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The Democratic Republic of Congo, alongside Burkina Faso and Benin, is joining the BLOC Smart Africa, the €100 million venture capital fund dedicated to innovative and technological African start-ups. BLOC Smart Africa is the result of a partnership signed on 16 May 2019 between Smart Africa Alliance, a public-private organization dedicated to Africa’s digital transformation, and...

Burkina Faso will soon be equipped with a Virtual Landing Point (VAP) and an Internet Exchange Point (IXP), essential components of the national broadband telecommunications infrastructure project. On July 6, 2019, in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkinabe Minister of Development, Digital Economy and Post, Hadja Fatimata Ouattara / Sanon, accompanied by Soumaïla Ouédraogo, the representative in charge of...

Orange Burkina Faso – which launched LTE-A services in capital city Ouagadougou in January this year – has extended its footprint to five new locations, including Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city in the country. Other new locations now covered by the cellco’s 4G infrastructure include Koudougou, Koubri, Banfora and Manga. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate,...

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Christophe Dabiré, appointed on January 21, 2019, presented to the deputies, the general policy of his government on February 18, 2019. He made information technologies and communication (ICT) and the Internet, major priorities for national development. According to Christophe Dabiré, his government will accelerate the “construction of...

French telecoms operator Orange has secured Burkina Faso’s first 4G licence and has had its 2G and 3G permits renewed as the West African country looks to catch up with continental counterparts on service rollout. Ben Cheick Haidara, managing director of Orange Burkina, said the operator agreed to pay a total sum of CFA80-billion (US$138-million)...