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South Africa's Openserve holds talks over cable breaks in Gabon and Angola

Published 17 Jan 2020 10:14 CET | Angola, Gabon, South Africa

South African telecom infrastructure provider Openserve said that it had been liaising with both the WACS and SAT3/WASC undersea cable consortia to determine the cause of ...

Gabon Telecom tests 5G mobile equipment in 3 sites for 6 months

Published 28 Nov 2019 10:04 CET | Gabon

Gabon Telecom is testing mobile 5G equipment in Libreville, reports Pana. Three sites were selected, namely La Sabliere, Boulevard Triomphal and the interministerial building ...

Globalstar receives MSS and terrestrial authorisations across Africa

Published 19 Jun 2019 15:52 CET | Botswana, Gabon, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa

Globalstar said it has received MSS and terrestrial authorizations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda. These countries join Botswana in representing over 1.1 ...

Gabonese govt shuts down the internet and broadcasting after coup attempt

Published 08 Jan 2019 09:06 CET | Gabon

Gabon's government shut down the internet and broadcasting services following an attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, according to digital rights groups Netblocks and ...

Regulator orders Airtel Gabon and Gabon Telecom to improve service quality

Published 01 Nov 2018 11:24 CET | Gabon

Gabon's telecommunications regulator has directed Gabon Telecom and Airtel Gabon to improve the quality of their services, Ecofin reported. In its notice, the watchdog ...

HAC suspends SatCon for 3 months for BeIN Sports piracy

Published 29 Aug 2018 09:53 CET | Gabon

Gabon's High Authority of Communication (HAC) has suspended the television operator SatCon for three months, reports Gabonmediatime. Authorities blame the company for airing ...

AfDB supports Gabon's fibre backbone project

Published 26 Feb 2018 11:29 CET | Gabon

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Gabonese National Agency for Numerical Infrastructure and Frequency (ANINF) have signed agreements for a feasibility study for the ...

Gabon to provide schools with broadband internet

Published 16 Jan 2018 12:35 CET | Gabon

Gabonese government has decided to equip colleges and high schools with computers rooms with broadband internet, reports Ecofin. In this framework, the related school's ...

Gabon picks South Korean operator KT to extend Central African Backbone project

Published 20 Dec 2017 08:49 CET | Gabon

Gabon's ministry for the digital economy has selected South Korean operator KT as the winner of an international tender for a 520-km fibre-optic backbone project linking ...

Congo says works on fibre optic backbone to Gabon is complete

Published 06 Dec 2017 08:31 CET | Congo, Gabon

The national coordinator of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project Yves-Didier Miehakanda has confirmed that works for optical fibre interconnection between Congo and ...

Lycatel to support Azur's operations in Congo, Gabon and Central African Republic

Published 29 Nov 2017 10:01 CET | Africa, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon

Lycamobile parent Lycatel has signed a partnership agreement with Bahrain's Bintel, which trades under the Azur brand, to provide operational and financial support in the ...

Gabon govt signs agreement with Huawei on digital strategy projects

Published 01 Nov 2017 15:09 CET | Gabon

Gabon's digital economy minister signed a MoU with Huawei Technologies to collaborate on several infrastructure projects within the Digital Gabon strategic plan, reports ...

Vivendi subsidiary starts offering Canal Box fibre service in Gabon

Published 27 Oct 2017 09:27 CET | Gabon

Vivendi's subsidiary GVA (Group Vivendi Africa) has officially unveiled its Canal Box broadband service, which the company started rolling out in selected areas of Gabon's ...

Gabon to bring internet and mobile services to 2,700 rural villages

Published 14 Sep 2017 13:40 CET | Gabon

Gabon's telecom regulator Arcep announced the official launch of a new Universal Service programme aiming to connect 2,700 villages still without internet and mobile ...

Canal+ captures 29% audience share in Francophone Africa

Published 21 Aug 2017 17:27 CET | Africa, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Senegal

Canal+ Advertising, a subsidiary of Canal+ International, announced that the audience share captured by Canal+ channels in French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa has increased by ...

Vivendi subsidiary to start roll-out of fibre network in Gabon capital

Published 21 Aug 2017 11:16 CET | Gabon

Vivendi's subsidiary GVA (Group Vivendi Africa) will shortly begin rolling out an aerial fibre access network in selected areas of Gabon's capital Libreville, reports Gabon ...

Vivendi subsidiary makes inroads in Gabon fibre project

Published 16 May 2017 20:46 CET | Gabon

Vivendi's subsidiary GVA (Group Vivendi Africa) and Veolia's subsidiary SEEG (Societe d'Energie et d'Eau du Gabon) plan to sign an agreement on 16 May enabling GVA to access ...

Vivendi subsidiary secures FTTH licence in Gabon

Published 24 Jan 2017 16:03 CET | Gabon

Vivendi's subsidiary GVA (Group Vivendi Africa) has secured a licence to provide FTTH services in Gabon, reports Gabon Media Time. The company is ready to start deploying an ...

Azur expands in France with Central Africa roaming offer

Published 02 Jan 2017 10:37 CET | Central African Republic, Congo, France, Gabon

Bintel's mobile brand Azur, present in three Central African states, has opened a French-based MVNO subsidiary following a deal with white-label telecoms provider Legos, ...

Gabon Telecom cuts cost of FTTH residential and B2B services

Published 11 Nov 2016 14:23 CET | Gabon

Maroc Telecom's subsidiary Gabon Telecom has announced at a press conference that the price of its FTTH residential service is to drop by 75 percent from XAF 300,000 to XAF ...

Moov Gabon starts advertising 4G+ services

Published 04 Nov 2016 13:33 CET | Gabon

Moov Gabon is promoting the launch of LTE-A services on its network, advertised under the '4G+' banner. Launched on 03 November, the new campaign features the caption: ...

Gabon mobile internet user base reaches 1.09 mln in March

Published 17 Aug 2016 15:19 CET | Gabon

The number of mobile internet users in Gabon stood at 1.09 million as of March 2016, according to national regulator Arcep, decreasing by nearly 5,000 compared to March 2015. ...

Airtel Gabon plans job cuts after losses for 2014 and 2015

Published 03 Aug 2016 12:44 CET | Gabon

Airtel's subsidiary Airtel Gabon suffered a financial loss of XAF12 billion in 2014 and XAF 55 billion in 2015, reports Agence Ecofin, quoting Airtel Gabon CEO Alain Kahasha. ...

Gabon launches first site funded by Universal Service

Published 27 Jul 2016 13:34 CET | Gabon

Gabon's regulator Arcep announced that the first site connected under its Universal Service strategy has gone live in the village of Ekobakoba (40 km from Makokou). The ...

Gabon Telecom launches FTTH residential service

Published 21 Jul 2016 14:07 CET | Gabon

Gabon Telecom announced the launch of a FTTH/FTTB residential service during a press conference, reports Gabonactu.com. The operator confirmed that four districts of the ...