VoLTE still a hard sale in Africa

VoLTE's mixed
reception  

Echo Mobile executive
offers perspective.

Friday, Apr 19th

Vodafone Zambia guns for more 4G market share

Vodafone Zambia guns for more 4G market share

MNO appoints Amon Jere as new chief sales and distribution officer to solidify footprint.

Telkom, Huawei trial Massive MIMO tech

Telkom, Huawei trial Massive MIMO tech

Intention to roll out the technology this year.

Central African Republic looks to end digital isolation

Central African Republic looks to end digital isolation

AfDB and EU to finance fibre backbone project.

Algeria Telecom rolls out controversial FTTH

Algeria Telecom rolls out controversial FTTH

Idoom Fibre service is scheduled to reach 1.5 million homes in 725 municipalities.

Construction begins on Burkina Faso's US$180m fibre optic backbone

Construction begins on Burkina Faso's US$180m fibre optic backbone

First phase expected to be completed within a year.

Malawi completes US$23m national fibre rollout project

Malawi completes US$23m national fibre rollout project

Fibre backbone initiative started in April 2017.

Safaricom reaches 1 million 4G users across Kenya

Safaricom reaches 1 million 4G users across Kenya

Telco credits LTE network expansion, growing affordability of 4G devices and cheaper data bundles for milestone.

Seacom plans January maintenance

Seacom plans January maintenance

Scheduled routine maintenance on its subsea cable system in the Red Sea could cause higher latency for South African Internet users.

MainOne links with Facebook, Tizeti on internet connectivity project

MainOne links with Facebook, Tizeti on internet connectivity project

Partnership will leverage MainOne's fibre connectivity, Tizeti's twenty new solar-powered towers and Facebook's Express Wi-Fi.

MTN calls on SA govt to release spectrum

MTN calls on SA govt to release spectrum

Follows operator's announcement of "the first 5G tech and applications trial in Africa" in conjunction with Ericsson.

Nigeria: ntel and 9Mobile commence national roaming exercise

Nigeria: ntel and 9Mobile commence national roaming exercise

Companies say they have received approval from the NCC for field trial.