2Africa becomes world’s longest subsea cable system
The 2Africa consortium says the latest extension will bring the total length of the cable system to over 45 000km, making it the longest subsea cable system.
Global initiative to give 3.4bn access to smartphones
The Vodafone and ITU project will identify policy, commercial and circular-economy interventions to increase smartphone access.
Four new branches added to 2Africa submarine cable
The branches will extend 2Africa’s connectivity to the Seychelles, Comoros Islands and Angola, and bring a new landing to south-east Nigeria.
MWC 2021: Mobile industry players commit to support 5G mmWave
The companies announce their collective support for the next-gen technology to drive availability of 5G mmWave networks.
Ethiopia sets new date for telecoms licences bids
The deadline has now been shifted from 5 March 2021 to 26 April 2021, as the country opens up its telecommunications industry to private investment.
Vodacom, AUDA-NEPAD to roll out digital tech for COVID-19 vaccinations
Digital infrastructure to manage vaccinations across 55 countries.
New massive subsea cable 2Africa to connect Africa, Middle East
The 37 000km-long 2Africa cable will deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea cables serving Africa today.
Vodacom, Safaricom conclude M-Pesa brand takeover deal
The transaction will accelerate M-Pesa’s growth in Africa by giving both Vodacom and Safaricom full control of the M-Pesa brand.
Vodafone urges Africa to invest in digital infrastructure
African countries lag in important decisions on allocating radio spectrum for mobile data and broadband services, says Vodafone CEO Nick Read.
GSMA sets up lab for innovative tech solutions
The London-based lab is aimed at conducting research, testing and development of innovative technologies of the future.
GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC Partner to Deliver Connectivity to Rural Communities
Pioneering Project Will Deliver Mobile Internet Connectivity to Unconnected Communities in Ghana