SA ranks third in Africa for broadband speed

SA's race for
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Nigerians get free WiFi hotspots thanks to Google

Nigerians get free WiFi hotspots thanks to Google

As part of its effort to increase its presence in Africa's most populous nation, Google launches free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria.

SA's Metrofibre Networx gives incubation hub a broadband boost

SA's Metrofibre Networx gives incubation hub a broadband boost

SMEs based at the Hub will have access to services at a rate 50% more affordable than what is commercially available.

Sudatel, Nokia to trial 5G mobile tech

Sudatel, Nokia to trial 5G mobile tech

Collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum in July.

Burkina Faso govt lauds US$20.6m fibre optic project

Burkina Faso govt lauds US$20.6m fibre optic project

The 307km-long fibre network holds promise of high-speed and cost effective communication, say officials.

Telco, bank in VSAT alliance to boost internet connectivity in Botswana

Telco, bank in VSAT alliance to boost internet connectivity in Botswana

Paratus Botswana links up with Bank Gaborone to offer easier access to telecoms-focused finance.

Alphabet's Project Loon debuts commercial deployment in Africa

Alphabet's Project Loon debuts commercial deployment in Africa

Remote and rural areas in Kenya will be able to connect to high-speed Internet next year, thanks to Loon's balloons.

Tunisie Telecoms builds service centre to bolster network

Tunisie Telecom builds service centre to bolster network

Telco says news facility is initial phase of a broader project to enhance Hached Telecommunications Complex as company prepares for 4T4R network deployment.

Telecom Egypt secures better roaming deal with Etisalat

Telecom Egypt secures better roaming deal with Etisalat

Two companies agree to amend existing contract signed in June 2017.

Local gas firm fuels Algeria Telecom's fibre optic reach

Local gas firm fuels Algeria Telecom's fibre optic reach

Telco will benefit from agreement secured between telecommunications infrastructure Company Comintal Algeria and Algerian Gas Transmission System Management Company.

Côte d'Ivoire secures US$130 million loan to complete fibre optic network

Côte d'Ivoire secures US$130 million loan to complete fibre optic network

Loan agreement, the culmination of an 18-month process, is valid for 20 years.

Dark Fibre Africa expands into Zim amid acquisition rumours

Dark Fibre Africa expands into Zim amid acquisition rumours

Executives will not comment on speculation in the market, but did outline the company's expansion strategy beyond its South African interests.