Telecommunications

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Tizeti's low cost 4G LTE service to be rolled out in Nigeria's Edo State

Tizeti is set to offer affordable internet access in Nigeria's Edo State starting from 1 April 2021. The company with solar-powered Wi-Fi towers will be rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State starting in Benin City.

5G fake news lead to burning of cellphone towers

During the first week of 2021, at least 3 Vodacom and MTN towers were vandalized by "protesters" who believed they are 5G towers. They falsely claimed that 5G towers cause the spread of COVID-19, a false claim being made worse by more 5G fake news going viral in South Africa.

Plans to provide internet access for all are lagging

Internet is a ‘lifeline not a luxury’ in the COVID-19 era. Strong policies on broadband infrastructure and access are needed to drive down prices

South Africa is failing to harness the digital revolution

Conflict arising from the South African government’s ownership of Telkom and its regulatory role contributed to the failure to achieve digital transformation. A number of other factors have also got in the way of digital transformation.

The future of the internet in Kenya should be fiber

At the moment, the dominant form of internet access across Africa is through mobile networks which offer a metered internet. The ideal situation would be where people have a fiber connection.

New $30 Android smartphone for the African market

A new affordable smartphone called the Sanza touch has been launched by Orange for the African market. It costs $30 and runs the 4G Android (Go edition).

Africa has 477 million mobile phone subscribers

Africa remains the fastest-growing region with 477 million mobile subscribers at the end of 2019. Notably, 272 million people are now mobile internet users, representing 26% of the population.