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Saturday, Nov 16th

Vodacom launches 5G service in Lesotho

Vodacom launches 5G service in Lesotho

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.