Tag: broadband

ATCON on how Nigeria can deepen broadband penetration post-COVID-19

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) says nearly half of the global population aged 10 years and above, equating to some three billion people have never used the Internet. ITU added that the world will need about $428 billion to connect these three billion people by 2030. Olusola Teniola, the President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria; ATCON joins CNBC Africa for more.

Ericsson, UNICEF partner to boost school connectivity in Africa

Ericsson and UNICEF recently launched a global partnership to map internet connectivity in schools in 35 countries by the end of 2023, an initiative that aims to give young people digital skills so they can participate in the digital economy. CNBC Africa spoke with Todd Ashton, Vice President and Head of Ericsson South and East Africa for more.

Ugandan affiliate of Vodafone gets creditor protection

A Ugandan Internet service provider that uses Vodafone's VOD.L brand under license has obtained court protection against creditors after high operational costs pushed it into financial difficulties, an official said. Afrimax Uganda Ltd,...

South Africa’s MTN to invest $295 mln in Iranian Net broadband network

South Africa's MTN Group has agreed to invest more than $295 million in Iranian Net, a fixed line broadband network in which it is to buy an initial 49 percent stake.

South Africa's telecoms oppose government plan on shared network

Government proposed that spectrum be pooled and given to a new national wholesale open-access network operator.

South African court upheld the govt decision to block broadband tender

This prompted the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services to seek legal action to prevent the auction.

Telkom to unveil 4.5G mobile technology at SATNAC

The wide range of technical topics to be discussed at SATNAC, will take delegates deep into the future of the information technology sector.