Tanzania to provide internet in Burundi

08 November 2019

Tanzania will provide high speed internet connectivity to Burundi, after a service agreement was signed in Dar es Salaam between the incumbent Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation Limited (TTCL) and Burundi Backbone Systems (BBS). 

It will be implemented over a 10-year period, said Waziri Kindamba, the general manager of the TTCL.

“ TTCL will offer first class broadband Internet services through our stations in Kabanga and Manyovu, in the border region of Kigoma,” added Kindamba, who also said the agreement allows TTCL to expand its portfolio of activities in the East Africa and Southern African Development Community (SADC) sub-region, with a population of nearly 350 million.

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Vodafone Ghana chief executive calls for big data deployment

08 November 2019

Vodafone stated that big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology

Vodafone stated that big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, said the utilisation of accurate and timely big data could help save the lives of many in the west African country.

According to a company statement, using data from mobile networks is very critical as it is now a global concept.

It said big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology.

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Morocco among most advanced in Africa

08 November 2019

The nation’s telecom sector has been supported by the government’s Maroc Digital 2020 strategy to encourage the development of a digital economy and on the National Broadband Plan

The nation’s telecom sector has been supported by the government’s Maroc Digital 2020 strategy to encourage the development of a digital economy and on the National Broadband Plan

Morocco is now one of the most advanced telecom markets in Africa, according to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com – “Morocco – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses”.

It said the north African nation’s telecom sector has been supported by the government’s Maroc Digital 2020 strategy to encourage the development of a digital economy and on the National Broadband Plan. It aims to provide fixed or mobile broadband access to the entire population by 2022.

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Broadband for all ‘will cost US$100bn’ – new report

08 November 2019

The number of broadband connections in Africa crossed the 400 million mark in 2018 (nearly 20 times 2010 levels)

The number of broadband connections in Africa crossed the 400 million mark in 2018 (nearly 20 times 2010 levels)

African nations will need to get around 1.1 billion people online if the continent is to stand a chance of achieving universal broadband access, according to a new report.

Unveiled at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group, the Connecting Africa Through Broadband report found that less than a third of Africa’s population has access to broadband connectivity and achieving universal, affordable and good quality internet access by 2030 will require a US$100-billion investment.

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