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News in Brief 4 April 2018
Africa: Africa: Satellite village service - British Telecom (BT) claims to have given 180,000 people in thirteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa access to the Internet, e-learning and improved healthc...(more)

News in Brief 28 March 2018
Africa: Africa: Satellite connectivity - Gilat Telecom has launched Satcube terminals targeted at governments, armies, NGOs and other organisations in Africa operational in areas with little or no net...(more)

News in Brief 21 March 2018
Africa: Africa: Banks line-up - Five to six banks are reported to be in the running for Bharti Airtel's listing of its Africa operations, TMT Finance reported. The unit is valued at around USD 6.6 bil...(more)

News in Brief 15 March 2018
Africa: Africa: Relief renewal - Plan International has signed a new three-year contract with global satellite communications provider ITC Global. The agreement will see the establishment of continuou...(more)

News in Brief 8 March 2018
Africa: Africa: 5G mandate - ZTE Corporation and MTN Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on 5G network architecture in Africa. The deal was signed at the Mobile World Congress. T...(more)

News in Brief 28 February 2018
Africa: Africa: Brand ranking - MTN is Africa's most valuable telecommunications brand in 2018, according to brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. MTN's brand is worth USD 3.3 billio...(more)

News in Brief 21 February 2018
Africa: Africa: 4G future focus - Following the sale of Busy Internet, Lars Stork, Group CEO of Afrimax has commented: "The successful sale of our business in Ghana is in line with our restructuring s...(more)

News in Brief 14 February 2018
Africa: Algeria: Trade barrier - Minister of Post, ITC and Digital, Iman Houda Faraoun last week said that Algeria would not allow foreign e-marketing commerce companies to operate in the country, in ...(more)

Netflix signs OSN for MENA
Netflix has agreed its first partnership in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with direct-broadcast satellite provider Orbit Showtime Network (OSN), which serves the Middle East and North...(more)

Angola Cables connects with FiberLight for Monet access
Angola Cables announced on 15 February 2018that US-based, FiberLight LLC is to provide backhaul connectivity in the US, starting with Miami, and expanding to other locations later.  The partnersh...(more)



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