IDC notes slowdown in Africa's smartphone revolution

Slowdown in smartphone sales

IDC notes resilience of feature phones.

Wednesday, Mar 29th

Networks

Facebook partners Kenyan SP to launch Express Wi-Fi

Facebook partners Kenyan SP to launch Express Wi-Fi

Alliance with Surf will facilitate roll out of over 100 Express Wi-Fi hotspots.

MTN Ghana to spend US$143m on network improvement

MTN Ghana to spend US$143m on network improvement

Operator announces CapEx for 2017 and intention to list 35% of its shares on local stock exchange.

Safaricom targets small businesses for fibre in Thika Town

Safaricom targets small businesses for fibre in Thika Town

Telco zeros in on SMEs as Fibre for Business initiative takes root.

Internet Solutions Kenya uses Telco Systems in 10GB fibre upgrade

Internet Solutions Kenya uses Telco Systems in 10GB fibre upgrade

Decision to upgrade prompted by an increasing demand for- and interest in the cloud.

Ericsson, Tigo partner with GSMA on Tanzania connectivity project

Ericsson, Tigo partner with GSMA on Tanzania connectivity project

Tech firms launch first active 3G sites in GSMA infrastructure-sharing partnership.

CeBIT 2017: Huawei launches Enterprise Wireless Communication 2.0

CeBIT 2017: Huawei launches Enterprise Wireless Communication 2.0

Multinational ICT firm will collaborate with partners for roll out in public safety, power industry segments.

Huawei, operators consider future growth opportunities at MWC17

Huawei, operators consider future growth opportunities at MWC17

Discussion of key themes and trends affecting technology at Huawei-led forum aims to plot a shared, digitised and sustainable growth path.

Zambia: crack down on illegal connections

Zambia: crack down on illegal connections

Country's ICT regulator orders power utility to disconnect what it claims are unregistered local ISPs.

 Econet gets regulatory approvals for US$130mn rights offer

Econet gets regulatory approval for US$130m rights offer

Foreign currency shortages in Zimbabwe resulted in Econet opting for rights offer to be undertaken offshore.

Etisalat Nigeria in troubled waters over US$1.2bn loan

Etisalat Nigeria in troubled waters over US$1.2bn loan

Telco's VP of Regulatory Affairs confirms the company is renegotiating with banks.

Nigeria Internet Exchange goes live in Lagos

Nigeria Internet Exchange goes live in Lagos

The alliance between MainData Nigeria, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria expected to expand local internet transit traffic.