VoLTE still a hard sale in Africa

VoLTE's mixed
reception  

Echo Mobile executive
offers perspective.

Friday, Apr 19th

Need for 5G is not immediate, says ITU

Need for 5G is not immediate, says ITU

A new report suggests a cautious 5G outlook, saying the industry should instead enhance the availability and quality of existing 4G.

Africa has fibre optic link to South America

Africa has fibre optic link to South America

SAIL cable system completed, according to project leads.

SA unreserved in willingness to test out 5G

SA unreserved in willingness to test out 5G

Comsol, Verizon and Samsung the latest commercial coalition to initiate tech testing and reinforce local business case for 5G.

Microsoft, start-ups partner on internet and power initiative

Microsoft, start-ups partner on internet and power initiative

Airband will leverage TV white spaces (TVWS) and other last-mile access technologies.

Helios Towers announces 1,800km new backbone network for DRC

Helios Towers announces 1,800km new backbone network for DRC

Project will connect Equatorial rainforest and Kasaï-Central province, scheduled to be completed in December 2018.

Nexttel leverages Gilat to deploy 4G in Cameroon

Nexttel leverages Gilat to deploy 4G in Cameroon

Companies ink deal as demand for access to online services grows.

Liquid Telecom launches LPWAN IOT network in Kenya

Liquid Telecom launches LPWAN IOT network in Kenya

First-of-its-kind network will cover 85% of the population, according to telco.

Mixed response to Nigeria's broadband penetration success

Mixed response to Nigeria's broadband penetration success

Internet Society's regional representative believes industry regulator should prioritise user experience above penetration targets.

Westcon announces exclusive distribution deal with Extreme Networks

Westcon announces exclusive distribution deal with Extreme Networks

Sub-Saharan Africa distributor to target Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and Tanzania.

Vodacom launches 5G service in Lesotho

Vodacom launches 5G service in Lesotho

But waits on spectrum availability for full South African roll out.

Namibian govt unfazed by critics of 081-everyone project

Namibian govt unfazed by critics of 081-everyone project

Minister recently joined state-owned telco Telecom Namibia for launch of another rural mobile and broadband site.