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African broadband operators increase investment to meet soaring data demand

An urgent requirement for new investment into telecom and broadband infrastructure in Africa is driving a fresh flurry of deal activity across the continent, says TMT Finance CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 5, 2018/ -- An urgent requirement for new investment into telecom and broadband...

MTN, Huawei partner to take internet to Nigeria’s rural community

MTN Nigeria and Huawei completed commercial deployment of the RuralStar 2.0 solution. The project provides low-cost long-distance voice and mobile broadband services for remote rural areas in Nigeria, helping to connect the unconnected. The voice and data traffic of new deployed RuralStar 2.0 sites...

IIoT set to drive African manufacturing to the next level of competitiveness

The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, Jeremy Potgieter, Eseye, SADC regional head, says IIoT will significantly enhance manufacturing: “By enabling the acquisition...

Teraco eyes $73 Million Investment in data-centre as demand rises

Teraco increases debt facilities to 1.8 billion rand from ABSA Cash will help boost capacity of Johannesburgh data center Teraco Data Environments plans to invest about $73 Million 1bn as Africa’s largest data-centre operator expands infrastructure to meet...

The 50 big ideas for 2018

By Chip Cutter and Laura Lorenzetti Soper If 2017 left you breathless, exhausted by unexpected headlines, then brace yourself. The coming year may bring even more turbulent change, according to the CEOs, academics, economists and other bold thinkers we consulted for our annual peek at...

70% of Nigeria Government Websites Hosted Abroad – NiRA

About 70 per cent of government websites designated as either gov.ng or mil.ng are hosted in other countries, according to data from the Nigeria Internet Registration Association. The data showed that majority of the sites were hosted in the United States, about 59 per cent;...

Airtel Africa To Buy Additional Spectrum For $70m to Drive Broadband Expansion in Nigeria

(Alliance News) - Airtel Africa PLC on Thursday said its subsidiary Airtel Networks Ltd has signed a deal with Intercellular Nigeria Ltd to buy additional 10 megahertz spectrum in the 900 MHz band in Nigeria for USD70 million. The FTSE 250-listed telecommunications and mobile money...

NCC to transfer Visafone broadband ‘resources’ to MTN

Report has it that Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has begun the process for the transfer of the license of Visafone Communications Limited to the new owner and digital mobile operator, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited. This will also involve the transfer of Visafone’s frequencies to...

Telcos Investors Await Nigeria’s Roadmap on 70% Broadband Penetration

With the expiration of the 2013-2018 National Broadband Plan, which helped Nigeria to attain 30 per cent broadband penetration in 2018, telecommunication companies have urged the federal government to kick-start another five-year broadband plan 2019-2024, with a target to achieve 70 per cent broadband...

Group Calls for State of Emergency over Nigeria’s Poor Ranking on ICT Devt Index

The Broadband 2018 Coalition Group has expressed deep concern over Nigeria’s poor ranking on the latest Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Development Index (IDI). The report was published in the annual “Measuring the Information Society Report (MISR)” by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) where the...
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