Nigerian government urged to review national broadband plan

Posted by - January 15, 2019

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and telecommunication operators have called on the government to review the National Broadband Plan, which expired in December 2018. The National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 had penetration targets for both fixed and

Microsoft South Africa gets new MD

Posted by - January 15, 2019

Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new Managing Director, effective March 1, 2019. Barnard, the current Director for Public Sector at Microsoft, will replace Zoaib Hoosen who has resigned after nearly five years at the helm. Since his appointment in 2014, Hoosen has successfully driven Microsoft’s growth in South Africa, overseeing the

Helios Towers to take 66% of infrastructure joint venture with Vulatel

Posted by - January 15, 2019

Helios Towers has entered the South African market by forming a partnership with Vulatel to expand mobile and fixed line infrastructure in the country. Helios Towers plans to make “major greenfield wireless and fixed-line telecoms infrastructure investments” there. Helios Towers expects South Africa to lead the 5G roll-out in sub-Saharan Africa. Helios Towers South Africa