Category archives for: Broadband

Liquid receives $180 million for network expansion

Liquid Telecom

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – LIQUID Telecom is to expand its high-speed broadband connectivity to some underserved African communities following an investment of $180 million by CDC Group, the United Kingdom development finance institution. The investment will enable Liquid Telecom expand its network to support Africa’s tech start-up ecosystem with high-speed internet and […]

Probe into SA mobile services welcomed


by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has welcomed plans by authorities to investigate competition in the provision of mobile broadband services. The regulator, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), recently announced its intention to conduct an inquiry. “This investigation cuts to the heart of the cost […]

Liquid invests £8 billion in Egypt telcoms expansion

From left to right:  Group Executive Chairman of Liquid Telecom’s parent company Econet, Mr Strive Masiyiwa with Egyptian ICT Minister Dr Amr Talaat at signing ceremony

from AHMED MOOLA in Cairo, Egypt CAIRO, (CAJ News) – LIQUID Telecom is investing Egypt £8 billion (US$400 million) in the North African country over the next three years to boost Telecom Egypt’s network infrastructure and data centres expansion exercise. The investment announced at the Africa 2018 Forum follows the completion of Liquid Telecom’s ‘Cape to Cairo’ link. Liquid Telecom’s investment would enable the […]

Huawei unveils campaign set to unite SA

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams speaking at Huawei’s ConnectUnity launch

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI South Africa has launched a campaign that is anticipated to promote unity and build a brighter future for South Africa and the continent. The campaign, called ConnectUnity: Moving beyond Connectivity for South Africa, according to executives of the technology company, was inspired by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” call to action. Huawei […]

‘Embrace digital revolution or be the next Sears’

Embracing technology

by DION HENRICK CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – COMPANIES must constantly adapt with the times and evolve with technology or face collapse like the beleaguered Sears, the biggest and most successful American retailer of its time. This is according to a South African innovator, data scientist and industry executive as the US company continues its […]

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