Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa telecommunications news, articles, white papers and case studies.
MTN SA turns to Teoco for 5G network planning

MTN SA turns to Teoco for 5G network planning

MTN South Africa has selected the ASSET 5G planning solution from TEOCO, a provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide, to deliver 5G services to its 34.5 million subscribers.
Airtel Africa is sole 5G bidder in Nigeria

Airtel Africa is sole 5G bidder in Nigeria

Airtel Africa was the only operator to bid in the second round of Nigeria’s 3.5GHz spectrum auction, with its rivals refraining from registering interest or paying an intention to bid deposit.
Zain commits US$800m to Sudan upgrade

Zain commits US$800m to Sudan upgrade

Kuwaiti operator group Zain pledged to invest US$800 million into its Sudanese unit over the next five years, with plans to deploy new and upgrade infrastructure to remain competitive in Sudan.
Hormuud gains first Somali spectrum licence

Hormuud gains Somali spectrum licence

The Somali National Communications Authority (NCA) issued Hormuud Telecom with the country’s first spectrum licence closing its vetting processing which began earlier this year, a move to promote open markets, competition, and investment in the telecoms sector. 
Ericsson launches 5G growth report for emerging markets

Ericsson launches 5G growth report for emerging markets

A report from Analysys Mason commissioned by Ericsson highlighted the potential economic, consumer and environmental benefits from 5G connectivity in 15 emerging markets, stating these countries could see GDP growth between 0.3% and 0.46% through 2035.
OneWeb announces another LEO deal for Africa

OneWeb announces another LEO deal for Africa

OneWeb, a global communications network powered by a constellation of 648 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, and telco solutions and services provider Q-KON Africa, have signed a five-year agreement to distribute low earth orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity services in Africa.
Helios makes data centre investments in Morocco and Kenya

Helios makes data centre investments in Morocco and Kenya

Africa-focused private investment firm Helios Investment Partners has announced plans for two landmark investments: the acquisitions of majority stakes in Maroc Datacenter (MDC), a carrier neutral data centre in Morocco, and in IXAfrica, a leading developer and operator...
Ethio Telecom preps shares sale

Ethio Telecom preps shares sale

The Ethiopian government opened up for international investors to acquire a 40% stake in state-owned operator Ethio telecom, a move seemingly to keep the provider
Africa needs more fixed lines to embrace 4IR

Africa needs more fixed lines to embrace 4IR

Cassava Technologies group deputy executive chairman Nic Rudnick (pictured) called for more rapid deployment of fibre, to deliver uncapped and affordable connectivity to enable Africans to participate in the fourth industrial revolution.

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