET | Burkina Faso, Ghana

Vodafone Wholesale, a subsidiary of Vodafone Ghana, has constructed a second fibre optic network that connects Ghana to landlocked countries in West Africa, including ...


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