Zambia to tax online calls.

Zambia to tax
online calls

Govt says aim is
to protect telcos.

Wednesday, Aug 15th

Telecom Egypt moves to monetise US$90 million MENA cable

Telecom Egypt moves to monetise US$90 million MENA cable

Bharti Airtel pens new agreement with Egyptian telco for long-term use of cable, along with other infrastructure.

Vodacom SA looks to connect 200 new rural network sites

Vodacom SA looks to connect 200 new rural network sites

Telco says all sites will be installed with 2G/3G capability with the possibility to upgrade to 4G once spectrum becomes available.

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.

Economic promise linked to Cape-to-Cairo deal

Economic promise linked to Cape-to-Cairo deal

Broadband is the true leveller – allowing everyone equal access to the market place said FTTX Council Africa CEO.

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.

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.

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.

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.