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Liquid Telecom, MTN ink 4G roaming deal

Liquid Telecom, MTN ink 4G roaming deal

The deal includes LTE services to fuel the growing demand for high speed mobile broadband in South Africa.

Rain, Huawei launch first commercial 5G network in SA

Rain, Huawei launch first commercial 5G network in SA

Rain is planning a full commercial rollout of its 5G network in mid-2019 but says the network is already live in Johannesburg.

Avanti, MainOne enter broadband services pact

Avanti, MainOne enter broadband services pact

Partnership includes deployment of Avanti's ECO initiative which bundles broadband access, solar power and embedded Wi-Fi services.

MainOne, Facebook announce open-access fibre network in Nigeria

MainOne, Facebook announce open-access fibre network in Nigeria

Enterprise connectivity and datacentre services provider is focused on Edo and Ogun States.

Huawei Marine completes WACS Upgrade II

Huawei Marine completes WACS Upgrade II

Intelligentcio.com writes that the project was signed a year ago before being put into commercial use last October.

Kenya's BRCK acquires ISP Surf

Kenya's BRCK acquires ISP Surf

Value of the deal undisclosed, but will result in one of the biggest public Wi-Fi zones in the region claims BRCK CEO.

Angola Cables secures Tier III status on Monet landing station

Angola Cables secures Tier III status on Monet landing station

Uptime Institute awards certification recognising the operational efficiency of the infrastructure.

Alphabet's Project Loon broadens Kenya coverage

Alphabet's Project Loon broadens Kenya coverage

Loon now has ground stations located in Nairobi, Nakuru and Nyeri.

Algeria, Tunisia vow to end roaming charges

Algeria, Tunisia vow to end roaming charges

Details of the One Network Area still to be clarified by regulators and operators in both countries.

South Africa's 5G reality revealed

South Africa's 5G reality revealed

5G network subscriptions and end-user devices will be in the spotlight in 2019.

Burkina Faso looks to catch-up on 4G

Burkina Faso looks to catch-up on 4G

Orange secures country's first license, though no date confirmed for service rollout.