Meta’s 2Africa cable lands in Egypt

24 November 2022

The 2Africa fibre optic submarine cable system from Meta has landed in Egypt, in Ras Ghareb, in the governorate of the Red Sea.

“Investing in undersea cables gives more people access to faster internet, and 2Africa is a perfect example of our innovative partnership model where everyone benefits from the development of the technological infrastructure to be at the industry-leading in routes, capacity and flexibility,” said Fares Akkad, regional director for the Middle East and North Africa region at Meta.

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Tunisie Telecom prepares for commercial 5G deployment

23 November 2022

Tunisie Telecom carried out tests of 5G mobile technology on the sidelines of the 18th international Francophonie summit held in Djerba on November 19 and 20.

These tests, carried out with the technological support of Ericsson, enabled the public company to provide connectivity with a speed exceeding the 2.5Gbps mark. 

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MTN Zambia to launch 5G in days

21 November 2022

MTN Zambia is working with the Zambian government to commercially launch 5G mobile technology in Zambia on 24 November.

According to Felix Mutati, minister of technology and science, the launch of 5G will enable the Zambian government to “create a positive experience for customers, create the speed needed and ensure that Zambia is truly in the Champions League.”

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Safaricom Ethiopia surpasses 1 million active subscribers

18 November 2022

Safaricom Ethiopia has already crossed the threshold of one million active subscribers in Ethiopia, just past one month after the official launch of activities in the country.

“We are delighted to have passed the milestone of one million customers. We have seen our customer base continue to grow and enthusiastic adoption of our data, device, voice and SMS plans. As we continue with our gradual commercial launch, we are receiving positive feedback on the 4G data experience on our network and we are excited to continue working to serve all of Ethiopia,” said Anwar Soussa, managing director of Safaricom Ethiopia.

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