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Huawei and Ericsson sign long-term patent cross-licensing agreement
29-08-2023 | 12:30:55
The agreement covers the companies' respective sales of network infrastructure and consumer devices, granting both parties global access to each other's patented, standardized technologies.
[Kenya] Airtel becomes second operator to launch 5G
10-07-2023 | 06:16:00
Airtel Kenya has officially become the second operator to launch 5G network after Safaricom. Launched on Tuesday, the telco noted that over 370 of its 5G sites are now live in 16 counties and 180 wards nationwide.
Huawei advocates for affordable spectrum to deepen home internet access in Africa
08-06-2023 | 08:10:00
Huawei Technologies has called for a collective adoption of the 2.6 GHz as the dedicated spectrum with the most cost-effective 4G Fixed Wireless Access for home broadband service to scale up the current low penetration rate.
Nokia MEA Mobile Broadband Index confirms 5G drives digital transformation
08-05-2023 | 13:30:00
The in-depth report highlights the steady growth of 5G in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA) as well as its impact on digital transformation.
[Kenya] Huawei calls for expansion of mobile spectrum as 5G demand gallops
10-04-2023 | 08:14:00
Speaking at the Connected Kenya Summit, Adam Lane, Huawei Kenya Deputy CEO, Government Affairs said that most telecommunication operators currently lack sufficient spectrum resources to launch full 5G services.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with Huawei to unveil 5G experience centres in Nairobi
16-03-2023 | 14:15:27
The three centres, located in Safaricom’s Village Market, The Hub and Buruburu Shops, will showcase the superfast speeds and cutting-edge devices that come with 5G connectivity.
Orange and OneWeb signs agreement to enhance and expand global connectivity
09-03-2023 | 12:50:03
Partnership with OneWeb will improve and expand Orange’s overall connectivity, particularly in rural and remote areas across Europe, Latin America and Africa, and complement Orange’s market leading position for backhauling in regions such as Africa.
Comsol and Ericsson partner to accelerate digital transformation in South Africa’s mining sector
09-03-2023 | 11:27:46
Ericsson will provide Comsol with its Private 5G solution to expand enterprise business within South Africa’s mining industry.
[Column] Paul Colmer: Ongoing power crisis threatens 5G rollout in South Africa
06-03-2023 | 15:05:24
So not only is the power crisis causing service disruptions across the board, it’s changing the dynamics and threatening the future plans for the vendors currently committing to the 5G rollout.
20 millions underserved people in Africa to be connected by 2025
02-03-2023 | 16:13:52
Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, announced a new collaboration to deliver internet access to 20 million underserved people in Africa by the end of 2025, with Microsoft Corp.
NuRAN signs Naas agreement with orange for up to US $90millions
02-03-2023 | 15:44:06
NuRAN Wireless Inc. to announce the entry into a Network-as-a-Service (“NaaS”) agreement with Orange Madagascar for the deployment of up to 500 rural networking telecommunication sites under the NaaS business model in the east coast of Madagascar.
Groupe Sonatel marque la croissance de 9% l'année passée dans 5 pays
27-02-2023 | 11:41:00
Malgré une année 2022 un peu poussive, le Groupe Sonatel peut se targuer de bonnes performances. Selon les résultats dont nous avons reçu copie, le chiffre d’affaires consolidé sur les 5 pays de présence s’élève à 1455 milliards FCFA, en croissance de 9% par rapport à décembre 2021.
[South Africa] Nokia wins deal with MTN to accelerate 5G expansion
27-02-2023 | 09:18:00
Nokia today announced that it has been selected by MTN South Africa (MTN SA) for the first time ever as one of its 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment providers.
MediaTek commits to increasing 5G adoption in Africa with affordable chipsets
09-01-2023 | 14:43:00
In a recent interview with Tech Journalist Nixon Kanali, Rami Osman, the company’s Director, Corporate Sales and Marketing MEA said the company will continue local testing to make 5G a reality.
African governments must release spectrum to increase 5G adoption, Qualcomm's Elizabeth Migwalla says
19-12-2022 | 14:49:00
Elizabeth Migwalla, Vice President of Government Affairs at Qualcomm Inc in a recent interview with Tech Journalist Nixon Kanali noted that this planning and policy is very key when it comes to 5G deployment success in Africa.
Medusa Submarine Cable System chooses Orange infrastructure to connect Southern Europe and North Africa
14-12-2022 | 15:15:24
Medusa Submarine Cable System chooses the new Orange infrastructure in Marseille to land a new strategic route connecting Southern Europe and North Africa.
ONEWEB and Q-KON Africa sign five-year agreement to distribute Low Earth Orbit satellite connectivity services in Africa
08-12-2022 | 11:59:00
Q-KON Africa will be a provider of OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency satellite internet connectivity in key African countries to benefit schools, hospitals, businesses and governments.
IFC, Airtel partner to support mobile internet connectivity expansion across Africa
08-12-2022 | 11:11:00
To support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, and the opportunities that come with increased connectivity, IFC announced a loan to Airtel Africa to help connect millions of new subscribers to mobile internet in six African countries.
[South Africa] Liquid Networks to join Nokia Global Partner Programme
07-11-2022 | 12:55:00
Liquid Networks has announced it is entering into a channel partner agreement with Nokia. As a result of this relationship, Liquid Networks will partner with Nokia on private wireless 4G and 5G opportunities for industry verticals.
EIB backs MTN Nigeria with €100m for high-speed network expansion
28-10-2022 | 11:50:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to €100 million financing with MTN Nigeria to support the telecommunications company’s network expansion programme.
MTN Côte d'Ivoire signe un accord de $75M avec NuRAN pour étendre sa présence dans les zones rurales
13-10-2022 | 12:57:00
L'accord de 5 ans avec MTN Côte d'Ivoire devrait être le deuxième contrat le plus important de la société en termes de nombre de sites, avec le potentiel de générer plus de 75 millions de dollars US de revenus bruts sur une période de cinq ans.
[Column] Nixon Kanali: Just how slow is 5G adoption in Africa?
25-08-2022 | 12:54:00
The bottom line is, that 5G will usher in new tech advancement opportunities and innovation in Africa. Service providers, therefore, need to proactively create the blueprint for seamless 5G migration.
[Kenya] Nokia and Safaricom complete Africa’s first Fixed Wireless Access 5G slicing trial
22-08-2022 | 11:59:00
Nokia today announced that it has successfully piloted its 4G and 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network slicing with mobile operator, Safaricom on its live commercial network.
Orange Egypt selects Nokia to modernize its network
04-08-2022 | 09:36:49
Nokia today announced that Orange Egypt has opted to modernize its existing Nokia SDM solution to support the operator’s subscriber growth over the next five years.
[Kenya] Telkom completes first phase of Mobile 4G/LTE Network Expansion at the Coast and Lower Eastern Regions
14-07-2022 | 04:53:00
Telkom Kenya has completed the Coast and Lower Eastern phase of its countrywide Mobile 4G/LTE Network expansion, covering Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, and Taita/Taveta, as well as Makueni, Machakos, Kitui, and Kajiado Counties.
Orange Egypt and Ericsson complete mediation consolidation, upgrade and modernization
10-06-2022 | 08:31:00
Orange Egypt and Ericsson announced the completion of Orange Egypt’s mediation consolidation, upgrade, and modernization.
4G key to unlocking value in Sub-Saharan Africa, report
23-05-2022 | 13:22:08
Sub-Saharan Africa represents one of the last major growth regions globally for mobile services, forecast to contribute 29% of global subscription growth this decade, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics. 
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: Africa is the enduring epicentre of mobile money
03-03-2022 | 15:14:18
Africa and Asia are the home of mobile money, where the shift to digital wallets is in full swing in countries with high smartphone penetration.
Orange Mali selects Intelsat to deliver 3G and 4G connectivity
03-03-2022 | 09:37:27
Intelsat, operator of the world’s integrated satellite and terrestrial network and provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), has been selected by Orange Mali SA to bring 3G and 4G connectivity to hard-to-reach areas in Mali.
Econet and Ericsson launch 5G in Zimbabwe
01-03-2022 | 15:25:53
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, has partnered with Ericsson to launch 5G services in Zimbabwe, in a significant milestone for the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed mobile network operator and in light of Econet’s digital transformation journey.
[Kenya] Everstrong makes majority equity investment in SealTowers
07-02-2022 | 13:11:56
SealTowers, a Kenyan cell tower company, and Everstrong Capital, have announced the signing of an agreement that will see Everstrong making a majority equity investment in SealTowers.
Vodacom Group partners with Amdocs to create African center of excellence for 5G Era
02-02-2022 | 08:26:00
Amdocs announced that it has partnered with Vodacom Group (Vodacom), a leading African connectivity, digital and financial services company, to create an African Center of Excellence (COE).
Nigerian operator Globacom signs network expansion deal with Ceragon
01-02-2022 | 08:50:00
Ceragon Networks, the global innovator and solutions provider of 5G wireless transport, announced it has signed a deal with Globacom, the second largest operator in Nigeria, to further expand its network and enable it to maintain its cutting-edge technology.
Ericsson extends 5G Core authentication solution with hardware security module
08-12-2021 | 09:48:19
Ericsson launches its Authentication Security Module solution to broaden security for user privacy, based on a physical dedicated module for central management of authentication procedures in 5G Core networks.
Ericsson to acquire Vonage to spearhead the creation of a global network open innovation
22-11-2021 | 08:32:47
Ericsson has entered into an agreement to acquire Vonage Holdings Corp. for USD 21 per share.
The 5G Spectrum Conundrum for South Africa and the GCC, IDC
15-11-2021 | 12:31:00
There is a dire need to ensure that 5G spectrum policies in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and South Africa include effective spectrum allocation and management strategies.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Telkom Kenya, Ericsson and NEC XON sign MoU to add additional 2000 4G sites to Telkom’s network
05-11-2021 | 07:43:00
Telkom Kenya together with its partners, Ericsson, and NEC XON, this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding to add an additional 2,000 4G sites onto Telkom’s network, by 2023.
5G will usher in new tech advancement opportunities and innovation, but cybersecurity risk must be considered, says Kaspersky and Rocketnet
25-10-2021 | 08:19:00
With 5G poised to replace existing 4G networks with improved speeds, coverage, and reliability, content distribution will be massively disrupted.
Ericsson adds a 12 kg radio to Massive MIMO portfolio for easier 5G mid-band deployment
22-09-2021 | 11:08:21
Ericsson today unveils the latest addition to its Massive MIMO portfolio the ultra-lightweight antenna-integrated radio AIR 3268 for easier and efficient 5G mid-band deployments in dense urban and suburban areas.
[Column] Dejan Kastelic: Achieving mobile-enabled digital inclusion in Africa with 4G technology
07-09-2021 | 11:44:19
Mobile phone technology will play a key role in building an inclusive, sustainable Africa of the future.
IFC supports Intelvision to strengthen broadband internet network in Seychelles
17-08-2021 | 09:00:01
Broadband network and digital services offered in Seychelles will get a boost from a new cable system that will be leased by Seychelles-based telecommunications provider Intelvision, with support from IFC.
[Kenya] Equitel rolls out 4G SIM card
13-08-2021 | 13:13:00
Equitel has put in place attractive data bundle offers to allow customers to enjoy the new 4G experience.
5G in Madagascar leads the way in propelling socio-economic prosperity
11-08-2021 | 08:33:00
Telma Madagascar and Ericsson’s collaboration to launch commercial 5G in 2020 was a landmark moment for technology advancement not only on the Indian Ocean island but for Africa too.
La 5G à Madagascar ouvre la voie à la prospérité socio-économique
11-08-2021 | 08:23:00
La collaboration entre Telma Madagascar et Ericsson pour le lancement de la 5G commerciale en 2020 a été un tournant décisif pour le progrès technologique non seulement sur l'île de l'océan Indien, mais aussi en Afrique
[Column] Giordano Albertazzi: 5G, the future, the present and the channel opportunity
10-08-2021 | 08:39:00
There was a time, not so long ago, when 5G was only talked about in relation to ‘the future’. But as the first 5G networks are deployed around the world, with higher bandwidth and faster speeds, applications are already being enabled.
OPPO Unveils 6G White Paper and Distinctive Next-Generation Communications Vision
09-08-2021 | 12:13:00
OPPO has announced that the OPPO Research Institute has officially released its first 6G white paper - "6G AI-Cube Intelligent Networking".
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud is playing a big part in the growth of African enterprises
19-07-2021 | 13:47:00
Analysts predict more and more businesses will be moving to cloud as businesses and their employees worldwide continue to face tremendous challenges in maintaining business continuity.
iSAT Africa, SES Networks partner to provide reliable 4G services in East Africa
15-07-2021 | 14:22:00
Communities living across the eastern most peninsula of Africa will be able to enjoy 4G services on their mobile phones following a three-year partnership agreement signed by fixed satellite solution and professional service provider, iSAT Africa and SES.
Nokia and Africell to deploy a brand-new 5G-ready network in Angola
12-07-2021 | 13:12:00
Nokia today announced that it has signed a deal to deploy its comprehensive network technologies to Angola’s new mobile telecommunications operator, Africell, to provide 2G, 3G and 4G services in the capital city Luanda.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026
08-07-2021 | 12:54:00
Data from the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, released this week now shows Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026.
[Column] Oluwole Babatope: The Business Case for 5G in Africa
01-07-2021 | 10:55:30
The arrival of 5G in Africa has been headlining for a while, promising improved connectivity and communication, driverless cars and so much more.
Nokia unlocks unlicensed private wireless networks with the world’s first MulteFire solution
30-06-2021 | 12:13:00
Nokia is now unlocking the global unlicensed spectrum with the industry first MulteFire 4.9G/LTE private wireless network solution which features the industry’s first certified MulteFire device: the Nokia Industrial MulteFire router 700.
MTN to launch OpenRAN in Africa
16-06-2021 | 11:45:00
MTN Group is leveraging our expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN, an innovative technology that will enable us to launch new services more quickly, cost-effectively and seamlessly, supporting our strategy for Africa’s progress.
Ericsson launches private 5G set to transform secure on-site connectivity
02-06-2021 | 11:25:00
Ericsson launched Ericsson Private 5G which offers secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity primarily targeting but not limited to manufacturing, mining and process industry, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.
Orange extends rural coverage to over 1,000 new villages in Guinea Bissau
01-06-2021 | 09:36:00
This large investment of 13.4 billion FCFA demonstrates the strong commitment of the Orange Group to contribute to the socio-economic development of Guinea Bissau, particularly in the telecommunications sector, digitization, and financial inclusion.
Ericsson and Samsung sign global patent license agreement
07-05-2021 | 09:05:00
Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies.
[Column] Muneer Zuhdi: 5G - Catalyst for Digital Transformation
26-04-2021 | 11:22:00
As enterprises continue their effort to survive the pandemic and thrive in the post-COVID era, they are expected to prioritize and accelerate their ICT spending, and 5G will be a crucial part of it.
[Cameroon] MTN launches it’s new brand campaign dubbed the indomitable network
09-04-2021 | 08:15:00
MTN, Cameroon’s leading telecommunications company, is pleased to announce the launch of its new brand campaign dubbed “Unbeatable with MTN, the indomitable network”.
ZTE implements Africa's first 3G/4G/5G Tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution in South Africa
09-04-2021 | 08:10:00
ZTE Corporation, the international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced it has implemented Africa's first live 3G/4G/5G Tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution.
[Kenya] Safaricom selects Ericsson's microwave transport solution to boost mobile broadband coverage
08-04-2021 | 09:56:00
Safaricom has chosen Ericsson to supply microwave solutions based on the E-band platform to achieve multi Gbps backhaul capacity for mobile broadband nationwide coverage in Kenya.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama:The rapid uptake of 5G and its real potential in Africa
25-03-2021 | 15:11:00
5G network is here. This fifth generation of wireless technology promises more than just a faster network. It will help redefine the network, establishing a new global wireless standard for speed, throughput and bandwidth.
[Column] Josh Aroner: The rapid uptake of 5G and its real potential
25-03-2021 | 06:36:40
Research by Nokia Bell Labs in 2020 found that 5G has the potential to contribute $8 trillion to global GDP by 2030, with different industries as diverse as mining all set to reap enormous benefits.
Ericsson launches 5G Core Policy Studio to make networks smarter
23-03-2021 | 12:01:02
Ericsson has launched a new network programmability tool, called 5G Core Policy Studio, to enable communications service providers (CSPs) to more easily capture 5G revenue through offering differentiation.
6G Communications a Trillion Dollar Opportunity, Reveals IDTechEx
22-02-2021 | 07:06:26
Phone systems change every ten years. 5G communications is now rolling out worldwide. It is time to plan 6G communications for 2030, says market research provider IDTechEx.
[Column] Howard Plaatjes: Technology - Decades of Disruption
18-02-2021 | 12:03:03
It’s safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in the disruption they’ve brought and the changes they’ve wrought. Mobile networks have upgraded from 3G to 4G and now 5G.
Ericsson,T-Systems partner to offer campus network solutions globally
11-02-2021 | 15:04:00
Ericsson and T-Systems, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Telekom Group, are offering fully integrated campus network solutions to partners worldwide.
[Nigeria] 3G and 4G telecom towers increase to more than 53k
25-01-2021 | 13:37:16
3G and 4G base transceiver stations (BTS) deployment in Nigeria has increased from 30,000 to 53,460. This is according data reeled out by the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission.
[Nigeria] Tizeti rolls out high-speed 4G LTE in Edo with N4000/month broadband service
18-01-2021 | 13:06:00
Tizeti West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider is rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State, with monthly fixed broadband costs pegged at four thousand Naira ($8)
[Column] Nixon Kanali: Three technology trends that will shape 2021 in Africa
11-01-2021 | 11:04:00
The covid-19 pandemic altered the usual way of doing things and we should therefore expect a number of innovations on new emerging technologies to adapt to this new normal, mostly from African tech startups.
[Kenya] Safaricom puts 5G rollout plans on hold, to focus on building its 4G network
07-01-2021 | 14:53:51
Kenya leading telco Safaricom has put its plans to launch the fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet service in the country on hold.
[Column] Nicholas Naidu: Why 5G is Crucial to Closing the Digital Divide
21-12-2020 | 10:07:21
South Africans were met with at least one welcome development earlier this year with the launch of the country’s first 5G which supports both commercial mobile and fixed wireless 5G services.
Mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa to grow by 6.5 times by 2026, Ericsson report
14-12-2020 | 18:11:32
The November 2020 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals that mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to grow by almost 6.5 times the current figures.
[South Africa] Huawei introduces Key Architecture Index to drive 5G network acceleration
07-12-2020 | 07:19:00
Huawei held an online IP Gala conference with its industry partners to introduce the Key Architecture Index (KAI) and share its applications.
Nokia research confirms 5G as 90 percent more energy efficient than 4G networks
04-12-2020 | 08:22:00
A new study by Nokia and Telefónica has found that 5G networks are up to 90 percent more energy efficient per traffic unit than legacy 4G networks.
Vodacom launches 4G site in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa
03-12-2020 | 09:32:00
Vodacom Central Region unveiled a new 4G base station in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa, to deliver fast internet connectivity and connect the unconnected particularly in deep rural areas.
[Column] Chen Lei: From Survive to Thrive, working together for a better Africa
16-11-2020 | 17:06:00
Technology is getting us through the pandemic, and technology can also drive our continent’s recovery in the post-pandemic era, writes Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa.
[South Africa] Affordable devices a big opportunity in driving 4G migration in Africa
16-11-2020 | 16:57:00
There are significant business opportunities in the mobile broadband space in building an ecosystem of affordable mobile devices to support user migration to 4G and 5G cellular network technology.
Safaricom to provide 100% 4G network coverage across Kenya by end of 2020
09-11-2020 | 09:12:00
Safaricom has today announced plans to provide 100% 4G network coverage across the country by end of this year as part of its growth strategy
Women in Ghana closing the gender gap in internet access - but still miss out on benefits of digital technology
12-10-2020 | 10:29:00
Almost as many women as men use the internet in Ghana, according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation, which finds men are just 6% more likely to be online than women.
Airtel selects Ericsson to modernize its 4G network in Kenya
07-10-2020 | 15:46:00
Airtel Africa has expanded its strategic partnership with Ericsson to enable 4G coverage in Kenya.