Michael Malakata

Internet affordability gap widens between Africa and global counterparts

Research from Surfshark highlights differences between continent and high income countries abroad.
Michael Malakata

Africell confirms Afriphone assembly plans for DRC

Company will begin assembly of handsets in January 2022.

Libya vows to end telecommunications monopoly

Country’s Prime Minister lists poor quality of service and high cost of communication as key challenges.

Zambia’s Beeline Telecoms runs into early trouble

Company requests extension on deadline to launch operations, authorities cite equipment, procurement issues.
15 Nov

Zambia: market makes way for new virtual payment solution

Airtel Money, Mastercard launch latest service to capitalise on increased demand for digital payment infrastructure.

Smart Africa and Afriwave Telecom Ghana forge strategic alliance

Companies will collaborate on One Africa Network (OAN), interconnect Clearinghouse Initiative, among others.
Oct 25, 2021

Africell pins hope of early expansion on Angola datacentre

Mobile phone operator believes the facility will serve as the cornerstone of network connectivity service delivery in the country.
Oct 25, 2021

SADC region urged to rethink its stance on cyber security legislation

Report identifies several challenges facing countries, including Zimbabwe.
Oct 18, 2021

Djibouti Telecom to construct new cable landing station

Resource is intended to serve as a neutral digital port to provide an open access cable landing service.
Oct 14, 2021

Gambia: mobile operator Comium appeals to have licence suspension lifted

Suspension in force until 4 November due to outstanding fees, according to country’s industry regulator.
Oct 13, 2021

IHS pens lucrative deal to tap into Egypt’s tower market

New consortium IHS Telecom Towers Egypt S.A.E established and new licence application initiated.
Oct 8, 2021

MEA projected to add 7.58m 5G subscribers this year

Research by GlobalData shows increased investment by telcos in network infrastructure and coverage.