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The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and telecommunication operators have called on the government to review the National Broadband Plan, which expired in December 2018. The National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 had penetration targets for both fixed and mobile broadband. Nigeria succeeded in achieving the 30 percent broadband penetration rate by December 2018 that had been in...

Helios Towers has entered the South African market through a partnership with Vulatel, saying it “expects to make major greenfield wireless and fixed-line telecoms infrastructure investments in South Africa”. The independent telecoms tower infrastructure company said the agreement with Vulatel will create a South African infrastructure platform, Helios Towers South Africa (HTSA), which will build...

The mobile operator Tigo, a subsidiary of Saga Africa Holdings Limited, can now begin the deployment of its 4G service in Senegal. The telecom company has taken possession of all the authorizations to this effect. On January 10, 2019, the General Manager of the company, Mass Thiam, signed the concession agreement with specifications, for the operation...

Safaricom and Telkom telephony operators won the call for tender issued by the Kenya Communications Authority (CA) for the extension of the telecommunications network in 78 remote locations in the country. Turkana, Wajir, Garissa and Kwale counties are listed as priority areas in the project.  The tender, the CA set it at 1.24 billion Kenyan shillings...

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox has announced its partnership with Netstream and SA Digital Villages as it works on broadening the reach and availability of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) offerings. In addition to using its own fibre infrastructure, through its Frogfoot subsidiary, partnering with other fibre network operators helps Vox to both speed up the...

Denmark-based BLUETOWN has announced an agreement with Microsoft to connect approximately 800,000 unserved people to the internet in eastern Ghana, writes Business Wire. The two firms will use Wi-Fi and TV white space technologies to introduce public Wi-Fi zones for Ghanaians, with free access to digital services such as e-learning, e-health and news. Dedicated internet access will...

Mobile operator Halotel Tanzania Limited, a subsidiary of the Vietnamese telecom group Viettel, announces the continuation of its conquest of the Tanzanian rural world in order to increase the presence of its telecom services in the country. Currently present in 13,000 villages, the telecom company aims to expand its presence in more than 328 new villages...

Barely, two months after Teleology Holdings received approval to take over the operations of 9mobile as the preferred bidder, Teleology Holdings has expressed its dissatisfaction with the business relationship with its local partner, 9mobile Nigeria, and has decided to pull out from the 9mobile project, THISDAY has learnt. Investigation has further revealed that Teleology Holdings...

Cameroon Internet access provider (FAI) Yoomee, also present in Côte d’Ivoire, announces investments of 3 billion FCFA in 2019 and about 15 billion FCFA between 2020 and 2022. YooMee (5 th operator after Vodacom, Ringo, Creolink and Matrix in terms of revenue, according to the industry regulator) intends to invest in the development of its distribution network,...