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Content posted in May 2018
Huawei Helps Telecom Egypt Secure a $200M Loan to Fund 4G Rollout
Ray Le Maistre  
5/30/2018   1 comment
Chinese vendor Huawei has facilitated a US$200 million loan deal from Chinese financial institutions to help fund Telecom Egypt's 4G network rollout, including core and transport network technology deployments.
MTN Ghana Launches IPO Process
Ray Le Maistre  
5/29/2018   Post a comment
Mobile operator begins process that values the company at more than US$2.1 billion.
Cell C Strikes Roaming Deal Across South Africa With MTN
Connecting Africa News  
5/29/2018   2 comments
South Africa's Cell C has entered into a 'far-reaching roaming agreement' with MTN, which covers 3G and 4G.
KT Unveils Its African Ambitions
Connecting Africa News  
5/29/2018   Post a comment
South Korean operator looks to build on its 4G involvement in Rwanda.
Telkom SA Reports Full Year Financials, Boasts Mobile Growth
Connecting Africa News  
5/28/2018   1 comment
Telkom SA has issued its financial report for the full financial year ended 31 March 2018, with mobile service revenue growth a highlight.
Vodacom Tanzania Celebrates 10 Years of M-Pesa
Connecting Africa News  
5/28/2018   1 comment
Vodacom Tanzania has had 8.2 million active M-Pesa users of the mobile money service since its launch in 2008.
Digital Finance Platform Lidya Raises $6.9M
Connecting Africa News  
5/24/2018   1 comment
Lidya banks one of the largest funding rounds in the tech sector in Nigeria.
Angola Cables Expands Its Global IP Network
Connecting Africa News  
5/24/2018   1 comment
Angola Cables has expanded its global IP network coverage with the addition of new peering locations.
South Korea President Looks to Bring Tech Smarts to Africa
Connecting Africa News  
5/24/2018   1 comment
The Chairman of the African Union and Rwandan President, Paul Kagame noted that holding the Annual Meetings in Busan presents a unique opportunity to enforce the growth cooperation between Africa and the Republic of Korea.
MTN Turns to Huawei Tech to Address Spectrum Crunch
Iain Morris  
5/23/2018   Post a comment
South African operator becomes the latest emerging-markets customer of Huawei's CloudAIR technology.
Camtel, SatADSL Team Up to Connect Cameroon
Connecting Africa News  
5/21/2018   Post a comment
Partnership with Camtel will see VSAT operator SatADSL deliver broadband access services across Cameroon.
NAPAfrica Now One of World's Top 15 Internet Exchange Points
Connecting Africa News  
5/17/2018   1 comment
NAPAfrica is now ranked among the world's Top 15 IXPs (Internet Exchange Points).
Africa Let Down by Mobile Network Tech R&D: Orange Exec
Ray Le Maistre  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
Mobile network technology has been developed for developed nations, leaving a lack of affordable mobile coverage solutions for countries with different needs, including those in Africa, argues the director of Orange Labs Networks.
Digital Payments Specialist Cellulant Raises $47.5M
Ray Le Maistre  
5/15/2018   1 comment
The digital payment specialist's C round of investment was led by The Rise Fund.
Vodacom Boosts Annual Revenues by 6.3%
Ray Le Maistre  
5/14/2018   Post a comment
Operator adds 7 million customers, mostly in South Africa, as it gears up for further network investments.
Orange International Carriers Boosts Connectivity between Asia, the Middle East and West Africa
Connecting Africa News  
5/14/2018   1 comment
Orange continues to boost its capacity to meet massive growth in data, IP and content demands between Asia and West Africa, via the Middle East.
Safaricom Deploys Revenue Assurance Tech from Amdocs
Connecting Africa News  
5/10/2018   1 comment
Safaricom has selected a revenue assurance solution from Amdocs as part of the holistic Operational Risk Management (ORM) portfolio.
Safaricom Reports Profit Rise as CEO Returns
Ray Le Maistre  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
Kenya's dominant operator reports better-than-expected full fiscal year numbers as its CEO makes an appearance after seven months of medical leave.
MTN Takes Its 5G Tests Outdoors
Ray Le Maistre  
5/9/2018   1 comment
Latest 5G tests with Huawei take MTN out of the lab and into the field.
SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar Team Up to Offer Services in Africa
Connecting Africa News  
5/9/2018   1 comment
Collaboration will see new C- and Ku-band VSAT services offered at competitive prices.
Telkom Kenya Strikes Deal with American Tower
Connecting Africa News  
5/7/2018   Post a comment
American Tower is to expand its operations into Kenya for the first time with a deal to acquire up to 723 mobile towers from Telkom Kenya.
Globacom to Boost Nigeria's Data Capacity
Connecting Africa News  
5/7/2018   1 comment
Nigerian operator Globacom is to build a new submarine connection to boost telecoms services in Nigeria.
Uganda Teams with Intelsat, ITSO and MTN to Accelerate 3G Rollout in Rural Areas
Connecting Africa News  
5/4/2018   1 comment
Network infrastructure from Gilat will connect the communities of Bufundi in Rubanda and Kibuku in Ntoroko.
Nigeria, Ghana Fuel MTN's Q1 Growth Ahead of IPOs
Ray Le Maistre  
5/3/2018   Post a comment
Mobile giant MTN reported good first quarter growth in Ghana and Nigeria, where IPOs are planned in the near future.
HeroTel Turns to Cambium for Improved Wireless Broadband
Connecting Africa News  
5/3/2018   1 comment
South African wireless ISP is deploying wireless broadband access and backhaul tech from Cambium Networks to boost network performance.
Airtel Kenya Joins the 4G Club
Connecting Africa News  
5/3/2018   1 comment
Airtel is playing catch-up with Safaricom, which already has a well-established service, and Telkom.




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