Category: Telco

Momentum in the race towards 5G in Africa

Momentum in the race towards 5G in Africa

5G has arrived, and it is expected to spark an unprecedented wave of innovation and economic growth across Africa  By Brian Yatich  The talk about 5G is everywhere. Globally, the discussion has gained much momentum. Some say the invention is already here. But in other regions, such as Africa, 5G is still decades away.  The term “5G” refers to the […]
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Syniverse, China Telecom Global launch connectivity services in Africa

China Telecom Global (CTG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation Limited and Syniverse, a business service provider have reaffirmed their strategic partnership and pre-launched a new suite of connectivity solutions to provide services for mobile operators in Africa for quickly and cost-effectively migrating to 4G and other advanced voice, data, and video services. The […]
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Future of mobile money platforms in Africa

Future of mobile money platforms in Africa

Stakeholders from 8 African countries deliberate on policies and frameworks to drive innovation, technology and sustainable mobile payment ecosystem Key representatives from over 8 countries in Africa gathered at a workshop organized by Vodacom (www.Vodacom.co.tz) to look into trends and developments shaping the mobile money industry in Africa. Leading telecom company Vodacom also released its […]
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SEACOM: Powering Africa’s digital economy

Tony Tugee, Managing Director SEACOM sees increased data usage, a changing world and markets that will be disrupted by new technologies. By Brian Yatich The world is overflowing with information. Every day, humans generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Reports, selfies, streaming TV’s, text messages, high definition videos and data visuals are some of the […]
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Infinet Wireless is mulling African market expansion

Infinet Wireless is mulling African market expansion

Infinet Wireless, a global manufacturer of fixed broadband wireless systems has announced it has made a number of new landmark implementation agreements across the African market. The telco firm has partnered with Camtel, the leading telecom operator in Cameroon, to modernize and expand broadband infrastructure across the country. At the Russia-Africa Economic Forum and Summit, Infinet CEO Dmitry Okorokov […]
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Achieving Broadband Access for All in Africa

To achieve universal broadband access, African countries will need to bring about 1.1 billion more people online. Across Africa, where less than a third of the population has access to broadband connectivity, achieving universal, affordable, and good quality internet access by 2030 will require an investment of US $100 billion. This is according to a […]
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South Africa’s delayed 4G, 5G rollout, but telcos must be ready for future 5G deployment

With ever-increasing capacity requirements and the complexity of the 5G network, operators need to invest in the development of their networks now to ensure they can withstand the capacity upsurge expected in the future, warns Anthony Clarkson, Technical Director at ProLabs, a provider of optical network infrastructure. 5G is expected to bring extraordinary transformation, benefitting entire […]
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