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Telcos, OTTs declare peace at Africacom

Telcos and OTTs connecting at AfricaCom Peace broke out between telcos and OTT players on the opening day of AfricaCom 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The headline discussion panel attempted to tackle the longstanding issue of cooperation between mobile operators, which invest in the infrastructure to provide mobile broadband, and over-the-top (OTT) service providers, which rely on that infrastructure ... Read More »

Submarine cable to connect Africa with the Americas

New transatlantic submarine cable will connect Africa to South America Cable network operator Angola Cables has announced its intentions to build the world’s first submarine cable network to link South America and Africa, in partnership with infrastructure provider NEC. The two companies are aiming to launch the fully operational South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) by the end of 2016. Covering ... Read More »

Africa mobile data use rising, broadband speed lags – report

Mobile data use in Africa is growing fast Mobile data connections and services continue to grow strongly in Africa, but the continent lags behind most of the world in terms of high-speed broadband connectivity, according to a report by analyst firm Ovum. However, mobile broadband connections in Africa are set to rise from 96 million in 2013 to 950 million ... Read More »

New MVNO to fill ‘big niche’

New MVNO to fill ‘big niche’ SA’s historically arid mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) landscape may soon start to become more lush, as at least three more players are set to make their niche cellular services available in the first half of next year. This comes about five months after former Virgin Mobile SA (VMSA) boss Steve Bailey launched his ... Read More »

Czech MVNO BleskMobil celebrates 2nd anniversary

Czech MVNO BleskMobil celebrates 2nd anniversary   The Czech Republic’s first MVNO, BleskMobil, is celebrating its second anniversary on the market by extending its promotion, pricing calls at CZK 1 per minute to one selected number of any Czech operator, reports Mobilenet.cz. The promotion will apply for another year for both new and current customers. The activation of the service ... Read More »

Australian MVNOs: 3G or 4G?

Australian MVNOs: 3G or 4G? Mobile users looking for lower prices for higher data caps often turn to mobile virtual network operators like Vaya, Lebara and Amaysim. However, many MVNOs do not yet offer the 4G services sold by the big three telcos. To date, Optus is the only wholesale 4G provider in the Australian market. As a result, only ... Read More »

Small cells: the only way to 5G

Workable 5G needs small cells, the author argues Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third-party contributors to submit analysis on a key topic affecting the telco industry. In this piece Bernhard Pussel, Director of Operator Channel, Colt Technology Services, argues that with ever increasing demand for capacity, small cells are key in the future of 5G. It’s been estimated that the volume ... Read More »

Intersec nabs $20m to bolster telco big data initiatives

Intersec will use the $20m to expand outside the telecoms sector Intersec has secured $20m in a round of funding that the company will use to bolster the reach of its big data platform for telcos and its expansion outside of telecoms. Telecom networks generate tons of data and many are looking to big data platforms to help them reduce ... Read More »

4G, wifi drive out-of-home data boom – report

UK out-of-home data on 4G and wifi stands at 35.6 petabytes per month 4G and public wifi networks now account for approximately 35.6 petabytes of data consumed by the UK public when out-of-home every month, according to a report by UK government advisory firm Broadband Stakholder Group (BSG). The study found that data consumed out of the home accounts for ... Read More »

AT&T to acquire Mexico’s Iusacell

AT&T set to enter Mexican mobile market AT&T has announced it has agreed to acquire Iusacell from Grupo Salinas for $2.5 billion, including the mobile operator’s debt, all wireless properties and its 8.6 million subscribers. However, the transaction will only take place once Grupo Salinas has finalised its purchase of 50% of Iusacell that it currently doesn’t own. Iusacell, the ... Read More »