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Nigeria announces new broadband plan

Nigeria announces new broadband plan

According to Nigerian news reports, the country’s federal government has released a new five-year National Broadband Plan (NBP) to cover 2020-2025. Its aim is to boost broadband penetration from its present coverage of 37.8 percent to over 70 percent in the next five years.

Orange sells up in Niger

Orange sells up in Niger

Orange Group is selling its entire 95.5% holding in its Niger operation to Zamani Com after getting the green light from Niger’s telecom authorities.

Nokia and Tizeti announce Nigerian launches

Nokia and Tizeti announce Nigerian launches

Spectranet and Nokia are to provide 100+ Mbps ultra-broadband services with FttH to home and business users in Nigeria. Meanwhile, also in Nigeria, solar-based internet service provider (ISP) Tizeti has launched a 4G LTE network.

AfricaCom 2019 Awards

The AfricaCom Awards, one of the global technology and telecommunications industry’s most respected awards, has announced the shortlist of nominees.

China Mobile eyeing Cell C acquisition

China Mobile eyeing Cell C acquisition

Beleaguered South African operator Cell C has reportedly attracted the attention of China Mobile – although local rival Telkom SA is also believed to be interested in an acquisition.

New data centre planned for Accra

New data centre planned for Accra

MainOne, a provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has announced the expansion of its data centre brand, MDXi, into Accra in Ghana, in line with its ongoing West African expansion plans. 

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