Addis Ababa News

Faster internet for Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa rolls out 4G mobile service Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in Addis Ababa as part of a $1.6 billion project whose costs are...
Cape Town News

Cape Town to provide free Wi-Fi in public buildings

  Plans to introduce wi-fi on Cape Town public transport Dozens of public buildings in disadvantaged areas of Cape Town will have free wi-fi installed between December and the end of June...
Cape Town News

Cape Town makes progress with internet plan

City works with private-sector partners as part of major internet plan Cape Town says it is making steady progress with its R1.3-billion, government-backed plan to extend high-speed broadband acros...
Nairobi News

Nairobi switches to digital television

Nairobi is set to make the switch from analogue television to digital on 13 December. The move is being taken in line with the global resolution passed by the Geneva-based International Telecommunica...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia signs major broadband deal

Addis Ababa will have a high-speed 4G broadband network and there will be 3G service throughout the rest of the country within two years, thanks to a $700 million agreement between Ethiopia and Huawei...
Addis Ababa News

Major new technology park for Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is to build a $250 million technology park beside Bole International Airport in the south-east suburbs of Addis Ababa. The Ethio ICT Park will be located on a 200-hectare site and is due f...
Cairo News

Seacom cable restored to full capacity

Pan-African submarine cable company Seacom restored to full capacity its disrupted internet services on 30 March after Egypt and parts of the Mediterranean region had experienced reduced internet serv...
Cape Town News

Broadband for Cape Town townships

Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest township, is about to become the latest district to avail of the massive broadband infrastructure project being undertaken by the city and provincial government....
Nairobi News

Nairobi to switch from analogue to digital

Residents of Nairobi are preparing to switch from an analogue television signal to digital before the deadline of 31 December. To receive the free digital signal, residents must acquire set-top con...
Nairobi News

Nairobi hosts inaugural pan-African technology summit

Nairobi is hosting the inaugural DEMO Africa technology summit at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) from 24-26 October. The event will provide 40 of the continent's most innovative te...
Maputo News

Mozambique to ban import of analog radio and tvs

The Mozambican government is drafting legislation to ban the importation of analog radio and televisions, in line with its 2006 commitment to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to switch...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia clamps down on the internet

Ethiopia is clamping down further on internet use, according to Reporters Without Borders, the international non-governmental organisation that advocates freedom of the press and information. The F...
Accra News

Nigeria’s Glo launches in Ghana

Nigerian-owned telecommunication giant Glo Mobile launched its services in Ghana on 29 April, becoming the sixth mobile provider to operate in the country after MTN, Vodafone, Tigo, Airtel and Express...
Nairobi News

Nokia launches global base in Nairobi

Finnish mobile handset manufacturer Nokia is to establish a global research and development centre in Nairobi to serve as a hub for the company
Accra News

Vodafone launches Ghana’s largest wi-fi zone

Telecommunications provider Vodafone Ghana has launched the nation's largest wi-fi zone at the Legon campus of the University of Ghana in the northern suburbs of Accra. The high-speed system is capabl...
Addis Ababa News

Google holds g|Ethiopia in Addis Ababa

Internet search engine giant Google is holding its first g|Ethiopia conference in Addis Ababa from 7-8 February. The event will see business leaders, entrepreneurs and community representatives co...
Cape Town News

Cape Town community TV goes global

Cape Town's community television channel CTV has begun streaming worldwide via the internet, enabling Cape Town expats to view television programmes from back home. It also has a daily news slot at 19...
Lagos News

Airtel dismissals causing anger in Nigeria

Reactions to the annoucement that the Indian telecommunications company Airtel has laid off at least 1,000 Nigerian employees has escalated in recent days. On 6 October five million Airtel subscribers...
Accra News

Ghana Post computerises its services

Ghana Post has computerised its services and is updating and reforming its infrastructure in the face of increasing competition from global integrated telecommunications and software technology, known...
Maputo News

Mkesh mobile banking launches in Mozambique

Mozambican financial institution Carteira M