Togo: New LTE entrant Teolis wants to offer rural education opportunities and takes an optimistic view of the country’s frozen monopoly provider

20 April 2018

After years of talking about more competition, the two licensed newcomers – GVA and Teolis - have finally launched. Both will need to compete in a market where wholesale provision is still largely the monopoly of state incumbent Togo Telecom. Russell Southwood talked to Michel Bagnah, President du Conseil Administration, Teolis about his future plans and how he sees the market. According to Michel Bagnah, the idea for Teolis came out of three concerns:” Firstly, we wanted to put in place the best technology for the Togolese. The current actors do not offer high quality services to users. Secondly, we…


Innovative new Cameroonian channel CMR7 wants to be a “citizens’ channel” that reaches beyond the elite and focuses on what’s happening in the country

20 April 2018

Théodore Ndanga is Director General of the new CMR7 Cameroon television channel. Previously he was Marketing and Commercial Director at Canal 2 International from 2004 to 2009 and moved to Canada where he joined Videotron, one of the country's leading telecommunications companies. Back in Cameroon since early 2014, he set up the project and launched the first 100% female radio station in Cameroon: Ell'FM then launched Théométrie, the first private observatory of audiovisual media in Cameroon. Q: How would you define the concept of CMR7? A: We launched the CMR7 on December 15, 2017. It is a "citizen" channel with…


VoD and Africa - A review of existing VoD services, drivers, challenges and opportunities (July 2017 update)

180+ VoD platforms related to Africa and Black culture!  The new emerging distribution market for the African audiovisual industry is VoD. VoD and IPTV services are the best way for broadband internet operators in Africa to monetize data now!  There are very few reports that review VoD (video on demand) progress across Africa.  This report offers invaluably detailed and updated information on the state of play with VoD platforms' launches and projects across the continent. This report is ideal to prepare a business plan and convince investors and partners. The main report was initially released at the end of 2014 and…